Wednesday, June 3, 2020

The JNU ‘spring’

  It all began with a bunch of slogans. A ‘shout in the street’ ceases to be apolitical when faced with forceful condemnation. In the...

Cow as a political crutch in Hindutva politics

The idea of the cow as the revered mother, worthy of lifetime service, and therefore outside the purview of the abattoir, is no earlier...

The Kashmir conundrum

Whenever and wherever there is a discussion on Kashmir, it is almost impossible that the discussants will fail to utter the two golden terms...
Burhan Wani

The Ballads of Burhan

Soon after the news of encounter diffused into the streets, shops, even the living rooms of the common people residing in the cities and...

The Valley that stole my heart

Time: February 2014 Place: Dal Lake, Srinagar (state capital of India-Occupied Kashmir) Through a combination of political solidarity and the ever-unquenchable search for beauty in the...
Syed Shujaat Bukhari

‘He sought hope as keenly as documenting despair’

After entering Syed Shujaat Bukhari’s office in Press Colony, just off Residency Road, I was invited to sit on the bench that ran perpendicular...

Having bias towards Kashmir

The recent mess at the National Institute of Technology in Srinagar caught the eyeballs of a large chunk of people both inside Kashmir as...
Modi Praring tribute

Pulwama-Balakot, one year on: many unanswered questions and what-ifs

Looking to the future, if (and when) there is another such attack, of greater or lesser magnitude, does this mean that the Indian government has lowered its bar of tolerance?

Role of British Kashmiris in AJK’s politics

Being attached with the areas of migration and having material political and cultural links with the areas of origin are common amongst migrants -...

IWD2020 | ‘Be your own person’: My two-cents on women’s self-care

"All can change the moment you prioritize yourself, your care; and deeply begin to understand that one can only empathize and nurture others, when they do it for themselves first.”
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