Wednesday, November 14, 2018

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True freedom in Kashmir

The entire South Asia has been shadowed by the staggering apprehension of security concerns, cross-border conflicts and poor connectivity. The insubstantial situation of the...

Remembering Amanullah Khan

When I got the news and saw images of Amanullah Khan’s hospitalisation on facebook I felt the urge to write something about him. As...

Survivors of Syrian war

  As I make my hundredth attempt at getting our Skype connection working, I listen carefully awaiting the sound of his breath. Finally, a crackle...

What next after the Scottish referendum?

One month on from Scottish referendum UK citizens are no clearer about what further devolution in the wake of the ‘No’ vote might look...

Hari Singh’s blackmailing and love in London

Eighty six years after an instant love affair blossomed at Tosamaidan in Kashmir between the Kishtawari royal beauty “Jani” and British Colonel Thorpe leading...

Britain and Kashmir

National census is accepted as the most authentic source of statistical information about the population of a country. However, it is not possible to...

Kashmir: Twenty years after

My most recent visit to Srinagar, last spring, came twenty years exactly after my first reporting assignment in Kashmir. It prompted me to reflect...

Comrades of Gilgit-Baltistan

Baba Jan appeared in the cover of the moon past midnight and immediately we hugged. He had been in jail, tortured and after a...

From ‘Merci Patron’ to ‘Nuit Debout’

This year on March 31, a citizen movement, ‘Nuit Debout’ began in Paris. Similar to ‘Occupy’ in the USA or London and to the...

Once upon a time in China

I remember the rush of excitement as I recognized the characters flashing in neon. Having spent a moderate amount of time studying them –...

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