Monday, January 21, 2019
of gardens and graves by suvir kaul

The witness of poetry

Concertina wire is the most widespread form of vegetation in Kashmir today. It grows everywhere, including in the mind.   Much of the extraordinary violence that Kashmir...

Haider: The bollywood rendering of Elizabethan Hamlet

On the tarmac, I eavesdrop on Operation Tiger: Troops will burn down the garden and let the haven remain. This is home—the haven a cage surrounded...

Kashmir: Prevalence of mental disorders

Depression is a well prevalent, possibly life-threatening condition that affects hundreds of millions of people all over the world. It can occur at any...

Is vote in Kashmir for India?

Frustration, disillusionment, and anger are what characterize the pro-azadi camp in Kashmir nowadays. Frustrated, they should be, as the voting percentage is peaking in...

Silences and Shadows: Women in Mirza Waheed’s The Collaborator

By Ishrat Bashir We were the people who were not in the papers; We lived in the blank white spaces at the edges of print. Margret Atwood:...

Agha Shahid Ali: Chronicler of pain

If There Is a Poet, It Is This, It Is This The passing away of Agha Shahid Ali in 2001 was a collective loss to...

Disputing the Kashmir dispute

The Leviathan's tale It might be due to the irony of fate that the two main conceptual gatekeepers used in the last twenty years to...

Resource wars in the twenty-first century

The quest for natural resources has always been one of the main factors leading to war. Many refer to colonialism as perhaps the most...

Kashmir’s Unmarked Graves; UN Mediation

By Huma Sheikh In August 2011, the unmarked graves atrocity came to light in Kashmir after the Jammu & Kashmir Human Rights Commission confirmed that...

Abdullah family’s rise and fall

By Fahad Shah n the political arena of the Jammu and Kashmir, a little known family before 1930s which made it to the pages of...