Thursday, October 24, 2019

India’s Gau Rakshaks: “Cow killers need to be taught a lesson”

When Mohammed Iqbal (36) left his home in Hapur on the morning of 6 February 2017, he was carrying 40,000 rupees in cash. A...

Life under a bridge in Paris

Summer in Paris is synonym of fantasy for visitors. For locals, apart from the weather, the city still has the same face. The air...

2017: The year of lynchings

The violent activism of self-styled ‘cow protectors’, who call themselves ‘Gau rakshaks’, involves thrashing, harassing and lynching people — anytime, anywhere. And with the...

The seditious campus

A young man, courageous enough to challenge the norms of the society, raised questions when no one did. He rejected religion and for whom...

TIMELINE | Civilian Bloodshed in Kashmir Under PDP-BJP Govt

At the stroke of the midnight hour, when India slept, Kashmir would awake to blood and wails. On 1 March 2015, Mufti Mohammed Syed...

The Valley without a Cinema Hall

Like everyone in Kashmir, Bilal’s family and friends waited for the pirated DVD of the film to arrive and then watched it on the...
Burhan Wani's grave in Tral, a few meters away from his home. Photograph by Vikar Syed

“Abuji, I’m sorry I couldn’t fulfill your promise”

By Muda Tariq and Tamana Qari “Abu ji, I’m sorry I couldn’t fulfill your promise,” a militant son tells his father. On 1 April 2018, a...

Burhan, alive from grave

On an evening of October 2010, he stopped his bike on a CRPF check-post for routine scrutiny. Unknown to the forthcoming mayhem, security personnel...

Kashmiri Pandits: Home is a memory

By Kabir Agarwal At his office in a western suburb of Mumbai, while sipping his daily cup of kehwa, Kashamendra Ganjoo recalls homeland. Ganjoo, now 63,...

Widowed mother stares at her dead son’s name – in blood, on mirror

In a dark tiny room, where a six-ft person can bang head on the ceiling, sits a widowed mother wiping her tears; a young,...
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