Letter from Cambodia

When I decided for myself that "Live your dreams" would be the motto for my life I had no idea where my journey would...

From Kashmir to Manhattan

Our teacher was very angry that day. “Mye ha basaan, yemis chhu zehryah garyi gaes cylinder moklyomut (I think her household has run out...

Ather Zia: Why I write?

I think I write simply to be; as an affirmation of my witness. Period.   Ather Zia is a journalist turned anthropologist. She is currently finishing...

Farzana Munshi: Why I write?

It’s like asking me why I breathe.  It’s something inborn. Like the instincts. I write because it feeds my soul. It keeps it living....

Ikram Ullah: Why I Write?

I was born when Kashmir’s struggle took a new direction, when the conscience of people of Kashmir told them that "enough is enough". Enough...

Furkan Fazili: Why I write?

I grew up in Kashmir. It is a place where there are different shades to every little possible thing- such beautiful seasons, tears, laughter,...

RAP

By Mehraj Dar I’ve a right I’ve a choice I’ve a reason I’ve a voice I cried & screamed They deaf & blind I’m Kashmir My soil is drenched Colour is red I was...

Helots of Kashmir

By Ibreez Ajaz rritating! Disgusting! Cheap! Whenever my friends and I come across a situation that fits these words, the three of us sequentially pronounce...

Construction of my reality

By Aaqib Javeed n philosophy, reality is the state of things as they actually exist, rather than as they may appear or might be imagined....

“I am not Indian; I am Kashmiri”

In the summer of 2008, I got a phone call from my cousin who lives in Delhi. He told me about my selection in...