Tuesday, November 20, 2018

My Story

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....

I’m a pelukis

I'm a painter, pelukis, as Malays say in Malaysian. I recently moved to Malaysia, though I have lived in Italy and France for the last...

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...

They hate me

Let me begin by laying my cards on the table; History, Geography and Politics are absolutely alien to me. My ignorance is without boundaries...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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,...

The Terror That Was Kantroo Sir

By Raheel Khursheed I was three when my parents enrolled me in the rickety, ramshackle Lyceum Public School. Just off the main Martand market in...

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