Membership FAQs

What is in the weekly newsletter?

Our newsletter greets you every Sunday morning. Our editors explain to you the week’s most important events in context and offer a sharp analysis for a quick read. We also give you a heads up about the significant developments you could look out for over the coming week, and a peek inside the workings of our newsroom.

What is in the podcast?

In the weekly podcast, journalists and experts discuss the highlight news in the Valley and explore the ideas that form the powerful force behind the noise.

What events do you organize?

We organize a wide range of events, from book readings and film screenings to roundtables with leaders in politics, culture, and the arts. These events give us a unique opportunity to engage with our members. We also hold talks with our reporters and editors to discuss the backstories behind the stories we cover.

Will there be online events?

Though internet connectivity in Kashmir is also unreliable and prone to government shutdowns, we do use online events frequently, especially to connect with our members outside of Srinagar.

What workshops do you organize?

We host training workshops every month in Srinagar. Participants are coached on a range of techniques such as writing, photography, and graphic arts, and also other skills and training. The workshops are organized bearing in mind a holistic structure to train the participants with a body of skills over the year.

Do I need to register for events and workshops? Can I invite a friend?

All events and workshops are free for our members, but we do request that you RSVP to our emailed invitations. Members can also bring one guest with them, while other non-members would be charged an entry fee. Most of these gatherings will be held at Mashiq, our soon to be ready venue in Srinagar. Depending on attendance and space constraints, there may be limited seating for some events, in which case we will inform you as soon as you RSVP.

Can I cancel my membership?

The membership period is for the period you choose and after joining you can’t cancel the membership for that period. However, you can discontinue it after the period ends, if you don’t like to be part of the community.

I have more questions. Who do I talk to?

We are always happy to chat! Please drop us an email at [email protected], and you’ll hear back from us within a week.