We must learn from our failures

By Sairah Leharwal   Failure essentially imposes three choices on us: either let it destroy us, define us or strengthen us. The question is what is the “right” choice for us? I would opine that we should never waste time in pondering about our failures because failure is a step adjacent to success. If you […]

Azadi, faith a pluralistic narrative

Azadi, faith a pluralistic narrative

Why can’t we be purposefully democratic, liberal and secular in our politics after having seen nations tried otherwise and failed miserably? We should know that it would be fatal for Kashmiri interests if minority groups are not accommodated into the political space. By Harun Lone We are endlessly talking about this recent past; a past […]

Cups of nun chai — 55: Why not Kashmir?

Cups of nun chai — 55: Why not Kashmir?

This participatory memorial, by artist Alana Hunt, emerged in response to Kashmir’s Summer of 2010. In the face of the violence, the growing number of dead and the lack of serious media coverage, Hunt evolved ways to speak, to connect and to write in a form that would reach places where the news headlines do […]

The quest for peace In South Asia

The quest for peace In South Asia

“Peace need not be impracticable, and war need not be inevitable.” — John F. Kennedy Peace has eluded Kashmir for more than 69 years, every since British sovereignty lapsed on August 15, 1947. The Government of India holds the decisive cards to end Kashmir’s convulsions and carnage on a genocidal scale. No peace formula worth […]

Right to fight the ‘unacceptable’

By Mohsin Manzoor I am a Pakistani when I speak of my freedom or plebiscite; I am an Indian when I speak of neither. I am a double agent when I speak of my rights; I am a collaborator when I don’t. When I fight for my rights ‘unconstitutionally’ I am a terrorist; when I […]

Audacity of Hope:  An Indian Reading of Shah Faesal

By Abhijit Dutta In Shah Faesal’s childhood imaginarium, India was a “distant, stiflingly hot place beyond the hills” of his village, from where came cheerful hawkers, barefoot fortune tellers and unfriendly uniformed men. The cheerful hawkers (presumably the impoverished migrant labour from Bihar that lands up in Kashmir every year in the summers and are […]

Walk children out of the horror they faced

By Muazzam Nasir Kashmir has been embroiled in a fresh turmoil for the past five months. The current phase of rebellion against the State has seen different aspects of conflict related issues come to fore. The youth of Kashmir who were otherwise busy with their daily routine of school-home-school had to face a different situation. […]

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