Professionalism vs Patriotism in Indian Media: The Kashmir Angle

Professionalism vs Patriotism in Indian Media: The Kashmir Angle

By Altaf Hussain Indian media is, at present, torn by the worst-ever conflict between patriotism and professionalism, which is casting its shadows on the country’s socio-political landscape. It too has consequences for peace in the Indo-Pak sub-continent or may be even beyond. Kashmir is central to this row. That makes the Kashmir perspective more relevant […]

Cups of nun chai — 39: The Catch 22 of Kashmir

Cups of nun chai — 39: The Catch 22 of 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 […]

Re-deploying troops in Srinagar is a final blow to the hopes of peace

Re-deploying troops in Srinagar is a final blow to the hopes of peace

By Murtaza Shibli The ruling People’s Democratic Party (PDP) has buried all hopes of rapprochement with the besieged Kashmiris, giving a final symbolic blow to any hopes of the now-stalled ‘peace process’, its pet project that it flaunted so vigorously over the years to seek legitimacy as some sort of a champion of pro-Kashmiri sentiments. […]

Cups of nun chai — 38: Azadi for all

Cups of nun chai — 38: Azadi for all

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 […]

Helplessness in Kashmir

Helplessness in Kashmir

By Ikram Ullah There is more red color in Kashmir newspapers these days.  Obituaries have replaced the classified Ads. Summer in Kashmir, a season of marriages and festivity, has turned into a season of mourning and gloom. With each passing day, there is news of more blood splattered in the streets of Kashmir, more deaths, […]

Kashmir’s Media experience continuum

Kashmir’s Media experience continuum

By Khalid Bashir Ahmad About its coverage of Kashmir uprising in 2010, Pankaj Mishra wrote in the Guardian, “Indian media now acts in concert with the government” and the “choleric TV anchors, partisan journalists and opinion-mongers of India’s corporate media routinely amplify the falsehoods and deceptions of Indian intelligence agencies in Kashmir.” Six years later, […]

Cups of nun chai — 37: State of exception, moments of truth

Cups of nun chai — 37: State of exception, moments of truth

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 cart and the soldier at the city ‘gates’

The cart and the soldier at the city ‘gates’

By RAFIQ AHMAD It is nearly a week ago when a question from an Indian news anchor, on one of its national news channels, to his Srinagar correspondent evoked a particular in depth examination of the sources of people’s resilience. I waited desperately for the anchor to finish, and to hear the reply from the […]

The possibility of liberty

India has to engage with Kashmiris, else there will be chaos, argues Asim Shah It has been quite bloody a summer in Kashmir. The colours of sky remind one of 2010, when the skies over the valley turned crimson under one more spell of suppression. As a Kashmir based journalist, I am overwhelmed to see […]

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