The Making of a Kashmiri Militant

The Making of a Kashmiri Militant

By Muhammad Muzaffar A rebel of just 53 days. The rest of his life was a fair replica of an average Kashmiri young boy. Warm, energetic and full of life. Full of dreams too. Basit Rasool Dar, 23, an engineering student from south Kashmir’s Anantnag district was comfortably seated over the promising wheels of his […]

Cups of nun chai-93: The strength of memory

Cups of nun chai-93: The strength of memory

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 […]

A Tale of Two Cities and My Kashmir!

A Tale of Two Cities and My Kashmir!

By Wajahat Qazi An eminent Western academic who has done substantive and even path breaking work on Kashmir once told me that “there was certain heaviness about and in Kashmir”. A colleague of mine who , on his return to Kashmir from vacations , looked rejuvenated and fresh ,  said almost the same thing. Calling […]

Education in Kashmir at a Cross Roads?

Education in Kashmir at a Cross Roads?

By Asif Ahmad Bhat Education is a main pillar of a society and a society is defined by the quality of education that it imparts. Understanding education in Kashmir requires traversing and plumbing into its history. Kashmir is a culturally rich region with a distinct civilization and a long history.  In his book,  “Kashmir in […]

Cups of nun chai-92: A continuum of struggle

Cups of nun chai-92: A continuum of struggle

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 […]

An Islamic Perspective on Violence against Women

An Islamic Perspective on Violence against Women

By Shah Tajamul Islam ardently abhors all forms of violence –domestic, physical, verbal, emotional, economic, religious and sexual — against women. In the Islamic schemata, marriage is a sacred bond or holy tie which provides peace, compassion, fairness, comfort, tranquility and protection. So there is no possibility of any kind of abuse, pain, shame and […]

Cups of nun chai-90 & 91: Geography, Periphery, Women and independence

Cups of nun chai-90 & 91: Geography, Periphery, Women and independence

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 […]

An Open Letter to the Vice Chancellor, Kashmir University

An Open Letter to the Vice Chancellor, Kashmir University

Dear Sir, With profound reverence, I hope my letter will find you in a jolly frame of mind and the finest of spirits. It is probable that you may perhaps not get time to read this letter; even if you did manage this, I might not get a response from you. Yet I would like […]

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