Long Live the Plastic Dil!

BY SHERU Scientists have recently added a new dimension to laive. An artificial dil (heart) has been produced in the laboratory and they believe it can be transplanted into humans. It may save some lives, but Sheru is worried. What happens to the shairi (poetry)? Only a fool will carve out beautiful verse for an artificial dil. A colleague told Sheru […]

Sheru is a Terrorist!

BY SHERU Responding to one of Sheru’s salads, a man from somewhere accused Sheru of harbouring terrorist tendencies. He was annoyed by Sheru’s mention of Maharaja Ranbir Singh using high-quality linen as toilet paper.  He also wanted to know the source of what he called wrong information. Well, Sheru had quoted the source.  Sheru laughed at […]

He Showed his Resistance

BY SHERU His wife’s expected date of delivery fell on the birthday of Sheikh Muhammad Abdullah.  He did not like it. He did not want his baby on what he called an inauspicious day. According to him, the leader who was born on December 5, 1905 failed his people and landed them in trouble. He […]

Condemned to death and penury by firing range, Tosmaidan’s neighbours fight to end Army lease

By DANISH ZARGAR / MUDASIR AHMED Shonglipora (Budgam): Because of a state government lease to the Army, almost every other family in this central Kashmir village has lost a loved one to a bewitching meadow two hours away. One of the latest victims, Bashir Ahmad, a 32-year-old father of two, was brought home dead from Tosmaidan […]