Shuraym Tariq

Ashiq Hussain Bhat: Cousin recounts his life and killing

Ashiq Hussain Bhat: Cousin recounts his life and killing

Tujh ko kitno(n) ka lahu chahiye ae arz-e-watan jo teray aariz-e-bayrung ko gulnaar kare(n) kitnee aahoo(n) say kalejaa tera thunda ho gaa kitnay aansoo teray sehraao(n) ko gulzaar kare(n) (Excerpt from Faiz Ahmad Faiz’s poem) The last more than half a dozen decades in Kashmir have been the decades of occupation, unleashed by the Indian […]

 Younus Rashid

KU’s UG Admission Process – A Mental Torture

KU’s UG Admission Process – A Mental Torture

Life has never been easy in Kashmir but it turns more difficult when, at some stage of your life, you have to deal with one of it’s oldest institutions, University of Kashmir. I am sharing with you my personal anecdote to give you an idea of how students suffer at the hands of this university, […]

 Faizan Bashir

An odyssey of how the sectarian divide within Islam led me away from it

An odyssey of how the sectarian divide within Islam led me away from it

Some 8 years ago I was inspired by one of neighbours to become a practicing Muslim. Over the years I transformed from being a staunch practicing Muslim into one who followed almost every sect of it with complete sincerity and dedication but then finally today I am an agnostic or confused between agnosticism and atheism. […]

 Zeeshan Rasool Khan

Self-centered Politics

Self-centered Politics

It is oft-cited that “politics is the dirty game.” Modest people prefer to distance themselves from politics. Terms like apolitical have come to the fore in this backdrop. However, the politics by its very nature is not so but implies measures which could and should be implemented to create a better society. The primary objective […]

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