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Junk Food… A short story

Junk Food… A short story

Waseem Makai  “They stitch the packets very tight, don’t they…? I mean do they sell gold or something?”  Kabir complained while opening the packet of tomato chips. “Well I think you should carry a scissor in your pocket….Hunh…. Give that to me”. I opened it for him and took a slice from it for my […]

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The disgrace to our Lal Ded

The disgrace to our Lal Ded

Zakir Malik  The intense wave of frigorific air Glacial icicles witness inhuman wintry! As the hope hapless mother held in the heartless, resulted in strangling of her faith in doctorhood! From the unequipped and dilapidated institute to the multi-speciality one. with the intention to avail care, a Gujjar mother and a human set the journey. […]

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Is Shah Faesal narrative ‘old wine in new bottle’?

Is Shah Faesal narrative ‘old wine in new bottle’?

Safina Chowdhary This is truly news of an unusual surprise that Mr. Shah Faesal is joining politics. What is more flabbergasting is that according to him he is joining politics for a purpose other than those already therein in the camp. Amid these surprises one thing is for sure, Faisal is making history of his […]

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The Particle Odyssey

The Particle Odyssey

Raja Zulkarnain The world around us seems to be made up of some minuscule fundamental particles. However, which particles are regarded as fundamental, varies with time. This goes back to Greeks who had credence that all matter was composed of small indiscrete particles, they called these particles as ‘atoms’. Their argument hinged on the inkling […]

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Impact of Kashmir Conflict on Children

Impact of Kashmir Conflict on Children

Dr. Altaf Ahmad Dar Children are considered the wealth of a nation and their progress and development are the priority of every nation. But, unfortunately, in several countries, their progress and development have been halted by armed conflicts. They have become direct victims of conflict, firing and mine blasts. Children suffer the most in armed […]

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The demise of a realm: theorizing the ‘Desi Nationalism’

The demise of a realm: theorizing the ‘Desi Nationalism’

Firdous Hameed Parray and Ishfaq Abdullah The nation is not about language, territory, and culture. It is about people. When the nationals of this nation are starved to death, their blood sucked by capitalists and their womenfolk raped, what there remains to be seen next is the disintegration, dismemberment, and a lesson. Nation and nationalism […]

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Harrowing pictures from Kashmir in the ‘bloody’ 2018

Harrowing pictures from Kashmir in the ‘bloody’ 2018

Khan Khawar Achakzai “Where can I write my latest account of the body’s incarnation? It’s the end of what was bound to end! Where is that which ends? Where can I free myself of the homeland in my body?”, Mahmud Darvish. The year 2018 has been one of the bloodiest in Kashmir’s history. There have […]

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Pen with a gun

Pen with a gun

Shah Hussain  Gun is neutral- Men make it evil. It’s the hands behind the gun that matters the most. Undoubtedly, Manan’s hands are tidy however those of oppressors are not! There is no harm in saying the crude truth. No matter, even if it sets all tongues wagging, I do not hesitate to call a […]

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Fading cultural pluralism

Fading cultural pluralism

Zeenat Manzoor Cultural pluralism is a beautiful attribute in a society that leads to the promotion of coordinated and harmonious relationship among the people. And it is this relationship that contributes to love, peace, and harmony. Cultural pluralism helps to preserve the unique traditions, identities, and languages of the many cultures within a society. It makes […]

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Of a rebel and his grieving friend

Of a rebel and his grieving friend

Benish Mehraj His mother was running after the funeral, singing lullaby for him, chanting songs for her beloved. The place of his burial was far but she might have prayed to run as long as her life. She gazed her son and the sun that was about to set. The green, black flags covered sky […]

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