Art & Literature

 Mohammad Saleem Kumar

My beloved Sir Syed

My beloved Sir Syed

He came as lightening, went like thunder Vanished darkness turned it brighter. Everyone knows him with honour and fame Enlightening indians was his aim. O my Syed! my beloved founder You are my pride, I love you founder Begged sometimes for the nation was his sacrifice, not any fashion Obnoxious abuses hurled upon him Lost […]

 Mohammad Saleem Kumar

Today’s Kashmir

Today’s Kashmir

Kashmir was known by paradise Turmoil made it hell Everyone looks very sad Conditions are totally bad Every place appears crying for human Mothers seen wailing for their children There is a horrible sound of gun and bullet It sheds the innocent blood like flood ‘Occupying forces’ cordon the valley hard It has now turned […]

 Sahil Mudasir

Forgotten Land

Forgotten Land

My Kashmir melting Under the scorching heat, The drops escape and fall To end up the sterility. Peace put to climax By roaring sounds, And stab those, Whose throats fall apart. Paralysed by fear, Holding my reed To penlock my Land, Where men engulf men To pose their innocence. Cruel tides betide And captivate my […]

 Khan Ansur

And we show them our graveyards

And we show them our graveyards

Let me take you, To the aura of occupation, Wherein we, On the daily basis, Clean blood, Clad shroud to our Martyrs! And offer their funeral prayers! The story doesn’t end here, Our Martyrs do come in our dreams, And ask us only one question- Did our Nation get Free? Did we get Azaadi? To […]

 Zahid Mantoo

Melting Glacier

Melting Glacier

In the valley of dreams; Was trying to build a home; And tranquility came. Snow covered mountains; Surrounding me; Gave me a peace. The glacier on a sunny day; Melting drop by drop; Roaring river flowing its beneath. I was sound asleep; Quinzhee of mine melt; Tears rolling off my face. Melting and taking me […]

 Lubna Binti Nayeem

Heights of Sacrifice

Heights of Sacrifice

Oh Allah! Thou as proclaimed the devise Eid ul Azha, an honour of worthy sacrifice Reminds the spirit of Prophet Abraham To sacrifice the one beloved to him Eid ul Azha, ends the tenure of Hajj As the crowd near to the Ka’abah Is to be approaching to Allah Wretched by theirn sins so to […]

 Soudha Sultana

The Ka’aba

The Ka’aba

I decorated your house The Ka’aba On the canvas Of my withering heart With all of my moans And tints of my burdens My aged, grieving soul chuckled On the metaphors and lyrics That, my pen yet wanted To borrow The burden of my iniquities Don’t let me stand O Allah! How my feet will […]

 Zahid Mantoo

Cry from the flower of paradise

Cry from the flower of paradise

Where glaciers, lakes and springs make rivers; Small part called “Paradise”; Hospitality of “Paradise” rises and flows like river. Trek across the alpine mountains: From the beginning got awestruck by “Aharbal” fall; Water falling down by force; Striking stones, vapors arose; Be vapors shower love; Suspended tiny prisms form rainbow; Be rainbow astonish world. We […]

 Web Desk

Tears of darkness: story of a pellet victim in paradise

Tears of darkness: story of a pellet victim in paradise

Muhammad Muzaffar  In a jiffy, he threw away his school bag to a dimly lit corner of kitchen and joined his family for sipping Nun Chai—Kashmir’s traditional salted pink tea served both in morning and evening. While serving him the tea, Halima started to unfold her routine worries. He hurried and jumped out to join […]

 Ishfaq Yatoo

Count my (In) dependent Miseries

Count my (In) dependent Miseries

Just pause a while, this 14-15 rendezvous And count my miseries: 71×365×ENDLESS! I wish I rub the blood with MY FLAG! I am a bird locked on that bleak historical document With the wings clipped in the past, And the present full of ferocity, And a future, a phantasmagoria… My miseries are countless: Broken promises, […]