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My Wedding Wallet

My Wedding Wallet

'I was rejected twice for not being a government servant before I met my dead bride.'

ABID RASHID BABA Just because we embarked on Noah’s Ark in twos doesn’t mean we have to complete the entire trip in pairs. But then we can’t go against the universal scheme. Loneliness is reserved for God and every mortal is expected to pair up for life. Jane Austen firmly believed that one could marry […]

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Orient and the Occident: making and unmaking of Predispositions, Prejudices and Partiality in history writing

Orient and the Occident: making and unmaking of Predispositions, Prejudices and Partiality in history writing

The orientalist historians did not only reprobate the historical facts but lead astray the people at large

Aaqib Maqbool Khan Humans appreciate historical facts which are connected to their interests, based either on their personal petty self-satisfying desires or concocting them for some prodigious purposes from the writings of the historians. These may or may not be conducive or fruitful and many a times are expected to breed counterproductive outcomes. Let  us […]

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“Akhri Station” and the Voice of the Wretched

“Akhri Station” and the Voice of the Wretched

It is series inspired by the real stories of ordinary women, which lays bare the menacing structure of patriarchy and inspires women to fight it out

DAR AAQIB, AABID YOUSUF Akhri station, a Pakistani drama, written by Amna Mufti, and directed by a critically acclaimed director, Sarmad Sultan Khoosat, is a metaphor for the trials, tribulations and injustice, faced by women, in highly patriarchal and misogynist societies. It is drama unlike many others on the same theme, in the sense that […]

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“You are coronavirus” Students from Northeast India face bigotry

“You are coronavirus” Students from Northeast India face bigotry

Racism in the times of Covid-19

Aamir Altaf Every year, thousands of young people from the Northeast migrate mainland Indian cities in search of jobs and education. But most aren’t treated well: they’re called ‘chinkis’ – a racist slur criminalized by the constitution of India – and face racism at the hands of their batch-mates, landlords, employers etc because of their […]

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Reimagining and revisiting the history of Kashmiris

Reimagining and revisiting the history of Kashmiris

Syed Suhail Yaqoob It was a routine discussion on sociology. Within the time it converged to political discussion. Kashmiri’s restrained discussions often converge to politics and we have become habitual to it. It is our oppressed history that has converted us habitual to politics. We have seen worst kinds of abuses; both physical and psychological. […]

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Injured by India, embraced by Kashmir

Injured by India, embraced by Kashmir

Malik Fiza While Kashmiris were facing problems in the mainland India, the Dalits of Rajasthan found in Kashmir a real paradise on earth. Soon after the harsh winter was over I went for a long ride. It was on my return from the saffron valley of Pampore that my eyes landed on two tiny hands […]

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The rape maniacs of a virgin society (in lieu of Sopore rape shame)

The rape maniacs of a virgin society  (in lieu of Sopore rape shame)

Meer Abass and Aurangzeb Arif “To ask the victim what lies beneath the misery. They say, I was never a part of this world.” Ever been to lanes of mockery, then you find what it takes the decorum of disgrace. The infamous rape of a girl child by the demonic 50-year-old beast has made me […]

 Sheikh Umar Ahmad

Rising epidemic of Drug Abuse in Kashmir

Rising epidemic of Drug Abuse in Kashmir

There is a dire need for moral counseling sessions to valley youth at various social & educational forums to get over with this tide of rising substance abuse in Kashmir People in Kashmir have been through decades of violence and depression resulting in an epidemic of traumatic disorders among its population. Post stress co-morbidities like […]

 Khan Ah Hilal

A short trip to ‘The Capital of Biryani’

A short trip to ‘The Capital of Biryani’

They say “better to see something once than hear about it a thousand times”. I have been traveling to India every year as a part of my travel plan to explore new things. This year, after being sent back from Qazigund due to inclement weather conditions when valley received season’s second snowfall, I kick-started my […]

 Javeed Ali

Wall of kindess: the humanitarian effort to unite humanity

Wall of kindess: the humanitarian effort to unite humanity

Kashmir is known for hospitality and generosity throughout the World. People here are always ready to render services whenever the situation demands. This winter as the freezing cold gripped valley, a group of volunteers associated with a global organization “Who is Hussain” has come up with an initiative which had originally started in Mashhad city […]

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