Sadat Riyaz

Kashmir, The Bruised Heaven

Kashmir, The Bruised Heaven

Here I go again, received a link from my best friend of experiences of violence faced by women in Kashmir from the armed forces and patriarchy within their own community. While I found it a conflate, I was struck by a conniption. I spent some time in sedentary until I got unanimous from soul, body […]

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And a Part of Me Died Once More

And a Part of Me Died Once More

This year too A part of me. Died. They took it along To the heavens Where the gates of paradise Are wide open. Angels standing in respect. As Rizwan garlands them. And he, My martyrd hero awaits them The new grooms. In the gardens. Yes, a part of me that died Witnessed the success That […]

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Afghanistan – 1800 to 2020

Afghanistan – 1800 to 2020

As the world-conscience is focused on the Syria Crisis, which has practically stirred the Middle East in its centrifuge, the momentum of which has pulled most world players into its whirl – we almost tend to forget that Afghanistan is an issue to be reckoned any more. We tend to forget that the United States […]

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A Deep Fissure – A story of love and loss

A Deep Fissure – A story of love and loss

Their story of love was a secret one. Shafiq was handsome, most gregarious; made ‘naz’ by his presence. She a beauty, a recluse. Exactly nine years past from today some fifty students from our college located on the outskirts of our hometown, Pulwama, were severely injured by pellets. A number of girls were rendered unconscious. But a […]