“Mei, Mehmood” succinctly explores the workings of the language capital and how the social prestige attached to it continues to plague the psyche of people… It also explores the internalised colonial hangover that is not residual but quite unabashedly operational within our communities
It seems to be a never ending road of woes for Kashmir. There is no tangible source of reassurance, only an optimistic hope. However, in this forever postponed quest for peace, children have lost and continue to lose their chances at a dignified and healthy childhood.
It is necessary to first empower Kashmir women to understand their own models of femininity — political and religious. It is another matter which one would be adopted by women ultimately.
Understandably, Dilip Kumar’s death at the age of 98, shook Kashmiris with grief. While many spent their morning hearing personal histories of people who had encountered him in real life, others took to the internet to partake in mourning his death and celebrating his life.
Content Creator Mohsin Tariq’s Instagram blog Kashmiri Memes Reloaded has become the new digital haunt and hang-out for Kashmir’s Young.
Even following SOPs are only individual efforts which will ultimately prove wanting in the absence of systematic measures by the administration. The government needs to evaluate if it can risk the lives of Kashmiris as well as the tourists in the absence of ensuring access to health care for all.
In our heads, certainly, a calamity of this proportion wouldn’t have been missed by an age of awareness. Surely, with the right-wing running their regimes of roughness; who would have thought that in a godless reign, a deus ex machina would knock our doors and puncture our infallibility?
Women in conflict zones like Kashmir, or from Muslim, Dalit, Adivasi communities are not merely victims of gender based violence. In our case, the perils of power enable violence of a colossal degree and unleash this confluence on our bodies
The attempt to include Kashmiri clothes doesn’t imply some puritan disdain for fashion from other places. However, ignoring our own designs and forgetting our artisan’s livelihood is an absolutely careless.
To exercise a monopoly over the meaning of truth, we compromise on the possibility of truths. Many are ready to kill others for a difference of opinion. Bigotry rules the roost.