FEATURE

August 5, 2019: ‘When No News Came from Home’

August 5, 2019: ‘When No News Came from Home’

On this day, last year, snapped communication channels tormented many Kashmiris studying, working outside the valley. A student from Srinagar studying journalism in Punjab narrates how the day became a timeline of trauma, nightmares and anxiety for Kashmiri students far from home

5th August and a Lover’s Predicament

5th August and a Lover’s Predicament

In the afternoon, came the news of scrapping of Article 370. For the first few weeks, the silence was maddening. The radio just kept relaying congratulatory news about people celebrating the abrogation of Article 370.

Period, Pads and Shame in Kashmir

Period, Pads and Shame in Kashmir

Even Islam does not say that the possession of the knowledge of menstruation and vaginal health is forbidden. Islam only asks women to keep away from performing religious functions when their periods are ongoing. The woman has been considered able and free to carry out daily tasks as normal

5 Historians on July 13, 1931: ‘The Uprising Which Shook the State’

5 Historians on July 13, 1931: ‘The Uprising Which Shook the State’

As a day of remembrance, Kashmir’s Martyrs Day this year paints a different picture due to altered equations in the valley post abrogation of Article 370, removal of 13 July from the list of state holidays and obviously the ‘invisible enemy’ looming large in Kashmir

Calm Parents Have A Positive Effect On Kids

Calm Parents Have A Positive Effect On Kids

Consciously start your day with the intent to remain calm, and breathe. Parental calm is the best antidote to pandemic stress, and it is often in short supply. It helps children cope and parents to de-stress in the moment

When A Vibrant Kashmir Is Painted In Radical Colours

When A Vibrant Kashmir Is Painted In Radical Colours

Kashmir is often referred to as ‘Peer Waer’, meaning an ‘Alcove of Sufi Saints’. This description gives an impression to outsiders as if Kashmiri Muslims abhor music, movies, literature, theatre and poetry. The fact is that music is very much a part of Sufi syncretism. With the aim to paint the Kashmiri society as conservative, radical and backward, there have been umpteen flawed propagandist attempts
Galwan, Galwan Valley and the Great Game

Galwan, Galwan Valley and the Great Game

In early twentieth century, Ladakh and land beyond became fair game for empires: Czarist Russia expanded her frontiers sometimes 20,000 square kilometers a year, knocking at the doors of British India at Pamirs

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