The Rape Of The Lock

Daanish Bin Nabi, writes on the mysterious attacks on women’s hair in Kashmir Braid chopping incidents continue to be reported from across the Kashmir valley and its peripheries for over a month now. A cabinet... Read More...

Painting Portraits of Pain in Kashmir

Majid Maqbool spoke to Hina Aarif, a young artist from the valley who paints pictures of people caught in the violence of the Kashmir conflict Since her childhood, 24-year-old Hina Aarif, a resident of Buchpor... Read More...

The Problem With Kashmir

Daanish Bin Nabi on why the valley is a ticking time bomb that might explode any second Since the killing of Hizb-ul-Mujahiddin commander Burhan Muzaffar Wani on July 08, 2016, the bloodshed has continued unab... Read More...

Stories of Kashmir’s Women

Majid Maqbool spoke to Freny Manecksha about her new book that focuses on the women of the valley and their struggles to cope with life in a place that is constantly at war Freny Manecksha first visited Kashmi... Read More...

Where The Flowers Still Grow

Bharat Sikka’s stunning collection of photographs from Kashmir In 2014 and 2015, after reading Mirza Waheed’s novel The Collaborator, photographer Bharat Sikka travelled to the valley of Kashmir to photograph ... Read More...

Life by Curfew

Daanish Bin Nabi, a journalist living in Kashmir recounts the last 51 days of horror in the valley as the curfew is finally lifted, only to be re-imposed again after fresh agitations break out. Hizb-ul-Mujahid... Read More...

Sufi Rappers of Kashmir

sbcltr speaks to Mohammad Muneem, the lead vocalist of popular Pune based sufi band, Alif, on the idea of writing in Kashmiri and their recent collaboration with Hip Hop artist and self-professed street poet MC... Read More...

Ground Report: Kashmir

As clashes between the locals and security forces continue for the fifth consecutive day, Daanish Bin Nabi spends a horrifying day at SMHS talking to the casualties of what is turning out to be a civil war like... Read More...

Dispatch From Kashmir

Daanish Bin Nabi reports on what's going on in the valley since news broke out that rebel commander Burhan Muzaffar Wani has been killed in an encounter On July 08, 2016, while Kashmiris were still in a celebr... Read More...
Sukhman Dhillon

What makes a Kashmiri?

The Kashmir I knew got stuck in time and froze like Dal lake in Chille Kalaan, writes Aditia Bhalla One of the earliest memories I have of Srinagar is my grandmother asking me to head over to the local baker’... Read More...

The Interrogation

Arif Ayaz Parrey imagines the questioning of Umar Khalid and Anirban Bhattacharya by the Delhi police A Thulla (a passive aggressive term for a policeman) to Umar and Anirban:  Why did you organise an anti-na... Read More...