While I dream about moving away from home someday to write my own story, stories of such migrants bring me closer to home. As I adore every piece of pashmina, I think about every Kashmiri winter migrant that dreams of building something bigger back home.
Persecuting journalists in the name of curbing terrorism sounds ludicrous. ‘Media repression’ is not a panacea for the grim scenario of Jammu and Kashmir.
For thirty years they’ve been away from home. For thirty years, they’ve been on this topsy-turvy journey carrying their homes in their heads
‘Why does the other behave that way? Are we wrong on our part?’
‘Nah, it flows in their blood. After all they bow to the crescent-Green flag’
‘All of them are the same. Beasts and oppressors in tri-colour. Nothing else’
A flag is a necessity for all nations. Millions have died for it. It is no doubt a kind of idolatry which would be a sin to destroy Gandhi Earlier in May an year ago, travelling from Bangalore to Srinagar, I planned to visit Amritsar, Amritsar is a holy city, for Sikhs, famous for its…
On the 5th of August 2019, Home Minister Mr. Amit Shah introduced the Jammu and Kashmir reorganization bill (to be effective from the 31st of October). After getting the assent of the president on the 9th of August, the bill was also accompanied by corollary presidential orders and made earlier provisions of Article 370 defunct….
Under the just lit fluorescent street lights and in the midst of a busy city bus stop at Mehdipatnam in Hyderabad, I was once slapped in my face by a person whose religious identity I did not know. After slapping me twice, the person warned me saying, “Hyderabad musalmaanon ka hein…Hyderabad mein muslamaanon hi rehna hain”…