For 83 years, the beef ban was kept somewhat in the shadows, apart from some isolated cases of protest. Why the noise now?
All major state-backed events in Kashmir have always been legitimised by the narrative that people want enjoyment and fun in their lives.
Sikandar, father of Zain-ul-Abideen Budshah, was the second Sultan of the Shah Miri dynasty of Kashmir and his reign started in 1389 and ended in 1413 CE.
Two civil society organisations have detailed the structural manner in which violence is perpetrated by the state and state-controlled gunmen in Kashmir.
Malik Sajad’s 'Munnu: A Boy From Kashmir' is a form of self-expression, and an effort to humanize what life in Kashmir is actually like for its locals.
30% of Kashmir's economy is dependent on art.
Every time you catch some Kashmiri extra's eyes, the Indian film is also a bit of a joke for them.
Some are cramped into a kitchen converted to a classroom, others wait their turn for classrooms to get empty.
In a report released by Amnesty yesterday, it has recommended "immediate steps" for trial of human rights violations in Jammu and Kashmir.
A protest regarding Yoga Day took place in Kashmir University regarding its apparent ‘mandatory’ nature of participation.
The recent serial killing of ex-militants in Sopore, a town in Kashmir, has lead to the fear of a resurrection of the Ikhwani period.
Do you think a compromise is in order? If so, what could it be?
The government is hell-bent on downplaying these incidents by describing pellet guns as “non-lethal.”
If the authorities wanted to make the city more beautiful, then why did they choose to cover graffiti?
AFSPA's arrival can be seen as a by-product of the continuation of paranoia and distrust.
Do we feel safe as Kashmiri Pandits returning to the valley? The honest answer is no.
Our "collective conscience" is still in the barrel when it comes to AFSPA
As the cellular networks became strained and unreliable, FireChat swiftly came in to become a lifeline.
‘Yes, we are voting in this election. But don’t assume this means we want to be an integral part of India’
The next announcement from the state will be awaited with bated breath, with hope and from a critical viewpoint.
With a long list of unending questions, dilemmas, and wishes, I declare myself a non voter until I find something to vote for.
Elections in Jammu and Kashmir have remained merely a number game for all political parties, especially for the Indian State.