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KFPF team with French Traceurs who visited Kashmir 

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By Heeba Din: Moving through his immediate environment, swinging on a wall, tackling an underbar on the stairs and practising precision, Zahid shah, 22, Kashmir’s first traceur (an athlete who practices parkour), calls parkour his way of life and a ...
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By Sohini Ghosh: “Lao madam, photo khinch ke deta hu”(Give it to me ,madam, I will click you a photo). I tepidly hand over my camera to the boy aware of the fact that perhaps, in all probability, he wouldn’t ...
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By Preetika Bhateja: “On June 23, 1989, pamphlets were distributed in Srinagar. It was an ultimatum to Muslim women, by an organization that called itself Hazb-i-Islami, to comply with ‘Islamic’ standards within two days or face ‘action’. Pandit women were ...
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By Saif Ahmad Khan: One of the greatest tragedies about the debate revolving around the fate of Kashmiri Pandits is that the story of their pain and suffering has been communalized beyond imagination. Instead of objectively analyzing the causes and ...
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By Sahil Sankhla: India and Pakistan are two well-known arch-rivals in all existing fields, the rivalry being too hostile and unproductive. From live wars to live cricket matches, both the nations expectorate crimson hatred in the name of patriotism against ...
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By Khurram Rasool: The silent tears that gently roll down from Safiya’s eyes under veil speak aloud as to how her life has been all these years waiting for her husband who disappeared shortly after his arrest by Indian Security ...

By Saem Hashmi: So one fine day I am talking to my father about Kashmir and he suddenly reminds me that we shouldn’t be engaging in such a topic over the phone, for obvious reasons. Yes he was right to ...
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By Mayank Jain: Remember Aseem Trivedi? The political cartoonist who was sent to judicial custody from 10th September, 2012 – 24th September, 2012. The charges were of sedition on the series of political cartoons that he did and people all ...
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Source: Fiat Freestyle Team presents: A Journey To India from Millhaus on Vimeo.
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By Khurram Rasool: Twenty one years back, Bashir Ahmed Sofi was picked up by a group of masked armed men from his home at Wungam, Bandipora in 1993. His family members strongly believe the veiled men were soldiers from the ...
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By Saem Hashmi: “After an exceptionally bad tenure, you do need to do a ‘Jeranimo’ in Abottabad, or an Afzal Guru in Tihar. Nothing less can ensure you another term.” – Sheeba Aslam Fehmi I have wondered how many forms ...
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By John A Raju: A cold blooded massacre. An act whose perpetrators are clear. A passive response from those who should take action. A public outcry. A commission, an investigation and a trial. A verdict after a decade and a ...
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By Vishakha Dahiya: December 16, 2012 — The entire nation was shocked at the brutal gang rape of a girl in Delhi. The disgruntled youth protested against the law and order situation for overlooking the safety of women in Delhi ...
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By Ana Kandwal: While I was in Kashmir, I was hoping to witness the beauty of the paradise but what I witnessed instead were the gloomy stories hiding behind a beautiful veil. Seldom does any tourist, who visits Kashmir to ...
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By Anna: I certainly did not know how to react when I read Salman Khurshid’s reaction in The Hindu on the Kunan and Poshpora rape case where he was rueful about the fact that the case had happened in his ...
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By Raju Moza:  Raju Moza: Sir, let me begin with the current state of affairs. Once upon a time Army had career and aspirational values; today children of even Army officers don’t join the Army. Why is that so? And ...
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By Basharat Ali: Short Messaging Service (SMS) continues to remain banned in Jammu and Kashmir. The SMS service on prepaid mobile phones was banned on June 29, 2010. More than three years have passed, the issue has slowly died down ...
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By Brinda Khera: As some of you might know, 30th August is observed as International Day of Disappeared Persons. During my research for this particular topic I came across a shocking number of people who were quite ignorant of the ...
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By Ishaa Srivastava: I feast my eyes on the stunning vistas of the Dal Lake, while Nazeer quietly manoeuvres his Shikara closer to the dock. It is 7am with a cloudless sky and crisp cool breeze. My heart skips a ...
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By Syed Essam Rashid: Just as you cross the Jawahar Tunnel, after a few miles, lies the valley of Kashmir. From the mountain it looks serene, with vast plain of green land surrounded by highlands on all sides. As you ...
Ramban

By Nihal Parashar: I seriously doubt democracy in Kashmir. The Ramban incident, which has hardly been covered in mainstream Indian media, questions every claim of the Indian government over the prevailing peace in the valley. Just because we do not ...

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