Cups of nun chai-99: Kashmir’s sense of self

Cups of nun chai-99: Kashmir’s sense of self

This participatory memorial, by artist Alana Hunt, emerged in response to Kashmir’s Summer of 2010. In the face of the violence, the growing number of dead and the lack of serious media coverage, Hunt evolved ways to speak, to connect and to write in a form that would reach places where the news headlines do […]

Kashmir: Where Beauty Sings a Song of Pain

Kashmir: Where Beauty Sings a Song of Pain

By Syed Maajid Rashid Andrabi The valley of Kashmir known to the world as “the Paradise on earth” leaves all spellbound by its magnificent beauty. Lofty snow clad mountains, the honey-dewed orchards, mesmerizing pastures, rippling lakes and blue skies leave no stone unturned to leave a long lasting impression on anyone who is lucky enough […]

Cups of nun chai-98: A poetic preservation of history

Cups of nun chai-98: A poetic preservation of history

This participatory memorial, by artist Alana Hunt, emerged in response to Kashmir’s Summer of 2010. In the face of the violence, the growing number of dead and the lack of serious media coverage, Hunt evolved ways to speak, to connect and to write in a form that would reach places where the news headlines do […]

On Kashmiri Language: Loss of Language equals Loss of Culture

On Kashmiri Language: Loss of Language equals Loss of Culture

By Amir Sultan Lone It is said that “if you want to kill a nation; the only way to do so is to kill its language”. Language, it should be noted, is not just words uttered meant for merely conversing. It is an identity, an idea inside that relates how we think and how we […]

Banking, Fractional Reserves and the Illusion of Money Creation

Banking, Fractional Reserves and the Illusion of Money Creation

By Mudasir Sheikh A common perception is that money is printed by government in the form of notes and coins. It is true, but only to a point. In India, according to Coinage Act 1906, the government can issue all coins and ₹1 note. All other currency notes ranging from ₹2 to ₹2000 are issued […]

Burdened childhood

Burdened childhood

By Mir Umar Every day, when I left for school from my home, it is always a pleasure to greet people; to see their cheerful faces and respond to their warm pleasantries. It is a different moment every time.  Every day we get to know about different things at different places from a diverse people. […]

2016, as I saw it

2016, as I saw it

It is not necessary that a revolutionary uprising always succeeds in overthrowing the state apparatus, though the subconscious aim and objective is always that

Cups of nun chai-97: Traversing history of the present

Cups of nun chai-97: Traversing history of the present

This participatory memorial, by artist Alana Hunt, emerged in response to Kashmir’s Summer of 2010. In the face of the violence, the growing number of dead and the lack of serious media coverage, Hunt evolved ways to speak, to connect and to write in a form that would reach places where the news headlines do […]

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