Journal of a siege– 12th January 2020, Kashmir

Yesterday Indian govt had announced that that they will release 26 Kashmiri prisoners and while they did that, I came across another news that said that they have arrested dozens more. Irony just oscillates in Kashmir from one corner of cruelty to another. There are thousands of Kashmiris languishing in jails and the release of … Continue reading Journal of a siege– 12th January 2020, Kashmir

Journal of a siege– 27th October 2019, Kashmir

The time flies, always, it's presumably not something we control, especially so under military occupations, where actually we don't control anything at all. It's rather that the time is being snatched from us by this occupation. We are killed a many times before we actually take the last breath. I don't know why, but I … Continue reading Journal of a siege– 27th October 2019, Kashmir

Casteism in Kashmir: My observations and experiences (Part 2)

This is in continuation to the Part 1 published here. Whenever someone tells me that there's no caste in Kashmir (and I'm told that a lot), I can't help but think of terms that are part of our daily language, for example: Kaaluh Waatul (literal translation: black chamaar). It's a term commonly used in Kashmir … Continue reading Casteism in Kashmir: My observations and experiences (Part 2)

Casteism in Kashmir: My observations and experiences

We usually shrug our shoulders when it comes to casteism in Kashmir. If you're in a mood for horrible stories, go to Greest (peasants) and hear about the horror stories of how Malluh/Peer (upper-castes) used to treat them. If you think that's not horrible enough then go to Naangaar (landless) and ask them how they … Continue reading Casteism in Kashmir: My observations and experiences

Internet: science, pseudoscience, and gibberish

The Internet, a boon of science, technology and research, brought with its advent a revolution, especially in the arena of knowledge and information. The sources of knowledge and information have grown so fast that it's getting hard to catch up with the inflow. A good thing nonetheless, but it has brought with itself loads of … Continue reading Internet: science, pseudoscience, and gibberish