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)

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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