What is it about sexual deviancy that makes a woman a collaborator? What is it about collaboration that makes a woman sexually deviant? Does a slut collaborate? Or does a collaborator slut? Does slutiness constitute collaboration? Or does collaboration comprise slutiness? What if the woman collaborator marries? Does she stop being a slut? Or does … Continue reading The Indian Flag slut
In an exclusive interview with Maatam Phoul, an ex-stonepelter from Kashmir reveals the dark and complicated world of pakistan backed stone pelting industry in the valley.
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this is a letter to my indian friends a few days before i go back home to kashmir again.
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Tabish Rafiq Mir “Presenting Zooni ... Because Kashmir is about its people, which needs to be seen and heard." On October 2, Indian fashion house Raw Mango/ Sanjay Garg (@raw_mango), released a long line of pictures of a hyper-exotic, deeply (in)grained bridal photoshoot under the name zooni on Instagram. Zooni, more famously known as Habba … Continue reading Handover your agency, Zooni
This short story was originally published on the Free Press Kashmir. I had stopped to catch a breath. My cousin Dawood needed to breathe. Big name for a six year old, Dawood. Mud houses on either sides, grazing my shoulders. Wet mud ditches in the crackling hard kachcha road, warm and frothing. Splish Splash. Probably cow piss. Must … Continue reading Guns, votes, and eight year olds
This article was originally published on the Free Press Kashmir. When a student from the mountains finds home in the marine land of Chennai, a hackneyed Kashmir to Kanyakumari link often surfaces. But in this particular case, it is a dark humour of the ‘86 Kilos of rejection’. Four distant years ago, in the … Continue reading Engineering mass mentality: 86 kilos of rejection, from Kashmir to Chennai and back
This photo feature was originally published on the Free Press Kashmir. For a day or two, the air in and around Srinagar might almost seem devoid of the memories of tear gas and stones and conflict. The faces and the bodies with them, pushing against each other, pulling away from each other, might, for … Continue reading A day before Eid, a One Day Peace