(Tyrannical) states can be fought only with good stories.
Using the recent FM episode on pranks which drew a lot of flak from the netizens on social media for its obvious and unashamed ableism and misogyny as a context, Tabish Rafiq Mir explains the nature of pranks, their constitution, and how they act as a means of extraction of capital.
this here, is what i imagine a true herculean kashmiri to be like. a diverse character sketch of an elusive specie.
How does rape differ from a punch in the face? Or a knife in the gut? Even the most incorrigible liberals sometimes argue for granting death penalty to a rapist while vehemently opposing death penalty for gruesome murder.
Kashmir is not just densely occupied. It is thoroughly occupied. It is intricately occupied. It is omnipresently occupied. It is repeatedly occupied.
Because it is easy, we tend to imagine that exploitation and appropriation comes solely from the ‘occupier’ and the ‘outsider’. In the past, I have spoken about how we create monoliths and also about how imposition of identities (‘you are an indian, hence an occupier’) etc is abuse. However, as is the case here in … Continue reading Et tu Kaasmiri – an explanation
The Kashmiri-Kashmiri exploitation, making the Indian-Kashmiri appropriation sweat in its pants.
Kashmiri netizens - an especially rabid specie - at it again.
A quick guide.
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.