The Urban-Rural Divide

Ashraf wonders if he should call Kashmiris unpredictable, when it is clear that rural folks are finally challenging the “whine and dine” system perfected by urbanites(Mr. Mohammad Ashraf, 65, was born and raised in Srinagar. He attended the S.P. High...

A Tragedy Called Srinagar – Part 2

Afshana thinks Srinagar is becoming more like Mumbai. The irony is that most outsiders drawn to the city see it as their local Dubai(Ms. Syeda Afshana, 34, was born in Srinagar. She attended the Vishwa Bharti High School in Rainawari, Srinagar, and the Government...

The Smallest Room in a Kashmiri Home was Always Special

Zahid shares his childhood memories of a tiny space called “Kotheur”(Mr. Z. G. Mohammad, 59, was born and raised in Srinagar. He earned his Master’s degree in English literature from the Kashmir University and has completed a course in Mass...

Can Obama Really Affect Kashmir’s Future?

Shuhab puts a well deserved damper on unrealistic expectations(Shuhab Hashmi, 38, was born in Baramulla, and graduated from the Degree College in Sopore, and completed his M.A. from the University of Kashmir. He is a Columnist, and in his spare time enjoys reading,...