Death of Jimmy Anderson

Years ago in our neighbourhood, many small cricket teams had sprouted up. More than the in-field antics the outfield theatrics would be prioritised. The bats should be from a particular brand or should have a particular logo (aka Malik) or the uniforms. The uniforms were a big element of the team branding. It served as a recognition and would give their team a psychological edge over others. For example the team wearing Australian jerseys was seen as a good team. None of them would want to have to have the same clichéd green jersey.

In the England team which often blamed their lose on one player who didn’t pray Fajr  This team’s bowling was spearheaded by Javed, famously known as Jimmy Anderson after the lanky English bowler. He had the same run up, and same side on action. He would swing it like his rolemodel speedster. Continue reading

My Father’s Accent by San’aa Sultan

Jammu Genocide, Artwork by Faysal

Genocide, the world forgot

In the lost margins of the blood stained history of Kashmir. There’s a genocide that is so barbaric and cruel that it has disappeared from the memory. More like enforced disappeared by the occupiers of Kashmir. There will be no mention of it in the Indian History books that are taught in Kashmir. There will be a Jalianwala Bagh in the history to present the cruelty of the British Colonisers but not a mention of the cruel invasion of Kashmir by its army. There will be courses on the India’s ‘great contribution in the development of Kashmir’ but its immense contribution in terms of statistical deaths and graveyards will not find a place.

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Million March Kashmir

Million ‘Pound’ March

On the 26th of October in London, a march will be carried out by the People’s Party of Pakistan leader Sultan Mehmood Chaudhary. It is being dubbed as a ‘Million March’ in media circles. But it remains to be seen how Sultan Mehmood Chaudhary (former Prime Minister of Azad Kashmir) who has had major fall-out with his own party in Azad Kashmir. This is after he was overlooked for his second stint as the Prime Minister with Chaudhary Abdul Majeed was appointed by the People’s Party of Pakistan authority in Pakistan.

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