Episode 2: “Neither do the politicians or the electricity poles have power in Kashmir.”
Artwork: Suhail Naqshbandi
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Faris Meer wakes up to the sudden rush of the morning sunlight. Winters in Kashmir are depressing. But at least in summer, the sunlight offers occasional distraction, like Prozac or curfews with everyday death count. Meer’s attempts to snooze, are put to defeat by his mother’s calls to come for breakfast. He throws his smelly blanket off, the iodine off his bandages had smeared it. He looks up at the roof of his room, contemplating about his plans for the day. These days, he is contemplating a lot about his plans for the day. You see, he is blinded in his right eye. Continue reading “Zē Lačh tē Zē Aēčh”
Ever wondered, what is the official map of Jammu Kashmir?
Often this question comes up, where is Kashmir. How big is it?
It’s quite big.
Kashmir as a country
Its size measures about to 222,236 square kilometres. If United Kashmir was a country, it would be larger than at least 168 countries in the world. Its current size puts it at the 86th number.
And would have more population that would make it the 64th most populous country in the world. Bigger than Ecuador or Rwanda or even Portugal. Continue reading “Mythbusters: What is the official map of #Kashmir?”
Episode 1: The Kashmiri Internet
First episode of my first ever podcast online. It’s about Kashmir (obviously), the internet and the defying off all odds.
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Over the many decades, many non-Kashmiris who have zero Kashmiri experience, have written songs, novels, articles and even books. Most of this literature and art, turns out to be culturally appropriating Kashmiris, and their culture of resistance.
After careful research, and consistent trolling, here are few things you must consider before writing about Kashmir or its people. Continue reading “How to write Kashmir”