“Burhan govv nah Shaheed” (Burhan got martyred), declared my 8 year old cousin when I asked him, on phone, why he had not been to his school for the last four months, precisely since Eid ul Fitr.
Nameless trees stand intimately,
rooted but almost paralytic, embracing each other
in all seasons
Hilal Mir, the editor of Kashmir Reader newspaper talks to Wande Magazine on media and censorship in Kashmir.
Wande, winter in Kashmir, is a magical time. It is what gives Kashmir its unique identity and character. In it lies Kashmir’s essence. It is the time when Kashmir replenishes itself.