The author Sabeeha Shaheen's birth coincided with the Bijbehara massacre and Dargah Siege. In this piece, she talks about her journey of growing up in the midst of a conflict, experiencing militarization closely to developing a deep interest in politics.
Burhan Qureshi argues that the events of the last decade have yet again crystallized the crisis of legitimacy and control in Kashmir. The 'New Mainstream’ seeks to restore this lost legitimacy and faith in the State by offering itself as an 'unstained' ally to it
Dhaar Mehak dwells on the normalization of militarization and violence in the lives of ordinary Kashmiris over the years and a point in time where this 'normal' is questioned by young people and redefined in an era of political awakening.
Political historian Ashiq Hussain claims nothing stirred in Kashmir when Maqbool Bhat was executed in 1984 as Maqbool was not considered a hero. In this piece, the author recollects memories of the day of the hanging and how the cultish figure of Maqbool Bhat was renewed post his hanging.