Sheen is to winter what politics is to Kashmir. There is no winter if there is no snow; similarly there is no life if there is no politics. You can have a life without politics, but it will be a winter without snow. Sheen is the commentary section of Wande Magazine. Sheen section will cover essays, critical commentary and opinion pieces on Kashmir.
Children are the worst sufferers of the ongoing conflict in Kashmir, advocate G.N Khan writes. The killing of an 11-year-old Owais on an election day opens up the question of how many more kids will die before Kashmir emerges out of the morass of conflict and death.
Attics are a unique Kashmiri architectural invention. To keep off discarded household items or as a personal museum of house members, attics serve different purposes in Kashmiri household, explains Towfeeq Wani.
In this piece, the author has a conversation with friends from India about childhood memories. The author talks about how she has very few fond memories as she can only remember living in a state of constant fear while growing up in Kashmir.
The essay by Khushdeep Kaur Malhotra begins to fore the narratives of Kashmiri Sikh women following a gruesome massacre of Sikhs in Chittisinghpora in 2000. The essay attempts to integrate the experience of the militarization of Kashmiri Sikh women with the dominant narrative of Kashmiri Muslim women and argues for creating space for Sikh Women in Kashmiri discourses.