Zette is the reportage section of Wande Magazine. Zette is a Kashmiri word for lighting up a Kanger. The idea of reportage is that a report reaches a certain audience and that audience may take it forward. Taking it forward means that if someone is an academic and if they read a good report, they will incorporate that report in their future work. In the same way as Zette works, we lit the Kanger with Zette and then it can go on and on. Zette section carries long form, research based, narrative pieces on politics, culture, society, art and all things Kashmiri.
In this interview with author and journalist Freny Manecksha, the novelist Sujatha Gidla talks about the persistence of caste in India and its violent manifestations, her book and her experiences of caste while growing up in India.
Waseem Ahmed explores the impact of footballer-turned-militant Majid Khan's surrender on armed establishment's surrender policy for Kashmiri militants. The inconsistency in following the surrender policy in the past and the hardships faced by the surrendered militants casts doubt about government’s intentions.