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.
Seer Hamdan is a village in Anantnag district of Kashmir where Kashmiri Pandits and Muslims have not allowed religion to contest their belongingness to shared spaces and symbols. The photo-story captures the voices of the villagers and symbols of communal harmony amongst them.
The killing of eighteen-year-old Adil Ahmad Yadoo after an armed forces vehicle mowed him down in Srinagar has left his already impoverished family in deep shock and uncertain for the life ahead. Bilal Ahmad's photo story captures some of the profound elements of a family in grief.
Journalist and author Freny Manecksha revisits 'the longest day in the history of Kashmiri activism' by sifting through Aasiya Jeelani's notebook and bringing out the memories of the day through people she left behind.
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.