The essay by Amrita Sharma and Peerzada Raoof is a compilation of some everyday practices and thoughts that make the Kashmiri resistance today. A selection of a few encounters and events, this effort is part of an ethnographic project in progress. The essay is a product of deliberations sparked off after massive street protests by women in the valley earlier last year and the public reprimand issued to them.
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.
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
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.