The scholar-turned-armed-rebel Mannan Wani seemed to have so much to say. His life as an armed rebel ended this Thursday in the wee hours of the day when he was gunned down in a joint operation by the Indian armed forces and Jammu and Kashmir police in Handwara district of Kashmir. What does his killing now mean for the ideas he espoused and the armed struggle he waged, Suvaid Yaseen contemplates.
In the second and the last part of the essay, the author takes a road to the North of Srinagar (to Baramulla) and in doing so connects the past with the present. The author observes some stark similarities between "Operation Bhoot" and the recent "Braid chopping" incidents in Kashmir.
The author of this piece takes the reader on a journey into the everydayness of Kashmiri life. It goes through the blood-stained hospital corridors, walks through the expanse of paddy fields, and emerges out walking somewhere in a snow desert. The piece is not one coherent travelogue but an assortment of bits of memories and images.
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 graffiti in this photo essay by Insha bint Bashir are all taken in Islamabad (Anantnag) district of the Kashmir valley and is an attempt to place these graffiti in the contestation of public spaces in Kashmir.
Conflict cruelly touches the lives of people who live amidst it. It’s not the dead alone that are the victims. The snow stories in this collection by Shabir Ahmad are joined together by the mutual thread of conflict and war in Kashmir. The beautiful imagery in these stories paints a sketch of profound anguish and hollowness that conflict induces in the lives of normal individuals.