An account of a funeral of a young militant at Hajan, Bandipora.
The four ethnographic poems by Inshah Malik are an attempt to engage with presence in the politically charged location of Kashmir.
In remembrance of Afzal’s struggle for justice, Wande Magazine offers a very short playlist on this moth-ridden day to be played and re-played as Kashmir lives another day of curfew and restrictions.
They tried to bury his spirit
But failed to burn an idea
Which even after ashes
Bustle with tides of sea
Scud with the whirlwind of truth
And spread around.
Wande, winter in Kashmir, is a magical time. It is what gives Kashmir its unique identity and character. In it lies Kashmir’s essence. It is the time when Kashmir replenishes itself.