In this reflective essay, Mohammad Tahir presents an interesting understanding of the Kashmiri expression Dolmut by examining a recent literary broil between a Kashmiri author, his followers and his critics and through personal anecdotes of the use of the word in varied situations and contexts.
Ishfaq Hussain Malik reflects on the controversy surrounding Jinnah's portrait in AMU to explain the state of politics in India. He explains the role the Right wing and associated organisations play in othering the Muslims in India, and how, in the AMU controversy, mainstream media played along the narrative.
Two Kashmir scholars look at the genesis and the development of pro-Pakistan sentiment in Jammu and Kashmir, or for that matter idea of independent Kashmir and argue how both political leanings cannot be understood without taking into account the internal politics of the Kashmir struggle in relation to the concept of the nation-state.
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.