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Electronic Intifada

In a small corner of a modest but well-lit room, Haseena, 45, at her spinning wheel is an archetypal image of a Kashmiri mother. She is at work by a poster-size photograph of her elder son Tanveer Ahmad Handoo who was killed in the CRPF firing last year at capital Srinagar’s Safa Kadal, during the […]

Covering Kashmir and Press Freedom

I write this piece with my left hand. No, I do not have the habit of being a quirky lefty, but a bamboo stick just unpeeled my fingers’ skin. And jackboots trample my clenched right hand.On my left thigh, a deep red mark bears witness to the waspish and brutal assault on me by dozens […]

Redefining Terrorism

Terrorism, a policy that permits mighty nations to contain ‘enemies’, has become a term to brand an entire people. During my stay in one of the princely states of erstwhile British India—Hyderabad, I planned to buy a television set. I asked a sales boy, barely 16, in one of the biggest shopping malls of the […]