A journey through the mind of the protester

A journey through the mind of the protester

Within a week he was hit twice. Both times a close shave. Debilitating injury, blinding, or worse, death — anything could have happened. Soon he was back on the streets, protesting again and throwing stones. Three days from the first injury, 15 pellet shrapnels pierced his back. But he won’t give up. First, he took […]

‘Writing is an act of politics but literature is a metaphor to that politics’

‘Writing is an act of politics but literature is a metaphor to that politics’

Shot to fame with his maiden novel The Half Mother, Shahnaz Bashir, Kashmiri writer and academician, has authored yet another book: Scattered Souls. The book is a collection of short stories and is published by Fourth Estate HarperCollins Publishers. In an email interview, Kashmir Narrator correspondent Nayeem Rather asks the author about his new book in particular and writing in general.  Nayeem […]

‘Corruption in Kashmir is State-sponsored’

‘Corruption in Kashmir is State-sponsored’

‘Nature of the government is authoritative, with a strong security apparatus backing it that feeds on corruption. Officials and politicians enjoy de facto impunity here’ Dr. Shaikh Ghulam Rasool, a doctor by profession, has been working as an RTI activist since 2005. He is a founding member and the current head of the JKRTI Movement, […]

Locals donate blood to ‘keep the movement rolling’

Locals donate blood to ‘keep the movement rolling’

Choon, Budgam: A blood donation camp, in collaboration with Blood Bank Sher-i-Kashmir Institute of Medical Sciences, Valley’s lone tertiary care hospital, was held here at village Choon, 3km from main town Budgam on Wednesday. The camp was organised by Itehad-e-Milat committee, a volunteer group working under joint resistance leadership. Around 50 people, mostly youth of […]