Trails of Pain: Kashmir’s English writing

Trails of Pain: Kashmir’s English writing

By Murtaza Shibli Mohammad Zahid’s poems in The Pheromone Trail (published: 2013) offer a brilliant insight into his world. Being a Kashmiri, born and brought up in the political strife that is strewn with unending violence, Zahid’s verses reflect his lived experiences and the torment of his soul. Many of the titles of his rhymes […]

Politics of solidarity

Politics of solidarity

        This February 5, I crossed over to Pakistan via Wagah. As we left the high-fenced security corridor that was built after a suicide bombing in early November 2014 that killed 50 people, I was surprised to see a large number of banners. In the guise of beckoning people to support the […]