Valley Warming

Arshid Malik Tucked inside the warm comfort of a heavy quilt (kinds that are only found in Kashmir) is the penultimate stance of life in...

Own the orphans

Arshid Malik The last more than two and a half decades of Kashmir have been strewn with violence in which scores of thousands of young...

Down The Memory Lane

by Arshid Malik Pre-90s Kashmir was an altogether different place. I have very fond memories of that era. The first shock I received, as the...

Hurt!

Arshid Malik The  lens through which outsiders look at Kashmir is myopic as it does not recognize the variables that actuate the essentiality of the...

Stripped!

by Arshid Malik There are certain places where I hate to be. One is a police station, two a hospital and three a courthouse. All...

Shadow of the Floods

by Arshid Malik I am writing this only to reach out to thousands around, broken just like me by the 2014 floods. There is hope...

Reading Into Writing

Arshid Malik Recently a publisher friend of mine arrived in my office to enquire of me. He had come with a handful of his publications....

Losing it all

Arshid Malik Kashmir has gone through very turbulent times and the people here have been subjected to oppression for ages now. But it is inspiring...

The Idea of Kashmir

Arshid Malik Kashmir, as of now, belongs to India through the sole act of brutal force while the “slogans of freedom” of Kashmiris sound hoarse...

Tentacles of Suppression

Arshid Malik What we, as a generation of youngsters, went through in the era of the 90s is beyond description. Yes, words defy expression of...

Pakistan’s Changing Idioms

Arshid Malik  Sharmeen Obaid Chinoy, a Pakistani journalist, activist and filmmaker has scored for the second time at the Oscars. Her first Oscar was for...

India’s “inbox” is full

Arshid Malik  During school days we were taught that democracy is a government “for the people, by the people and of the people” and this...

Consumerism to Corruption

Arshid Malik The levels of corruption run so deep in J&K that it is quite difficult to discern what is honest, decent earning and what...

Blood and Stone

Arshid Malik A Cold January Day Mythologies about a mythological kingdom of Cashpeer was replete with mythological instances of cannibal giants who were known to have...

Dynastic Politics

Arshid Malik  With the death of Mufti Mohammad Sayeed, another spate of dynastic rule is in the making, right to the alley of the Abdullahs....

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