Millions of “Million Marches” later, J&K will still be part of India

“Million March” is to be held on October 26 in London: calling for the independence of the State of Jammu and Kashmir from the Union of India. October 26 is the day when the princely state of Jammu and Kashmir became part of India in 1947. The rally will be led by former Prime Minister […]

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Haider: Vishal Bhardwaj’s Chutzpah

After years, I watched first day first show of a Bollywood film. Vishal Bhardwaj’s Haider is an adaptation of William Shakespeare’s play Hamlet based in Kashmir valley. It is the story of a son’s pursuit for his missing father. Set in 1995, the protagonist of the film is Haider Meer played by actor Shahid Kapoor […]

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No Justice, No Reconciliation

Mexican writer Carlos Fuentes says, “Writing is struggle against silence”. I say, writing is struggle against distortions too. Whenever there is an attempt to distort your story, you have to raise your voice and reiterate your story because your story, the truth, is the struggle for your existence. More so when you are away from […]

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Book Review: Karachi, You’re Killing Me!

Pakistan! The name strikes only one thing in mind – a country which has been epicenter of terrorism and always has been at loggerheads with India since it birth in 1947. There is more to Pakistan than terrorism, killings, etc. We don’t get to hear stories about people, culture, life etc. in India. Stories from […]

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Of Men and Monuments

Last night, I watched the film, The Monuments Men, directed by Hollywood star George Clooney. The film is loosely based on the book, The Monuments Men: Allied Heroes, Nazi Thieves and the Greatest Treasure Hunt in History by American writer Robert M Edsel. It’s about a group of men who were given the task to […]

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