Heaven but no Earth

Kalpana gets up from the rickety cot and goes outside her 10 feet by 20 feet tent. Her eyes are awashed with similar tents, reminding her of her rootless survival. It is cruel for her community to stay as refugees in Jammu. She can see the hills, beyond which lies her home. She can only […]

Kashmiriyat assaulted

Another attack on civilians in Kashmir. However, this is not just another attack. Amarnath pilgrims are targeted for the first time in over a decade. Although Amarnath Yatra was seldom without issues, this must be a tipping point in the recent Kashmir history. Kashmir police says that the attack was meant for security forces and […]

The stone-pelters and Army 

​Yesterday, in a combat operation with a militant, the security forces were attacked with stones by locals in Kashmir. The Army chief had already warned the civilians in the past, and yesterday, security forces fired at the civilians, killing three of them. Before you brand the civilians as “anti-nationals” or “Pakistani spies”, let’s ask a […]

The box of magic!!

The Kashmiris are really stupid!! They are asking the Centre for a relief package. Don’t they know they already have been allotted a package of almost Rs. 1700 crores?? We need to give Bihar new packages. The new package for Bihar worth Rs. 125000 crores is nothing!! Bihar is strategically very important for us. There […]

The Forbidden Kingdom

I love travelling, especially to hills. The sight of lush-green hills, a light drizzle, cascading waterfalls and serene surroundings fill me up with an inexplicable joy. Just the other day, I was feeling a little tired and bored. It seemed life had come to a standstill. So, I went up to my father and asked, […]