Benish Meraj My love for old city evolved similarly the way my love for my beloved did! I crossed these alleys every day, like every girl in high school, I would walk lazily through these decorated lanes, not necessarily of laziness but lingering through every shop to watch endlessly to-be … Read more →
Pop Quiz: Showkat Katju’s Glass Bead Game
Amjad Majid Q1: The above images depict which of the following? You may choose more than one answer: A. A sculpture. B. A game to pile up rocks without them falling all over the place. C. Photographs documenting an art performance. D. Contemporary photography. E. A man erecting a stone … Read more →
Dal Lake Black Inder Salim is a Kashmiri performance artist and a poet based in Delhi.
Reclaiming Kasheer through Zalgur
by Ananya Jahanara Kabir On the 16th of June, 2013, a new group made its appearance on facebook. Called ‘The Kashmir Bicycle Movement’, it ‘aims to reclaim streets of Kashmir for people, displace cars and restore pride in riding bicycles’. The Movement is the brainchild of Kashmiri scholar and environmental … Read more →
Art of Protest in Kashmir
Written and Curated by Wasim Mushtaq Wani MOHAMMAD ABDULLAH MEHBOOB (1943) Mehboob’s most powerful and dynamically effective painting during the turmoil is interestingly a self-conscious quote from Picasso’s Guernica, 1937. There cannot be a better reference to quote from the history of modern art which makes such a significant relevance as … Read more →
“The Lead to Freedom” A Dialogue Play
By Dr. Shah Faisal Place: Lolab, North Kashmir Time: A moonlit mid-summers night A Voice from somewhere: Ages have passed since my first step north-ward, these dust-ridden furrows on my face have a matchless acquaintance with the stars, that shine brighter in my company; for always have I taken … Read more →
Revisiting My Childhood and its Allied Fancies – Recollections of a Nostalgic Kashmiri
By Sohail Iqbal Romancing the Snow The prime mischief with the first snow fall of the season would entail passing over of a small pack to a family member, under a pretext, during the early hours of the morning. The revelation of snow in the pack to the unwary family … Read more →
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