Snowfall in Delhi

The window pane separates me from the withered poplar The sodden lawn has day’s footprints engrossed soiled shoes are half immersed in rain December wind whooshes flaps the window . I press my forehead against the cold pane as I breathe, it blurs the lawn, it sweats as I gasp . I am thousand miles …

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Fire that Charred and Changed Chrar

Qadri Inzamam On a bright Spring Day in the Shrine of Nund Reshi (R.A) at Chrar, a devotee of the Saint becomes my time-traveler and takes me two decades back. Year 1995 The snow has melted but the air is still cold. It is the period when the winter has almost set and spring is …

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Two Empty Graves, Two Martyrs

Qadri Inzamam On the last row of the Srinagar’s Martyr’s graveyard, two graves- adjacent to each other- await the mortal remains of two Kashmiri men who were hanged in India’s Tihar Jail and buried within the jail premises. One grave awaits since 1984 while the other, since 2013. On one epitaph the inscription in archaic …

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Beyond the Figures of Sopore Carnage

From the rubble resurrects the resistance. Qadri Inzamam Fifty Seven people killed. More than 350 structures gutted in Sopore. The figures. The data. The numbers. The bloody statistics that conceal the untold, heart-wrenching and horrendous tales of catastrophe which humans inflict on humans. A three-year old child, who clenches with his small, tender and soft …

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A whimsical Conversation Between a Kashmiri Boy and a Girl

Qadri Inzamam Suhail, a downtown lad, one of those boys who are just bidding farewell to the childhood and are on the footsteps of the youth, has fallen for a young, beautiful, slim and fair girl in his neighborhood. Since Suhail has been an ardent supporter of Kashmir’s freedom and has been part of number …

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