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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Dear Abu, Pray for My Freedom

By Qadri Inzamam “Dear father” Or Should I write 'Dear Abu'? “Dear Abu” “I don’t know when I will return home, but as long as I am here, I am fine…” Last night, they switched off the light early. There was no dinner again. Around midnight, many of the policemen barged into each cell and …

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Why Asia’s Longest Iftaar Party failed to Deliver?

Qadri Inzamam On the footpath along the Dal lake, where the organizers of ‘Asia’s Longest Iftaar Party’ had spread carpets, sat around 50-60 kids (later the number increased) – all orphans –morosely. I talked to many of them and it was obvious from their conversations that they felt uneasy there, trying to hide themselves from …

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January in Kashmir: Snow and Massacres

Qadri Inzamam January in Kashmir is reminiscent of snow clad mountains, frozen Dal, people sitting in small groups – gossiping – with their Kangris tucked between their legs, and a flow of tourists in Gulmarg and much more. While the white snow and cold breeze may bring with them pleasant reveries for many of you, …

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