Kashmir: Cry, my Beloved Country

Kashmir: Cry, my Beloved Country

Gautam Navlakha Max Ernst, ‘Flowers of Seashells’ / WikiArt Burhan Muzaffar Wani and his comrades were born and died in the phase of militancy in Jammu and Kashmir that symbolises a watershed in politics in the state, before and after 1989-1990. Unlike in the past, indigenous militants now neither travel to Pakistan for guns or…

Also in the News: Kashmiri Student

Also in the News: Kashmiri Student

Basharat Ali Mark Rothko / Artsy.net A Kashmiri student studying in India finds a mention in the news these days. For raising slogans, for cheering for his favourite cricket team, for not cooking beef, or, for simply being a Kashmiri student in India, anywhere in India. This Kashmiri student is not one individual but numbers…

Speeches of Dissent, in Song

Speeches of Dissent, in Song

Kanhaiya Kumar and Umar Khalid (Sourced from Facebook) Kanhaiya Kumar and Umar Khalid made waves with the speeches they made at JNU in February, 2016, and were punished by the state for it, with sedition charges and detention. Music producers Dub Sharma and DJ-MojoJojo sampled their words of dissent against the Indian government into these…