A moon in your name

WHEN I CONSCIOUSLYimagine poetry, I see: a small room in which my grandfather from behind a cloud of smoke projects verse after verse, turning to poet after poet, he holds an eternal cigarette like a pen, as if writing poetry in smoke. Poetry is now a fragrant, translucent haze, and the haze a...

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Indigenous iterations of azaadi in Kashmir

WHEN PRIME MINISTERImran Khan took the stage at the United Nations General Assembly last year, some 11,000 kilometres away in Kashmir, people were hanging on to his every word. For them, Khan was an ally, a representative, a rare advocate before a global audience. Afterwards, the streets of...

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Silencing Kashmir

On 4 September 2019, a popular Facebook page with 37,000 followers, Stand With Kashmir, tweeted that their page had been blocked. “It looks like they are trying to shut down our page because we are the only page actively talking about Kashmir," Mariah, founder and admin of the page told Soch....

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