“I Am Not a Musician. I Am Only a Medium”

Vikram Zutshi

Shiv Kumar Sharma was a friend, philosopher and guide. A personal tribute by Vikram Zutshi

Kashmir: The Enemy Within

The arrest of a senior government functionary in Kashmir reveals the deep penetration of jihadi elements

Now Showing in Srinagar

Big screen movies to return to Kashmir Valley

Will the Milk Come to a Boil in J&K?

Two days in the Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir

The Home That Never Left Us

And the strange thing about memory

A First Timer in Kashmir

Where a houseboat is not a houseboat and everything else is not always what it seems

The Right Thing to Do

Even during Kashmir’s worst years of insurgency, says Ghulam Mohammad Malik, a retired Muslim teacher who has been protecting a temple in Srinagar for over a decade now, no one ever raised an eyebrow at his presence there

The Autumn of Hypocrisy

Those opposed to Srinagar’s Harud litfest have only strengthened radical voices in Kashmir. In the name of a ‘cause’, they have silenced those whose stories must be told

The Man Who Knows Too Much

He is accused of having abducted and killed lawyer Jaleel Andrabi in Srinagar in 1996. He has also been named for the murder of at least a dozen other men. He fled the country, and was back in the news after his wife reported him for domestic violence in California in February this year. A court has ordered the Ministry of External Affairs to ensure his extradition, but no action is being taken. Speaking to Open, the Major says if his extradition is actually initiated, he will never be allowed to return alive, he knows too much and he will not keep quiet


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