Category: "Diaries"

28Nov
2011

Kashmir Diaries: Torturous life of a former Kashmiri militant

In 1990, he crossed the ‘Line of Control’ for arms training with an aim to liberate Kashmir. But little did he know that he would not be recognised as a militant but a drug addict. As he sits in a corner of a dimly-lit room, the ashes of smoke swirl in open air. A feeble looking Gulzar in loose blue jeans and a hand-woven baggie sweater gives his character a clumsy appearance. But, he doesn’t give any impression of suffering […]

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18Nov
2011

Kashmir Diaries: Divine Ways of Healing

Can faith heal deadly diseases and resolve problems of serious nature? Some say if faith is strong, nothing is impossible, it can move the mountains, let alone resolution of problems… Fresh smell of Izband (Harmal/Wild Rue Seeds) adorn the mureeds (devotees) in a light-filled hall at a Sufi shrine. The harmonious blend of Quranic recitations and laying on and off of hands, claimed to implore divine intervention in initiating literal physical and mental healing, creates scintillating and soothing aura in these divine sanctuaries. In one of the most renowned shrines of Srinagar, a boy in his early 20’s […]

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7Nov
2011

But what did we give to ‘God’?

According to historical traditions, some 4,000 years ago God examined the will and sincerity of Abraham and his son Ishmael and they succeeded with flying colours. Such remarkable was their feat that God sent a ram and a knife from the skies and made it as a precedent for His believers to follow. Every year, more than 1.2 billion Muslims around the world sacrifice millions of animals like sheep, cow, goat, ram, lamb, bull, camel etc. that are worth billions […]

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5Nov
2011

Kashmir Diary: CM Omar Abdullah survives political onslaught

National Conference worker’s death; Omar survives People’s Democratic Party crusade Till 29 September, Indian Kashmir’s chief minister Omar Abdullah would have been thanking God for every peaceful moment of summer 2011 in Kashmir. Little did he know that the wheel of his fate would catapult just a day after the death of his party’s senior fellow and that, too, inside his own residence… Sayeed Muhammad Yousuf, a staunch worker from south Kashmir’s Bijbehara town of the ruling National Conference, is said […]

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1Aug
2011

Was Israel Behind Norway Terror Attacks?

Establishing the link between the pro-Palestine victims and the pro-Israel perpetrator

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11Jul
2011

What have we learned from Srebrenica Massacre?

One of the worst massacres of modern history took place in the Bosnian town of Srebrenica when more than 8,000 Muslim men and boys were slaughtered by Serb barbarians

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24Jun
2011

Hellish Humiliation at Rafah Crossing

The truth behind the ‘permanent opening’ of Rafah border as reported by our ‘free’ and ‘impartial’ media

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20Jun
2011

Diaries from Afghan War Zone: Attack in the heart of Kabul

The attack came on the day when President Karzai confirmed NATO-Taliban peace talks

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24May
2011

Diaries from Afghan War Zone: War in Progress

While other Afghan journalists and photographers boycott embeds with foreign troops, I continue doing my work hoping to talk to their media if given an opportunity

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22May
2011

Diaries from Afghan War Zone: End of Fear

The Americans in Afghanistan don’t trust anyone, not even us, the Afghans

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