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Classic Books On Kashmir Demolish Conjured Narratives

Classic Books On Kashmir Demolish Conjured Narratives

  PUNCHLINE     The Joy Of Re-reading Books Knock-Down The  Dominant Discourses By Z.G. Muhammad   In a scenario, when politics in our state has become crazy, the ‘hegemonic discourses’ have the sway, and a big lie projected as truth is accepted, restlessness is a natural corollary. To fight this restlessness instead of reading new books on Kashmir by authors published by big houses in India,- of course, tutored, of late,   I have started re-reading books already read many … Read entire article »

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Classic Books on Kashmir Demolish Conjured Narratives.

Classic Books on Kashmir Demolish Conjured Narratives.

  PUNCHLINE   The Joy Of Re-reading Books Knock-Down The  Dominant Discourses By Z.G. Muhammad In a scenario, when politics in our state has become crazy, the ‘hegemonic discourses’ have the sway, and a big lie projected as truth is accepted, restlessness is a natural corollary. To fight this restlessness instead of reading new books on Kashmir by authors published by big houses in India,- of course, tutored, of late,   I have started re-reading books already read many years … Read entire article »

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OF CAMPUS DAY: Relive with days of Romance On University Campus

OF CAMPUS DAY: Relive with days of Romance On University Campus

Campus Rage  ZGM   The wide stairs leading to my classroom sing melodies, sweeter than livelier dawn choruses. Years, after leaving the campus, they come to life for me whenever I visit my alma mater and echo with songs of thrushes and tits as they used to do when boys and girls sitting on the steps filled the air with their musical chirrups. Many ‘full beautiful—a faery’s child’ on the stairs made some boys unmindfully shout “Was … Read entire article »

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Two Sons Did A Good Job- You Too Have A Story To Tell

Two Sons Did A Good Job- You Too Have A Story To Tell

  PUNCHLINE You Owe To Them By                                                                                                                                              Z.G. Muhammad Two sons did an excellent job! Both merit credit for doing a job that many other children placed in similar situations have chosen to ignore. Fathers of the two from ab initio were proactively involved in the struggle for ending the autocratic rule in the state. For their centrality in the struggle and proximity to the top leadership, the two besides being an eyewitness to the day to developments … Read entire article »

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Childhood: When Freedom Came In Big Way To Us

Childhood: When Freedom Came In Big Way To Us

Nostalgia Autumn And Cricket Bat ZGM Every leaf turned into a flower had its beauty- beauty that waxed even prosaic amongst us poetic. The leaves of all shades and colors, crimson, cherry, chocolate brown and golden yellow cascading at slight wind turned us into singers- even one with croakiest voice believed that he was a melody king. The season of fruits and honey had an added beauty for us, the luxury of time. Having done our six … Read entire article »

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Governor “Sage or Saboteur”- debate in Kashmir Context

Governor “Sage or Saboteur”- debate in Kashmir Context

  PUNCHLINE Chidambaram Has A Point   Have Governors A Role In Kashmir Dispute By Z.G. Muhammad     On Saturday, Oct 27, 2018, there was a graveyard silence outside, with people remaining indoors in protest against  landing of troops from New Delhi at Srinagar airport in 1947.  Everything was in mourning, mesmerizing autumn with its variegated colors  had been converted into a season of killings – fifty youth   killed in a month.  In this somber scenario the moment I sat on … Read entire article »

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Childhood Memories: Driftwood And Cowries

Childhood Memories: Driftwood And Cowries

  Autumn Scenes Nostalgia Cowries and Driftwood ZGM The Sun that like grand artist excited us when we would be still in our bed now stopped to be a painter for us.  In wee hours, rising from behind the Zabarwan hillock, it now did not enter our bedroom through the latticed windows, to create those mesmerizing magical floral and geometrical images on the walls daubed with white clay – the images that changed their posture like a dancing damsel. The … Read entire article »

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