Zargar Yasir

  • TThe clamour of slogans has once again started rising up. The mosques are once again resonating with the paeans for rebels who are being killed on regular basis. South Kashmir is simmering once again. The streets are turning into a battleground for forces, rebels, and people. A dread of spectres is ...

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  • T“Sometimes your heart needs more time to accept what your mind already knows”. “I had never thought it before that one day my heart would endorse those thoughts which were prevailing inside my mind. I was thinking that my heart would never let me fall for anything which used to ...

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  • TThe land of Kashmir is often likened to a piece of heaven on earth. Across Asia this piece of land occupies a prominent place and is usually called the “Switzerland of Asia”. Its unmatchable beauty is what earned Kashmir the name, “Paradise on earth”. A person can ...

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  • TThe clamour of slogans started rising around in the vicinity of a local mosque with a recorded hymn, praising the beauty of “Jihad”. The voice was cracking the walls, making the sound clear and people were rehearsing, yelling the slogans loudly. People of our village were busy in ...

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  • TPeople were returning from their regular chores, when the news of a famous Kashmiri local rebel who had turned to militancy at a very young age, was killed in an encounter near Kokernag, 15 km away from district Anantnag. People in long chains came out of their homes, leaving all ...

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  • TThe situation across Kashmir is not normal. It is neither under control, nor in accordance with law and order. It has been three days since this disputed portion of earth started witnessing desertion and bloodbath on each of its streets. The situation was tense when the heart-wrenching news ...

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  • TThe streets, which saw desolation for more than three days, witnessed an awful response from its own people. The tragedy which unfortunately took more than five lives in a week, took a ghastly turn when people came out on streets passing slogans against each other, praising the ...

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  • TTwo controversial statements by APHC Leader Syed Ali Shah Geelani have generated chaos and confusion among self-proclaimed intellectuals, resulting in debates on social networking portals recently. The first statement made by Geelani sahab that "Kashmiri youth do not have any option but to pick up ...

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  • TBurhan Muzaffar Wani is a heroic rebel who has been resisting the Indian state in Jammu and Kashmir in the mesh of Tral’s forests. Wani took up militancy when he and his brother were harassed by the Indian Army. He has, since then, been causing the Indian authority a lot of grief. He has ...

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  • TDelhi, Haryana, Mumbai, Punjab, Shimla, and now Jammu and Kashmir – places change but the dead remain the same. The dead who belong to the minority of a country, where cows have become more precious than man. It may sound hilarious but it is true – this has happened at several places in ...

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  • T A few months ago,the President of U.S.A, Barack Obama, visited India. He had already voiced his views that religious bifurcation could divide India into many different sectors; he had warned that India will succeed so long as it is not “splintered along the lines of religious faith ...

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  • TFrom Kashmir to Kandahar to Peshawar to Palestine to Syria to Baghdad to Yemen to Kabul to Kurdistan – Muslim blood is spilling across the globe. In each and every corner of the Muslim world, Muslim children are being ruthlessly butchered. The bloodbath of children started off in ...

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  • TImage Courtesy: mayapurvoice.com For this reason or another, “cow” has turned into a political debate here in Kashmir. It may sound hilarious but it is true: this year could easily be marked as “The Cow Year”. It isn’t quite certain whether this year should be ...

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  • TThis book is only for those who believe in resistance, who live with a hope and have learned the perils of being reasonable. This book is only for those who understand enough to be afraid and yet retain their fury on devastation by so-called peacemakers. It starts with these lines: “An ...

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  • TAFSPA and Chutzpah both went viral when the Bollywood movie “Haider” was released. Prior to this, people were not really aware of the term chutzpah, but after the release of the movie, it became a street joke for a long time. The common jokes/slang were also replaced by the new word. ...

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  • TThe fifteen-year-old who turned to militancy A pheran-clad (round traditional cloak) street boy, a cricket enthusiast, brilliant student and handsome, Burhan Wani of Tral – a small hamlet in South Kashmir’s Pulwama district – joined militant ranks at the age of 15. Burhan’s ...

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  • TA few days ago, while going for Tarawih prayers, I complained about the loud volume of loudspeakers at a nearby mosque. I thought they would take it seriously, and will turn the volume of speakers down, but I was totally wrong. As we are all aware, high volumes of speakers can annoy to those who ...

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  • TWith the gradual advancements in technology, life has changed at a rate we could never have imagined before.   The advancements bought new tools, techniques and services to us. The research and inventions of technology have made our life comfortable but competent. The invention of science ...

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  • TKashmir has become a hub of murder. Anywhere, anyone can be killed and the blame goes to an anonymous gunman. This practice of uncommon killing by anonymous gunmen has a history that dates back to the 1990s, when unknown gunmen used to kill unknown persons for no reasons. These mysterious killings ...

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  • TWith the gradual advancement in technology, life has changed at a rate we could never have imagined before. The growing increase in the tools and techniques of technology has made our life smart in each and every aspect. We have seen the digital world in Hollywood movies which looks beautiful but ...

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  • TIt will not be hilarious to call failures as builders of success. Failures are often quoted as pillars of success. There are many proverbs, stories about failures used to inspire those who have failed in one way or another. Success comes through rapidly fixing our mistakes rather than getting ...

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