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By Atul K Thakur Mayank is not laconic as a writer and he also breaks the stereotypical views. His book, Nobody Can Love You More on Delhi’s red light area, Garstin Bastion Road, confirms it. G. B. Road, as it is known popularly is generally considered the work place for ‘fallen women’, pimps and visitors [...]
How the books, in general are meant for? They are for ‘self-help’, reveals the narrator of Mohsin Hamid’s How to Get Filthy Rich in Rising Asia, on a less cryptic note. Though he doesn’t assert its universal supremacy, but cites it’s fallible and can be deviated as well. The later conclusion, Mohsin’s third novel gives that narrator is ‘other’ and reader is ‘self’-the book progresses under this existential arrangement, and through taking meticulous care of locale.
By Atul K Thakur Like his preceding work, The Wasted Vigil, Nadeem Aslam’s fourth novel-The Blind Man’s Garden, follows difficult overtures with the recent history. However, this new book has much bigger geo-strategic and humane canvas, as it draws the ground realities of war torn Afghanistan-Pakistan regions through immaculate sensibility and with unprecedented authenticity. The [...]
By Ibreez Ajaz [The views and comments are authors own. It doesn't represent the editorial policy of The Kashmir Walla.] It used to be that whenever someone would ask me where I was from, I’d tell Kashmir. Depending on the listening party, there was a good likelihood of my enduring flak over the admittance. And [...]
he Global Buddhist Congregation was held on November 27, 2011 in New Delhi to celebrate the 2600th year of Sambodhiprapti, the Enlightenment of Buddha. Religious, Spiritual and World leaders as well as eight hundred scholars, delegates and observers from thirty-two countries attended the congregation. As a member of a team of official photographers, I had [...]
illi/Delhi/Dehli call it by any name and what comes to mind is a salad bowl of cultures, religions, languages and people. The capital of India famous for Mughal architecture, Mosques, Markets and the best it has, the diversity is not just a city but an experience. People from across India and the world come here, some [...]
Lahore. One word, one place, one name. But it’s so much more. If someone asks me what Pakistan is for me, I would say Lahore. And only a true Lahori can tell you what that means. Lahore is life, Lahore is noise, Lahore is color, and Lahore is love. Lahore is everything in one. It [...]
A nation’s culture resides in the hearts and in the soul of its people. – Mahatma Gandhi Though I was born and raised in Canada, my Indian culture is what runs through my veins. It was my grandmother who made me start loving my culture, its traditions, the language, the music, and the places. That’s [...]
By Syed Aqeel ‘The Prince’ is a masterpiece on modern politics written by the father of modern political thought Niccolo Machiavelli. The Bible of the politician as it is called has laid the foundations of the current political system, providing a real picture of political realism and its dominance. ‘The Prince’ has been written in [...]
The Association of Parents of Disappeared Persons (APDP) organised a sit-in today to mark the International Day of Disappeared Persons at a park in Srinagar. Several people from different fields joined the sit-in which included a number of students. Our photographer, Shahid Tantray captures the day.
By Syed Aqeel There hardly exists a race of people on earth devoid of the possession of belief in strange, mysterious and often unbelievable ‘myths’. These fascinating or horrible tales are often passed on from generation to generation through literature, historical accounts and such. The Greeks have their own mythologies; mythologies that speak of the [...]
By Fahad Shah “Whatever is going on is not your fault?” tells the father, Yusuf (Reza Naji, Iranian actor) to his son, Rafiq (Shahnawaz Bhat). Harud, means autumn in Kashmiri, is a first of its kind film on Kashmir’s brutal conflict, which has been going on for decades now. The film starts with three [...]