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The Author is a freelancer, author, publisher, and first Kashmiri to win a reader’s choice award, perusing engineering (computer science) in SSM college of Engineering and technology, Kashmir.

Find quotes you get enticed with, says a young writer ‘Ayaan Tahir’

Find quotes you get enticed with, says a young writer ‘Ayaan Tahir’

Quotes, which can be deceptively simple in sound and vary in length from a few words to few pages, require far more understanding, creativity, and technique to write than prose or poetry. In form, its line endings, departing from conventional layout, do not need to extend to the right margin. Some humans can formulate thoughts […]

A lyrical ride to Kashmir: Meet Bintul Islam, a young researcher from the valley

A lyrical ride to Kashmir: Meet Bintul Islam, a young researcher from the valley

With the developing interest in Kashmir’s art and culture, the power of classic Kashmiri literature has grown in stature. The Old Kashmiri poets have had their perceptions of “reality” penned down into verses that are now been read and the way we now come to see the interest people have in them, is dramatically increasing […]

I write, I don’t have a paper: Shared Pen, a new vision in the valley

I write, I don’t have a paper: Shared Pen, a new vision in the valley

In early times, writers only had one platform to express themselves and have their works into public domain, that was the writer’s public visibility and reputation that the event organisers via publisher’s support used to promote and sell an author’s work. The platform now isn’t what it used to be. A new definition is emerging, based […]

Beat-ing the odds: amid conflict Kashmiris carving for a new kick

Beat-ing the odds: amid conflict Kashmiris carving for a new kick

In the early 80’s, beatboxers backed up rappers when drum machines were unaffordable. It is a  vocal form of hip-hop music that blew up as one of the original elements of hip-hop in that era. Some people today dismiss it as a gimmick. Hence, today, the art form remains largely underground and misunderstood. “I’m more […]

We’re Kashmiris, we have known the art of tackling the lockdown beforehand, since birth

We’re Kashmiris, we have known the art of tackling the lockdown beforehand, since birth

It being a backward area, lack of technology and resources hinder development in Kashmir. Primitive communities of underdeveloped countries are regarded to be living in those parts of the country that lack almost all kinds of services and basic needs or even worse. Information society should be maintained because information has a significant impact in […]

OPINION

A year without 4G internet services

A year has elapsed since the government banned the 4G mobile internet services in the newly formed union territory of Jammu and Kashmir. The year without 4G mobile internet services has left no one untouched and hasmultiplied the miseries of people in general, particularly students, businessmen and others who continue to strive even after a […]