Kashmir banega Pakistan?

In a post last year, I had brought up the growing Chinese presence in PoK. My opinion on that is only getting stronger. To me, the matter is simple. China wants that port in Pakistan. What does Pakistan want from China? Kashmir is pretty much the only thing. The timing is about right too. The ill thought out war in Afghanistan is on a shaky foot as always, the US is looking for ways to…

"Kashmir banega Pakistan?"

Unconscious dynamics in Kashmir

Unconscious processes are those we are not aware of. Before all the high IQ internetizens assault me, let me say, most of what we do is unconscious. We are automatically reacting to many things which come to action only if there seems to be no automatic response possible, or if something unexpected happens. Like, you are reading this page and scrolling as needed automatically. If I changed the behaviour of the page in how it…

"Unconscious dynamics in Kashmir"

Deconstructing Kashmir's heroes

Please note: This article is specifically about the human rights abuses and rapes in Kashmir as distinct from the larger conflict around Kashmir. I see them as victims of crime, and collecting their suffering for the purpose of a political struggle is putting it on indefinite hold till the political issue is resolved. Yet another string in a deliberately obfuscated dialogue. Today I finally lost it after hearing for the nth time about the sacrifice…

"Deconstructing Kashmir's heroes"

Ladakh : Pandora's Box Made In Kashmiri Imagination

Some Kashmiri dude has written an article about Ladakh : Pandora’s Box Made In Leh Not using names, since these guys mostly seem to act on pseudonym, so I don’t know what and if to use. For my purposes, “author” suffices. Looking at how we don’t have Ladakh fighting a Twitter war, I thought I’d share my experiences and conversations around the subject to refute the garbage that is being dumped on the reputation of a…

"Ladakh : Pandora's Box Made In Kashmiri Imagination"

Kashmiri Myths

Got really bugged by some of the reporting for Kashmir. While I am in favour of Kashmiris finding justice and joy and all that, I am not too delighted about my country being blamed for every sneeze they get. The Kashmiris and media are so busy talking about human rights abuses and all, that many things are unquestioningly assumed as the truth. Trying to gather here some of the ‘truths’ that come to mind. I…

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On Kashmir and what they want

This is in reply to an email thanking me for supporting Kashmir’s struggle for freedom. Let me get this right. I am NOT supporting Kashmir’s struggle for freedom. I think its a stupid idea. I believe that Kashmir is being brainwashed for an evil political agenda. However, I accept that my opinion is irrelevant. I am supporting their right to make their own decisions – however stupid, because I am a citizen of a democratic…

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