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Help The Sara help Kashmiri youth

Suicide - warning signs

While Jammu and Kashmir has always had among the lowest suicide rates (0.3% of all suicides) in India, statistics show a rising trend (44.3% more in 2012 than 2011) as opposed to a slight decline (0.1% less in 2012 than 2011) in the overall national figures. The dramatic increase is concerning in a state where …

A democratic solution for Kashmir

tricolor landscape

Disclaimer: I see Kashmir as a part of India as a geographic reality. If it becomes free, I will see it as free. I refuse to cater to bullshit that treats Kashmir as a separate country before it becomes one. This goes for separatists who don’t like me calling Kashmiris Indian and this goes for …

What about the Indian Army?

Indian flag photographic collage

So a team came across the border and killed Indian soldiers. How many soldiers killed? Whether the killers were Pakistani Army or terrorists? Who said what and what to outrage about? The usual flurry of activity continues unabated. As a citizen of India, my concern is less with all these things and more with the …

Some thoughts on Pakistan and Independent Kashmir

Indian regional languages distribution

When I wrote my post on Kashmiri Pandits, a friend responded privately with a nugget of political insight – before the ethnic cleansing, Kashmiri Pandits did favor independence over merger with India. If that is true, then Pakistan did Kashmir a grave disservice by sponsoring the butchers who devastated them and turned them firmly pro-India. …