In Conversation with Masarat Alam

Masarat Alam Bhat, Chairman, Muslim League, part of the Hurriyat Conference led by Syed Ali Geelani. He has spent most of the time since 1990 in prison, repeatedly charged with the draconian Public Safety Act. He is described by many as the successor of Syed Ali Geelani in Kashmir’s resistance … Read more →

Conversation with Anjum Zamrooda Habib

Eminent Political and Social Activist and the author of Prisoner No. 100 Anjum Zamrooda Habib in conversation with Mushtaq Ul Haq Ahmad Sikander about her life, activism, Kashmiri women, political prisoners and present political scenario You have been active in Social work since 1980s. What is your experience regarding the … Read more →

Conversation with Parvaiz Bukhari

Parvaiz Bukhari is an independent Kashmir-based journalist whose articles appear in major South Asian newspapers, journals and magazines. David Barsamian is the founder and director of Alternative Radio, the independent weekly audio series based in Boulder, Colorado. Give a sense of what life is like in Kashmir, day-to-day interactions that … Read more →

A Conversation with Gautam Navlakha

By Ather Zia Gautam is an Indian human rights activist. He is an Editorial Consultant with Economic and Political Weekly and is also the co-convener International People’s Tribunal on Human Rights and Justice in Indian-administered Kashmir. Here he talks about Kashmiri politics and the summer unrest. What is your reading … Read more →

Conversation with Tariq Tapa

By Ather Zia You grew up in New York, you have roots in Kashmir? Take us back into your childhood and tell us a bit about your family life? I was born and raised in New York City. My mother is American, and an artist. My father comes from Srinagar, … Read more →

Conversation with Suraya Abdullah

By Nyla Ali Khan Prelude The rustle of a traditionalshalwar kameez; a well-ironeddupattalightly covering her head; a soft look on her face accentuated by a mellifluous voice; an unflinching conviction in basic goodness and the potential of people to redeem themselves even in the worst of situations; an uncritical filial … Read more →

Conversation with Masood Hussain

By Ather Zia If I understand correctly not many Kashmiri families would encourage a child to be an artist. How did you manage to stay the course? I was born in an intellectual family, known for its scholars and poets. My father was a doctor he used to read many … Read more →

Q & A with Sanjay Kak

by Ather Zia Sanjay Kak is an independent documentary film-maker of Kashmiri origin, born in Pune in 1958. He is an award winning director and some of his notable works include, “In the forest hangs a bridge” (1999), “One Weapon” (1997) and “Harvest of Rain” (1995). His film based on the anti-dam movement in … Read more →

An Interview with Prof. Abdul Gani Bhat

by Irtif Lone & Hakeem Irfan Prof. Abdul Gani Bhat is staunchly pro-Pakistan, and supports Kashmir’s accession to Pakistan. He heads Jammu and Kashmir Muslim Conference. In the past he has also been the head of Hurriyat Conference. Professor Bhat taught Persian before he was dismissed on charges of constituting … Read more →

In Conversation with Syed Ali Shah Geelani

Irtif Lone & Hakeem Irfan Syed Ali Shah Geelani is a Kashmiri veteran pro freedom leader. He is the Chairman of Hurriyat Conference (G) an amalgam of various separatist political parties. He supports right to self-determination as the resolution of Kashmir issue. The ailing leader has spent more than 11 … Read more →

Q&A: An Interview With Yasin Malik

By Irtif Lone Yasin Malik leads the Jammu Kashmir Liberation Front (JKLF), a secular separatist movement. Yasin Malik renounced violence and is treading the footsteps of Mahatma Gandhi to achieve a united Kashmir independent from both Pakistan and India. Yasin strongly supports the return of Hindu Kashmiri Pandits. Malik launched … Read more →