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Decoding mysteries with authors

. IANS

They are the best-selling international authors whose mystery novels have been gripping enough to make you couch potatoes. This week IANS bookshelf…

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Book review: Waadi-e-Khoonab

. Inam ul Rehman

Author: S Ahmad Peerzada Pages: 460 Publisher: Kashmir Studies Foundation, Srinagar     
S Ahmed Peerzada’s book tries to document the lives that we…

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Book Review: Our moon has blood clots

. Atul K Thakur

Over the decades, politics and high class but baseless discourses have produced only the trashes on Kashmir-the devoid from realities remains a harm…

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Clay and dust from history!

. Atul Kumar Thakur

Musharraf Ali Farooqi’s Between Clay and Dust does not receive the attention that it deserves, not least because his novel departs from the west in…

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Book Review: The Half Widow

. Waheed Rabbani

Book Review: The Half Widow

A Review of: The Half Widow, by Shafi Ahmad, Published by Power Publishers, India, (2012)

Shafi Ahmad's The Half Widow is an important addition to t…

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The Emperors Escape

. Saadut Hussain

The emperor had heard the prediction that this year’s ‘unusually extended spring’ season was already over; summer had crossed the Borijal passes so…

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Mango blues!

. Atul Kumar Thakur

Within literary writings, fiction and fantasies most often used in a blend to establish the plots that subverts the subtle differences and effects…

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Zikr in the City

. Uzma Falak

The city wasn't her dream. It was her escape into a perennial numbness. She meditated in the middle of a hustling and a bewildered crowd- rushing to…

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Kashmir| Wamiq killing: An open letter

. Nadeem Sheikh

 

Dear mother,
I won't ask how are you, as I remember how you would be at times when I was away from you for a day, for an hour, even for a minute. A…

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Book review: Jinnah Vs Gandhi

. Atul K Thakur

Book Review: Non-fiction/ Jinnah vs. Gandhi by Roderick Matthews, Hachette, 330pp; Rs499 (Hardback)

Whether India was fortunate to inherit the best…

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The open and top secrets of Rushdie!

. Atul Kumar Thakur

Mark Antony says well in Julius Caesar-“The evil that men do lives after them; the good is oft interred with their bones.” Shakespeare’s aphorism h…

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Book Review: Beacon Light

. Mushtaq Ul Haq

Book Review: Beacon Light

Azam Inqilabi, a name that needs no introduction. It is a known name in the Resistance Movement of Kashmir spanning over several decades. A revolut…

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Lal Ded- a conceptual icon

. G N Gauhar

Lal Ded- a conceptual icon

A bunch of articles read by few migrant scholars in Delhi in a seminar edited by Dr. Shashi Toshkhani jolted the belief I had inherited and develope…

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The Meadow: a bookfull of secrets

. Inam ul Rehman

Title: The Meadow: Kashmir 1995—Where the terror began, Authors: Andrian Levy and Cathy Scott-Clark Publisher: HarperPress Pages: 510

In Kashmir not…

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Ode to Safia

. Uzma Falak

Mother, Mother!
Would you wake up?
See the ivy near the window, its growing.

When your blood is turning lifeless on the hospital bed, I can see a full…

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Butchered Wings – A short story

. Suhail Akram

I was trying to run as fast as I could but my poor legs were slowly betraying me. Fear at my back, I was confused where to head? I dropped my shoe t…

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Burdens of a dream

. Sameer Rashid

 

The day had gone well with no regrets, no complaints but a thanks to the Almighty for having given the day. She was often on my mind but her thoug…

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The life of Modern Nero

. Inam ul Rehman

Book: The NAMO Story, A Political Life Author: Kingshuk Nag Publisher: Roli Books  Pages: 188
In the year 1992, we shifted to one of our uncle’s home…

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The fantasised memory

. Inam ul Rehman

Book: Our Moon has Blood Clots
Author: Rahul Pandita
Pages: 258
Publisher: Random House India

Uprooted from their native place it is very difficult to…

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The Arthur Conan Doyle of Urdu fiction

. Umair Khan

Ibn-e Safi is not an unfamiliar name for anyone with an interest in Urdu detective fiction. After all, he has been called the Arthur Conan Doyle of…

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A half-filled book of resistance

. Inam ul Rehman

A half-filled book of resistance

How do you rate an autobiography of a person who is taken asthe national treasure in Kashmir?  A person surviving only on half a kidney! A person at…

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Book Review: The Moslems are coming

. Atul Kumar Thakur

An accidental academics turned ‘desktop terrorist’ and finally as an ‘incidental journalist’, Azad Essa exudes many flavours of multitasking. An irr…

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The Punjab: A book review

. Atul Kumar Thakur

Non-fiction/The Punjab by Ishtiaq Ahmed, Rupa/2011, 754 pp; Rs995 (Hardback)
Now another work on the partition history tries to unravel multiple narr…

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How I wish I could write to you

. Gowhar Farooq

How I wish I could write to you.

That here, here in the middle of my arms, somewhere in the dermis, among the nerves, I feel the want of you. How I…

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Kashmir: The blunt innocence

. Ashfaq Saraf

It had been almost a year. His routine had taken the countenance of the most likely. Like many times before, the good news, this time also, had com…

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Nund Rishi: A rosary of hundred beads

. jvmg

The book was first published in 1981. It opens with a short ‘Printer’s Note’’ by noted Kashmiri scholar M.Y. Taing. He writes, “Sheikh Noor-Ud-Din’s…

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