The Torturable ClassFebruary 2014
When it comes to Kashmir, India acts as a police state, holding even speech hostage. Why this obsession with narrative control?
Mirza Waheed: An Elegy Sung by ApparitionsJanuary 2014
On the Djinns of Kashmir.
Stone WarsAugust 2013
In the disputed territory of Kashmir, civilians wage a battle without modern weapons against “the idea of domination.”
Impunity in IndiaFebruary 2013
Major Avtar Singh of the Indian Army’s counterinsurgency in Kashmir killed dozens. India refused to punish him. So did Canada and the U.S., where he killed his family and committed suicide.
Ashwaq Masoodi: How I Learned to Write ObituariesJanuary 2013
Growing up in Kashmir, in proximity to death.
Fear and Framing in KashmirMay 2011
The filmmaker Tariq Tapa on growing up Jewish and Muslim in New York, saying the unsayable, and the future of horror films.
To Conquer Her LandFebruary 2011
The few women in the Indian army are battling not only against their country’s enemies but also against poverty, patriarchy, and loneliness.
The Un-VictimFebruary 2011
In the wake of sedition threats by the Indian government, the writer and activist describes the stupidest question she gets asked, the cuss-word that made her respect the power of language, and the limits of preaching nonviolence.