Monthly Archives: July 2010

Open Letter to Prime Minister of Pakistan

Open Letter to Prime Minister of Pakistan Subject: Persecution of non-Muslim Minorities in Pakistan. Ref: – Continued Demolition of Hindu Temples and persecution of Hindus in Pakistan threatens peace in the sub continent. Hon’ble Syed Yousuf Raza Gillani, Prime Minster of Pakistan, Islamabad, Pakistan Hon’ble Prime Minister Gillani, Freedom loving people all around the world […]

scapegoats,stone pelters, and Omar Abdullah

Another year in exile for Indigenous inhabitants of Kashmir. For the sake of statstics, This is my 21st year in Exile.There is a mixed response when Kashmir is discussed among Kashmiri Pandits.” I would like to live the rest of my life in Kashmir” says a relative of mine who is a septuagenarian. On the […]

Mr Geelani, were you served biriyani for the day?

Mr Geelani, were you served biriyani for the day? More than a decade-and-a-half back I was on a photographic assignment to Fatepur Shekhawati, a town in Sikar district of Rajasthan, known for its exquisite havelis and frescos. It was a beautiful, wintry but sunny Friday afternoon at the bus adda in Jaipur. When the bus […]

Stone pelters of Srinagar and the walnut tree Stone pelters of Srinagar and the walnut tree Tarun Vijay, 01 July 2010, 08:40 PM IST Rafiq was a small-time wage earner in Srinagar. He worked in a suburban bag factory as a semi-skilled labourer. His cousin had been found dead in police custody a day before and hence he took leave to join […]