Kashmiri Hindus – On the Verge of Extinction

The Government should declare us a critically endangered species like the Hangul (Kashmiri Stag) and put us in a reserve. After all, amongst other names, Muslims also called us Hanguls and just like the Hangul, we have been hunted down for centuries and are now battling for our survival.

The burden Of Brotherhood

While I continued to hold on to my values of assimilation, accommodation and respect for all faiths, I was given 3 choices in 1990 – Convert, Flee or Die! I fled but I still held on to the values that were so deeply ingrained in me. And then in 1992, everything went up in smoke. The orchard was vandalized, trees were cut down and the house was set on fire by the same neighbors I had so much faith in.

Khech Mavas

Khichdi Amavasya (KhechMavas) Khichdi Amavasya is an ancient winter ritual of the Kashmiri Pandits and is celebrated on Posh Krishna Paksh Amavasya, in local...


Much has been said and written about Kashmir, and how this firdaus was turned into a dozakh for its very own people, and how...