Yearning for Home

This is a photograph of our home in ruins. It was recently taken by my uncle who visited Anantnag for a festival. The view from the window is all I have been thinking about since. I have been upset over not being able to travel to Kashmir because my father got too worried by the … More Yearning for Home

Not A Poem

The girl was raped? Blame her. The man was lynched to death? Blame him. Attack whoever is left of their families. Don’t let either of them live or die in peace. Do not forget that you are a Hindu or a Muslim. For a second, if you assume that you are a human being first, … More Not A Poem

Poems for Kashmir

  (These poems were first published in Coldnoon: Travel Poetics Journal ) I Today, while they show you the colour of Jhelum -bathed in red do not let them forget The Lidder’s water- splashed with blood in ‘89 Turning lives to stone Peeling the skin of kith and kin reminding them- you never were our own … More Poems for Kashmir