Bashir Manzar

Paying tributes to Mirwaiz and Lone

Paying tributes to Mirwaiz and Lone

May 21 is the day when two great leaders of Jammu and Kashmir fell to bullets though in different years. Mirwaiz Mohammad Farooq was killed by assassins on May 21, 1990 and Abdul Gani Lone fell to their bullets on same day in 2002.  Tragically Lone was killed near the grave of Late Mirwaiz as […]

 Bashir Manzar

Ceasefire and surging militant attacks

Ceasefire and surging militant attacks

Separatists can’t always shout ‘kill the umpire’ but get ready to play the game

The unprecedented surge in militant attacks in the holy month of Ramazan following a ceasefire announced by the Government of India (GoI) has generated a debate in the political circles of Jammu and Kashmir. The big question that haunts every citizen, though it may not be spelled out publicly due to known reasons, is that […]

 Bashir Manzar

Me and Vinod Khanna

Me and Vinod Khanna

A tribute to a veteran actor

We were three friends – Khursheed, Shabir and me. Young, carefree, full of energy and ideas (the ideas not necessarily very creative or productive). All the time roaming in the lanes and by-lanes of Batamaloo. This Srinagar outskirt area was our den. I was Amar (friends thought I was look alike of Vinod Khanna), Khursheed […]