Kashmir is a prison with three walls

(First published in HuffPost India on 5 May 2017.)

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Welcome to Srinagar. Would you like to come with me to Downtown? I want you to see the real Srinagar.

By Shivam Vij

(Some time in 2011, a stone-pelter in Srinagar offered to show me the fabled old city through his eyes. Here is what he told me. The first-person account first appeared in Fountain Ink magazine in Decmeber 2011. The views expressed by the stone-pelter are his, not mine.)

Welcome to Srinagar. Would you like to come with me to Downtown? I want you to see the real Srinagar.

Come, get on the bike. Continue reading “Welcome to Srinagar. Would you like to come with me to Downtown? I want you to see the real Srinagar.”