Celebrating Independence Day never felt more uncomfortable

August 15 is a black day in Kashmir. Since the day I started to understand things around me, all I’ve seen is a total communication blockade. Our phones stop working from midnight all the way into the evening. Personally, I’ve never ever embraced the idea of the “independence” of India in my life. But ifContinue reading “Celebrating Independence Day never felt more uncomfortable”

Porotta and beef fry: Why food has always been political

For those enjoying in the “modern day” a plate of porotta and beef fry, the historical significance of their meal, however, may not be evident. It’s a good meal and a free country, who the hell cares?