Ending the cycle of violence in Kashmir

Ending the cycle of violence in Kashmir

Last month, 19-year-old Adil Ahmed Dar drove a Scorpio SUV packed with explosives into a convoy of more than 70 Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) vehicles in south Kashmir’s Pulwama district. When he detonated the car bomb, eyewitnesses said, it triggered...
Banksy on Palestine’s broken walls: the medium really is the message

Banksy on Palestine’s broken walls: the medium really is the message

The politics and cultural value of street art have long been divisive topics because it pushes back against what has, for centuries, been considered ‘art.’ The idea that street art is at once both valuable — culturally and artistically — and a canvas for others to paint over, challenges long accepted notions of how art should be consumed and preserved. Artists have always re-used canvases, but they never painted over their masterpieces. Street artists, at least in the early days, didn’t discriminate.

Death By A Million Contradictions: Trying To Understand Tibetan Self-Immolation

Death By A Million Contradictions: Trying To Understand Tibetan Self-Immolation

Wandering through the rambling streets and markets of Lhasa, watched over by the majestic Potala Palace, I found myself preoccupied with the thought that there must be more fire extinguishes per capita here than in any other city in the world. Soldiers and security guards march in formation around Barkhor Square with foam-filled red canisters strapped to their backs.