THE EDITOR RECOMMENDS

WEBSITE OF THE WEEK
http://www.ladishahproject.org/
“In the folk tradition of Kashmir, Ladi Shah were traveling minstrels who employed satire and song to address the social and political views of their time. The Ladi Shah Project was conceived to record and share the voices of Kashmiris, too often lost amidst the ongoing conflict in the region. By documenting the pivotal memories, compelling stories and everyday experiences of Kashmiris, the Ladi Shah Project seeks to preserve Kashmir’s dynamic oral history and culture.”

BEST OF WEB:
Kashmir: Dead Men Do Tell Tales
By Farrukh Faheem

"Sheikh Abdullah was tamed and is now seen as a “betrayer” of Kashmiris. Bhat and Afzal were executed and are perceived as “heroes” of the “Kashmiri nation”. Sheikh Abdullah was given a state funeral and as per his will buried on the serene banks of the lake at Hazratbal. Bhat and Guru were denied burials in Kashmir and two empty graves await them. The story of these graves in Kashmir somewhat sums up the story of Kashmir. As the state buries Kashmiris in its jails, Kashmiris add empty graves to their shaheed mazaars. And while it can bury the likes of Abdullah at choice locations in Kashmir, it cannot afford to leave the graves unguarded against their own community."
To read more, click:
http://www.epw.in/system/files/CM_XLVIII_17_270413_Farrukh_Faheem_0.pdf

The writing life
By Joel Achenbach
“A writer is just someone who writes. You don’t need a credential or a fancy resume. You don’t need a lot of special training. You don’t need connections. Just put your hands on the keyboard and start typing. And don’t stop. (Just remember that you always need to revise, trim, fact-check, elide unneeded adjectives, abjure adverbs, and read a printout before you publish”
To read more, click:
http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/achenblog/wp/2013/04/26/the-writing-life/

Snow Fall
The Avalanche at Tunnel Creek
By JOHN BRANCH

2013 Pulitzer Prize Winner in Feature Writing: 'The article “Snow Fall: The Avalanche at Tunnel Creek,” about a deadly avalanche in the Washington Cascades, combined nearly 17,000 words of text with online video and graphics that illustrated the disaster and explained the science behind it, creating an immersive experience for the reader. Mr. Branch, 45, a sports reporter for The Times, was awarded the prize and gave credit to the more than 20 people who contributed.'
http://www.nytimes.com/projects/2012/snow-fall/#/?part=tunnel-creek

Lastupdate on : Tue, 30 Apr 2013 21:30:00 Makkah time
Lastupdate on : Tue, 30 Apr 2013 18:30:00 GMT
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