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Prerna Koul Mishra

Prerna Koul Mishra

Editor, Content Services, ITGDprerna.mishra@intoday.com
Journalistically:India Today; Generally:Willing student of life's vagary. Emotionally: Kashmir soul's softspot ! Spiritually:Respect religions;follow just Faith

By Prerna Koul Mishra

Why I, a Kashmiri Pandit, picked up the pen instead of the stethoscope

In the run-up to the anniversary of the Kashmiri Pandit Exodus in January, there is a case to give voice to those who lost theirs, in the amplified din of power or politics.

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When I went back home to Kashmir as a Kashmiri Pandit 14 years after the exodus

As we landed at the Srinagar airport, we stopped for a few seconds to inhale hard. We were coming back to Kashmir after 14 years.

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Because this is about you, not us: A Kashmiri Pandit’s open letter to Muslims in the Valley after Article 370 goes

Even as armchair experts try to position the removal of Article 370 to be majorly about Kashmiri Pandits, this one is for you. For Pandits, it may be too little, too late.

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With Article 370, I too revoke my hate: For three decades, I suffered as a Kashmiri Pandit woman. That stops today

For years, I went to Kashmir as an outsider, despite being a Kashmiri, the laws of the land having stripped me of my state subject, no govt willing to care. But now, I can finally go 'home'.

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Pulwama Terror Attack: Fight Pakistan, but fight these internal battles too

Armchair war-mongers, opportunist nationalists, seditionists — India must win several mini-battles to win the final war.

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Modi ji, please leave my language alone!!!

On his recent visit to Jammu and Kashmir, the PM spoke in Kashmiri. But his attempts have not impressed many speakers of the Koshur tongue.

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Maharashtra dairy farmers spilling milk on roads is unacceptable

In a state where children continue to die of malnutrition, farmers should take the milk to orphanages and children’s homes instead of spilling it on the roads.

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Flipkart-Walmart deal: How India just rolled out the red carpet for digital colonisation

New Delhi could be offering citizen’s data on a platter to powerful American companies.

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India Today social media editor on why Facebook down ranking news is flawed at multiple levels

Bad news for everyone, especially Indians.

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Is the average Kashmiri Muslim insecure?

It is almost as if the insecurities articulated by Kashmir Pandits three decades ago are playing out all over again.

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How Iron Lady Indira Gandhi was let down by the men in her life

'She turned towards brash, power-wielding men rather than towards philosophical-idealists like her father.'

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Guru Purnima 2017: A teacher is not a trickster

He or she sets the path for you to walk towards your ultimate goal, which is self-awareness.

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A Pilibhit tiger’s letter to humans

If it has come to the level of species shaming, let me remind you the jungle has a law of co-existence that all creatures adhere to. You are the ones killing your own.

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My problem with anti-government sentiment

I want transparency for the next generation.

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What a Kashmiri Pandit feels about being a 'minority' in Modi's India

When you lose the freedom of faith, the right to your roots and the liberty to call your homeland your own.

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Mark Zuckerberg, Facebook must leave news in responsible hands

It is only fair that this message goes out to him though social media.

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5 ways I switch off that bring me joy

Bringing some Diwali cheer from the newsroom.

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Pink helped explain to my 11-year-old daughter what I couldn't

I am impressed by the sensitivity with which the movie has tackled the issue of feminism.

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Kashmir's walking dead

If the identity of the Kashmiri Pandits was compromised two decades ago, should I wish the same for the Muslims in the Valley invoking providence?

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Open letter to Umar Khalid

I am exercising the right to my tolerance just as you have exercised your freedom of expression to negate the idea of India.

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Why I feel like I am a social media loser

I actually fall into the category of people who lose beautiful friendships merely because I cannot keep up with the 100-odd pings on WhatsApp.

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Why I think Hindutva 2.0 has way too many bugs

Shiva lives in me no more and the Hindu thought has finally been hijacked by ISIS philosophy.

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The day I met Mark Zuckerberg

The Facebook honcho says he's pushing forward with ideas and dreams because no one else seems willing to pursue them.

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The killer electronic leash, now also at 30,000ft

There is a risk of losing the beautiful 'me time' now during air travels.

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Why Kashmir marathon was a disaster

The discontent of the people of the Valley with the establishment is a raw vein that cannot be soothed by a sporting event.

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Can any God forgive the murder of Aylan Kurdi?

Remember, the Syrian boy's is not the only life that has been cut short due to strife and war.

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How we pour our poison into the lives of our children

Are we becoming a human-eat-human society?

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Mulayam Singh Yadav is the messiah of rapists

Samajwadi Party chief is clearly living up to expectations.

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Why Lord Jagannath endears you to love Him

The treatment meted out to this lord by the commoners, especially on the day of the Rath Yatra is almost intimidating.

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When all hell broke loose on the Alps

Beware world, Indian tourists are boarding.

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