Kashmir and India never seemed as far apart as they do today. As elections near, three HT staffers — including a Kashmiri Hindu and a Kashmiri Muslim — are on a 21-day voyage of rediscovery and hope. See Special Coverageindia Updated: Nov 09, 2008 04:59 IST
After a bitter summer of turmoil, Kashmir will put the credibility of the world’s largest democracy to test this winter. New Delhi is desperate to win back a peace that it had gained through years of strife in Kashmir. Its opponents are scrambling to tap the sudden surge of public rebellion.
Kashmir and India never seemed so far apart. HT embarks on an ambitious road journey across the state to tell the Kashmir story and capture its churning of history versus future, of angst versus ambition.
National Special Projects Editor Neelesh Misra travels with two Kashmiri colleagues — Chief Sub-Editor Peerzada Ashiq, a Muslim who grew up there through blood-laced years, and Ashutosh Sapru, National Editor, Design — a Pandit who had to leave his homeland two decades ago. It is a journey that will weave in the present and the future.
Using daily news reports, photographs, videos and blogs, the three-week journey of rediscovery tells the six-decade story Kashmir, taking the reader to the different flavours of the Kashmir story.