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Kashmir’s culture has fascinated the world for centuries. This section offers detailed narratives about the arts, crafts, individuals and characters that keep Kashmir’s art front active and attractive.

Kashmir Wazwan

A Bollywood producer, currently in Srinagar, triggered a controversy by claiming that he has introduced veg-Wazwaan. He was trolled for naming a typical thali,...

An Artist’s Rise

Secretly painting for years, Saba Gul met an artist who broke the news of her hobby to her parents only after her creativity had been...

Rising Voices

Waqar Khan and Ishfaq Kawa’s songs on Youtube have fetched them millions of views. Their emergence in Kashmir’s cultural space was partly the outcome...
Durimg one of his visits, Viceroy from India being taken to the Sherghari Palace in Srinagar.

Kashmir Cultural Centre

Kashmir’s idea of creating a cultural Centre is a sad tale of missed opportunities spread over almost half a century writes M Saleem Beg Kashmir has...

Culture Warriors

Farzana Nissar treks deep-south to report the lonely fight of a peripheral theatre cluster to preserve Bhand Pather The road to Mohripora, barely 4 kms...

Surviving On Music

For the last thirty years when the gloom and gore enforced mourning’s as the new priority, the Kashmiri song chose one of the most...
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The Urdu Umpire

More than 130 years of being the official language of Jammu and Kashmir, Urdu’s fate hangs in balance as the downgraded state inches towards...
The historical Burzhoam. Image: Nitasha KaulThe historical Burzhoam. Image: Nitasha Kaul

Battling Burzhoam

Key to the early settlement of mankind in the Neolithic era, Burzhoam is the world’s most recognized site that holds answers to a lot...
Dar bedridden at his home in Thajiwara, Bijbehara. Culture - Plebiscite and Poetry.

Plebiscite And Poetry

Khaal Baub has been quite a phenomenon of the Plebiscite Front in South Kashmir’s Bijbehara belt. Days after Sheikh returned to power, Khaliq turned...

Illustrating Ghazal

Last fall, a young girl retrieved the typical Kashmiri slangs into a fascinating wall calendar. When Salma Masood met Instagram’s Alif, it turned out...

Writing For Kids

Once recognized, writers usually avoid writing about the children. This is the key factor for limitations in the Kashmiri literature for children. Aaqib Hyder...

Hoekh Suen Is Back

As better earning population is consuming fresh vegetables around the year pushing the traditional dried vegetables to history, a hospitality veteran has successfully created...

Hamee Ast’o, Saket (Delhi)

An engineer’s daughter set up a cafe in Delhi by creating a little Kashmir in a hall where Tumbakhnari and Tabakhnaut co-exist, reports Mir...

In Burhan’s Tral

The crisis and the conflagration that followed the killing of Burhan Wani became the introduction of Tral. But M A Shah reports of his...

Tral’s Gufkrals’

On the foothills of Tral is a maze of caves that is an established archaeological site offering details about the early settlements of mankind...

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