Culture

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.

Reviving An Art

Caught by immobility dictated by situation and pandemic, a number of girls started reviving the forgotten art of calligraphy and some of them were...

Music In Mud House

Deep into north Kashmir, Faheem Mir meet a small community that sings and lives on folk music but is facing a tense situation in...
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Urdu In Dogra Rule

By the fall of the nineteenth century, Urdu had effectively replaced Persian as the language of the court and emerged as the new lingua...

Faith, Fast and Feast

What is the role of food in the month of fasting? Haseeb A Drabu professes that its epicurean aspects are markers of Kashmiri identity...

Why Kashmir’s Tehzeeb Mahal Has Been A Jinx Throughout?

by Khalid Bashir Ahmad In January 2013, when the then Secretary Jammu and Kashmir Academy of Art, Culture and Languages invited the then Minister for...

‘Our Mother Tongue Is Far More Than A Means Of Communication’

A Malaysia based Kashmiri student, Asiya Hassan, who is busy building Kashmiri Dictionary on the web tells Khalid Bashir Gura KASHMIR LIFE (KL): How can...

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...
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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...

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