Browsing: 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.

Culture
Naat Gou Sardar

A school teacher grew with Muslim friends and was influenced by the eulogies sung in the praise of prophet of…

Culture
The Family Gold

A Jammu jewellers’ family owns some of the rarest pieces of Islamic calligraphy and it includes two specimens of the…

Conflict
A Poetic Struggle

From loudly singing elegies of rebels to holding afternoon poetic sessions with detained in the interrogation centre, Madhosh Balhami has…

Culture
Majestic Witness

In the interior of the Islamabad town is a seven-story house that has remained a mute witness to more than…

Culture
Carpenting Poetry

When a mischievous boy with Afghan blood was forced out of a seminary at the age of 14, he broke…

Business
Nun Chai Samavar

Now when electric power and a whole range of innovations have started impacting the traditional ways of cooking and serving…

Culture
Muslim Untouchables

Equality is something that had universal appeal and one of the key factors that helped Kashmir embrace it almost half…

Culture
Hillock Secrets

Small hillocks are holding bigger secrets in some villages around Awantipore. A serious effort by the archaeologists can help trace…

Culture
Basrakh is Back

From once a must have sweet during marriage ceremonies Basrakh lost both market and appeal. But with little modification and…

Culture
Walls Do Speak

A group of artists joined hands to restore abandoned structures in tourist hot-spots across Kashmir. But that is not all…

Business
Food on the Go

Not everybody can afford glitzy restaurants and fast food joints that now dot Srinagar city. There are thousands who still…

Culture
Life in Colours

A fourth generation Rangar is struggling to save the traditional art of dyeing the yarn from onslaught of modernity and…

Culture
Forgotten Shab Daig

The wazwaan country has literally forgotten a winter specialty that once ruled the elite Kashmir kitchens, perhaps more often than…

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