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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.

Fun Face of Kashmir

What can be more rewarding for an actor than people remembering him for a role he played. Sumayyah Qureshi talks to the most known...

A woman’s ode

Naseem Shafai, is the first Kashmiri poetess to win the Tagore Literary award. She was published two collections of her poems, which mostly reflect...

Showbiz altar

They are earning good money but would like to quit if they can. Shazia Yousuf delves into the lives of girls that work in...

Alien Mother

Sidelined for long, Kashmiri is now in schools as a compulsory subject, but as Aliya Bashir reports, the loopholes in its introduction may turn...

Innovating Sufi music

Shazia Khan They are becoming a phenomenon with more than 12 chart-busters since January. Literally Irfan Nabi and Bilal Ahmad of newly created Sufi Band...

Breathing life into stones

Tanveen KawoosaAn All India Sculptor Camp organised by Jammu and Kashmir Academy of Art, Culture and Languages concluded here this week with visitors clamouring...

Small Is Beautiful

He paints small objects in his small world. He paints anything from sand grains to canvas besides injection vials and bulbs from inside. Sameer...

Living with a dying art

His masterly strokes of the brush put life in words. For Ace Arabic calligrapher Tariq Ahmed Shah, to paint is to feel alive. Aliya...

Preserving A Heritage

In 1998 Munshi brothers of Kargil were demolishing their ancestral inn, when they discovered a treasure trove of artefacts. Rather than bringing them wealth,...

Sculpting a History

An applied artist by training, Masood Hussain has explored diverse arts and mediums from painting to sculpting. With a penchant to innovate, Masood’s works...

The vanishing Koshier toep

It is one of those unique unmistakably Kashmir symbols but as Majid Maqbool finds traditional Kashmiri cap is disappearing for want to takers.The once...

Preserving the past

At an age when people retire, Atiqa Bano set up a museum to preserve and display rare artifacts and manuscripts of Kashmir. Majid Maqbool...

Green poet

Zarief Ahmad Zarief is known more for his poetry and flamboyant Kashmiri critique than his social activism like his passion for saving Chinars. Majid...

Reviving Kashmiri Language

by Abid Ahmad Recently Kashmir observed the death anniversary of Akhtar Mohiuddin, the legendary writer of Kashmiri language and literature, who elevated Kashmiri to a...

Akhtar Mohi-ud-Din: Courage till last

by Majid Maqbool In a seminal essay written as early as 1950, Akhtar Mohi-ud-Din urged writers to side with majority of people, not power, if...

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