New Virtual Stars

A Ladishah artist and a singer, both students, make a splash on Kashmir’s social media and outside the region as well. Syed Samreen meets the...

Fading Sounds

An uncle and a nephew could be the last makers of Sarangi and Swarnai, the two key musical instruments of Kashmir music. There is...

A Sufiyana Group

Five young girls picked up the art of playing intricate musical instruments with a serious bid to revive Kashmir’s fading Sufiyana Mosiqi, reports Farzana Nisar It...

Virtual Gulrez

A post graduate in environmental science recorded a Kashmiri song. Watching it emerge as a smash hit on the web, Adil Gurezi jumped into...

Golden Voice

A faith healers son, Kabul Bukhari did his primary schooling in Karnah and then in Srinagar. He finally flew to Mumbai for studies and...

For Social Cause

Ahmad Najeeb meets a Sopore boy who raps for the social cause and has vowed not to make money from his art. He is...

Boy Singer

Two years after his affluent parents sent him to Jammu for better education, they got the surprise that their son is a singer. Then...

Reso-Nation

As strife created gulf for expression for pain and despair, the feeble movement of turmoil art took over. Soon the internet as the vast...

Sarangi Lover

Fighting a protracted battle at home to choose music as a career, Iqbal Shah finally started making and playing the instruments. Three years later,...

Change of Heart

Despite a difficult childhood and lifelong disability Riyaz A Wani established himself as a professional singer. But then everything seemed out-of-sync as he had...

Melancholic Melody

No recognition, no respect, not enough money to feed his family, still Noor Mohammad Shah sings to keep the art alive. Bought to life...

Hafiz’s Journey

He refused to be just another skilled labourer working his eyesight out in penury in Srinagar’s downtown. His calling was music. Saima Bhat talks...

Devotional Hymns

In school, he was celebrated for his singing abilities. Later as vocal passion pitched up, Mir Saqib secured several singing competitions before a change...

Love of Music

For over three decades Nisar Ahmad Dar enthralled audiences with western musical in one of radio Kashmir’s most loved programme. An ardent music lover...

Bhaand ‘Diplomacy’

The down spiral of Kashmir’s centuries old folk art Bhaand-e-Paether is often attributed to the turmoil in Kashmir; however, the ‘other’ factors pounding it...

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