Thriving on Dal

From traditional items like Kashmiri shawls, saffron, walnut and paper machie to a simple cup of tea, dozens of mobile shikara shops rowing on the Dal Lake offer the tourists a complete package to make their visit to Kashmir unforgettable. A Kashmir Scan report.   A man selling a variety of flowers on his mobile shop in famous Dal Lake. Pic Credit: More...

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By Kashmir Scan On Monday, April 18th, 2016
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The Dying Art 

  Baked-clay utensils were once an inherent part of our kitchens. With the advent of modern technology, metal has replaced clay. As low returns force the people associated with this trade to look for greener More...

By Irfan Bashir On Saturday, June 15th, 2013
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A Lost Kashmiriyat

By Irfan Bashir All of my family members are sitting in a Hamaam enjoying the mild warmth of the stones. Someone is pouring noon chai from a samawaar in a traditional cup – a round pot without a handle. Everyone More...

By Ajaz Rashid On Saturday, June 15th, 2013
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Generation Disconnected

May 2013 Youth in Srinagar city are fast losing connection to the past. Knowledge of people, places and structures of historic importance are fast declining among the new generation, which has witnessed a war like situation. More...

By Ajaz Rashid On Wednesday, January 9th, 2013
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Fire pot turning cold

December 2012   By Kainaat Mushtaq Modern heaters are cooling the appeal of a traditional heating pot used for centuries in Indian Kashmir to ward off the cold, but they’re also making the harsh winter More...

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