Lagama’s Unity

Dyuti Khulbe brings out a story of Kashmiri Muslims of a north Kashmir village, who are helping build a Pandu temple, the second-largest temple of Kashmir after Shankaracharya while making monthly contributions. “Aham Brahmasmi,” says Naik Baba climbing upstairs that lead to...

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...

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...

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...

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. It has taken a toll...

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 safer for...

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