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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

The lost trails  

Prashasti Awasthi looks into the reasons why the symbols of Hinduism in Kashmir are vanishing despite the religion’s rich history in the region Kashmir is often known to be the symbolic representation of heaven, beautifully painted...

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...

Copper Regaining in Kashmir

Though copper industry in Kashmir faced many setbacks but the health hazards of non-copper metals have once again pushed the populace towards the use of copperware By Amir Rafi Undoubtedly,...

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