The word Kashmir conjure up enigmatic imagery in one’s mind. The beauty of this land has attracted millions from across the globe.
Youth from in and around the area have formed up Independent Youth parties like Youth Civil Society with fond association with one or the other political groups of the region, making these as stepping stones in the future of regional politics.
A bakery is an establishment that produces and sells flour-based food baked in an oven such as bread, cookies, cakes, donuts, pastries, and pies.
Experience a symphony of flavours, aromas from the valley at Waves and enjoy traditional delicacies like Gustaba, Rista, Tabakmaaz, Haak, Dhanival Korma and Phirni. So come and enjoy the flavors of paradise….
The new concept of border tourism has proved a hit in the Union Territories of Ladakh and Jammu & Kashmir with the respective governments.
The road to Tulail from Gurez passes through scenic landscapes of Kishanganga River. Approx 250 kms from srinagar,one has to cross the wular lake and razdan pass to reach it.
It is not the honor that you take with you, but the heritage you leave behind.
A concerted effort to preserve our heritage is a vital link to our cultural, educational, aesthetic, inspirational, and economic legacies – all of the things that quite literally make us who we are.
“Education is not a problem, Education is an opportunity”
The three regions that made up the former state of Jammu and Kashmir were distinguished from one another by their values in terms of religion, culture and tradition. Only sports could bring them together. The administration has traditionally used sports as a tool for reaching out to and reengaging Kashmiri youth. In Jammu and Kashmir,…
Satbaran cave is situated some eight kilometers from the main city Kupwara and 130 kilometers from the capital mega city Srinagar. It is believed that this cave has secret coverts that ahead to Russia. The etymology of the name suggests that these grottoes have some relation to Russia which in Kashmiri language is famous with…
One of the important allied sectors that the government has been focusing on in J&K is sericulture, one of the oldest industries in India.
SEZs are definitely going to bring in new investments in Kashmir, will provide new job opportunities to the youth and going to be one of the several steps in achieving the the aim of economic development in Kashmir.
Kashmir, abode of lofty snow-capped mountains, lush green meadows, enchanting springs and lakes with vivid flower gardens truly encapsulates the heaven on earth.The whole of Kashmir is a delightful garden made by nature.
Since Article 370 was abrogated in August 2019, Jammu and Kashmir has seen several improvements in political and economic landscapes. Due to the country’s strong leadership and increased stability in the region, foreign business houses are considering investment opportunities here like never before. Jammu and Kashmir has now become a subject to 890 central laws,…
In Kashmir, autumn season is often referred to as “Harud”. This harvesting season occurs every year in the fall. As the leaves in the valley turn yellow and golden, farmers return to their fields to harvest paddy and saffron as well as select numerous varieties of apples for export. The valley is bathed in a…
Kashmir, the “Heaven on Earth” is not just about the stunning scenic views, but also known for its handicrafts. Kashmiri artwork is known worldwide for its unique artistic work and Kashmiri Carpets, also known as Kashmiri Rugs are undoubtedly the best example of the artwork. The Kashmiri carpets are India’s pride. The carpets are always…
Kashmir has been a home to varied religions. The valley boasts of having shrines of all religions. Here is a glimpse of such shrines across Kashmir dating back to several centuries.
This article is in remembrance of the Shehnai maestro Ustad Bismillah Khan, who took the Indian classical music to a next level across the globe and was a epitome of religious unity.
The Amarnath cave of Baba Barfani is the most sought-after pilgrimage for the Hindus. The Amarnath Yatra denotes the Hindu Muslim unity and serves as one of the best examples of secularism in India. It shows how Muslim and Hindu communities live in perfect communal harmony. It is a paradigm to falsify all the wrong perceptions about the situation of peace and harmony in Indian subcontinent. This article brings out such instances which prove how different communities are involved in making “THE AMARNATH YATRA” go smoothly for all the devotees.
The Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir is a land of unity in diversity and reflects the true plural ethos of a secular India wherein people from various communities strive for peace, love & harmony. The festivals of one religion are celebrated with great fervor by different religious communities.
There are a few people in this world who lead their lives in such a manner that they become Role Model & source of inspiration for everyone. These words fit perfectly well when we talk about the life of India’s very important personality & 11th President Dr APJ Abdul Kalam whose full name is Avul…
Kashmiri people’s journey has been a saga of grit, dogged determination and unflinching loyalty which has gone down to annals of Kashmir’s history and an inspiration for numerous youngsters of the valley to emulate. This write up is a tribute to such modern, brave and at times underrated personalities of Kashmir who have gone out to make a difference in their own way.
Kashmir is blessed with a pleasant weather, lakhs & lakh of people travel to the holy cave of Amarnath in South Kashmir to pay their prayers to the ice stalagmite, believed to be an embodiment of the Hindu Deity “Lord Shiva”, situated almost at an elevation of 12,756ft.
It has been almost three decade since the militancy had been taken away normalcy in Sopore but now due to changes this place is changing with the positiveness in environment and its amply visible among the people.
Being a Gurezi is the secret to the elixir of life.
Amarnath Yatra, A journey of faith.
“ Gar firdaus bar rue zameen ast/hameen asto, hameen asto, hameen ast” (If ever there is Paradise on Earth/It is here!)
To all Anti-nationals Conflict Stakeholders, You can take man out of Kashmir but cannot take Kashmiriyat full of patriotism out of a man.
Kashmir is our homeland, this is where i was born and this is where i will live. I believe in Kashmiriyat and Kashmir will take care of me.
Empowering women will empower our country. Jameela Bano, instructor in the Tailoring and Embroidery center, express that,”the army is serving the country by wearing the uniform meanwhile we are contributing in increasing the feeling of patriotism by making the tricolor.”
The Indian Army stands tall with the reputation of being a beacon showing light to the people of Kashmir and the idea of Naya Kashmir.
There are many destinations which are much better than the existing tourist spots but due to underdeveloped or non-existing infrastructure for tourists; there is hardly any flow of tourists to these places.
The Sufi saints played an important role in bringing the Muslims and Hindus together. They used local language to make religion accessible and meaningful to the common people.
Sharada Peeth, meaning ‘the Seat of Sharada’ is said to be a renowned ancient center of learning where the texts written by great Sanskrit scholars and grammarians like Adi Shankara, Virotsana and Kalhana were stored.
Over the years there has been a transformational shift in North Kashmir which can now be seen as a progressive region of UT of Jammu and Kashmir. Even the few ‘disturbed’ pockets, are now at the cusp of leaving the baggage of terrorism behind.
Prayers, donations and food for the month of Ramadan are characteristics of the Muslim majority valley. The streets lit up with festive colours and the mosques echoed with prayers. After a pre-prepared meal, the air is filled for prayers and hundreds of people fill the mosques and shrines, looking at the landscape of the valley.
More than two years of the removal of Article 370, the weather in J&K has improved with the showers of investments pouring all the way.
Lal Chowk is equivalent in its name and well known as an old business centre since decades in Srinagar like famous Delhi’s Connaught Place. Its an attraction centre for local and outside tourists.
People of UT of j&k have realised the actual meaning of “Azadi” which is education, better living conditions and peace, contrary to what they were made to believe earlier by anti-nationalists. But still a lot more has to be done with consistent and honest efforts of all stakeholders.
Nation-building aims at the unification of the people within the state so that it remains politically stable and viable in the long run. Nation-building in Indian concept is the process whereby a society of people with diverse origins, histories, languages, cultures and religions come together within the boundaries of a sovereign state with a unified constitutional and legal dispensation.
Sopore is known as an orchard town of the Kashmir valley. Horticulture has a great importance in the region as its share makes a handsome contribution to Gross Domestic Product (GDP) of the region.
For most the word Kashmir springs an image of mountains in their mind, but the state offers a lot more. From the plains of Jammu to the glaciers of Siachen, a lot is hidden in 40000 Sq. kilometers of area of the state.
Kashmiriyat, when experienced as a culture is so syncretic that it inspires and epitomizes the co-existence of the unity of nature and humanity.When Kashmiriyat is recognized as a belief is a fusion of four major traditions. aboriginal unification philosophy and popular wisdom of Kuran, Buddhist, and Sikhism.
The higher unemployment rate in J&K is a cause of concern as there seems to be no improvement in the job scenario in the Union Territory. In comparison to previous years, the unemployment rate has further increased.
Tourism industry is one of the largest industry in the world and a nation’s economy to a large extent is driven by the tourist trade.
Film production in Kashmir came to a halt owing to 1989 insurgency; an unofficial ban was imposed on Bollywood films. Kashmir doesn’t have cinema hall, it was long shut in 1989.
The need for cleanliness in Kashmir may be viewed from multiple vantage points. Apart from the physical garbage and filth, terror and propaganda also account for filth at the psychological level which also need to be addressed.
The flood of 2014 had a devastating impact on the industry leading to an overall infrastructure losses of Rs 1700 crores, hotels faced a loss of Rs 200 crores, the Foreign tourist arrival (FTA) dropped to 23%.
Following the abrogation of Article 370, the Central government has set up the delimitation commission under the J&K Reorg Act, 2019 to redraw the boundaries of assembly and parliament constituencies in the Union Territory.
Baramulla was a major urban city and a prominent trade center before suffering extensive damage during the 1947-48 India &Pakistan war.
The UT of J&K has persistently witnessed violence and conflict due to Pakistan sponsored terrorism. People were getting swayed by the false narratives and adverse publicity.
I am Kashmir. I am immortal. I was known as ‘Jannat’ or ‘Paradise on earth’ due to the incomparable natural beauty. I find myself constantly caught between the insurgent, the soldier and the innocent local.
Gujjar and Bakarwals constitute 12% of the state‘s population and are the third largest ethnic group after Kashmiris and Dogras.They are known as the preservers and caretakers of the environment and forests.
Dard-Shins are an ancient community that is believed to be descendent of ancient Aryan settlers, who came to India during 2000-1500 BC.
A recent ban has been enforced to curb cutting of Chinar trees as they are now being registered and are considered as heritage of state
In Kashmir from last few years, women are breaking societal stereotypes and touching new heights. Ms Mehreen successfully broke the taboos to create her own niche to become Kashmir’s first female fitness trainer and gym owner.
Sports has always proved its worth to create a healthy nation and a sense of nationalism in the hearts and minds of the dwellers. Cricket is the glue that holds the people of the country together and symbolizes peace and harmony.
Kashmiriyat is the centuries old indigenous traditions of communal harmony and religious syncretism in the Kashmir valley. In the spirit of Kashmiriyat festivals of Hinduism and Islam are celebrated by adherents of both faiths.
The booming business of adventure activities in the state of Jammu and Kashmir has a great scope of becoming popular worldwide. It will not only help in increasing the economy of the state but also help the local population to merge with the mainstream population of the country.
It will be sagacious to state that Kashmir is a mosaic of different cultures, wherein different cultures have blended perfectly to produce unique culture which is popularly known as “Kashmiriyat”.
J&K has tremendous tourism potential and being an employment intensive industry, it provides a very immense scope for employment for the locals as compared to other enterprises.
2020 has been a momentous year in education also for diverting the orthodox mindset of imparting education from classrooms to digital learning methods. The education not only develops the mindset of an individual but also improves the confidence level to stand separate from the general public.
Every child in Kashmir yearns to bring back those days, and by days one means the era, the era of prosperity, love, brotherhood and happiness.
Kashmir Golden Girl Saadia Tariq won the gold medal on 28 Feb and became the international champion in the final match of the Moscow Wushu Stars Championship held in Moscow, Russia from February 22 to 28.
Ms Iqra is dreamer, a believer and an inspiration for thousands. Her sole belief in dreams and clarity of perception gave her the will to fight against all the adversities, now having gained all the momentum and fame she still keeps her head on donning the Indian colours.
Saffron is an important crop of Kashmir, which is being grown since ages. It is one of the costliest and high valued crop used as spice around the world.
Kashmir cuisines contain a wide range and varieties of flavorful and aromatic dishes. Kashmir is not only the land of picturesque mountains and lakes but also a land of flavours and aroma.
The noble idea of providing free winter tuition to all Kashmiri students will help them to compete with their counterparts across the country.
The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) has picked up Srinagar among 49 cities as part of the creative city network under the Crafts and Folk Arts category.