Holi is a vibrant and exuberant festival of colors celebrated with great joy and fervor throughout India. However, in the Kashmir Valley, Holi is celebrated in a unique and distinct way, reflecting the region’s rich cultural heritage which has its own charm. The Kashmir Valley, located in the northernmost state of Jammu and Kashmir, is…
The music of Kashmir is incomplete without the dance steps which make it a complete package of entertainment. Though Kashmiris do not have a particular form of folk dance, most of them are mixed and are performed along with music. The style of dance which Kashmir has is indeed simple but fabulous at the same…
NATURAL WONDERS AND THE BOOMING TOURISM INDUSTRY IN KASHMIR
True to the word, Kashmir is “the heaven on earth”. While, tourism has seen a new high in the valley, attracting tourists from across the globe and at the same time providing job opportunities and skills to the locals of Kashmir
The word Kashmir conjure up enigmatic imagery in one’s mind. The beauty of this land has attracted millions from across the globe.
WINTER OPPORTUNITIES FOR FOODIES IN KASHMIR
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 BEAUTY & DIVINITY OF KARNAH
The new concept of border tourism has proved a hit in the Union Territories of Ladakh and Jammu & Kashmir with the respective governments.
MEERAS MAHAL HERITAGE MUSEUM
It is not the honor that you take with you, but the heritage you leave behind.
THE REVIVAL OF SERICULTURE IN KASHMIR
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.
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…
SPIRITUAL SHRINES IN KASHMIR
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.
WORSHIPPING TOGETHER: UNITY IN DIVERSITY IN THE VALLEY
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.
SUFISM: THE TRANSFORMATION OF THE HEARTS
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.
THE DIVERSITY OF KASHMIR
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”.
THE CRAFT SAFARI SRINAGAR
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.
KASHMIR THE PRIDE OF INDIA
Kashmir as it signifies has a wide spectrum of domain to develop and grow in itself in terms of secondary and tertiary sectors like industries, education, civil services and of course in politics. However, the sanctity of this holy land dwells home to bit negativities but as hope and optimism eliminates these out, undoubtedly Kashmir remains the Pride of India.
GIRL CHILD IN KASHMIR
The government has also initiated schemes for the welfare of the girl child in the valley. On the streets of Kashmir in the remotest of areas, young girls can be seen walking to schools with their bags on, towards a better future at the larger level. Women have also ventured into business, politics, research, academia, sports, law, the military forces etc. The enthusiasm of girls on seeing a fellow lady wearing the uniform is reflective of a lot of hope, aspiration and will that these young girls are brewing within themselves. They are becoming future ready with all that’s accessible to them.
THE STORY OF A NEW DAWN
Story of a lady who hails from one of the worst terror hit regions of the world in the entire century. A story of a woman who fought all odds to bring hope of a new dawn in the Valley.
A HOPE FOR WOMEN IS A HOPE FOR KASHMIR…
SHGs in Kashmir have a vital role to play in the social and economic advancement of people in the valley, even in the far-flung areas. The women strata have particularly benefitted from them by becoming financially independent, ensuring sufficient and regular income. The government actively supports them through financial assistance through loans and subsidies, and training.
ART AND CULTURE OF KASHMIR￼
Kashmir is also a popular place for its beautiful and unique handicraft. The Pashmina shawl is famous worldwide for its quality and fabric. The design and embroidery work on the shawl is breath-taking. Kashmir is also famous for hand knitted carpets and woolen rugs having floral designs. Basketry, papier-Mache, carved wooden furniture made of walnut wood and silverware is one of the best handicrafts, which are famous worldwide.
The Kashmiri Papier-Mâché
Papier-mache is undoubtedly a craft of significance for Kashmir. Today it is a handicraft protected under the Geographic Indication Act 1999 by the Government of India. Papier Mache is one of the handicrafts that are an integral part of the Kashmiri tradition. The art has been handed over by generations of expert artisans. The art…