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.

RELEVANCE OF SHARADA PEETH IN KASHMIR VALLEY

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.

SOPORE: TURNING THE TIDE

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.

RAMADAN KAREEM

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.

LAL CHOWK: SYMBOL OF KASHMIRIYAT

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.

GILGIT BALTISTAN VS REST OF UNION TERRITORY OF J&K AND LADAKH

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 & J&K – ARE WE HEADING THE RIGHT WAY?

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.

DEVELOPMENT AGENDA OF SOPORE

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.

LANDSCAPE OF JAMMU & KASHMIR

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.

YOUTH OF KASHMIR- THE GAME CHANGER

Kashmiri youth- inspiring, optimistic, busy in chasing their dream. They are the driving force behind the valley’s progress. They are shaping a better tomorrow.

KASHMIRIYAT & SUFISM IN SLOW MOTION

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.

EMPLOYMENT AVENUES FOR KASHMIRI YOUTH

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.

HEAVENLY TASTE: KASHMIR

The cuisine takes the Kashmir to the paradise not only of beauty but also of taste buds and allow us to forget the world’s taste and just fall in love, every second for the taste of Kashmir.

MERA KASHMIR: SWACHH KASHMIR

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.

DELIMITATION EXERCISE IN J&K

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.

HISTORICAL PRECINCTS OF BARAMULLA

Baramulla was a major urban city and a prominent trade center before suffering extensive damage during the 1947-48 India &Pakistan war.

TAPPING THE POTENTIAL OF J&K YOUTH

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.

‘KASHMIR’S PLEA TO HER CITIZENS’

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.

EXISTENCE OF GUJJARS AND BAKARWALS IN THE VALLEY

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 OF GUREZ

Dard-Shins are an ancient community that is believed to be descendent of ancient Aryan settlers, who came to India during 2000-1500 BC.