CHINAR AND THE AUTUMN BLISS

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…

KASHMIRI CARPET

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.

UBAID NAZIR: THE CYCLE ENTREPRENEUR OF KASHMIR

New ideas & positive thoughts bring innovative changes in the society for its betterment. 25 year old Ubaid Nazir , a resident of Bemna locality of Srinagar recently started a Bike Rental Startup named CIECLO in order to improve the facilities of micro mobility in the city and help in reducing the level of pollution…

GENTLEMAN TO A MISSILE MAN: A P J ABDUL KALAM AS WE KNOW HIM

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…

AMARNATH YATRA: BOOSTING TOURISM & BUSINESS

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.

BADALTA SOPORE

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.

ANANTNAG: A TOURIST ATTRACTION

A land blessed by nature with diverse environmental & religious importance to both Muslims & Hindus. With Shri Amarnathji Cave, Hazrat Zain-ud-Din wali, Goswami Gund Ashram, Shilagram Temple and Nila Nag and Shrine of Sheikh Zain-ud-din in this district of Kashmir.

PIOUS JOURNEY OF SHRI AMARNATHJI YATRA

“The Himalayan pilgrimages are the oldest organised travel system, evolved over time by Hindu sages and embodying the spirit of wander, adventure and spirituality”.

TRYST WITH HEAVEN

“ Gar firdaus bar rue zameen ast/hameen asto, hameen asto, hameen ast” (If ever there is Paradise on Earth/It is here!)

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

COMMUNITY RADIO STATION : RADIO RAABTA

serves a definite community and is a form of public-service broadcasting. It reflects the culture, ideology and thoughts, norms and values of a particular community. Community radio as the media of citizens of a particular community has become popular and new opportunity for both the media practitioner and grassroots people.

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.

WINTER CUISINE IN KASHMIR

“If there’s heaven on earth, it’s here in Kashmir”. As it is justifiably mentioned that Kashmir is heaven on earth and therefore the enriched beauty about this heaven enhances in winter season. In winters Kashmir turns into white-carpeted heaven. Kashmir is in a different zone from December to March, the enriched beauty of Kashmir increases with decrease of temp.  The snow-covered mountains with shredded chinars leaf, lovely pine trees, and frozen lakes boost Kashmir’s beauty and the people get hypnotized. The temperature in Kashmir drops as low as -6 to -8 degrees. In Kashmir the coldest are forty days from Dec 21 to January 31 and are known as ChilaiKalan. At this period, Kashmiri locals have different things which are specially designed to be used in winters and to shield the body from the weather condition. In the houses they have Bukhari’s to keep them heated. Bukhari is also utilized in houseboats, hotels, huts etc. to keep them heated. Folks within their house wear Pheran and keep kangris to stay themselves warm. In winters, folks in Kashmir enjoys the fancy winter sports like skating, skiing etc. There are many changes in the food habits and lifestyle of people throughout winters to apt with the climate changes.