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 MARKHOR: PRIDE OF KASHMIR
The markhor is the national animal of Pakistan, where it is also known as the screw horn or screw-horned goat, mārkhor (مارخور) in Urdu from Classical Persian.
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
KUNAN AND POSHPORA : A SMART VILLAGE REVOLUTION
Heroes of Kashmir
MONUMENTS OF KASHMIR
The ancient structures are a treasure of rich history which need care that they stand as testament of the glorious past for generation to come.
KHELO KASHMIR, KHELO INDIA
Jammu and Kashmir has produced numerous international and national level players, who made entire Nation proud by winning gold.
The word Kashmir conjure up enigmatic imagery in one’s mind. The beauty of this land has attracted millions from across the globe.
GRADUAL TRANSFORMATION OF HANDWARA TO MODERNITY
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.
BAKERIES IN KASHMIR: THE CENTRAL ASIAN CONNECT
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.
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.
PRESERVING HISTORICAL MONUMENTS
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.
CHANNELISING THE ENERGY OF YOUTH THROUGH SPORTS
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 – KALAROOS
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…
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- A TRAVELER’S DELIGHT
Cascading mountains, dancing rivers and oozing beauty, the Saffron Valley is indeed an euphoria for travellers. The enchanting aroma of traditional bakeries and peeping wood art, the city of Wazwan has much to offer. The intoxicating beauty of Kashmir has attracted plethora of travellers and explorers since ages. The city of sage Kashyap has unanimously…
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…
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.
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…
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.
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.
BEING A GUREZI IS A PROUD FEELING
Being a Gurezi is the secret to the elixir of life.
JOURNEY TO HOLY CAVE
Amarnath Yatra, A journey of faith.
CHANNELIZING ENERGY OF KASHMIR YOUTHS TO BRING PEACE & DIGNITY
Kashmiri youth’s are powerhouse of energy which if channelized in right direction can bring laurels to the country in all fields.
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!)
ROMUT NAFAR: A MISSING MAN
To all Anti-nationals Conflict Stakeholders, You can take man out of Kashmir but cannot take Kashmiriyat full of patriotism out of a man.
CALL FROM GOD’S ABODE
How beautiful and peaceful more would have been this place if there had been no social unrest and militancy in this “Heaven on Earth” Kashmir.
THE FORGOTTEN FACE OF KASHMIRIYAT
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.
RESURGENCE OF TRICOLOUR IN KASHMIR VALLEY : A CATALYST IN NATIONAL INTEGRATION
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.”
REQUIREMENT TO IMPROVE RURAL TOURISM IN JAMMU & 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.
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.
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.
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.
KASHMIRIYAT AND ITS CORE VALUES
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 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”.
DREAM OF A YOUNG KASHMIRI BOY
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.
EMERGING FACE OF WOMAN EMPOWERMENT
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.
CONTRIBUTION OF KASHMIRI WOMEN IN SAFFRON FARMING
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 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.
JUNAID: THE MARTIAL ART BOY
everything for free. So, he literally turned himself into a different personality by learning all the new techniques and tactics of martial arts which he really enjoyed. With his mother’s financial support, he subsequently joined “Olympians Fight Club” in Handwara and started learning martial arts over there. He gives all the credit to his mother for being a huge support system for him in the end, without her he couldn’t have reached where he stands today.
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.
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.
SUFI & SYNCRETIC HERITAGE OF KASHMIR
Kashmir, also famously known as ‘The crown of India’ or ‘Paradise on Earth’ is a mesmerising valley surrounded by Pir Panjal & Himalayan ranges. It is marked with a history that has seen various faiths & religions grow & prosper within it’s womb. The uniqueness about the place is it’s Sufi culture & Kashmiriyat, which…
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Heteogeneous Society – A Must For Kashmiriyat To Survive
Heterogeneous is something that consists of many kind of things. That something be different types of entities or people. So, by the phrase “heterogeneous society” we mean such a society which consists of different kinds of people from different regions of the world, which is basically a society that is ethnically heterogeneous. Such societies include…