Showkat Nanda

SHOWKAT NANDA,  an award winning Kashmiri photojournalist, who in a very short span of time has carved a place for himself, not just in the State of Jammu & Kashmir, but also internationally. Now pursuing a specialized course in…

The Tale of Traam

Despite modern eating dishes, ranging from bonechina to glass, taking over Kashmiri market, copper wares continue to thrive in the changing times, Tyba Bashir writes. Copper ware, known as Traam has been an indispensable commodity in…

Aasiya Jeelani

It was a cloudy day and the drizzle had already started. People huddled inside the warm blankets in the spring of April to escape the untimely cold. A woman left her cozy bed, despite being ill, and went out to monitor the election…

John Mead Ray

The inner quest to be close to the mountains was one reason, besides the hand of God, which resulted in not just a long stay in Kashmir, but also in shaping the destiny of many young boys. Turning them into examples.  John Mead  Ray, the…

Sufiana Music & Dance – A Dying Legacy

Besides the majestic mountains, lakes, meadows and the shimmering waters, the Vale of Kashmir is also known for its art & culture. But what makes Kashmir an entity in itself is the Sufi approach towards life. For centuries, the valley…

Izhar Wani

I always feel uncomfortable and a lot edgy whenever I find myself scratching the groves of my mind, probing across the jumbled web of memories recalling the moments I have had spend with those who have moved on, unexpectedly. Those who…