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The Shikarawallahs

The Quintessential Face of Kashmir Tourism Walking down the boulevard was always sheer pleasure not to talk about the experience of shikara ride in the Dal. Going down the memory lane, our first all girls shikara ride was quite a…

A Prophecy which came True

Character Building in Kashmir By C.E. Tyndale Biscoe Foreword by Sir Robert Baden Powell Published in 1920 by Church Missionary Society, London It was in the autumn of the year 1891 that His Excellency Lord Landsowne came to Kashmir,…

Scientific & Cultural Heritage of Kashmir

By Dr S.G. Nabi Over and above its natural scenic beauty, the Valley of Kashmir is well known to the whole world for her rich cultural heritage. We have inherited numerous traditions, customs and even beliefs compared with winch progress…

Sharada or Koshur Lippi

In kashmir, the earlier Brahmi alphabet was replaced by its descendant, the Sharada, also called Kashmiri or Koshur, around 9th century when the alphabet makes its appearance in the coins and inscriptions of Kings in the Avantivarman…

Kangri – An age old tradition

Despite many options available, Kangri or Kangar in Kashmir still endures its way into the culture and use. Walter R. Lawrence, the British settlement commissioner in Kashmir wrote in his book “What Laila was on Majnoo’s bosom, so is…

Papier-maché

When we talk about Kashmir art, what comes to mind is delicate handwork, embroidery, wood carving and designing. One such delicate art that shows the artistic zeal of a craftsman is Papier-maché. Also called papier-maché (French for "chewed…

Evolution of A Kashmiri Kitchen

The story goes like this…Once upon a time, in the Valley of Kashmir lived a huge population of Kashmiris, the forefathers of today's generation living in the Valley of Kashmir. However, unlike the present generation, they did not have…

A Cup Mogul Chay

There is always a story or trail of history behind everything, almost everything. So what is the story behind the ‘Chai’? The story we know of is that one fine day in China, the second emperor of China, Shen Nung, discovered tea, when…