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Namda: The felted wool rugs of Kashmir

Loved by all and claimed by many as its own, Kashmir, with its unsurpassable beauty and highly cultured people who create intricate crafts, makes a poet of one and all.…

Winter is Coming: How do people in Kashmir prepare for harsh winters

With the fading autumn and the falling of brown chinar leaves, the temperature is slowly but steadily dipping in the Valley. This happens to be the time when Kashmiris start…

Chillai Kalan- Interesting facts

Chillai Kalan or Chillia Kalan (Kashmiri pronunciation: [t͡ʃilaj kalaːn] , Translation : forty days of intense cold) is the local name given to 40 day period of harsh winter in…

Noor Mohammad Shah: Kashmir folk singer’s rise from dusty street to music star

Noor Mohammad Shah had always happily lived a life of obscurity. Born in a small village in the conflict-ridden state of Kashmir in India, Shah had been introduced to the…

Kashmiri Actors who made it big in the television industry

There are several aspiring actors who come to Mumbai, the city of dreams, to enter showbiz. While some struggle for several years, some are lucky enough to get big breaks in…