Stone Chiseling In Kashmir – A Dying Art

Video By: Afroza Mahed | Article By: Nusrat Ali In Kashmir the art of stone carving has a long history of centuries, people used to carve stones into sculptors. The stone even used presently known as Devri stone is an impure lime stone extracted from earth at various parts of the Kashmir. The stone is […]

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Leech Therapy Helps Many in Kashmir to Get Rid Of Different Ailments

Video By: Sajad Shah | Article By: Sajad Rasool Leech therapy is a traditional means of treating different ailments. It is a very unique and specialized treatment therapy, dating back to thousands of years, which involves bloodletting by using leeches. It gives miraculous effects on many disorders like, Joint pains, Non healing & infected wounds […]

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Meet Kashmir’s ‘Bacche Koutt’ – ‘Dancing Man’ who Dresses Like Women and Performs

Video By: Abid Salam | Article By: Nusrat Ali A ‘Bacche koutt’ Mohamad Ashraf father of five children is still trying to keep the age old tradition of singing and dancing alive in Baramulla, despite facing harsh criticism. For doing this dance especially in wedding parties, Ashraf wears women attire. He still has enthusiasm to […]

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Aspiring Singer from Kupwara Lacks Opportunities to make a Career

Video By: Pir Azhar | Article By: Sajad Rasool Showkat Ahmad Zargar of Kupwara is an aspiring self taught singer who wants to make his career in Music and Singing. But due to the lack of possible opportunities in Kashmir he feels his dreams will be shattered. According to Showkat, Government shall offer platform to […]

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BadruNissa – Expressing Sufi Thought through Paintings

Video By: Nadiya Shafi | Text By: Sajad Rasool Badr-un-Nisa Bhat, a 20 year old girl and a student from Srinagar is an inspiration for all. Badr began making paintings at a very young age, she is influenced by Sufi traditions and teachings and has vast knowledge about it. She not only sketches whirling dervishes […]

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Bandipora is Grooming Young Sports Champions

Video By: Aneesa Hamid | Text By: Sajad Rasool A seven year old boy, Hashim Mansoor of Bandipora district won gold in Asian Youth Karate Championship. Hashim won the gold medal by defeating his Sri Lankan rival. Bandipora Kashmir has emerged in news after 8-year-old girl, Tajamul Islam of Bandipora won gold medal in world […]

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Return of the Needle – This Kashmiri Duo is Reviving Kashmir’s ‘Dying Art’ Innovatively

Video By: Nadiya Shafi | Text By: Sajad Rasool Omaira and Binish, the young duo from Srinagar has been receiving applauds for an endevour to revive the old hand made art of Kashmir. Private teachers by profession, Binish Bashir and Omaira Qayoom established Craft World Kashmir- An online ordering shop of crochet bootees, key chains, […]

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