Reviving the Rabab, a Traditional Instrument from the Kashmir Valley

Video By: Abid Salaam | Article By: Alankrita Anand A group of filmmakers from Kashmir recently paid a musical tribute to popular television series Game of Thrones, also a tribute to Kashmir and its natural beauty. The video, which is being used by the state’s tourism ministry, is making waves across the internet. The six-minute long composition brings […]

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Budgam Wood Carver Made Creative Art Out of Traditional Work

Video By: Rafiqa Bano | Article By: Nusrat Ali Ali Mohammad Najar, a 47 year old carpenter lives at Shunglipora which is 45 Kms away from the town of Budgam in central Kashmir. He is known for carving wood designs and making decorative pieces. He is specialized in making wooden utensils. Having been born in […]

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Seth Rafi, A Renowned Artist – Living a Paralyzed Life

Video By: Nadiya Shafi | Article By : Nusrat Ali Seth Rafi is a household name in Kashmir’s cinema. He is an actor who has worked in dozens of Kashmiri comedy serials and written scripts, he is also a director and writer. His acting would make thousands of Kashmiris nostalgic. He would act and people […]

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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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