‘Bandi Pethir’ – Kashmiri Folk Art on The Verge of Extinction

Video By: Basharat Amin | Article By: Nusrat Ali The traditional theatre art of Kashmir which has played a crucial role in communication in the past hundreds of years is called as ‘Bandi Pethir’. The artists are giving away this folk form of theatre and the art is on the decline from the last several […]

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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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