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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Traditional Bone-Settler, ‘Wartten Gor’ of Budgam

Video By: Rafiqa Bano | Text By: Sajad Rasool Traditional bone setting is quite popular in India. Traditional bone setters (TBS) are one of the largest specialist groups practicing traditional medicine in Kashmir. These are the indigenous specialists who have never been to any medical college but are able to treat many orthopedic problems effectively. […]

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Hand Made Carpet Art on Decline in Kashmir

Video By: Sajad Shah | Text By: Sajad Rasool Kulgam, Kashmir: The Handmade carpets of Kashmir are world famous. But with the introduction of machine made carpets, the demand for this exquisite matting from Kashmir has saw decline in demand. The old carpet makers are finding it difficult to find new trainees for this craft.This […]

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Floods could not Dampen the Determination of these Kashmiri Craftswomen

Video By: Aneesa Hamid | Text By: Shafat Mir | 10 June 2016 The 2014 flooding in Kashmir wreaked havoc all across the Valley causing damages in Trillions. A group of local artisans in North Kashmir’s Bandipora district were not left untouched by those devastating floods. These craftswomen had established their units for producing hand […]

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Taekwondo – a ruined sport in Kashmir

Video by Abid Salaam | Text by Sajad Rasool Taekwondo is a Korean Martial Art – Taekwondo was developed during the 1940s and 1950s by various Korean martial artists combining and incorporating the elements of Karate and Chinese Martial Arts along with the indigenous Korean martial arts traditions of Taekkyeon, Subak, and Gwonbeop. The J&K […]

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‘Waatan Gaer’ The Bone and Joint Healers of Kashmir

Video By: Nadiya Shafi | Text By: Shafat Mir | 08 April 2016 These are the indigenous specialists who have never been to any medical college but are able to treat many orthopedic problems effectively. People from across the Kashmir valley flock such specialists to get the treatments done when the hospitals don’t prove out of […]

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