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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Kashmir’s Nomads Too Suffer The Heat Of Unrest, Leave Valley Empty Handed

Video by: Mir Yaseen | Text by: Shafat Mir. The nomadic community of Kashmir, Bakerwals, enter the valley during summer seasons every year. Mostly coming from the humid region of Jammu, these people graze their livestock in the highlands of the Kashmir region which has a cooler climatic conditions all through the summer season. Kashmir […]

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Proposed Tragbal Firing range Threatens livelihood of Hundreds of Shepherds in Bandipora

The Government of Jammu and Kashmir has been planning to provide Tragbal meadows in north Kashmir’s Bandipora district to the Army for setting up an artillery firing range, a replacement of the Tosa Maidan field firing range which was vacated by the army after a collective movement by several rights groups and locals. Earlier, the […]

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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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