CULTURE

Ertugrul, Esra Bilgic And The Frustrations Of Pakistani Men

Ertugrul, Esra Bilgic And The Frustrations Of Pakistani Men

Muslim men from Pakistan who had looked up a Turkish actress on a photo and video sharing platform, felt it their spiritual duty to educate her, or advice her, or berate her – depending on their self-confidence – on the ethics of being a pious Muslim woman.

The Mystery of Okus Bokus

The Mystery of Okus Bokus

The song, which has continued to be popular among Kashmiris of all denominations, has a number of “studied” versions, which attempt at solving the lexico-semantic mystery in Okus Bokus while none of these can be corroborated in absence of any attested data

Ghalib As Explained by Kader Khan

Ghalib As Explained by Kader Khan

Poetry, written in any language, has a kind of healing energy. To be able to creatively express unquantifiable and complex human emotions is a rare talent and Urdu poets like Mirza Asadullah Khan Ghalib, have done complete justice to it

Period, Pads and Shame in Kashmir

Period, Pads and Shame in Kashmir

Even Islam does not say that the possession of the knowledge of menstruation and vaginal health is forbidden. Islam only asks women to keep away from performing religious functions when their periods are ongoing. The woman has been considered able and free to carry out daily tasks as normal

Shadi Lal Kaul: The Veteran Actor Who Brought Smiles to Gloomy Kashmir

Shadi Lal Kaul: The Veteran Actor Who Brought Smiles to Gloomy Kashmir

After rumours, came reports of the demise of the legendary Kashmiri theatre artist and TV actor—whose comic roles cheered the cheerless valley during its distressing years. In Shadi Lal Kaul, Kashmir not only lost its beloved Shamasudin, but also the adored actor.

Doctor Couple Plans Kashmir Cultural Centre in New York

Doctor Couple Plans Kashmir Cultural Centre in New York

Dr Khurshid Guru and his wife Dr Lubna Guru are in the process of buying a 97-year-old vacant, historic stone church at 650 Park Place in Niagara Falls, and convert the same into their new museum, which they believe will serve as the Centre for Kashmir culture and studies.

Meet 5 Contemporary Kashmiri Poets Who Put Emotion into Measure

Meet 5 Contemporary Kashmiri Poets Who Put Emotion into Measure

Kashmir Valley’s rich literacy landscape has over the years witnessed the emergence of a new breed of bards — who use poetry as a matter of faith and a creative expression to capture the prevailing times plagued with protracted problems and pathos

In Pandemic, Contemporary Kashmiri Writers Getting Added Audience

In Pandemic, Contemporary Kashmiri Writers Getting Added Audience

Some of the finest contemporary Kashmiri writers in English language have passionately used the medium of writing to inspire and bring forth the untold, unheard stories of their homeland. While their writings have been widely recognised and acclaimed, they’re finding a new and improved readership during pandemic lockdown in the valley

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