Now, A Nowruz-e-Kamrang?

In its traditions and ways of life, Kashmir is rooted more in regions to its north than in those to its south. It has been close to Central Asia due to vibrant commercial and cultural relations. With the advent of Islam that accompanied the arrival of personalities like Shah-e-Hamadan (RA), Bulbul Shah, Mir Shamsuddin Araki […]

Christmas Celebrations Bring Colour To Vivanta’s Winter Festival

Srinagar- The ongoing 6-day winter festival initiated by Vivanta by Taj, Srinagar that began on December 24, has been a major attraction among the tourists and locals alike, especially in the backdrop of the relative calm Kashmir has witnessed over the last few months prompting people from outside to visit the valley in large numbers. […]

JKTDC begins 10 day HARISA festival

Jammu- J&K Tourism Development Corporation (JKTDC) today organized Harisa Festival – A winter cuisine of Kashmir to give a novel experience of Kashmiri traditional cuisine to Jammuites and to tourists. Managing Director JKTDC, Anjum Gupta inaugurated the 10 day festival which is being organized by JKTDC to bring the taste of Kashmiri traditional winter cuisine […]

Youth festival ‘Sonzal 2017’ concludes at Kashmir University

Srinagar:- The eight-day youth festival Sonzal-2017 concluded at the University of Kashmir on Monday. Vice-Chancellor Prof Khurshid Iqbal Andrabi was the chief guest at the valedictory function, while Registrar Prof Khursheed A Butt and Dean Research Prof Zafar Ahmad Reshi were the guests of honour. In his address, Prof Andrabi said that youth festivals provide […]

Eidul Azha: A Yearly Reminder!

Once upon a time, long long ago, there lived an old man whose wife was also quite old. They did not have any children, but never gave up faith and kept praying to Allah for a child. It was quite late in life when their prayers were answered and they were blessed with a son. […]

Gurez festival from August 3

Bandipora District Development Commissioner Bandipora today finalised the arrangements for Gurez festival to be held from August 03 to 05, 2017 at a meeting of concerned officers here today. The meeting held a threadbare discussion to ensure proper accommodation facility, tents, sanitation, water & power supply, medicare facility, media coverage, illumination and other facilities. The […]

Nauroz: Spring is back, so is a sense of loss

Nauroz: Spring is back, so is a sense of loss

There is a telling symbolism wrought in this sectarian identification of this otherwise inclusive cultural event and its consequent exclusion from Kashmir’s mainstream cultural life. It doesn’t only represent the retreat of a festival but also the decline of a culture

Nowroz- e- Por-rang

Nowroz or Nowrooz, contrary to the popular perception, is not merely a community – centric tradition. It is a philosophy, a concept, and tradition, which will always have the contemporary significance. Even after hundreds of years on, these annual celebrations have not lost their significance, but on the contrary have become even more lively or […]

NAUROZ: A Festival Of Life

Kashmir belongs more to Central Asia than to South Asia, owing to its glorious ties with the region in terms of geography, culture, traditions, religion and much more. However the bitter fact is that the rich Central Asian or to be precise Persian influence in Kashmir is on decline. It is where the significance of […]

To Revive Ethnic Food Culture, Kargil Hosts Mamani Festival

Srinagar: Mamani Festival (a traditional celebration of community and ethnic foods) was celebrated in Kargil on Monday by Global Institute of Information Technology¬†(GIIT) Kargil. The aim of the food festival is to revive these foods in the cold desert. The evnt was supported by LAHDC Kargil and was held at¬†Language Center, Lal Chowk Kargil. Traditionally […]