Kashmir Fort Festival Evokes Overwhelming Public Response

SRINAGAR: The Kashmir Fort Festival saw an overwhelming response today as the participants wearing traditional turbans walked through the interiors of the old city in Srinagar as part of its heritage walk program. The 3-day festival began yesterday with Sufiyana Musial Performance at Hari Parbat Fort in downtown. Today, scores of youth from downtown including […]

Almond Blooms- The Crowning Glory Of Spring in Kashmir

Srinagar:Ever wondered why spring is known as the ‘season of rejuvenation’? In spring especially in the month of March, the moist earth gives birth to new life. Flowers, grassand trees, everything is in full bloom. Everywhere one looks, signs of new life are clearly visible. The most pleasing of all are probably the pink and […]

Ladakh Celebrates Winter Hemis Festival

Ladakh: Ladakh is now gearing up for spring-summer with the celebration of the third Winter Hemis Festival. The Summer Hemis Festival is one of the most popular Buddhist festivals worldwide and the Winter Hemis Festival in its third edition is a new addition that is held in the winter month of January or February each […]

Pampore Hosts Saffron Festival-2015

SRINAGAR:- Minister for Horticulture, Haj and Auqaf, Mr. Abdul Rehman Veeri today described Kashmir saffron as the International brand for which he said state government is making concerted efforts to enhance the yield for the benefit of growers. Speaking at the Saffron Festival  Kong Vear at Lethpora here, Mr. Veeri  said Kashmiri saffron is popular […]

Blue water in Tul Mul spring

Change is in the air, as Kashmir hosts the annual mela of Kheer Bhawani- its largest Hindu festival, says Amitabh Mattoo- Professor of International Relations at the Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU). There’s an unmistakable continuity in the display of “the gentle interdependence and mutual respect that Pandits and Muslims have enjoyed for centuries” at the […]

Kashmir Lavender Festival Begins

SRINAGAR: A six day Kashmir Lavender Festival and Art Camp was inaugurated Tuesday at Indian Institute of Integrative Medicine, Srinagar. The festival which will conclude on 29th June, is being organized for the first time in Jammu and Kashmir to showcase and highlight the indigenous rich biodiversity of medicinal and aromatic plants and will especially […]