CULTURE

Nayyei Henz Kath: Song of the Reed

Nayyei Henz Kath: Song of the Reed

Today let us listen to one story narrated by him and translated by Sir Stein. In the earlier write up I had given a brief introduction of the Legendary Kashmiri Story Teller, Hatim Tilwonye and his extraordinary talent described by Sir Aurel Stein and Sir Grierson

15-day Ramazan Festival begins at Kashmir Haat  

SRINAGAR – A 15-day Ramazan festival commenced Tuesday evening at Kashmir Haat, here, with the aim to relive the spirit of festivity of this holy month. The festival is being organized by Department of Industries and Commerce, Kashmir in collaboration with Department of Culture, J&K. To make the evenings mystic, the Naatia performances by famous […]

When Will Bollywood See Beyond Kashmir’s Snowy Slopes And Sinister Plots?

In 1964, in a scene from Kashmir Ki Kali, a shy Champa (Sharmila Tagore) looks yearningly at the mountains, turns to Rajiv (Shammi Kapoor) and says, ‘Kitni khoobsurat vadi hain’ (How beautiful is the valley). Bewitched both by her and the vista behind her, Rajiv replies ‘Tabhi toh soch raha hun yahan par aake dil kisi se […]

Hatim Tilwonye: The Legendary Story Teller of Kashmir

Hatim Tilwonye: The Legendary Story Teller of Kashmir

HATIM’S TALES: KASHMIRI STORIES AND SONGS: Recorded with the assistance of Pandit Govind Koul by Sir Aurel Stein, K.C.I.E and edited with a translation, linguistic analysis, vocabulary, indexes etc by Sir George Grierson, K.C.I.E. with a note on the folklore of the tales by W. Crooke, C.I.E.  The book was first published in London for […]

INTACH Preparing Dossier For Srinagar’s Heritage City Bid

SRINAGAR — The Jammu and Kashmir chapter of the Indian National Trust for Art and Cultural Heritage (INTACH) on Thursday said it is preparing a dossier to be submitted to the Union Human Resource Development Ministry for inclusion of Srinagar in the list of UNESCO heritage cities. “We are applying for Srinagar city to be […]

Strength in Unity: Folk Tale of Kashmir

Unfortunately I have not narrated this story to any of my children. Have you? Perhaps this is the right time to tell them. Our own story. Our own heritage. Our own folk tale.

Set Of Rare Hand-Woven Kashmiri Shawls To Be Auctioned In UK

LONDON — A private collection of rare hand-woven Kashmiri shawls dating back to the 17th century are on offer at auction by Christie’s here. Described as “treasured heirlooms”, the auction house has announced that the online sale will take place between June 11 and 18 with prices ranging from 1,000 pounds to 12,000 pounds. “This […]

Inauspicious Bride: Kashmiri Folk Tale

We are currently witnessing an ever increasingly female adverse sex ratio among the population and despite the ban on sex determination tests, female foetecide is rampant with no vociferous resistance from the society

KU’s Snow Festival Concludes At Gulmarg

SRINAGAR – The two day Snow Festival organised by Directorate of Physical Education and Sports University of Kashmir concluded at Gulmarg in which as many as 12 colleges and students of Kashmir University participated. During the two day event competitions were held in snow football (men), cricket (men),Hockey(women)and volley­ball (women). On the first day of […]

JK Bank’s Spring Festival At Badamwari Draws 50,000 Visitors

SRINAGAR- In an overwhelming response to the J&K Bank’s colloquial call Wale Gachaw Badamvare, fifty-thousand people thronged the historical park during the weekend to celebrate the two day Spring Festival organized by the J&K Bank at Badamvaer park . The Chairman and CEO Parvez Ahmed formally inaugurated the ‘Spring Festival’ by cutting the ceremonial ribbon […]

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