Arts & Culture articles

Forgotten Shab Daig

The wazwaan country has literally forgotten a winter specialty that once ruled the elite Kashmir kitchens, perhaps more often than Harisa, laments Tasavur Mushtaq Intense cold, heavy snowfall and massive load shedding this

A Kashmir Rediscovery

In Kashmir’s new digital divide era, J&K’s Department Of Culture surprises everybody by coming up with a wall calendar that brings state’s 12 priceless artefacts to people’s living rooms by rediscovering cultural roots,

Artist’s Elegy

When she landed in Delhi for studies, she carried impressions of Kashmir’s troubled history along. Through art, Hina Arif highlights sufferings back home despite threats and intimidation. Durdana Bhat reports Hina Arif, 25,

Thali Dance of Ramban

by Rajinder Singh Rana The vibrant culture of Jammu and Kashmir is a beautiful amalgamation of religions, festivals, food, art, crafts, dance, and music which fills its canvas with hues and vibrancy of

With an eye on conflict

  Despair, loss and outrage find expression in an online exhibition showcasing works by Kashmiri artists. Gargi Gupta takes a look at the To Art is to Resist show   The artwork, a


An interesting post-partition creation, Kashmiriyat is popular in Delhi than in Srinagar. But what it means and why everybody is talking about it these days, Masood Hussain explains “I was happy to see

Tibetan Tastemakers

Kashmir being a melting pot of different cultures witnessed  footprints of exiled Tibetan tribe in late fifties that ended up redefining the local taste buds half a century later, Heena Muzzafar reports  There

Penman’s Peregrination

Life takes a full circle, quite literally. Syed Asma talks to noted Urdu and Kashmiri essayist Prof Mohammed Zaman Azurdah to piece together dots of his life through partition, poverty and painful memories

Waghoo is Out

With polythene foam taking over as new matting material in Kashmir, handmade Waghoo is losing both appeal and market. Shakir Mir reports the plight of those associated with its making Sixty-nine-year old Fatimah