Arts & Culture articles

Walls Do Speak

A group of artists joined hands to restore abandoned structures in tourist hot-spots across Kashmir. But that is not all they intend to do. Saima Bhat reports the idea behind Alif foundation Next

Food on the Go

Not everybody can afford glitzy restaurants and fast food joints that now dot Srinagar city. There are thousands who still throng city’s famous Food Street that has survived both competition and change. Zafar

Life in Colours

A fourth generation Rangar is struggling to save the traditional art of dyeing the yarn from onslaught of modernity and indifference. Jibran Nazir meets the man who fears his tryst with colours will

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 (Kashmiri Muslims performing last rites