Author Archives: Gyawun

Old Kashmir Photos with Detailed History

History behind the pics is written by Mr Showkat Rasheid Wani Amira Kadal bridge The photograph was taken by M/S Dutta Photographers in 1930’s showing a view of Old Amirakadal. Please appreciate the traffic sense of pedestrians all of them are crossing the bridge through footpath. On the right one can see a double-story Houseboat. […]

Meet the Youngest Kashmiri to pursue Mount Everest

Tell us about yourself? My name is Rizza Alee. I am a camerist and a professional mountaineer. I am the youngest Kashmiri who attempted to scale Mount Everest in 2019. I climb mountains throughout the year to pursue the farthest expansion of Earth. I work to capture stories that inspire people to consider their relationship […]

Adnan Manzoor – The Emerging Rabab Player of the Valley

Tell us about yourself? My Name is Adnan Manzoor and I am from Srinagar, Kashmir. I am a proud Rabab player. I did my schooling at Salfia school, Parraypora, and then high schooling at New Convent High School Srinagar. I am 21 years old and I am also currently pursuing my B.Tech in Electronics and […]

Kashmiri Names of Birds

Ranga Tsar Wanda Kostur Viri Mot Poshi Nul Tont Kon Kola Tonch ( Common Kingfisher) Zar Batchi Phambe Seer Satut or Hud hud Lot Raza or Leat Raz Wyet Tont Wan Kukil Chets tal Sheena-pi-pin Goi Dofa Tiriv Haarwatijj Hazara dastaan Katij Niel kaav Pintsakkon Ghaant Kolur/Kavput Bill Bi Chur Kostur Sehara Dobbai Grad Brag […]

Meet Dr. Sharmeen Mushtaq Nizami | Kashmir’s Only Female Off-Roader

Tell us about yourself? I am Dr. Sharmeen Mushtaq Nizami, born and bought up in Srinagar. I did my schooling at Minto circle school Raj bagh and MBBS from GMC Jammu. I am a Doctor by profession, off-road racer by passion, and a social activist. I am also a mother of two. The first off-roading […]

Lalitaditya and Avantiwarman: Great Kings of Kashmir

Jammu and Kashmir has the distinction of being a unique place in the world. It has everything to look out for in a civilized nation. It has the characteristic of being the cradle of a unique brotherhood. Moreover, it has produced some great Kings that were intellectuals, engineers, human beings, etc. Here, we will talk […]

Meet This Kashmiri Lady Who is Trying to Break Taboos Around Menstruation

Tell us about yourself? My name is Nazish Mir. I was born in Kashmir and currently live in Delhi. I studied in Delhi Public School till class 10th. I then went on to complete my education at G.D Goenka World school which opened me up to education abroad. I went to the Universidad Europea for […]

Sultan Yousuf Shah Chak: The Last Native King of Kashmir

The Shahmiri Dynasty was the first Muslim dynasty in Kashmir. Habib Shah was the last ruler of Shahmiri Dynasty. Being incompetent, he was deposed by his military commander, Gazi Chak. He laid the foundation of the Chak Dynasty. The Chak rule began in 1561 and lasted till 1587, when the Mughal emperor, Jalal-Ud-Din Akbar conquered […]

Kashmiri Pashmina Shawl Types, Styles, and Sizes

Different styles of Pashmina Shawls Harshidaar – In this 2 inch embroidery work is done around the shawl on borders. This shawl does not have any any embroidery in the middle of shawl. Neemdoor – In this type of shawl as well embroidery is done around the border of the shawl, but in this embroidery […]

Revival of Kashmiri Music and Songs Among Youth

Kashmiri music and songs have a long history, since ages they have been profound part of Kashmiri culture . As a result, the Valley has seen a galaxy of great singers and artists, upholding the great tradition of Kashmiri folk, poetry and music. With each decade that has passed most of the Kashmiri people especially […]

Kashmiri Pheran – About, Types, Uses & Wearing Guide

Blue Pure Wool Pheran With Hand Aari Embroidery

Clothes aren’t everything there is to a person. But, association with traditional clothes is beautiful. Kashmiris associate themselves with what they wear. They hold it as a dear part of their identity. And, pherans are something that are purely a part of Kashmiri history, culture & tradition. Pheran, a loose part of clothing, extending to […]

Meet This Kashmiri Cancer Survivor Who Wants To Make This World a Better Place

Tell us about yourself My name is Ayesha Aijaz from Srinagar, Kashmir. I am 24 years old. My father is an engineer and mother is a doctor. I have completed my MBBS and now I am in my internship period. My research was approved by ICMR. I have done multiple workshops and have also done […]

PAPIER MACHE – The Story Behind The Amazing Art

The intricate patterns carved detail on a box, elegant colors on beautifully designed animal shapes, papier Mache is an amazing craft passed down generations to generations, for centuries. Having travelled from Central Asia but making its home in Kashmir, the fascinating art involves the creation of design by carving pulp of paper in various molds […]

Important Covid Leads in Kashmir

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Best Gynecologist in Srinagar

Doctor Location Popularity No.1 Syed Naseer Syed Medicos, Opposite JVC Hospital  & sheikh ul alam 29.20% No.2 Tahir Malik Guru Lane Barzulla 12.68% No.3 Tania Makhdoomi Nundreshi colony bye pass 11.80% No.4 Mohammad Ashraf Kar Florence hospital 10.03% No.5 Farhat Jabeen LD and Modern Hospital 9.44% No.6 Bilquees Jameela  Ramzan hospital 8.26% No.7 Basanti Ganjoo […]

Kashmiri Mythical Creatures

By Onaiza Drabu Rantas She is a witch and a seductress. Her feet are usually turned backwards. She is known to kidnap men, take them to her cave in mountains and eats out the hearts of men. She is known to seek husbands amongst mortals, but their attachment has fatal consequences, as its object dies […]