It was the Summers of 1976 early June. I was sitting in an Indian Airlines plane travelling to Srinagar from Delhi with my parents and younger brother. Just an hour and 20 minutes flight I was petrified of flying and just wanted to get there
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We flew from Kerala to Kashmir to stay with Insha’s family. Actually, we were only supposed to stay for a few days, and we ended up canceling our ticket back because we were having such a good time. I don’t even have words for Kashmir.
Listening to the customers at my store and watching the people in the markets of Milan who would call any damn piece of fabric “a Pashmina” used to make me so mad that I used to pause for a second and say to myself that
When I look back to 2015 and recollect all the precious moments, one of them is definitely ‘my second trip to Kashmir’. I visited Kashmir second time in October 2015 with my family. It was a sudden plan. Like any other tourist it was just
I was 17, when I moved out of home. I studied engineering in Delhi for 4 years. I worked like there was no tomorrow. I had a full time night job and classes in the day and not because my parents couldn’t have afforded my
Seamless Celestial Globe It was invented in Kashmir by Ali Kashmiri ibn Luqman in 998H/1589-90 CE, in the reign of the Mughal Emperor Akbar. Unlike the ordinary globe that represents earth, the celestial globe represents sky complete with stars and constellations on it. It was
Hussaini, the famous honey producer of Srinagar, Kashmir – that produces 7 different types of honey, all of which have specific healing qualities. SHe runs her business in the naem of Oriental Apiary. The business lady in the video has a very rich heritage/ legacy
A short film by Ruman Hamdani, featuring Mafaldina Vaina. Ruman Hamdani is a Srinagar based movie maker and Mafaldina is a 26 years old Italian tourist. Watch the video to see what she has to say about Srinagar after being initially skeptic about it.
Dear Kashmir, I came to know about you when I was in Goa. So I made a plan with a friend to visit Kashmir, but my friend changed her mind after hearing about situation in Kashmir. I was disappointed and the thought of travelling alone
DIAL KASHMIR Dial Kashmir is a Kashmir based app which provides the users extensive information like addresses, phone numbers and email id of various essential and commercial services in Kashmir. So next time you want to find something in Kashmir, search on Dial Kashmir.
AIRBNB Airbnb is an app for people to list, find, and rent lodging. Since we Kashmiris have huge houses with most rooms vacant, why not rent them out to tourists. I have been using Airbnb in Delhi for last one year and have hosted people
When she started out with her trip to Srinagar , she had her preconceived notions about Kashmir. She thought maybe she’d need a local to accompany her everywhere, because it wouldn’t be safe to wander alone with a bulky camera hung around her neck. But
This is the post we had done on our Gyawun Facebook page, which is review of a trip to Kashmir by a solo traveler Shally on her blog. In this post she had answered to those people who had questions like Kashmir is not safe. You’ll