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No internet in Jammu & Kashmir...except in some offices (including where I work), some privileged homes etc. The reason is political (google it if you are not aware of it yet). so that means I have no connectivity with the world once I leave my institute!!! It feels like living on a secluded island sometimes....but on a positive note...I get some more time to draw these. ~Jammudiaries . . . .travellerbaba iitjammu iitian jammudiaries lifeinkashmir

//Life on a Line of Control village in Kashmir // I watch the sun making its way through the vast expanse of the cascading Himalayas, The steep rolling hills around me with meadows of lush green pastures with horses grazing, The crystal waters of the Jhelum flow across in its bounty, On the other side lies the land of Pakistan. I look out of my window and I see a land of idyllic beauty all around, Alas, that's not all my land has to offer, Atop the adjacent hill stands a high post with barbed wire around, A soldier clad in his green and brown uniform stands behind with his rifle pointed out. The call for Fajr prayer echoes loudly through my misty valley, I prostrate in prayer to Allah the Almighty praying for peace and safety for my family and my valley. As the cool morning breeze blows through my kitchen, I begin my day's routine preparing chappatis and tea, getting our fuel ready for the long day that lay ahead of us. I bid my only son goodbye with the traditional Islamic saying, "Fee Amaanillah", As I kiss his forehead with tears in my eyes, I silently pray with all my heart to Almighty Allah, For his safe return back home at sunset. As I stumble with sheer fear upon my beautiful garden, Fearing that one of the many landmines that pepper our valley of mesmerizing beauty may explode, I remember my beloved husband, our sole breadwinner and our world quite literally, Who was killed as he stepped upon a landmine unknowingly, giving way to its brutal explosion. My walk uphill to my farmland begins, I brave the biting cold and blinding mist, My quest for our survival fuelled by my invincible determination to provide for me and my son, I cautiously walk ahead against all odds that lay in my path. An hour later, I reach my destination. The sight of luscious fields of crops and cows grazing greets me, Eagerly awaiting my return to tend to them, In your war, I found my peace.Kashmir lifeinkashmirlifeonloc standwithkashmirstandforkashmiris lineofcontrolindiapakistan

So glad these biliously coloured snacks are coming back into currency at bus-stops in Kashmir. Gram, puffed rice, peanuts, fried balls of dough - they’re more to keep the jaws moving during a two-hour bus-ride than for any gourmet - or health - benefit, but when they exist in our repertory of snacks, it is only right that they should take precedence over packaged, overpriced eats made by multi-nationals. . Pic Credit @marryam . .unciatrails kashmir beautifuldestinations beingkashmiri kashmirdairies kashmirtourism kashmirlovers kashmirvalley kashmir_lovers jannatekashmir kashmirbeauty traveltoexplore travelblogger travelphotography travelphotographer photographersofinstagram photographer photographers_hub_india photooftheday beautifulkashmir instatravel travelgram himalayan_highkashmir kashmirilife lifeinkashmir chaishop roastedgram busstop

“There’s no such thing as a liberal Muslim in India today. We are too Muslim for India and too liberal for our community” - - - Sanam, 36, an English Professor whose colleagues were unhappy that she was reading Rushdie’s ‘Satanic Verses’. kashmir otherstories lifeinkashmir

என்னிடமிருந்த ஆற்றல், பலம், பேரார்வம் எல்லாவற்றுக்கும் மேலாக அளவற்ற காதல் என அனைத்தையும் திரட்டி 70 நாள் இடைவெளிக்குப் பிறகு அவளது எண்னை இரவு 3 மணிக்கு தொடர்பு கொண்டேன். அவளது அலைபேசியில் வழக்கத்திற்கு மாற்றமான ஒரு குரல் கேட்டது. நான் புரிந்து கொண்டேன் அது அவளது உம்மாவின் குரல். அவர்களிடம் எனது ஸலாமை தெரிவித்து விட்டு பஸ்ராவிடம் பேச வேண்டுமென்றேன். எதிர் முனையில் பெரும் மௌனம் நிலவியது. ஒருவேளை சிக்னல் பிரச்சினை காரணமாக நான் பேசியது அவர்களுக்கு விளங்கவில்லை என்று நினைத்து மீண்டும் மீண்டும் அதையே சொல்லிக்கொண்டிருந்தேன். நான் மீண்டும் கேட்ட அடுத்த கணத்தில் பெரும் அழுகையுடன் கதறியபடியே சொன்னார்கள். பஸ்ரா இறந்துவிட்டாள். இன்று அவள் மறைந்து 40-ம் நாள். - Irfan Rashid (Kashmiri Journalist)savekashmir lifeinkashmir Kashmir

In Kashmir, a Race Against Death, With No Way to Call a Doctor https://www.nytimes.com/2019/10/07/world/asia/kashmir-doctors-phone.htmlKashmireconomy StandwithKashmir VisionForkashmir VisionForPakistan FreeKashmir EndKashmirBlockade Kashmirbleeds_Worldsleeps KashmirWantsFreedom Doctors LifeinKashmirKASHMIRBANEGAPAKISTAN KashmirStillUnderCurfew Article370 Basiceducation Studentslife education Schools

. Qafas ki zanjeero mai jakde aaj musalman hai. Ki zulm-o-sitam mai giriftar aaj musalman hai. Kahan hai sarparast musalman ummat kai. Kafiron kai shan-ba-shan khade aaj musalman hai. Kaisa doar hai ye aziyyat ka koi bataye. Musalman kai qatl mai mubtala aaj musalman hai. Zikr Qura'an mai musalman ki fateh ka. Par shamsherein seeno mai liye aaj musalman hai. Meri ummat kai sipeh-salar mujhe bata. Kyun buland qalmai kai tale dabe aaj musalman hai.savetheidentityofkashmir savearticle370 kashmirunderseige savekashmir kashmirisbleeding lifeinkashmir home jannatekashmir savehumanity savemuslimsofkashmir kashmirbehindbars indianoccupiedkashmir

Hanging by a Thread - The Dying Art of Kashmir Weaving . The art of weaving was introduced in the Kashmir Valley in the late 15th century by the King Zain-ul-Abidin, who had imported the art from Persia. Kashmir carpets and shawls still follow that tradition of intricate geometric and calligraphic motifs; their beauty lies in the detailed needlework. The art flourished during the time of the Mughals and the tradition continued even during the troubled times of Afghan and Sikh rule. When the British arrived in the early part of the 19th century, a certain utilitarianism came into the art that commercialized the woven products and Kashmiri carpets and shawls became the cynosure of connoisseurs’ eyes all over the world. The industry suffered a setback when the valley was engulfed in turmoil in 1989. With Indian military forces and separatists locked in a brutal and long-drawn conflict, the ancient craft of weaving fell into troubled times. Export orders dried up and inbound tourism hit an all time low. A lot of artisans fled the valley, creating a void. Two and a half decades later, the valley has entered another crucial juncture and the lives of ordinary Kashmiris are threatened yet again. For the last four years, there had been a period of relative calm and the weavers and businessmen were beginning to get hopeful for a better future. Now, with escalating violence in the valley yet again, their dreams of rebuilding the ancient craft industry is fading. And the industry is plagued by other handicaps. The cost of raw materials, namely the wool of the pashmina lambs, has become prohibitively expensive; the market is abound with cheaper domestic substitutes, and, most importantly, the young generation of Kashmiris seems entirely uninterested in mastering the skill of weaving due to the low pay in this sector. But the singular problem threatening this beautiful craft is the continuing turmoil that saw Kashmir dubbed as one of the deadliest zones on the planet. The people of the valley fear that the ancient craft of Kashmiri weaving may soon be a relic of the past.Weaving DyingArt LifeInKashmir Heritage Handicraft Pashmina Kani Kashmir TrombooCrafts

When you think of Kashmir, you think of the people, their stories, their life and of course, the divine food. Here are some of the books from our vast collection, that bring Kashmir right to you. Get these and more from @cmyk_bookstorekashmir kashmirconflict foodkashmir wazwaan wazwan_the_heart_and_soul_of_kashmiri_cuisine lifeinkashmir childrenofconflict

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I'm with a Bombshell, don't be jealous! :p (also in the pic:Tiger Hill) TBT, throwbackthursday , TIGERHILL KARGIL LIFEINKASHMIR BOMBSHELL

Cynical and hardened as I believed myself to be at twenty-four, I had never that pity might, infact, be just another facet of love. • 𝙈𝙤𝙩𝙝𝙚𝙧 𝙀𝙖𝙧𝙩𝙝: 𝑾𝒂𝒕𝒆𝒓𝒔. •dallake srinagar lake lpmi creativeimagemagazine kashmirbeauty kashmirdiaries kashmirlife kashmir kashmiri incredibleindia kashmirthroughmylens lifeinkashmir streets_in_motion travellingthroughtheworld tripotocommunity traveltriangle travelblog travelquotes phoneographer shotonphone shotononeplus spicollective streetframe photoobserve nonstopstreet streetart nvedi grikart_worlds @oneplus_india

Kabhi kabhi lagta hai apun hi bhagwaan hai. 👻 Wrote a ghazal a few weeks ago. Sharing with you a few couplets that are so apt in context to what is happening in Kashmir right now. On one side India's claim of Kashmir being its integral part and on the other side, Kashmiris fearing a genocide by the hands of tens of thousands of troops being deployed here. This hailed as heaven garrison has been a witness to bloodshed ever since the occupation. Be it true or rumours, we must always be ready for the worst consequences in the aftermath of the fallout of Article 35A or Article 370 yet live with hope. We will rise again. Allah bless KashmirPoemsOnPaperpoetry writersclub poemsporn wordporn igwriters wordgasm stories igpoets igwriterclub scribbles writerscommunity writersnetwork poetsofinstagram writersblock writerscorner spilledink poetsandwriters kashmir cagedparadise beingkashmiri article35A article370 aazaadi freedom bleedingparadise kashmiriyat lifeinkashmir kashmirscape

From a location scout last week. When I got the brief to make a film portraying the lives of local Kashmiris, I was a bit apprehensive considering the influx of tourism mixed with the political unrest. However, after spending a week with them in different villages, I really don’t know who is this “problem” and who is causing this “unrest” cause these people were definitely the most friendly, warm and peace loving people I have ever come across. . . . . . . . . . .incredibleindia kashmir srinagar dallake j&k madeinindia shikara lifeinkashmir valley shotoniphone

Every neighbourhood in Srinagar has a few handcarts or stores selling nothing but fruit. This one in Jawahar Nagar is famous in the neighbourhood for stocki g a mix of local Kashmiri fruit as well as fruit brought from the plains AND a few imported fruit: absolutely vital when you’re trying to impress the parents of the groom!! lifeinkashmir srinagar fruit fruitseller fruitstall fruitsofkashmir fruitig kashmirimages srinagardiaries

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The secret about Kashmir style is its apparent lack of artifice. No polishing of every individual fruit like you see in Delhi. No choosing the best backdrop. Just plonking your ancient, creaking cart in front of an ancient, creaking door and Nature’s bounty does the rest! Rather unfair, I always think kashmir kashmirimages kashmirdairies kashmirvalley kashmirapples captivatingkashmir lifeinkashmir dalgate fruitsofkashmir srinagardiaries srinagarkashmir apples

'Reading is an exercise in empathy; an exercise in walking in someone else’s shoes for a while.' @noreenbhat chaijaaidiaries chaijaai tearoom kashmir famjamtime hangoutplace lifeinkashmir srinagarlife

They want us to write. in blood. and only write. of peace. they capture our land. make us sow rice that is not seed. kill us. rape. They tell us we are ungrateful. like children – who do not see what is good for them. holding us with many kinds of guns; they grimace at the world calling our blood on their faces –  vermillion they sell pens.  we buy with blood. many of them, from their mythical land come to us, with clean hands, softened in the Ganges. they meet our eyes. that gaze, which through you goes elsewhere. behind their orange irises you see wheels turning. like the innards of a Swiss-watch. precise. surgical. they sell paper.  so much paper. we buy with blood. they put the kettle on boil. it whistles. the seduction of tea.  there is no better heaven. our pens poised. the next word will liberate.  an orgasmic lull prevails. that next sentence. always in arrival. like that justice thing.  meanwhile Ashfaq is no more. Maqbool has gone. Asiya and Neelofar, raped then killed. Afzal hanged. Tufail, buried in two graves. the Ittar seller in Lalchowk disappeared. they found his bones with empty bottles; the kettle whistles. (Kashmir poem)kashmir jammu lifeinkashmir jammukashmir solider capkashmir_diaries throwback trip trip2014 traveler travelphotography travlog travelholic travelgrammer travelblogger traveling memories kashmirpoems freedomofkashmir

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Tables, tableware, copper cookware - whether it was meant for the tourist market or locals, were all embellished meticulously by the tens of thousands of craftsmen who formed a demographic in their own right. It has been tools down for nearly all of them, only a fraction remain true to their trade. In the meantime, copper has given way to melamine. It’s easier to clean, I’m told earnestly. Location courtesy: Asia Crafts, The Bund, @asifiqbalburza @nadiskashmir @whpinenpeak - three families who have been in the business for five generations and know the artistic value of our craft heritage that is vanishing before our eyes kashmirimages kashmirheritage kashmircrafts tableware copperware lifeinkashmir

These are the valuable words, if we start saying these without fail, life will become easy. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Let’s be kind to ourselves and others. Let’s be the Community, where love is the essence of life. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀motivationalquotes mahamotivates selfhelp quotes inspirationalquotes lovequotes spreadlove community selflove sustainability explore lifeinkashmir

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'There is a garden in every childhood, an enchanted place where colors are brighter, the air softer, and the morning more fragrant than ever again.' @hadiyashabirmasoo chaijaaidiaries chaijaai tearoom hangoutplace kashmir lifeinkashmir

'There is a garden in every childhood, an enchanted place where colors are brighter, the air softer, and the morning more fragrant than ever again.' @hadiyashabirmasoo chaijaaidiaries chaijaai tearoom hangoutplace kashmir lifeinkashmir

“A place is only as good as the people in it “ @usman_thehuman chaijaaidiaries chaijaai tearoom kashmir hangoutplace friends hangingoutwithfriends lifeinkashmir

'This evening is as brief as the twinkling of an eye yet such twinklings is what eternity is made of.' @theabidmughal chaijaaidiaries chaijaai tearoom kashmir hangoutplace lifeinkashmir evenings reflections

'True friends are like diamonds bright, beautiful, valuable and always in style.' @iram__rehmat @aabiroonazir chaijaaidiaries chaijaai tearoom kashmir hangoutplace lifeinkashmir freindship Friends friendshipgoals

कश्मीर की ये लड़की एक ख़ास संदेश दे रही है... वीडियो: जान्हवी मूले/शरद बढेkashmir girl kashmirlife kashmirigirl lifeinkashmir marathi

'Beauty is eternity gazing at itself in a mirror.' @iram__rehmat chaijaadiaries chaijaai tearoom kashmir hangoutplace lifeinkashmir

'Kids go where there is excitement, they stay where there is love.' @shaguftachowdhary chaijaaidiaries chaijaai tearoom kashmir srinagar hangoutplace families joy lifeinkashmir

When butchers in Kashmir go on strike (which happens rarely enough) there is shock and disbelief. But, if the community of bread bakers were to collectively down their shutters, there’d probably be mayhem. Those who bake breads in tandoors have a gruelling day that starts from 3 am and goes on to 6 pm, more or less without a break. The tools of their trade have not changed for centuries; neither have the kinds of breads: even the scored surface of the most common breakfast and mid-morning variety - tchot - is scored with their fingertips, one tchot at a time, and there would probably be around 500 tchots going into the tandoor in one day. Each, needless to say, is pressed to the side of the tandoor firmly, which takes five or six seconds. Try doing that even once a day and you’d probably have to be rushed to hospital! The mood in the bakery is always convival and many elderly males choose to sit on the platform with the bakers for a bit of banter while their bread baskets are being filled up: one family can go through 25 tchot in a morning! breadbaker breadlifebakery koshurkhyenchyen kashmirilife kashmirimages kashmirifood lifeinkashmir bakingbread traditionalbakery

'Today was good. Today was fun. Tomorrow is another one.' @sahilgsalathia chaijaaidiaries chaijaai kashmir hangout tearoom summer summertime lifeinkashmir srinagarlife

... sometimes, the wrong choices bring us to the right places... 🤩 . . One of the beautiful flowers from ShalimarBagh, Srinagar, Jammu&Kashmir India. . . . . . .flowergarden flower bagh butterfly bee note8 samsunggalaxynote8 galaxynote8 shotwithNote8 @samsungmobile @samsungindia trialanderror pinkflower incredibleindia visitkashmir lifeinkashmir kashmir thoughts thoughtoftheday quoteoftheday quotes withgalaxy macro macroshot macrophotography

Saffron flower field, Srinagar, Kashmir Ever wondered how Or where Saffron/ Zaffran comes from? Saffron flowers grow only 1 month in a given year in very few countries like Iran, Spain, Kashmir -India. Around 250 such flowers make 1 gm of Saffron that sell at close to INR350,000 per Kilo. As seen each flower has only 3 strands of Saffron. On tasting these red strands, they leave a yellow color behind (in milk, in biryani's) and yet they remain red when mixed with food. A very educational visit 😊 . . . . . . . . . .saffron Srinagar jammuandkashmir saffronfields saffronflower nikond5300 nikon flowerbed flower flowerfield macroshot macro purpleflower visit_to_kashmir lifeinkashmir visitkashmir traveltokashmir

Ladakh, Jammu & Kashmir Ladakh ("land of high passes") is a region in Indian state of Jammu and Kashmir that currently extends from the Kunlun mountain range to the main Great Himalayas to the south, inhabited by people of Indo-Aryan and Tibetan descent. It is one of the most sparsely populated regions in Jammu and Kashmir and its culture and history are closely related to that of Tibet. Ladakh is renowned for its remote mountain beauty and culture. . . . . . . . . . .ladak jammuandkashmir zozila zozilapass cloudy mountains kunlunmountains shotwithNote8 note8photography note8 galaxynote8 samsunggalaxynote8 exploringindia india incredibleindia @samsungmobile @samsungindia himalayanmountainrange bluesky clouds feathers greenmountains mountains mountainrange leh ladakh traveltokashmir lifeinkashmir withgalaxy

Zojilla Pass, Jammu & Kashmir Driving here was a huge scare flight... not for the faint heart though.. honestly had a headache at the end of it 😜😁 Zoji La is a high mountain pass in Jammu and Kashmir, India, located on the Indian National Highway 1D between Srinagar and Leh in the western section of the Himalayan mountain range. Though often referred to as Zojila Pass in the foreign press, the correct English translation is Zoji Pass or simply Zojila, since the suffix 'La' itself means pass in several Himalayan languages.The usage of the word "La" can also be seen in the Khardung La, Fotu La, Namika La and Pensi La etc. In modern-day North Indian languages, 'La' (ला) and 'Darra' (दर्रा) are both used interchangeably to mean a mountain pass. Zoji La is 9 km (5.6 mi) from Sonamarg and provides a vital link between Ladakh and Kashmir Valley. It runs at an elevation of approximately 3,528 metres (11,575 ft), and is the second highest pass after Fotu La on the Srinagar-Leh National Highway. It is often closed during winter, though the Border Roads Organisation (BRO) is working to extend traffic to most parts of the year. The Beacon Force unit of the BRO is responsible for clearing and maintenance of the road during Winter. During the Indo-Pakistani War of 1947, Zoji La was seized by Pakistani supported invaders in 1948 in their campaign to capture Ladakh. The pass was re-captured by Indian forces on 1 November in an assault codenamed Operation Bison, which achieved success primarily due to the surprise use of tanks, then the highest altitude at which tanks had operated in combat in the world. . . . . . . . . .zozilapass zozila mountains scary baltal jammuandkashmir sonmarg sonmargvalley sky sun exploringindia india incredibleindia @samsungmobile @samsungindia snowmountain himalayanmountainrange bluesky note8 samsunggalaxynote8 galaxynote8 shotwithNote8 traveltokashmir lifeinkashmir

When mornings are like this.. A Flower vendor, Dal Lake, Srinagar, Jammu & Kashmir Dal is a lake in Srinagar (Dal Lake is a misnomer as Dal in Kashmiri means lake), the summer capital of Jammu and Kashmir. The urban lake, which is the second largest in the state, is integral to tourism and recreation in Kashmir and is named the "Jewel in the crown of Kashmir" or "Srinagar's Jewel". . . . . . . . . . . .lakedalLakeSrinagarflowervendorjammuandkashmirmorningshotwithNote8 galaxynote8note8gondola gondolaride lakeviewboathouse oldmanredgondolaexploringindia india incredibleindia @samsungmobile @samsungindia boat boatride lifeinkashmir traveltokashmir withgalaxy

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