Entries by The Kashmiri Life

Kashmir – The Perfect Destination for Your Monsoon Vacation

Celebrating Monsoon Showers From the mountains to the sea, the rain awakens every landscape and enhances the beauty of nature. Rain refreshes the mind and the soul. Monsoon in India is the most beautiful season and much-awaited for. Monsoon in India is not only about romancing the rain; it is an answer to the farmer’s […]

The Expert Wood- Carvers of Kashmir

  “Beauty is truth; truth beauty”, said John Keats and it stands apt for the luminous arts and craft culture of Kashmir. The first thought that crosses one’s mind while witnessing art in Kashmir is of awe as the unique and enchanting crafts synchronise with the beauty of our valley. While Kashmir is famous for […]

Your Offbeat Shopping Cart From Kashmir

“Keep some souvenirs of your past, or how will you ever prove it wasn’t all a dream?” From the majestic Chinar trees, the mighty Himalayas, the lush green hillsides, the mesmerising sounds of the Rabab, the finely woven Pashmina, the Dal Jheel reflecting ornamental walnut wood carved houseboats, the local Kashmiri chacha in pheran, the […]

Best Kashmiri Restaurants across India

Best Kashmiri Restaurants across India A cuisine is the most effective way of expressing the culture of a particular place and as Alex Atala says, “I believe that cuisine is the most important link between nature and culture”, it is also a positive utilization of the magnificent nature. Cuisine is born out of diverseness in […]

Ramzan in the Chinar Shade, Kashmir

The blessed month of Ramzan is here. Ramzan is the ninth month of the Islamic lunar calendar and begins with the sighting of the crescent moon. This month has a charm of its own and like everywhere else; the incredible spirit of Ramzan is observed with great vehemence and zeal here in Kashmir. If you […]

Buying Kashmiri Saffron? Real or Fake?

“I hear stories of an ancient land so pure. I see photographs of bluer than blue skies over a lake of molten gold. I drink kahwa flavoured with almond and saffron and add honey, sweetened by bees from the valley” – Jhilmil Breckenridge (Ballads of Kashmir) The more one talks about the beauty of Kashmir, […]