Entries by The Kashmiri Life

The Food Street of Kashmir

A hunger spot for the hungry souls in the center of busy Srinagar near Khayam Chowk. Trying local cuisines while traveling is one of the most important parts of the itinerary. Similarly, if you are visiting Jammu and Kashmir, Jannat would welcome you with open arms to try out the tasty Kashmiri Cuisine from Food […]

KULFI KING OF KASHMIR

I scream, you scream, we all scream for ice cream. With heatwaves soaring upto unbearable degrees, summers have officially arrived, and so have our urge to beat these merciless days with tasty ice creams and kulfis. Summer would not be summer without ice creams and kulfis. Kashmir, a place that Shah Jahan proclaimed as Jannat […]

Amarnath Yatra starts from July 1

The state of Jammu and Kashmir is a home of many religious places. One of the most important is Amarnath Temple. The cave is an altitude of 3,888m. It is 141km away from Srinagar and can be reached through the town of Pahalgam. This shrine is considered to be one of the holiest in the […]

Newspapers of Old Kashmir

“Journalism is what maintains democracy. It’s the force for progressive society change.” –Andrew VachssJournalism is one of those professions that educates the society, brings information out to the world. The history of Journalism in the state of Jammu and Kashmir started in the year 1924. There was a birth of weekly newspaper called RANBIR. It […]

The Rich Ethnic Diversity of Jammu and Kashmir

Jammu and Kashmir, the northernmost state of India, is a melting pot of different ethnic groups and communities. In this blog post, Kashmiri life introduces you to the rich ethnic diversity of Jammu and Kashmir. The state comprises of three regions- Ladakh, Jammu and the Kashmir valley, marked with their religious and ethnic differences. While […]

Burzahom- History of Stone Age Kashmir

“Evidence doesn’t lie. History maybe accurate, but archaeology is precise”-Doug Scott Kashmir has a rich history when it comes to artefacts and ancient antiquities. One such archaeological site which is situated around 16kms north-east of Srinagar in Jammu and Kashmir is Burzahom. It is the oldest proof of existence of humans in the valley of […]

The Popular Poets of Kashmir

Poetry is the quality of expression of emotions and ideas. Thankfully, it has always been an important part of the culture of Kashmir and forms an eminent part of the Literature of Kashmir. These poets have portrayed the culture, tradition and essence of life in Kashmir beautifully in their poetry. Let us take you on […]

The Revival of Calligraphy in Kashmir

“Art is not what you see, But what you make others see.”- Edgar Deg The state of Jammu and Kashmir is extremely rich in its art and culture. The beauty of Kashmir has been a source of inspiration for many artists. Various art galleries and museums have attracted a lot of tourism here. During the […]

The Vintage Gems of Kashmir

I wonder what made Amir Khusrau Sahab to say this about Kashmir? “Agar firdaus bar roo-e zameen ast, Hameen ast-o hameen ast-o hameen ast”, meaning, “If there is a paradise on earth, It is this, it is this, it is this.” Is it its people or nature? Well, we Kashmiris are most privileged to be […]