Entries by The Kashmiri Life

Sufism In Kashmir

“I do not want my house to be walled in on all sides and my windows to be stuffed. I want the culture of all lands to be blown about my house as freely as possible. But I refuse to be blown off my feet by any“–Mahatma Gandhi, Young India, June 1, 1921  Our Kashmir is […]

The Glory of Sufism in Kashmir

“Old is gold,” is an English proverb that held true yesterday and would continue to hold true today and tomorrow. Today let’s share our views and thoughts on the hoary and priceless culture of Sufism in Kashmir. While there is no doubt that the Heaven on Earth, Kashmir located in the lap of snow-clad mountains […]

Chillain Kalan – 40days of biting cold

When the sun burns coldly under a low grey sky and when the only alternative source of heat is the kanger , the traditional fire pot, you know that winter is putting footsteps in the Valley. At sunset the clouds gathered again calling it a night but of-course as they say, with the promise of a […]

Kashmiri Fun-facts

The weekend’s approaching and let us help you celebrate the days. Take a 15 minutes break from whatever you’re doing to treat yourself with these Kashmiri fun-facts, it can be great fun and done just anywhere. These fun elements can be a mental relaxation and de-stress for the ones who’ve had a rough week. For […]

KASHMIRI KANGRI – A love of Tradition

While taking a stroll on the banks of Jhelum River and soaking in the beauty of the stunning place during the harsh winters you can feel the severity of the cold. The valley of Kashmir is cold; a bone-chilling temperature with the wind chill, when woolen and thermal wears are not enough. Have you ever imagined […]

Kashmir – The Paradise of Migratory Birds

Hi friends, it’s that time of the year again when you’re expected to start thinking about winter vacation. And, without any doubt Kashmir wins the competition when it comes to decide for a best place for vacation. Nothing in the world looks prettier than Kashmir in winter. It has always been synonyms for paradise, and […]

Masterpieces from the land of magical embroideries, Kashmir.

My friend Stella had come to India and was staying with us for five days. On a Saturday afternoon, post lunch while we were lazying around, a local ‘kashmiri-shawl wallah (vendor)’, Gulzaarbhai visited our home to show his exquisite hand embroidered shawls, pherans, namdaas etc. He often visits us for kahwa and Krippè and shows […]

The winds of winter carry the local flavor of Kashmiri dishes.

“Winters are coming!” Got reminded of Game of Thrones? Well I bet this blog will not be any less exciting than your favorite American TV series! Winter hits ‘Winterfell’ the hardest but our ‘Kashmir’ is also very well known for its harsh winters and nothing can keep you toasty this winter than the warmth and […]

The Forgotten Floor Mat of Kashmir – WAGU

If you imagine a real traditional Kashmiri room, chances are you have visualised a clear mental image of a warm and well heated room made of wood /stone masonry wall, traditional thick mud roof on timber structure and traditional ‘Wagu’ flooring which provides excellent protection against a harsh environment. A few decades back the much […]