Category Archives for Kashmiri life

Alumni Oil

5 / 5 ( 1 vote ) My story of survival during the floods brought tears to many. Alhamdulillah many could understand what a lot of people went through during these floods. My experience was something that I cannot forget … Continue reading

04. October 2014 by gw2021
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Surviving through Kashmir Floods

4.6 / 5 ( 68 votes ) This is my story 6th September was my cousins mehendi _ day before the wedding day. We  didnt go the whole day as it was cold and rainy and it would be difficult … Continue reading

26. September 2014 by gw2021
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The Autumn Leaves Still Fall

It’s early morning in Srinagar. The chinar leaves are fluttering in Lal Bazar. The sweepers are busy clearing the leaves from the roads. While walking through the tiny lanes that lead to ‘Rasool Kandur’ (Rasool the Baker), Charagh Baigh a … Continue reading

10. November 2012 by gw2021
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Certificate of no sympathy

It is hereby to award the Jammu and Kashmir police of not being militant sympathisers. I do understand that the Inspector General of Police, Kashmir said, “We don’t need anyone’s certificate.” but in reality the police gets a certificate each … Continue reading

23. September 2012 by gw2021
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Khandar – The Kashmiri Wedding – part 4

What started off as a small note on the food preparation for Kashmiri Weddings has somehow got me into putting into words my experiences, perceptions, ideas on Kashmiri Wedding in a series of articles. Part 2 talked of the match-making … Continue reading

22. September 2012 by gw2021
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Khandar – The Kashmiri Wedding – Kupwara

A few years back I had the honour of being invited to a wedding feast in Kupwara. To me a chance to visit the countryside in Kashmir is always something I look forward to – not only does it pristine unmatched beauty thrill me, the simplicity of its people, the sweet smile of the kids who grow up away from the ‘city-life’ makes me feel like this is the real Kashmir. Kashmir away from the ugly influences that makes us act like someone else. Continue reading

31. March 2012 by gw2021
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Kashmiri Song – Love for the Prophet

5 / 5 ( 5 votes ) Woke up one fine morning to a beautiful sound. I knew he was here – singing eloquently – naats and other songs praising Allah and professing love of the Prophet. Grabbed my dupatta, … Continue reading

10. September 2011 by gw2021
Categories: Kashmir, Kashmiri life, Muslim issues, Random Thoughts | 4 comments

Khandar the Kashmiri Wedding – Part 3

5 / 5 ( 1 vote ) For those of you who have visited my blog before, you might have already read a little something about the Kashmiri Wedding here. While preparation of food (see Khandar the Kashmiri Wedding)  is … Continue reading

14. May 2011 by gw2021
Categories: Kashmir, Kashmiri life, Life, Muslim issues, Muslim Sisters, Random Thoughts | Tags: , , , , , , , , , | 3 comments

Sakooter or Scooter! That’s the way to go!

I just happened to read this news item in Kashmir Times. It talks of how women in Kashmir have started using scooter as a convenient means of transport and of the acceptance of the idea among the locals.  To me … Continue reading

01. May 2011 by gw2021
Categories: Kashmir, Kashmiri life, Muslim issues, Muslim Sisters, Random Thoughts, Views on News | Tags: , , , , | 2 comments

Childhood

Close your eyes and think of yourself as a child. Think of what used to amuse you and what made you happy. The little pleasures of life. As I do that, I think of our garden and me sitting in … Continue reading

29. April 2011 by gw2021
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