updated 4:01 PM GMT, Nov 27, 2014

Photo feature: down the Afarwat slopes

Photo feature: down the Afarwat slopes

In the famous tourist resort Gulmarg, less than six miles from the volatile ceasefire line that divides Jammu and Kashmir between India and Pakistan, skiers from across the world have started to camp

Harse, a winter delight that Kashmir loves

Harse, a winter delight that Kashmir loves

The mouthwatering scent of steaming spices rises up, merges into the chilly air, and soon engulfs the market. It doesn’t take long for people to gather around the steaming pot and munch on Kashmir’s w

Gaade ha tchoov! A winter sojourn

Gaade ha tchoov! A winter sojourn

On the banks of Dal Lake— towards the fore-shore road in fisher colony — the muezzin’s lilting call merges with the cacophony of a fish  bazaar. Before the crack of the dawn men, women and children cl

Thousands attend Makdoom Sahib urs

Thousands attend Makdoom Sahib urs

 Thousands of people attended the annual urs of Hazrat Sheikh Hamzah Makhdoom popularly known as Makhdoom Sahib (RA) in Jammu and Kashmir’s historic Old City.

 

Scores of devotees thronged the shrine

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Kashmir hospital fire

Kashmir hospital fire

The casualty block of the 500-bed Lal Ded maternity hospital here was gutted in a blaze Tuesday night, authorities said.

 

Officials of the fire services department said 18 tenders and over 50 firemen

Kanger-- Kashmir's warm company

Kanger-- Kashmir's warm company

In winter, Kashmir is draped by a blanket of snow and the bitter cold makes life difficult. To combat the chilly weather Kashmir people use of Kanger— an earthen fire pot with a wicker encasement and

Lights, camera, Kashmir!

Lights, camera, Kashmir!

They keep fiddling with the camera. Your plea to pay attention is simply overturned. They would listen but not without fiddling the camera. Most of the times, in newsrooms, you can’t understand a word

Religious places through visitor's lense

Religious places through visitor's lense

Kashmir valley has been a crucible of many communities which have evolved over many centuries. The emergence and propagation of various religions have given the valley a unique identity. The pictures

Portraits of loss

Portraits of loss

The Valley of Kashmir is under a protracted conflict for over sixty years and since the year 1989, an armed revolt has led to thousands of civilians falling prey to enforced disappearance, killings an

The day 'armed struggle' began

The day 'armed struggle' began

On this day, in 1988, twin blasts rocked the summer capital of Jammu and Kashmir. Most analysts believe that the twin blasts were the beginning of the militant struggle in this Himalayan region contes

Alive in Frames

Alive in Frames

At the end of every month in Kashmir life settles in its own chaos, two generations sit silently in protest; they seek the whereabouts of a generation gone missing. Under the banner of Association of

Quran desecration protests in Kashmir

Quran desecration protests in Kashmir

Life across Kashmir Valley remained disrupted for the fifth day on Friday due to a strike called by Grand Mufti of the
state over gutting of the 200-year-old Dastageer Sahib shrine even as restrictions

Neglected lepers in Kashmir

Neglected lepers in Kashmir

In Kashmir valley, the only habitation meant for lepers- locally known as Bahraar, is in shambles despite government’s tall claims. Established during the British rule in the Indian subcontinent, this

  • Khurram Rasool, Pictures: Naureen Farooq
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The Kashmiri marriage

The Kashmiri marriage

With each culture evolving its own ways of celebrations, marriage is an event of lifetime. In Kashmir autumn is the official season of weddings. The Kashmiri Muslim marriage is no different in terms o

Frames of destruction, loss

Frames of destruction, loss

A year has passed since, Tangmarg, a tourist destination west of Srinagar, was swept away by massive protests that erupted after an American pastor, Terry Jones, whose name was unheard of, allegedly b

Ramadan in Kashmir

Ramadan in Kashmir

Ramadan, the ninth month of Islamic lunar calendar, means ‘scorching heat and dryness’ in Arabic. In Kashmir, the Ramadan has its own hues and colours. Kashmir Dispatch lens-man Yawar Kabli shows you

Amarnath yatra an environmental hazard?

Amarnath yatra  an environmental hazard?

Thousands of devotees braving sub-zero temperatures hike through treacherous glaciers and along narrow paths overhanging gorges to reach the sacred cave enveloped by Himalayan mountains in Kashmir whi

Land of Passes

Land of Passes

Ladakh is like a country of its own, several thousand feet above the high placed plateaus, steep mountains and valleys abound. The route to Ladakh by road is through several scenic passes. 'La' in the

Colours of paradise

Colours of paradise

With the advent of spring, Kashmir's famous tulip garden located on the banks of the world famous Dal Lake is yet again in bloom.

The sprawling fifteen hectare spectacle of multi-hued tulips was