HIJRI NEW YEAR (20 AUG)

The Islamic New Year holds great importance for the Muslims around the world. Referred to as the Arabic new year, it is beheld on the first day of the sacred…

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CULTURAL HERITAGE OF KASHMIR AND G20

'Gar firdaus bar-rue zamin ast, hami asto, hamin asto, hamin ast'             These words of Amir Khusro still echo in the beautiful valley of Kashmir surrounded by Pir Panjal and…

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RAMADAN SPIRIT: CUSTOMS FOR HOLY MONTH

History that spans over 1400 years first began in Mecca and was entrenched by the Prophet Muhammad himself. The ninth month marks the commencement of Ramadan and the pious month…

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THE KASHMIRI GIANTS

THE KASHMIRI GIANTS In folklore, giants are beings of human-like appearance, but are at times enormous in size and have greater strength with a notable appearance. The word giant is…

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MONUMENTS OF KASHMIR

MONUMENTS OF KASHMIR The history of Kashmir is resplendent with beautiful & breath taking monuments constituted by rulers that date back to as late as 4th Century BC. The valley…

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KASHMIR : INCOMPLETE WITHOUT KASHMIRI PANDITS

KASHMIR : INCOMPLETE WITHOUT KASHMIRI PANDITS Introduction                         Kashmir is known as ‘Heaven On Earth’ by its rich natural beauty, culture, heritage, unique art and by resplendent Chinar tree which…

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MAKAR SANKRANTI AND ITS IMPORTANCE

MAKAR SANKRANTI AND ITS IMPORTANCE Synonymous and widely associated and acknowledged with kite flying, jaggery and sesame, Makar Sankranti is a Hindu festival dedicated to the solar deity, Surya. It is…

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WINTER CUISINE OF KASHMIR

WINTER CUISINE OF KASHMIR Kashmir stands at the tri-junction of civilizations both historically and geographically. It has welcomed all cultures and traditions from all around the world. Living the true…

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