ON HERITAGE

 Iqbal Ahmad

Calligraphy a forgotten art

Calligraphy a forgotten art

In ancient times, when paper was not available to the literate class, they used to produce their writings in engraved form, on rocks, stones, coins etc. Later on when paper was invented, doors were left open for calligraphists to meet their needs and exhibit their artistic skill.  After centuries together, writing appeared on paper. Initially […]

 Iqbal Ahmad

Promoting Kashmiri as a spoken dialect

Promoting Kashmiri as a spoken dialect

We don’t need to teach it in schools instead should make it medium of instruction

“Kashmiri is our mother tongue and it will never die. Nobody needs to be worried about it”. These are the words of kashmiri musician, Bashmir Ahmad Lone. He says, it is deeply rooted in our mind and soul. In fact I also agree with him because a mother tongue is not adopted, it is our […]

 Iqbal Ahmad

Preserving Urban architecture

Preserving Urban architecture

The historic cities of Kashmir have got glorious classical architectural traditions which are hardly seen at other places of the state.  These traditions have been very much advanced than what is seen in our villages. The plan and construction of houses throughout the cities and towns has been better than the village houses. Mirza Haider […]