Man with last pair of hands that pour soulful music into wood and strings!
Meet master artist Ghulam Mohammad Zaz
Srinagar, Dec 30: In the heart Srinagar downtown in Zaina Kadal, the traditional legacy of making Kashmiri musical instruments is breathing its last. Here, septuagenarian Ghulam Mohammad Zaz represents the eighth and last generation of his tribe who can make musical instruments with accuracy and precision. He has carried forward this family heritage with pride […]
Around 50 patients in Bandipora are suffering from CKD: Officials
District Hospital to have dialysis facility soon
BANDIPORA, DEC 21: Absence of dialysis treatment facility in district Bandipora is giving a tough time to people here as the patients suffering from Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) are being compelled to seek the treatment in other districts. According to the locals, the patients have to either travel to Sopore or Srinagar for undergoing dialysis […]
Valley’s willow-wicker furniture business faces decline
Shortage of artisans is the reason
Srinagar: At a time when Chinese-made modern furniture is virtually flooding the markets here, toiling hard in their workshop in Dargah Hazratbal area are Shaksaz brothers creating traditional willow-wicker furniture. Mohammad Hussain Shaksaz and Mukhtar Ahmad Shaksaz claim theirs is the only store in the Valley where the willow furniture is made. “Though there are […]
68% pregnant women in Kashmir face Vitamin D deficiency
Srinagar, Dec 08: A latest study conducted in Kashmir has found 68 percent pregnant women in the Valley face Vitamin D deficiency. The study — ‘Assessment of Vitamin D Status in Pregnant Women: A Prospective Observational Study from Kashmir Valley’ conducted at the Department of Endocrinology and Immunology of Sher-i-Kashmir Institute of Medical Sciences (SKIMS), […]
Bisma Parveez, 26, a self taught artist of Kashmir is all set to the journey of art. Bisma finds Art the only way in which she can express herself completely. “We all have different ways to express ourselves. Art is my way of expressing my feelings, emotions & my ideologies. Being an introvert I was […]
Theatre for the absurd, theater for the oppressed!
The theatre in Kashmir, which was once the sole source of entertainment, information and, sometimes propaganda as well, in the region, is struggling with declining audiences and changing social priorities even as its revivalist are trying to choreograph a comeback for it in Kashmir after curtains were drawn over it following eruption of militancy. It […]
‘Save’ organizes “Speak Out” event in Srinagar
The event was aimed at giving space to budding writers
SRINAGAR, NOV 21: In order to boost and give platform to budding writers of valley, a daylong event “Speak Out” was organized by ‘SAVE’, a non-profit organization (NGO), here in Srinagar. The event was sponsored by the ‘Lieper Publication’, Kashmir’s first-ever self-publication house of Kashmir. The event was aimed at giving space to budding writers […]
Keeping the ritual, killing the essence!
It is hard to imagine how a shoe-shop, any average one, can have more visitors than a library that holds thousands of books in its lap and offers a window to world of knowledge and wisdom. But, truth be told, it is the reality of our society and one is amazed to see how many […]
Attendant-doctor clash on rise at LD hospital
MS says enough surveillance within premises to identify culprits
SRINAGAR: The increase in the rush of patients in the lone maternity hospital Lal Ded (LD) over the years has also led to the increase in the violence and threats against the doctors. According to the doctors, from past few years there has been a considerable rise in the assault on doctors which goes unreported […]
Lack of washrooms at work places trouble working women
SRINAGAR: Most of the government sectors in Valley give a tough time to their female employees because of the lack of separate toilet facilities at the working places. Even if in some sectors, where separate toilets are available, are often unhygienic and lack basic facilities. Shazia Ayoob is an employee at the education department in Kulgam district. […]