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Unruffled waters in Jammu and Kashmir

JAMMU and Kashmir is a region bestowed with beautiful lakes and these waterbodies have much to offer to travellers who come from far and wide. The picturesque lakes of Jammu and Kashmir are major crowd pullers. Surrounded by majestic mountainous ranges, the lakes add to the uniqueness of the state of Jammu and Kashmir. Dal […]

‘Tiger widows’ shunned as bad luck in rural Bangladesh

Abandoned by her sons, shunned by her neighbours and branded a witch. Mosammat Rashida’s crime? Her husband was killed by a Bengal tiger. Women like her are ostracised in many rural villages in Bangladesh, where they are viewed as the cause of their partner’s misfortune. “My sons have told me that I am an unlucky […]

McCurry’s intriguing images capture India’s unique spirit in new book

by LAUREN CODLING FOR those who have never visited India, it may be worth exploring photographer Steve McCurry’s new book for a unique journey into the subcontinent. India provides an exceptional insight into a nation known for its colour and vibrancy with a collection of mesmerising photographs capturing the essence of the landscape and its […]

Craftsmanship, elegance make Kashmiri handicrafts unique

KASHMIRI handicrafts are prized across the globe for their craftsmanship and elegance. No visit to Jammu and Kashmir is considered complete without purchasing either a shawl or a papier mache product that imbibes the magic of the region. Trade in handicrafts is also a major source of income for families in this region. According to […]

Bollywood’s first gay romcom: loud, proud and sealed with a kiss

A foot-tapping sequin-doused disco number, a hot-pink wedding, and a kiss between the two male leads: Bollywood’s latest release, billed as India’s first gay romcom, is making no bones about its subject matter. Released on Friday, Shubh Mangal Zyada Saavdhan (Be Extra Careful About Marriage) stars popular actor Ayushmann Khurrana as a young man bucking […]

“I have seen most of this world through the eyes of the Royal Air Force”

By Sarwar Alam When your grandfather, father, uncles, and 22 cousins either served or are currently serving in the Army, it seems like a no brainer that Sergeant Shiv Chand would follow suit and put on military uniform. Whilst his family have had a decorated history in the Indian Army, it’s actually a traumatic event […]

Jammu-Kashmir: A cultural profusion

“WE are all different, which is great because we are all unique. Without diversity, life would be very boring,” author Catherine Pulsifer once said, and it couldn’t be more right for Jammu and Kashmir. Jammu and Kashmir have their own distinct culture that are very different from each other. Kashmir has a rich music tradition, […]

Kashmiri cuisine is amalgamation of Indian, Persian, central Asian influences

JUST as Kashmir is known for its uniqueness, the region’s cuisine, too, is celebrated as special. Kashmiri cuisine is not just about food, it is a celebration of life where traditions, memories and flavours are mixed to present the perfect Kashmiri spread. Food is central to Kashmiri social life. Whether it’s a small birthday party […]

7 tips to boost your metabolism naturally

We are all jealous of that guy who keeps eating all the time but never gets fat. And you, on the other hand, one bite of pastry directly adds inches around your waist. But we have got no one to blame. We all are aware that this happens mostly because of our low metabolic rate, […]

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