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Holi has a Muslim history as well. Revered Sufi saints like Hazrat Nizamuddin Aulia and Ameer Khusro have, in their chaste Persian and Hindvi poetry, adored the 'pink' festival generously. The last Moghul Emperor, Bahadur Shah Zafar, allowed his Hindu ministers to smear his forehead with gulal on Holi. He...
A commerce Professor from Jammu and Kashmir, Vishal who worked previously at Government College for Women, Parade and one another renowned boarding school of India is being seen at India's favourite and Star Plus's most popular serial "Yeh Hai Mahobattein". Now. in his 30's, Vishal has been into teaching for more than...
I consider myself very fortunate to be living in the neighborhood of Mata Vaishno Devi Shrine, on one hand, and Kashmir, on the other. It was 1999. I was working in Kashmir. Things were near normal but for that Kargil happening. My wife, a country lass who graduated to womanhood with...
Khalid Husain is one of the most celebrated writers of this era, known the world over for his short stories in Punjabi and Urdu. The fact that he has carved out a niche for himself in Punjabi and Urdu literature fraternity as the leading short story writer despite being...
During first half of May 1928, Lord Headley visited Kashmir. This visit was significant for diverse reasons. But before proceeding further it may be of interest to know who Headley was. In the Peerage of Ireland, a title, Baron Headley was created in 1797 and continued till 1994. The...
Tell us about yourself. My name is Ghazal Qadri. I was born and brought up in Barzulla, Srinagar. My father is a retired government official while my mother is currently posted as Chief Medical Officer, Srinagar. I did my schooling  from Mallinson Girls School and finished my Higher Secondary School at...
Spirituality, politics and tourism: welcome to the Kumbh Mela, the world`s largest gathering of humanity, that begins next month in India. During the Kumbh Mela, to be held in Prayagraj in Uttar Pradesh, millions of pilgrims including naked, ash-smeared ascetics, will bathe at the confluence of the Ganges, the Yamuna,...
Daughter of J&K, Anisha Safaya wins Mrs Aesthetic title at Mrs Universe 2018 and secured  place for India in Top 25 bringing proud to her country. The  glamorous event took place in the city of Cebu, Philippines on Dec 10, 2018. From the 88 countries being represented, Anisha secured a...
People’s Democratic Party (PDP) vice-president Sartaj Madni today released pictures of his son Aroot Madni spinning Khadi on a charkha to prove his credentials for the Khadi Village and Industries Board (KVIB) appointment. Junior Madni’s  selection as an executive officer for the KVIB has created an uproar in the state but senior...
Advocate Deepika Singh Rajawat, who shot into prominence while fighting for justice to Rasana rape victim in 2017, has been inducted as a member of the prestigious Indian Police Foundation (IPF) General Council, owing to her tireless service in the field of criminal justice and social activism. Sharing the list...