The Last supper for Ladles in Kashmir

Noor Ul Amin Another cultural art of Kashmir is on the verge of death and is counting its last days on the death bed. Kashmiri handmade wooden ladles were one of the essential tool for preparation of food in homes and wazwan. Eight kilometers away from Tehsil Khansahib on the edges of the Raithan Gurwaith…

Man V/s Machine- The losing battle of copper-ware utensils

The number of copper smiths is decreasing day by day due to fast production by machines Copper smiths of Gurwaith has started giving up their parental art Despite of ban on machine ware utensils huge number of copper dealers sell machine ware utensils and try to legitimize the illegitimate. Noor Ul Amin May 25, 2019…

Pottery: Is it dead or dying cultural art of Kashmir?

Noor Ul Amin Bugroo Khansahib May 23, 2019: In the central district of Budgam lies a village called Bugroo where a potter community of twelve families lives; commonly called Kumar mohallah (place were potters live). All the families in this community know the art of making earth pots, especially those who were born in 1970-1980….

The Dreams Of Seventy Seven Students and an Unsafe School building

Noor Ul Amin Khansahib, May 2019: Government middle school Parnewa is one of the oldest schools in the area with eighty students (80) and nine (9) teachers. Most of the students in this school come from poor families belonging to different villages. However, the state of the infrastructure and lack of amenities at the school…

Doodhpathri: The Meadow of Faith

Noor Din Wali Mosque is in the main market of Doodhpathri where people offer prayers with belief and hope. Noor Ul Amin 25th July 2019 Khansahib Budgam Spread over the nine square kilometers, Doodhpathri, is located at the distance of 42 kilometers from the summer capital of the state and has been recognized as a…

Koutar Baaz, Pigeon lovers move beyond limits to maintain them

Noor ul Amin Tawseef (Name changed) is a fifth semester Arts student in Degree College Budgam who has devoted himself to pigeon rearing. He started this banned sport in his early age and since seven years he has grown up different species of pigeons. Tawseef has developed the art of dealing with pigeons by copying…