Papier-mâché – Kashmir’s fading art

The quality of papier-mâché products available in the market has deteriorated over the years

NAUSHEEN NASEER

A white vintage building overlooking a small park lined with centuries’ old trees stands out on the banks of the Jhelum. Inside, a staircase leads up to an antique papier-mâché shop on The Bund. The walls and glass-fronted cabinets on the stairs display embroidered rugs and hand-painted papier-mâch More

Who cares for Kashmiri Handicraft Artisans?

Talented artisans who make masterpieces are exploited and paid less for their diligent work

ABRAR UL MUSTAFA

Art and crafts is an unspoken description of a society. Jammu and Kashmir exported handicraft items worth more than 500 crores in 2009-10, worth over 705.50 crores in 2008-09, and worth 1200 crores in 2007-08. The quality of our craft and its huge market outside makes this business luctrative. People More

  • Kashmir

Relatives set ablaze B’pora girl, dies after 5-days

Police Arrest 3 Accused

MIR TARIQ

Pazalpora (Bandipora), July 13: Pall of gloom descended over Pazalpora village in this north Kashmir district on Saturday following a death of 20 year old girl who was set ablaze allegedly by her uncle More



  • Srinagar City

TRAIN TO BANIHAL PUTS SRINAGAR-BOUND COMMUTERS IN LURCH

Office-goers, students find revised timings inconvenient

SYED IMRAN ALI HAMDANI

Srinagar, July 13: The revision of train timings past extension of the service to Banihal last month, has put scores of Srinagar-bound commuters particularly the office-goers and students to inconvenience More




  • Jammu

2.18 lakh devotees pay obeisance at Amarnath cave

PRESS TRUST OF INDIA

Jammu, July 13: Over 2.18 lakh pilgrims have paid obeisance at the cave shrine of Amarnath in south Kashmir Himalayas even as a batch of 1,280 devotees left for their onward journey from here today.Over More



  • South Asia

NRKs remember July 13 martyrs

‘Kashmir can re-ignite Indo-Pak conflict’

NISAR AHMED THOKAR

Islamabad, July 13: Stressing the need for a peaceful resolution of Kashmir dispute, speakers at a seminar hosted by APHC-M PaK chapter on Saturday observed that the decades’ long old unresolved dispute More



  • World

Not afraid of terror threats, Malala tells UN

PRESS TRUST OF INDIA

United Nations, July 13: Pakistani teen activist Malala Yousafzai told the UN that she would not be silenced by terrorist threats, as she gave her first public speech since being shot in the head by the More



  • GKeducation&career

Kashmir University or 10-Janpath?

The University of Kashmir is posing a new challenge to regional parties in J&K,particularly National Conference

MATTER OF CONCERN

ABID BASHIR

Had National Conference founder Sheikh Muhammad Abdullah been alive, he would not allow so many things to happen that his progeny is otherwise permitting. There is a reason to it: who would like to see More



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