Kangri still keeps Kashmir warm during winter

Besides woolens, one thing that Kashmiris think of while making preparations for combating the chilling cold of winter is kangri, an earthen bowl encased in an exquisitely woven wicker basket. Kashmir experiences harsh winters, with temperatures as low as -8 degree celsius, but Kashmiris have traditionally used kangri and pheran for fighting against the cold. The kangri, or kanger as it is locally known, is filled with embers and held against the body under a pheran, an overgarment unique to Kashmir, for providing warmth. Kashmiris call the kangri a mobile…

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Kashmir, Kashmiris, Kashmiriyat belong to India: Rajnath Singh

Home Minister Rajnath Singh has said that the government is making efforts to resolve the problems being faced in the state of Jammu and Kashmir. Assuring the people of the state, Mr Singh said that ‘Kashmir, Kashmiri and Kashmiriyat’ belonged to India. Mr Singh however, condemned the attacks on soldiers and security personnel saying, “Those who make attempts to hurt the pride of jawans (soldiers) also need to be taught a lesson”. He also said that the Narendra Modi government is taking steps to tackle corruption and terrorism. He said…

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Kashmiris, unwelcome guests!

Javaid Malik Kashmiris have become soft targets and are unwelcome guests in any state. Kashmiris being treated as suspects is nothing new and they have accepted this reality. Every now and then Kashmiris putting up in other states have to face harassment on the pretext of security concerns. Kashmiris are humiliated, called all the names and are made to realize that they are “source of trouble.” It seems for Delhi only the land of Jammu and Kashmir is its integral part while the denizens of this unfortunate land are nothing…

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Kashmiris, Sikhs protest Modi’s London Visit

Kashmiris, Sikhs, Dalits and Nepalese held a protest demonstration in London and other cities of the United Kingdom to protest Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s visit to the UK. They were carrying placards and raising slogans against “extremist policies of the Indian Government” and its “closing of eyes towards growing intolerance in the country against minorities.” They also raised slogans “Go Modi, Go Back and Modi not welcome.” Hundreds of protesters staged a demonstration outside Downing Street here. The protesters also carried placards like ‘Hindutva is threat to Indian unity’, ‘Modi…

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