Issue18, February09

Shivaratri The greatest Festival of Kashmiri Pandits
Author : Gopinath Raina
Shivaratri The greatest Festival of Kashmiri Pandits

Shivaratri (literally meaning Shiva's night) is a festival of great significance for Hindus all over the world, especially for those of Kashmir. Esoterically, it is symbolic of ...

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How to perform Shivratri Puja
Author : Piyaray Raina
How to perform Shivratri Puja

DOWNLOAD Shivratri Puja manual. We will be celebrating much awaited annual festival called Shivratri this month in February.

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OPPORTUNITY MISSED, BUT NOT LOST
Author : P.N.Ganjoo
OPPORTUNITY MISSED, BUT NOT LOST

The separatists were flabbergasted by the fearless polling of voters, including Kashmiri Muslims of the Valley, even in the face of boycott protests and threats of violence and ...

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Lalleshuri and Kundalini Yoga
Author : JAWAHAR LAL BHAT
Lalleshuri and Kundalini Yoga

Lalla describes her extreme ecstasy upon her realization of the ultimate reality and says that she entered the garden of beautiful flowers indicating the abode of Shiva on the ...

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VITASTA The Vyeth of Kashmir
Author : Chaman Lal Raina
VITASTA  The Vyeth of Kashmir

It has been said by the great Rishis, ascetics and men of spiritual realization that Vitasta is the Parvati incarnated as the Vitasta. When we turn the pages of the Nilamata ...

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MARRYING OUTSIDE THE COMMUNITY
Author : Antra Bhat
MARRYING  OUTSIDE THE COMMUNITY

Some experience tells me that all of the past generation, including my mother and father were happy with the system of arranged marriage and yes it has worked fine with low ...

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Caterpillar - A short story
Author : M.K.Raina
Caterpillar - A short story

It was the onset of the spring. New leaves had sprouted forth on the tree branches and some trees were full of blossom. I had got ready rather early in the morning at about eight ...

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Fables
Author : Arman Koul
Fables

To be specific, the fable does not originate as a folktale, though it may make use of folk material and can thereupon be composed into a culture and exchanged as traditional oral ...

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What one can enjoy affordably
Author : Arun Koul
What one can enjoy affordably

Many of us are facing some level of nervousness in these present times. There are though things that we can enjoy doing, affordably.

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Kashmiri Gaad - Fish
Author : ChandraMukhi Ganju
Kashmiri Gaad - Fish

Fish is an important Kashmiri delicacy usually cooked on religious occasions like 'Gaada Bata' in the month of December, 'Shivaratri,' 'Khechi Amavasi' and also on cultural ...

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