The conflicts burning in the heart of Kashmir have painted an image of turmoil and pain being the prime facets of life in the state. Thinking about Kashmir often produces the scenes of war, restlessness, and instability in the minds of the people. But there is another aspect of life in Kashmir, which only Kashmiri people know of--a state of normalcy, a state of finding happiness even in the little things, and a state of beauty even in the minimal things. Here are 14 beautiful photos of the women in Kashmir, who are leading a life of hope and happiness despite what goes on in the state.
A "joke" that Haryana Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar made in public on the benefits of the centre's move to scrap Jammu and Kashmir's special status has raised a controversy. It's Confirmed! Just a month ago some Kashmiri girls hit headlines by throwing stones at police vans in Srinagar but these football loving girls are determined to change that and pursue their dreams despite all odds. When Kashmiri teenager Shabnam Bashir first took up classical Sufi music three years ago, she had to practise singing in secret because all the men in her Muslim family opposed her new passion. Now the year-old is a proud member of what her teacher Mohammad Yaqoob Sheikh says is the first mixed Sufi singing ensemble in Kashmir, where the music h A medical student hailing from Kashmiri, who was on her way back home to Srinagar, was briefly detained at the Indira Gandhi International Airport after security agencies received inputs that she had a paper slip with "carrying bomb" written on it in her bag.