Tags Posts tagged with "kashmir art"

kashmir art

- by - Published on
A graffiti in Srinagar’s downtown area. Photograph by David Laumann The summer capital of Jammu and Kashmir, Srinagar, early this year had got its first art gallery. Worthy of its name, Gallerie One, unlatched its door to the public on 12 January 2015, creating a space where art and culture could have existed and flourished. But in a place where the unstable political atmosphere dictates the options, nothing is ever sure to last. Around a month after the Gallerie One was opened, on 23 February, it was shutdown by the government. Previously, the government had given the go ahead for

- by - Published on
Theater for Kashmir presented its much awaited Kashmiri musical opera ‘The Shaale Kak Show’ to a thousand plus enthusiastic audience consisting of families and children. Shaale Kak Show turns another page in the history of Kashmiri theater as this broad way style musical play made its way into the hearts and minds of theater lovers who had come in droves to watch the show. Although the presentation was designed keeping the theme of the ongoing Kashmiri Children Festival, but the messaging transcended the age barrier. Shaale kak show was no children play it was serious show casing of the traditional

- by - Published on
  Imagine a huge blank canvas. A white surface that is ready to evoke and to portray, to accept on it every color, every brush or stroke, to depict every experience, no matter how intense or timid, no matter how vivid or bleary. Like life itself. Imagine this canvas reaching every corner of the world. Imagine it gathering different voices, different ideas, but the same need, same urgent, same hope. Now imagine this canvas, returning again from where it started carrying this time hundreds of visions and revisions and showing us again and again one demand: freedom of speech and

- by - Published on
Haqeeqat e Kashmir Dear comrades let us do an exercise / polish this new guise, an exercise in memory / memory will set us free Let us begin, bloodied, let us bathe in memory / it is an urgent decree – before they whitewash us like frescoes of Shalimar / bury our bones under molten tar on which they make goodwill roads / that ease the flow of gun-toting hoards who fill the Rambiarah with their lies / there water with shame forever sighs Let us bloody begin now / I will show you how – I know we are

- by - Published on
Srinagar, Kashmir: The civil society of Indian-controlled Kashmir is holding a cultural event Haqeeqat-e Kashmir (The Reality of Kashmir) on September 7, the day which coincides with Zubin Mehta concert scheduled to be organized by Germany along with 100-member orchestra team. In what can be termed as clash between culture and cultural aggression, the organisers say that this is in response to Mehta’s concert. While talking to a local news gathering agency GNS, Programme Spokesperson, Khurram Parvez said that the event is aimed at to pay tribute to Kashmiris who have sacrificed a lot during the past 23 years. “It will portray

- by - Published on
Poster of the play “Letters from ’91” As the spring of 1991 sets in, the Himalayan snow begins to melt and the waters of river Jhelum gain momentum. But soon the clean-blue gushing waters are turned red, as Kashmir once called ‘The paradise on earth’ by the Mughals, erupts, with the songs of independence emanating from the loudspeakers of mosques and blood flowing through the streets of Srinagar. Born amidst such hostilities, Irfan finds himself surrounded by a black smoke of violence, dense enough to stain even the most majestic and serene landscapes of Kashmir. Irfan’s childhood is mostly restricted

- by - Published on
By Owais Gurkoo | Srinagar, Kashmir Rouble Nagi “Art is not something that is commercial. It is in the heart, and you have to hold it close. Art requires painting your feelings and it is for the love of the heart,” believes an artist, Rouble Nagi. Nagi is a renowned Mumbai based artist born in the Jammu division of Indian-Controlled Jammu and Kashmir. She has a deep interest in the arts since her childhood and has pursued her interest through her education. After completing graduation, Nagi did her Masters in Fine Arts from London. Nagi feels that an artist is an

- by - Published on
A decorated Khatmband ceiling in Srinagar, Kashmir. By Muheet ul Islam Kashmiri cultural life exhibits a unique intermingling of traditions from the age of Buddha to the Mughal dynasty.  In an age where nothing ever remained the same, the Mughals came to the valley and started spreading their religion, culture and trade. This included their art and craft, which consisted of paper mache, new types of wood carving, chain stitching and food. After the Mughal rule came to an end in 1753 AD, the Kashmiris capitalized on Mughal art and craft, making it a part of their culture. The craft passed

- by - Published on
A collection of canvas paintings by an artist, Sameer Ashraf, from Kashmir. He lives in New Delhi.  “Art arises when the secret vision of the artist and the manifestation of nature agree to find new shapes.” -Kahlil Gibran        

STAY CONNECTED

84,353FansLike
14Subscribers+1
3FollowersFollow
1,544FollowersFollow