Nipa Charagi
The Shankaracharya Temple in Srinagar which overlooks the valley (Photo: Alamy)

Salaam mubarak, smell the marigold

6 min read . 14 Feb 2020
The Sassi di Matera is a Unesco World Heritage Site

Matera, crafted in stone

5 min read . 19 Oct 2019
Kashmiri women watch protesters during a demonstration in July 2016.  (Getty Images)

Kashmir: Life from a window

4 min read . 16 Aug 2019
Curd is an everyday ingredient in the Kashmiri Pandit kitchen. (Photo: iStock)

Culture in a bowl of curd

5 min read . 19 May 2019
In winter, ‘payesh’ is made with date palm jaggery. Photo: iStock

When in Kolkata, eat like a Bengali

4 min read . 04 Feb 2019
Sadaf Munshi (second, from left) and native speakers of Burushaski looking at a proposed writing system for the language, in Srinagar, 2016. Photo courtesy: Sadaf Munshi
A man caught in a downpour. Photo: Reuters

Marooned and musty in Kolkata

5 min read . 30 Jul 2018
While building on steep land, the important issue of hydrology is rarely taken into consideration. Photo: PTI

Learn the lay of the land

5 min read . 22 Jun 2018
The ‘dejhor’ is worn by Kashmiri Pandit brides a day before the wedding, in a ceremony called ‘divgoan’. Illustration: Jayachandran/Mint

Old ties, new chains

5 min read . 09 Apr 2018
The Zaina Kadal bridge in Srinagar. Photo: iStockphoto

A bridge to Kashmir’s past

5 min read . 10 Mar 2018
Philips Pocket Radio. Photo: Pradeep Gaur/Mint

Turn on the radio

3 min read . 14 Feb 2018
A red thread is tied on the wrist after the Punn ‘puja’. Photo: Alamy.

The bread of faith

4 min read . 26 Aug 2017
Photo: Fitbitin/Instagram.

The fitness band frame of mind

4 min read . 26 May 2017
The letter, dated 6 January 2004, written to the author’s father, in Delhi, by another Kashmiri in Srinagar.

A letter from Kashmir

5 min read . 15 Dec 2016
Add a dash of tartness to any dish with quince, traditionally cooked with brinjal.

A bag of quince from Kashmir

4 min read . 07 Oct 2016
An abandoned house. Photo: Waseem Andrabi/Hindustan Times  (Waseem Andrabi/Hindustan Times)

Srinagar: Shape of a house

6 min read . 03 May 2016
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