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Gulmarg Town

Gulmarg is ready for National Ice Skating Championship

The announcement of the opening up of Kashmir’s favorite winter destination Gulmarg for the 12th National Ice skating Championship has been made. The Government hopes to make this event a huge success with an eye on the 2018 Winter Olympics as well. Around 150 athletes from 17 states are expected to take part in the events which include Short Track Speed Skating, Dancing and Figure Skating in the Golden meadows of Kashmir. Gulmarg,  must go place for the tourists visiting Kashmir,  is also known for its deep and dry curry powder snow during winter. As per the experts, the snow quality here is a unique one due to its high altitude and southern exposure of the continent at around 35° degrees latitude. These types of events can definitely boost up the confidence of professional skaters across the country and hopefully India can get a good number of representations in the next Winter Olympics which is to be held in South Korea on 2018.

Dal Lake

Fallen Leaves in the Valley of Beauty and Guns

Whether it is between the rulers, nations or politicians, the fight for Kashmir is a cruel way to hurt nature. When it reaches its peak, the nature gives back something more disastrous like the floods of 2015. Yes Kashmir is the place of heavenly beauty for centuries. But it is also a place for cold blooded wars, political instability and what not. How Carelessly imperial power vivisected ancient civilizations. Palestine and Kashmir are imperial Britain’s festering, blood-drenced gifts to the modern world. Both are fault lines in the ragng International conflicts of today – Arundhati Roy The first look of Kashmir is of course, its snow covered peaks and valleys even in the spring season, the time which we chose to visit. By February, the harsh winter was over and summer was on its way. The area around Srinagar, the capital of Kashmir was cold, but without any snow. Like most of the South Indians, the visit to Kashmir was indeed a dream come true even though it was a brief one. First Glimpse of Kashmir It was …