Posts tagged ‘kashmir’

January 7, 2019

Kashmir

by duncanr

orchestral arrangement of Led Zeppelin’s Kashmir

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September 28, 2017

Kashmir: the Warmest Place on earth

by duncanr

in the West, media reports from Kashmir tend to focus on civil unrest, violence, terrorism but the tourism dept of Jammu and Kashmir would like folk to know there is more to the region than that

they have released a video featuring a young couple exploring the stunning scenery, visiting religious sites, and experiencing the friendliness and hospitality of Kashmiris, in the company of their local guide

[watch the whole video for the twist at the end]

and the twist is that when . . .

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March 6, 2013

Dogs of War

by duncanr

happy dogThe LOC (Line Of Control) marks the border between India and Pakistan controlled areas of Jammu and Kashmir (http://tinyurl.com/23ax3x)

Indian and Pakistani troops are permanently stationed along it’s length, watching each other with mutual suspicion

Occasionally, that suspicion and mistrust is justified . . .

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September 25, 2012

Birmingham to Kashmir – by Bus

by duncanr

Birmingham (in the UK) is home to the world’s largest population of Kashmiri expats so they will be welcoming the news of a new luxury bus service between Birmingham and Mirpur in Kashmir.

Labour MP Khalid Mahmood (my local MP), whose family originate from Mirpur, said: “It’s a great idea that will bring the two cities closer together.

The plan is to run 4 coaches once a fortnight. The journey will take about 12 days, with opportunities for sightseeing, camping and restaurant visits along the way. The cost will be around £130 – (The current cost of an air ticket for the same journey is around £600) – which should make it a popular option

The only drawback is . . .

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