Kahwa – Kashmir in a Cup

“There is something in the nature of tea that leads us into a world of quiet contemplation of life.” Lin Yutang, The Importance of Living   Kahwa is traditional Green Tea of Kashmir (also had in Central Asia- Afghanistan & Pakistan), a drink that warms your soul and delights your senses, be it a cold Kashmir morning or a quiet night time post dinner tea in comfort … Continue reading Kahwa – Kashmir in a Cup

Srinagar, Shikara and Kehwa

We started back from Pahalgam for Srinagar. Again beautiful views on the way, saw many houses with apple trees in their backyard, apart from the traditional larger orchards. Apple Orchard Stopover On the way, stopped over at Apple orchards again, where the owners sell fresh-cut fruits as well as freshly squeezed juices, cartons of apples of both varieties- Golden & regular red apples. The former … Continue reading Srinagar, Shikara and Kehwa

A Short Autumn Trip to Kashmir: Pahalgam and Apple Orchards

Part 1 in a series of posts on Kashmir. The extraordinary, almost unearthly beauty of the Kashmir valley made it a strange conflict to cover. In the morning, the window of my houseboat on the Dal Lake would be open, and as I lay in bed I could see the reed cutters and fishermen. The shikara canoes would be in the foreground; behind were the bridges and … Continue reading A Short Autumn Trip to Kashmir: Pahalgam and Apple Orchards

Guest Post: When Nothing Goes Right, Go Left!

  About Shalzmojo An interior designer by profession, writing is a passion which coupled with travel love blossomed into this blog where I love to just “do my thing”! Be it recipes, food events, travel jaunts, fiction dreaming or even meditative musings; all of it’s taken up quite passionately on This post is part of the December bloghop #mymojo with Shalzmojo. Here’s my cross post on her blog, … Continue reading Guest Post: When Nothing Goes Right, Go Left!