How Kashmir makes peace with freezing cold

Winters in Kashmir are harsh and long. Photo: Reuters

When a nationwide lockdown during the Covid pandemic sent people scrambling for essential supplies, complaining of anxieties resulting from the compulsion to stay indoors, Kashmiris on Twitter joked, “Yi kus baed kath che. Aes che ath hael (What’s the big deal? We are used to it).”

Not only the political turmoil, prolonged protest shutdowns and curfews—imposed as the first go-to option both in anticipation of violence and after violence breaks out—the weather too has taught Kashmiris resilience......