Thursday, September 05, 2013

Kashmir 1930- Pleasures Of Simple Living

Friday, September 21, 2012

Yak Rang Featuring Anwar War Anwar Released by Muzaffar Aazim

Lovers of Kashmiri poetry are familiar with the name of mystic poet Anwar War Anwar (1873-1905). For the first time, a book of his unpublished poems, collected by his lovers (named in the book) was released in Kashmir.

 The collection contains his poems, a detailed introduction to his thought and art, and scores of explanatory   end-notes about the words and terms used by him. 
The book is compiled, edited and composed by Muzaffar Aazim using Kashmiri font and keyboard he developed.

The function was hosted by J & K Academy of Art, Culture and Languages.

Thursday, June 30, 2011

Saturday, May 21, 2011

Friday, April 02, 2010

Wednesday, February 03, 2010

Historic Picture
Aazim with Kashmir Delegation
World Agriculture Fair
Delhi, December 1959

Thursday, December 24, 2009

Apharwat Raises Alzheimer's Disease Awareness: Delegate Bob Bell Appreciates

Apharwat Team recently participated in Alzheimer's Association Memory Walk '09.
Delegate Bob Bell of Virginia House of Delegates sent a personal letter of appreciation

Saturday, May 30, 2009

Purvez on ABC with Tab O'Neil

Discussion with Tab on nature, issues and management of pain.


Copyright LHOV/WSET

Purvez on Pain Awareness

During the Pain Awareness Week , WSET-TV discusses management of chronic pain with Purvez
Watch the presentation.


Saturday, February 14, 2009

Kashmiri Font NarQalam Available Now: Learn To Write Kashmiri NOW!

یہ جُملہ چھ مێہ کوشر نر قلم فانٹ

کٔر تھ بنومت install
ولو سٲری ہێچھو!

Click on the link Below:

Saturday, December 13, 2008


Nazir Josh as Ahad Raza returns though it is in English now. Kashmiris worldover remember this deeply thoughtful comedy serial from ninetees on Kashmir Doordarshan. Josh is a talented actor and writer who combines comedy with real life observation and situations.Enjoy

Sunday, October 12, 2008

NarQalam: First Kashmiri Font Released

First Kashmiri unicode font Narqalam was created and released by author Muzaffar Aazim

An example is given below

نر قلم چھ کآشر قلم

For more info Click the NarQalam link at the top of the page or visit:

Friday, June 06, 2008

Wednesday, December 19, 2007

Happy Eid to all from Apharwat.

May this be a year of peace and happiness for all. listen

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Saturday, November 10, 2007

The Melting Sun


The flame of the sun starts melting

and the glowing threads

cut right through

into the soul, the heart, the existence.

Only to soar back

on the wings of the phoenix

to light the fire again

brighter, hotter, wilder.

@Copyright Apharwat

Sunday, July 29, 2007

In Pictures : Release of Muzaffar Aazim's Haraf Daay

These pictures are from recent release of the poetry collection in Srinagar.

Amin Kamil released the book.

The function was sponsered by J&K Academy of Art, Culture and Languages.

Many writers and artists had been eagerly waiting for the book and were present at the release ceremony.

Sunday, July 15, 2007

Haraf Daay: Muzafar Aazim's Latest Poetry Collection

After thirty years of publication of Man-i-Kaman, Muzaffar Aazim's new collection of poems, Haraf Daay was recently released by well known literary figure Amin Kamil in Srinagar .

The book was eagerly awaited by readers and is now available at following sites.

Kitab Ghar
Budshah Chowk
M A Road
Srinagar, 190010

Friday, June 01, 2007

Tangmarg- A Treasurehouse At the Foothills of Apharwat

Tangmarg – come and get elixir from here


Kashmir is peculiar geographically, barring social, political position of Kashmir here let us talk the absolute geographic, topographic peculiarity of Kashmir which has been always beautiful and catchy. Since it is an established and observed fact that the topography of Kashmir particularly that of Tangmarg tehsil is ideal for various and varied kinds of Medicinal and Aromatic Plants (MAP’s). Many of them are of international repute mentioning here a few are Taxus, Podophylum, Dioscorea, Zera, Kuth, et al. It is a matter of proud that the ‘Rose’ of Tangmarg tehsil(Rosa Domascena) is the world’s best rose as per its medicinal value and aroma is concerned. As such the cultivation of MAPs should be taken on large scale in the area, this will explore new avenues and areas for research and development of MAPs . Such projects would ensure the real time analysis, research and development of the high potential MAPs . The existence of the field station of the Regional Research Laboratory at Yarekhah Tangmarg would serve as a ready reference technical aid to this project. Nallah Ferozpora is already rich, as a treasure of unexplored MAPs ,the establishment of such MAPs projects will synergise the efforts of the researchers in opening the new vistas in the field. The farmers of the area are reluctant to grow any kind of such plants because of unawareness and lack of marketing avenues. In recent years, there has been a tremendous growth of interest in plant based drugs, pharmaceuticals perfumery, cosmetics and aroma compounds used in food flavors and fragrances and natural colors in the world. There is definite trend to adopt pant based products due to the cumulative derogatory effects resulting from the use of antibiotics and synthetics, and except for a few cultivated crops, the available plant based material is mainly from the natural sources like forests and waste land. But due to the ever increasing utilization of land for food crops, devastation of forest and exploitation of these crops, there availability from natural sources has declined. On the other hand, the demand for internal use and for export has been increasing, necessitating the production of these crops on a large scale, there is a need to introduce these crops into the cropping system of the agriculture. Which, besides meeting the demands of the industry, will also help to maintain the standard on quality, potency and chemical composition (See Table). Since these crops are new and uncommon to growers and they often lack knowledge of their scientific cultivation, there is hesitation even among the interested growers to take up their cultivation. Plants have been one of the important sources of medicine ever since the dawn of human civilization. In spite of tremendous developments in the field of allopathic during the 20th century, plants still remain one of the major sources of drugs in modern as well as traditional systems of medicines throughout the world. Approximately one third of all pharmaceuticals are of plant origin, wherein fungi and bacteria are also included. Over 60 % of all pharmaceuticals are plant based. In fact, a grim concern has emerged, since the advent of railway-line inside the vale. Many things have gone wrong due to hurry and perhaps due to plan less moves initiated by the planners. As the work on railway project started, the geographic wealth of valley -the small and segregated mountains and hillocks met the worst treatments, natural disasters like earth quakes, perhaps could not have caused such havoc to these beautiful and balanced mountains ! The concerned departments, agencies whosoever, might be busy in paper work, making tall claims for protecting and preserving the natural resourses, assets, caves, mountains et al; also they might be drawing extra allowances with their schedule-salaries for the preservation of such marvelous things, but on the ground the situation is pitiable, who cares, the Government underestimates all these things for that the ‘’Rail should reach Varmul (Baramulla) in 2007 even if the chastity of “Raishma” (Kashmir)is at stake! Is anybody listening? Meanwhile conversion of paddy-land(Aabi Awal)into ‘paradox-land’, is turning the paradise into hell at a very speedy rate, the same goes intentionally, unintentionally unnoticed. World famous tourist place Gulmarg is not restricted to the place “Gulmarg” only where we have golf, Gondola, horses and hotels, instead, the elegant jurisdiction of Gulmarg starts form Goigam village near Magam town. The importance and tourist scope of Srinagar – Gulmarg highway is not less than that of “Proper Gulmarg” this importance and scope can be read, watched and viewed in the books, films and other media of international repute . Amorous glances from Goigam to Gulmarg include paddy fields from both sides of the highway, streams, streamlets running parallel to the highway, springs alongside the highway at Chichilora,Gokhama,Raram and the horizon-scenic hillock locally called as “Lolepur-Wudar”. The marvelous hill side scenery from right side of Drurooo to Tangmarg and amusing down-dale from the left side of the same range, down hilling of mountains and hillocks and the glorious downstream flow of irrigation Kohls viz Babul, Tilgaem, Chukaer, Nihalpuer, Yauel and Lolepuer adventurously catch the attention of visitors, a natural heavenly scene that can not be developed artificially despite every possible efforts, neither it can be expressed in words here. Nature calls that we must preserve our assets, flora, fauna, springs, streams, forests, hills, hillocks; this is only possible if we wake up to awareness right now. Revenue department must enforce the law meant for prohibition of construction on cultivable and paddy land, in letter and sprit, otherwise just after five years glory of Srinagar-Gulmarg Highway will be no more and there will be smoke everywhere instead of sniff(pleasant air). Tourism department must ensure the originality of the area and it must not allow the bulldozing of hillocks that are support to imaginary horizons and that balance the ecology and environment. Original tracks and shape and size even the gesture of streams,’Kohls’and streamlets must be ensured even if these are shifted away by some metres right or left. No construction of houses and commercial establishments be allowed even at barren land alongside the highway upto the distance of sight. Stone-crushers from Nallah-Ferozpora be shifted to far places to ensure environmental comfort and atmosphere. 1. Construction of Kunzer-Chanpora bridge under ADB, be planned on priority to restore the glory of the area, worth sightseeing. Since the construction of this bridge is very vital from three main points. a) It can link the proposed Airport-Gulmarg road(via Beerwah) b) It can serve as a by-pass bridge to the main bridge of Srinagar-Gulmarg highway near Kunzer and it is pertinent to mention here that there was a lot of trouble to the people and the visitors when recently the Kunzer Bridge had collapsed. c) It links the southern downtrodden and remote villages with Kunzer, the only commercial town available in the block. Concluding, Revenue, Tourism, R&B, RD, PHE and Gulmarg Development Authority must wake up, co-ordinate for this grim scenario right now to set the things right, otherwise to repent when sparrows peck the paddy will bear no fruits. Kashmir in future will rule the world as the main treasure in Natural medicine, let us preserve even the deserts, not to speak of the fertile land, let us wake up.

Copyright Greater Kashmir 05/29/2007

Sunday, January 21, 2007

Kashmiri Wanawun and Picturesque Views

Listen to classic Kashmiri Wedding and Festival singing while watching scenic kashmir views.

Friday, December 22, 2006

Hakim Manzoor Passes Away

Well known Urdu poet and thinker of th sub-continent , Hakim Manzoor, passed away yesterday in Delhi.
Apharwat shares a deep greif and sympathy on his demise and wishes his wife, son Aafaq and his family our heart-felt condolence.
Greater Kashmir reported in detail on the sad death. Their report follows.

Hakim Manzoor dies at 69

ARSHAD ME’RAJ Srinagar, Dec 21: Distinguished poet and journalist Hakim Muhammad Manzoor also known as Hakim Manzoor breathed his last in Haryana this morning. He was 69.Hakim Manzoor was admitted to a Gurgaon hospital two days ago where he died due to multiple organ failure. Suffering from diabetes, he was presently putting up with his son Afaq Manzoor, a computer engineer based in Gurgaon.

Wednesday, April 12, 2006

Poetry by Purvez

Here are some poems.

Daylight Dream

In a rockgarden
on a simmering hot day
Evaporating dew drops on the lilac petals
and nectar from the jasmine
offered to a roaming bumble bee.
It feastsand goes-
And forgets the treat.
The lingering sweetness stays with me
close to my heart.
I hope the crystal-clear thoughtbrightens
a dark, gloomy soul
Sometime, Somewhere.

Purple Horizons

Crickets, beatles and wasps
a composition in my backyard
nature- flowing through
creeping smoothly under the skin
and slowly tickling the heart
everything else seems irrelevant
for those tranquil moments
you hold the nature in your palm
And the nature gently sings you the lullaby
and smoothens out the creases on your soul.

Akhtar Purvez
Copyright ©2006 Akhtar Purvez

Saturday, March 25, 2006

Whispers by Ana Mir

Whispers, whispers, in the dark
Calling others to embark
Upon the journey that they seek
When the present seems so bleak

Untold love and lots of laughter
Sensing something to chase after
As the hour slips away
Night retreats and on comes day

Fleeing from the world they know
Light is calling as they go
Reaching out for what is dear
Shaking off what they may fear

The sun rises and moon falls
Running from the closing walls
Knowing there is something more
Finding life worth fighting for

Helping those who lag behind
Hearts and souls are now entwined
Searching in each others’ eyes
Seeing what behind them lies

Whispers, whispers, in the dark
Calling others to embark
Upon the journey that they seek
When the present seems so bleak

Sunday, February 12, 2006

A Little Piece of Heaven By Sama Mir

A smooth, light brown guitar in its case
Waiting to be played
Certificates hanging on the wall
Honoring hard work at Taekwon-Do
A velvety, purple stuffed dog
A special reminder of my 9th birthday
Yarn and knitting needles
In an unfinished light blue scarf
A gameboy in its dock
Ready to charge for the night
Jeans and t-shirts hung neatly on dark black hangers
Waiting to be worn
A hutch filled with old, worn-out books
Categorized alphabetically by author
Light pink walls which I despise
Ready to be painted blue
A bright white carpet with a speck of brown paint
Walked over by bare feet, so many times
Folders with completed homework
Proudly standing in their place
A nightstand covered by a gigantic boom box
Listened to, so many times
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, by Roald Dahl
Covered with laughter from many kids
Hanging trees beside the window
Home for many robins, hued red and black
My room is the place to be.

Friday, January 27, 2006

this is an audio post - click to play
Listen to Sama play 'Ode to Joy' on piano.
Click on the audio link above.

Saturday, January 21, 2006

Muzaffar Aazim Honored

Muzaffar Aazim was honored with traditional 'Dastar Bandi' on his recent visit to India.
His latest book of urdu poetry ' Awaze Salasil' was released at the occasion. Intellectuals, authors and writers who attended include Rahman Rahi, Zareef Ahmad Zareef, Prof. G. R. Malik, Prof. Shafi Shauq, Rukhsana Jabeen, Dr. Shabnam Ashai, Majid Asmi and Marghoub Banihali.
Aazim was interviewed by Doordarshan, Radio and other television channels.

Monday, December 26, 2005 An Immigration & Corporate Law Office Extraodinaire

Visit this site for all your immigration and Virginia corporate law help. You will get excellent service with a personal touch by attornies who understand your needs.

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Apharwat and Gulmarg : Ski Heaven of the World

Come and enjoy the skiing and winter holidays at 10,000 feet in Kashmir, 'The Paradise On Earth'. This is the K2 location, the 2nd highest mountain in the world.

You have nothing to lose except your stress level. It will be a time which you will cherish for years.

For lodging, great hotels like Pine Palace offer exquisite atmosphere , ambiance and dining experience.

Get all details at:

Sunday, December 25, 2005

Saze Salasil : Finally Here

Muzaffar Aazim's Saze Salasil is out and here it is. The book of his latest Urdu poetry is a refreshing piece of cntemporary literary creativity.

Get a copy at

Educational Publishing House,
Delhi, India,

or at
Kitab Ghar,
Maulana Azad Road,
Srinagar, J&K, India.

Thursday, December 08, 2005

Weather Right Now at Apharwat/Gulmarg

Click this link to get todays temperature and a three day forcast of the great himlayan peak which is the inspiration for this website.

Sunday, October 16, 2005

Urgent: Help Those in Tragic Southeast Asian Earthquake

Thousands of people perished , most of them small children
who got buried in the rubble.
It is time all of us rise to the ocassion and donate the most we can.


Sunday, September 25, 2005

Muzaffar Aazim's new creative work: Saze Salasil released

After Award winning works like Zolana and Man-i-Kaman ,
Muzaffar Aazim's Saze Salasil, new book of urdu poetry, which has been eagerly anticipated by readers everywhere, has been released . Please check back for details.

Tuesday, September 20, 2005

Neab International : A Superb Kashmiri Portal

Neab was one of the first high quality literary magazines of Kashmiri literature.Visit this excellent place to know about its past and present and re-creation of that historic document.
Intellectuals like Amin Kamil and Muzaffar Aazim are portrayed and events and books highlighted. Muneeb has done an excellent job in researching, creating and maintaining the portal.

Help The Victims of Katarina Hurricane

They need our help and they need it now .

Saturday, January 01, 2005

Monday, September 27, 2004

Kahlil Gibran and Kashmiri Thought

Kahlil Gibran, the thinker , the philosopher commented thoruoghly on all aspects of human life and existence. He relates well with Kashmiri sofis and poets. Just glimpse through some of his creations. Follow the link below.

Gibran Khalil Gibran

Saturday, September 25, 2004

An Awsome Experience:

Get the multi-cultural experience and experience a variety of issues at this perfectly carved website. and yes, dont forget to have alook at those amazing pictures at

Sunday, August 29, 2004

New Future, New Destination

The field of blogging is new and it is going to revolutionize the technology of communication and information dissemination.

Come along and be a part of this revolution.

Soon we would reach a stage to say:

Main akaila hi chala tha janibay manzil magar
log sath aatay gayay aur karavan banta gaya

( I started moving towards my destination alone
Then people came along and formed a caravan)

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