How green is my valley!
Hindi-cinema-loving-India's Yahoo moment came when Shammi Kapoor slid down a Kashmiri snowy slope to convince Saira Banu in Junglee that he was in fact, not one. Happy India's scenic Himalayan holiday almost always included the Kashmir escape.The late 80s is where this record got stuck.On a violent static. Until now.Last year Kashmir saw its highest number of tourists in the last two decades.2012 augurs well too. This year Nagin Valley has been reopened after 22 years. Netra Joshi, Yahoo India's Associate editor, Marathi takes her mother on a wish fulfilling trip that was 40 years in the making.These are notes from her May 2012 Kashmir diary . Part of a series, TO HELL AND BACK - a continuing lens on a changing Kashmir.
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