Tortured Past and Present in Kashmir

Journalist Mariana van Zeller and chef Michael Voltaggio visit Kashmir to learn about the conflict that threatens its existence: to be part of India, part of Pakistan or its own independent state. Mariana and Michael walk through heavily guarded streets and visit a floating market.

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View from Our Gurkha Houseboat

View from Our Gurkha Houseboat

From the balcony of their Gurkha houseboat, Mariana and Michael have a beautiful view of Nagin Lake in Srinagar, Kashmir. 960 1280

  

Tea Time

Tea Time

Mariana and Michael's first activity in Kashmir is having hot tea with local guide/fixer Faisul Yaseen. 960 1280

  

Inside of the Gurkha Houseboat

Inside of the Gurkha Houseboat

The ornate interior of the Gurkha houseboat. The wood paneling is all handmade. 960 1280

  

Transport by Shikara (Wooden Boat)

Transport by Shikara (Wooden Boat)

A traditional and colorful shikara (wooden boat) on Nagin Lake. 960 1280

  

Srinagar's Marketplace

Srinagar's Marketplace

Srinagar's marketplace, where Michael and Mariana purchased a variety of spices and ingredients for their dinner. 960 1280

  

Wazwan Preperation

Wazwan Preperation

In Srinagar, cooks, or wazas, prepare 36 different traditional meals known as wazwan. This many dishes is normally to celebrate a wedding. 960 1280

  

Street Food

Street Food

Kashmir's street-food scene. 960 1280

  

Where the Children Rest

Where the Children Rest

The graves of children who were victims of violence in Jammu and Kashmir.  960 1280

  

Chef Michael Voltaggio at Work

Chef Michael Voltaggio at Work

Mariana van Zeller takes a peek at the lamb kebabs that chef Michael Voltaggio has prepared for the final dinner on the houseboat in Srinagar. 960 1280

  

Kebabs

Kebabs

The appetizing lamb kebabs on the grill. 960 1280

  

Dinner is Served!

Dinner is Served!

Michael introduces his dishes to the guests at the dinner table. 960 1280

  

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