Kashmir’s bride bazaar

Every year, as winter sets in, hundreds of Kashmiri locals board buses and flights for the plains in India. Some leave for a warmer place to run their businesses, others just to get away from the freezing winters. Fayaz Ahmad’s journey in 2017, though, was a lot more nerve-wracking. It followed weeks of preparations that included new clothes, visits to close relatives and the blessings of local clerics.

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