Ben Affleck, accepts the award for best picture for “Argo,” as the cast and crew look on during the Oscars in Los Angeles-AP

Ben Affleck, accepts the award for best picture for “Argo,” as the cast and crew look on during the Oscars in Los Angeles-AP

Ben Affleck, accepts the award for best picture for “Argo,” as the cast and crew look on during the Oscars in Los Angeles-AP

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Kashmir’s history is dotted with natural calamities and man-made disasters. And over the centuries the people of Jammu and Kashmir have perfected the art of rising from the ashes. They have seen famines and epidemics, floods and earthquakes, blazes and mayhem, organised violence and massacres, forced and voluntary migrations, incarcerations and worse.