Srinagar: A hustle and bustle follows the so-called 'normal' days in Kashmir Valley when separatists do not call for any protests and the authorities do not impose any curfew. That's when everyone desperately tries to get sundry tasks done.
The man on the street does not argue whether the continuous shutdowns have produced the desired effect or not.
Niyaz Ahmad, 45, a shopkeeper in the uptown area of Srinagar, said: 'My problem is I must be able to keep my family alive and for that, I need to work six days a week, so that I earn enough to keep the wolf away from my door.'
Image: Kashmiri fishermen row their boat on their way home after the day's work as the sun sets above the Dal Lake in Srinagar on Oct 25, 2010.