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A light flat-bottomed boat propelled with oars or paddles, used for transportation and fishing on the lakes and waterways of Kashmir and often having a covering to shield passengers from the sun.

[Hindi śikārā and Urdu šikārā, from Hindi śikārī and Urdu šikārī, relating to hunting (small shikaras having been used to hunt), from Persian šikārī, from šikār, hunting; see shikari.]
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Kashmiri boatmen row their Shikara, a small boat, as tourists enjoy a ride in Dal Lake in Srinagar.
Two restaurants in the region are up for the Chef of the Year prize - Jashn Restaurant in Swalwell and Shikara in Whitley Bay.
Zahra Shikara, a British Iraqi expatriate, has been living in Qatar for 13 years.
Facilitated by Mohammed Abu Zeinab of Brain Education, Qatar Mental Health Awareness Community Founder Sana Nazakat and Transformation Guru Zahra Shikara, the workshop will be both informative and experiential for all the attendees.
The small island located in the Dal Lake has always attracted tourists during the Shikara riding.
Just like last year, the 54-hole Stroke Play Nyali Open is sponsored by Grain Bulk Handlers, AAR HealthCare, and Shikara Limited courtesy of club member Alice Wahome who is also the Junior Golf Foundation Coast region representative.A field of 84 players including Tanzania's top amateur Victor Joseph and Adam Abbas, Uganda's Joel Basalaine and Joseph Chinywai will take part in the event.
Tyne and Wear Shikara, Whitley Road, Whitley Bay, NE26 2DN, The current English Curry Awards' national Restaurant of the Year, Shikara has long been a favourite dining destination for coast dwellers and those in the know from further afield.
Meryam Shikara, from the University of Maryland in Baltimore, and colleagues describe a novel computer algorithm for the creation of a 3-D model of a nose.
The temple has pyramidal Shikara, trefoil recess arches and is raised on a high platform.
In the first week of October, the trio launched a portable restaurant on the replica of a Shikara - a wooden boat found on Dal Lake and other water bodies in India-held Kashmir.