Rashmi Sharma, student, Apeejay Institute Of Mass Communication

These winters this time are special in its own sense for northern states of India including Himachal, J&K, UP and even Punjab. A white sheet of snow-covered the hilliest parts of northern India. Where Shimla saw snowfall of 15-30cm, Dharamshala, Manali and Dalhousie witnessed shivering cold. Kangra got its first snowfall in 35 years. J&k also experienced heavy snowfall; Kashmir was cut off from rest of the country. Power and communication services were completely shut in Kashmir.