BODY BEAU­TI­FUL

India Today - - UPFRONT -

After un­remit­tingly grim news on the state for months, it will come as a re­lief to read the words ‘tense’ and ‘Kash­mir’ in a story about body­builders. In Srinagar, oiled and pumped body­builders com­peted for the ti­tle of Mr Kash­mir on May 13 in a tour­na­ment or­gan­ised by the Jammu and Kash­mir Body­build­ing As­so­ci­a­tion, which drew 60 of the state’s top body­builders. Un­sur­pris­ingly, per­haps, in­door sports have caught on and gyms in par­tic­u­lar have mush­roomed across the tense Val­ley.

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