By Anjum Wasim Dar
From Rawalpindi, Pakistan
New Years Day brought joy and excitement because the schools would close. Cold hazy mornings would be filled with breakfast gatherings in front of the fireplace. The low table [in height like the Japanese tables,] would be laid with specially prepared meat dish called Hareesa. The famous Kashmiri breakfast delight eaten hot, with baked naan served with kebabs and pink salty tea or Namkeen Chai.