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In Pictures: Middle Eastern Beauty Blogger Visits Kashmir

Sondos Alqattan @sondos_aq   is a Kuwaiti makeup artist and Instagram sensation. With over two million devoted followers watching her every move, she has grown to become one of the most important regional influencers in the Middle East. Here are her pictures from her recent visit

Sketches in a Downtrodden Neighbourhood

Srinagar, a lake with land dumped in it Breathes there the man, with soul so dead, Who never to himself hath said, This is my own, my native land Sir Walter Scott “Baharo, Fool Barsao, Mera mehboob aaya hai” sang Rahim Chacha “Mehboob nahi, Heart

Stages Of Being A Kashmiri Bride

Ring ceremony/Engagement Mehndi And the journey with the gold jewelry begins… Ring ceremony/Engagement day When the families meet each other Mehndi raat When the bride receives the shagun mehndi from here in-laws Mehndi raat  Find the name 😉 Mehndi raat And the fun continues all through

In Conversation With Kashmiri Writer Huma Bhat

Tell us about yourself  I am Huma Bhat. I was born and brought up in Srinagar, currently pursuing my Masters in tourism management (MTM) and I am an alumni of Presentation Convent School, Srinagar. My forte is writing poetry specially in our mother language, Kashmiri language. I

8 Goodies Kashmiris Gift Each Other On Special Occasions

By Ain Wani We Kashmiris have a very old tradition that we religiously follow which is called ‘Mubarkas gasun’ (Going to each other’s household to congratulate one another on auspicious occasions). We celebrate almost anything and everything ! Be it the children passing Matriculation examination

8 Exclusively Kashmiri Ways of Expressing Love

Article by Ain Wani We Kashmiris have a huge appetite, not just for food, also for love. Here are 8 exclusively Kaeshir ways of expressing love: ‘The Kaeshir Maazrat’ and ‘Khaetir’ (The Kashmiri Hospitality) has always been praised and talked about.  We measure our love

Meet These String Artists From Kashmir

Interview by Sidra Nazir Tell us about Team Our core group constitutes of four members: Aamir Beigh , Mustakeem Khan , Youhan Ul Rehmaan and Mujeeb Mattoo. Amir & Youhan have completed schooling from SP higher Secondary School while Mustakeem Khan has done schooling from

English Translations of Kashmiri Relationships

Father in Kashmiri is called Mole or Bab. Mother in Kashmiri is called Mouj Daughter in Kashmiri Son in Kashmiri is called Nechu   Sister in Kashmiri is called Beni Brother in Kashmiri is called Boi Maternal aunt in Kashmiri is called Mass Paternal Aunt

Are Women in Kashmir Treated Differently than Men? Here is the Answer

We asked our audience that are women in Kashmir treated differently than men. Everyone agreed that women are treated differently, while most agreed that they are treated badly as compared to men, few believed actually women are treated better than men in Kashmir. Here are few responses

Here are Some Childhood Memories Of Growing Up in Kashmir

Article by Manan Mushtaq Hakak Being born in Kashmir and asked to count best childhood memories may make you melancholic for a while because things like firing, curfew and crackdown strikes your mind but admist all this grimness and horror there used to be some best

Meet Dr Mohammed Maqbool Mir: An Angel To Many Differently Abled Children

Sidra Nazir from Gyawun talks to Dr Mohammed Maqbool Mir, former Professor and HoD ENT, GMC Srinagar, and founder of Voluntary Medicare Society which is working to decrease the stigma associated with mentally and physically challenged individuals.  Tell us about yourself I, Dr Mohammed Maqbool Mir am

Let’s Raise a Cup of Kahwah to These Incredible Kashmiri Women

To the morally strong, mentally empowered, kind, naturally compassionate, empathetic, happy in their skin and to those women specially who don’t find men as the reference to validate their position but consider them as a important aspect that is equally important in their own special

This 22-year-Old Kashmiri Co-Founded a 9 Crore Business

Interview done by Sidra Nazir from Gyawun.com Tell us about yourself I am Ruhan Madni Naqash, hailing from Barzulla Srinagar. I’m 22 years old and I did my schooling (including high school) from Burn Hall and passed out in 2012. I wanted to be a