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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

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

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

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

Interview done by Sidra Nazir from 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

Meet Badrunissa Bhat: Sufi Artist From Kashmir

Tell us about yourself? I am Badrunissa Bhat and I’m 20 years old. I have completed my schooling from Sultan ul Arifeen Wakf Public School till 10th standard and rest of the studies from Green Valley Educational Institute. As a person I have keen interest

Meet This Kashmiri Chef Who Cooks at 30000 ft Above Sea Level

Gyawun interviews Chef Anayat Rahman – Inflight Chef with Etihad Airways . Being among only few inflight chefs in the world, he gets to work with VVIPS and has traveled to almost every major city of the world. His life comes about as an inspiration

Meet These Two Kashmiri 16 Year Olds Who Already Own A Startup

While most kids stick with selfies and Facebooking , some young entrepreneurs take their business much further. Gyawun talks to Abrar Yaseen Mattoo and Sheikh Uzair Hussain, two 16 year old valley boys who were  not afraid to jump into entrepreneurship at an early age . Tell

This British Girl of Kashmiri Origin is Taking HIJAB To Next Level

Mehreen Amjad, a British born entrepreneur of Kashmiri origins, found a gap in the retail market for modest clothing. With the launch of Coco Hijab London, she solved this problem. In this interview, she tells Gyawun about Coco Hijab’s background, the company’s no-model policy and

Meet Naveed Siraj: The Kashmiri Boy Who Framed Passions

  Tell us about yourself My name is Naveed Siraj. I was born in Srinagar (KMR) into a very reputed family who were first retailers of shoes in the valley after the fur trade was banned by the government of India. We still have a