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Meet Arwa Siraj: Engineer Turned Baker from Kashmir

Tell us about yourself? My name is Arwa Siraj. I am from Srinagar. I have done my schooling from Presentation Convent Higher Secondary School. I am an engineer and am currently pursuing M.tech from the Islamic university of science and technology, Awantipora. Professionally, I am a baker. I run my business under the name of […]

Meet The Owners of Kashmir’s First Store for Personalised Trousseau Goodies

Tell us about yourself? I am Muskan Shapoo. I am 21 years old. I am from Srinagar. I am the co-owner of BriDay. I am also currently pursuing my graduation in Integrated Economics. My business partner is my sister, Misba Shapoo. She is 25! She has pursued a master’s in hospitality & hotel administration. Tell […]

Meet Three Ladies Changing The Face Of The Fashion And Beauty Industry in Kashmir

Malika Seerat Tell us about yourself? My name is Malika Seerat, I’m 26. I have been born and brought up in the picturesque city of Srinagar and graduated high school from Presentation Convent School. Since I was a child, I always wanted to be a doctor, that too a dentist. Due to an ongoing medical […]

Meet Aamir Wani: The Man Behind Wazwan Box

Tell us about yourself? I am Aamir Mumtaz Wani, 29 years old from Natipora Srinagar, I have done MBA Marketing & Human Resource from IUST and passed out in the year 2016. I have worked for the Aditya Birla Group for more than 7 years. Tell us about Wazwan box It was 1st July 2020, […]

Meet Sanna Masood – MD & CEO (Post-Harvest) at Farm2U

Tell us about yourself? I, Sanna Masood, born and brought up in Kashmir – did my Bachelors in Biotechnology followed by MBA, from Delhi. In early 2008, I kick-started my career; with FabIndia Overseas Pvt. Ltd, Delhi – as a Senior Executive in Systems Protocols & Planning. After a satisfying work experience, I returned to […]

Meet Wajahat Hussain Rather – The Man Behind Raffughar Label

Tell us about yourself My name is Wajahat Rather. I belong to Kashmir and have been born and brought up there. I wanted to study fine arts so I joined the Institute of Fine Arts, Jammu University from where I graduated in fine arts. I am an alumnus of the National Institute of Design (NID), […]

Meet the Award-Winning Filmmaker from Sopore, Kashmir

Tell us about yourself? I am Afzal Sofi. I am from Sopore, Kashmir. I did my schooling at MET Sopore. Though I was a medical student till my class 12th I was inclined towards multimedia and journalism studies as Govt degree college Baramulla had introduced it and it was considered to be a different course […]

Old Kashmir Photos with Detailed History

History behind the pics is written by Mr Showkat Rasheid Wani Amira Kadal bridge The photograph was taken by M/S Dutta Photographers in 1930’s showing a view of Old Amirakadal. Please appreciate the traffic sense of pedestrians all of them are crossing the bridge through footpath. On the right one can see a double-story Houseboat. […]

Meet the Youngest Kashmiri to pursue Mount Everest

Tell us about yourself? My name is Rizza Alee. I am a camerist and a professional mountaineer. I am the youngest Kashmiri who attempted to scale Mount Everest in 2019. I climb mountains throughout the year to pursue the farthest expansion of Earth. I work to capture stories that inspire people to consider their relationship […]

Adnan Manzoor – The Emerging Rabab Player of the Valley

Tell us about yourself? My Name is Adnan Manzoor and I am from Srinagar, Kashmir. I am a proud Rabab player. I did my schooling at Salfia school, Parraypora, and then high schooling at New Convent High School Srinagar. I am 21 years old and I am also currently pursuing my B.Tech in Electronics and […]

Kashmiri Names of Birds

Ranga Tsar Wanda Kostur Viri Mot Poshi Nul Tont Kon Kola Tonch ( Common Kingfisher) Zar Batchi Phambe Seer Satut or Hud hud Lot Raza or Leat Raz Wyet Tont Wan Kukil Chets tal Sheena-pi-pin Goi Dofa Tiriv Haarwatijj Hazara dastaan Katij Niel kaav Pintsakkon Ghaant Kolur/Kavput Bill Bi Chur Kostur Sehara Dobbai Grad Brag […]

Meet Dr. Sharmeen Mushtaq Nizami | Kashmir’s Only Female Off-Roader

Tell us about yourself? I am Dr. Sharmeen Mushtaq Nizami, born and bought up in Srinagar. I did my schooling at Minto circle school Raj bagh and MBBS from GMC Jammu. I am a Doctor by profession, off-road racer by passion, and a social activist. I am also a mother of two. The first off-roading […]

Lalitaditya and Avantiwarman: Great Kings of Kashmir

Jammu and Kashmir has the distinction of being a unique place in the world. It has everything to look out for in a civilized nation. It has the characteristic of being the cradle of a unique brotherhood. Moreover, it has produced some great Kings that were intellectuals, engineers, human beings, etc. Here, we will talk […]

Meet This Kashmiri Lady Who is Trying to Break Taboos Around Menstruation

Tell us about yourself? My name is Nazish Mir. I was born in Kashmir and currently live in Delhi. I studied in Delhi Public School till class 10th. I then went on to complete my education at G.D Goenka World school which opened me up to education abroad. I went to the Universidad Europea for […]

Sultan Yousuf Shah Chak: The Last Native King of Kashmir

The Shahmiri Dynasty was the first Muslim dynasty in Kashmir. Habib Shah was the last ruler of Shahmiri Dynasty. Being incompetent, he was deposed by his military commander, Gazi Chak. He laid the foundation of the Chak Dynasty. The Chak rule began in 1561 and lasted till 1587, when the Mughal emperor, Jalal-Ud-Din Akbar conquered […]

Kashmiri Pashmina Shawl Types, Styles, and Sizes

Different styles of Pashmina Shawls Harshidaar – In this 2 inch embroidery work is done around the shawl on borders. This shawl does not have any any embroidery in the middle of shawl. Neemdoor – In this type of shawl as well embroidery is done around the border of the shawl, but in this embroidery […]

Revival of Kashmiri Music and Songs Among Youth

Kashmiri music and songs have a long history, since ages they have been profound part of Kashmiri culture . As a result, the Valley has seen a galaxy of great singers and artists, upholding the great tradition of Kashmiri folk, poetry and music. With each decade that has passed most of the Kashmiri people especially […]

Kashmiri Pheran – About, Types, Uses & Wearing Guide

Blue Pure Wool Pheran With Hand Aari Embroidery

Clothes aren’t everything there is to a person. But, association with traditional clothes is beautiful. Kashmiris associate themselves with what they wear. They hold it as a dear part of their identity. And, pherans are something that are purely a part of Kashmiri history, culture & tradition. Pheran, a loose part of clothing, extending to […]

Meet This Kashmiri Cancer Survivor Who Wants To Make This World a Better Place

Tell us about yourself My name is Ayesha Aijaz from Srinagar, Kashmir. I am 24 years old. My father is an engineer and mother is a doctor. I have completed my MBBS and now I am in my internship period. My research was approved by ICMR. I have done multiple workshops and have also done […]

PAPIER MACHE – The Story Behind The Amazing Art

The intricate patterns carved detail on a box, elegant colors on beautifully designed animal shapes, papier Mache is an amazing craft passed down generations to generations, for centuries. Having travelled from Central Asia but making its home in Kashmir, the fascinating art involves the creation of design by carving pulp of paper in various molds […]

Important Covid Leads in Kashmir

Oxygen Concentrators and Oxygen Cylinders, Oxymeters,Athrout Kashmir Nawakadal– 0194-2420163 , +91-9796-946968SRO Batamaloo – 18001022146Orzu Trust Humhama – +91-6006-613290, +91 6006613291Falahudarain (Srinagar) – +91-7006076007Pampore – +91-9596599308North End Enterprises – +91-7889849186JK gases – +91-9797938140Mian Gases – +91-9797004900Nowgam – 9797122432Humhama ( Oxygen Cylinders) 7006038241Baghimehtab ( Oxygen Cylinders) 99006676363Mooj Welfare Magam 7006304637Waheed Gojwara – Oxygen Concentrators-979680420Imdaad Srinagar – Oxygen […]