Category Archives: Inspiring Kashmiris

We at Gyawun interview Kashmiris who have  gone out of the way and done something which not only is beneficial for them but also inspires society as a whole.

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 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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Meet The Founders of Kashmiri Restaurant ‘Sarposh’ in Bangalore

Tell us about yourself My name is Azmat Ali Mir, I am from Srinagar. I am a computer science engineer by education and a first-generation cultural entrepreneur by passion. I am currently based in Bangalore running my startup called Manzar. Manzar loosely translates to narrative or viewpoint, and at its core believes in telling ‘own […]

Meet This Kashmiri Who is Designing Clothes For Disabled People

Tell us about yourself?  I am Asiya Rafiq from Kashmir and currently staying in UAE. My mother worked as  teacher in Kashmir and my father retired as a District Magistrate (Collector) in District Srinagar. My mom & dad were not staying together because of some family issues. I was raised by a single parent, my […]

Mother, Programming Head and Radio Jockey, Meet This Audacious Kashmiri Lady

Tell us about yourself? My name is Yusra Hussain also known as Sofie for people who listen to me on air. My father is from South Kashmir –Shopian and my mother is from downtown Srinagar. I have done my pre-schooling from Tiny Hearts, schooling from Presentation Convent School Rajbagh. After that I went to Womens […]

Once Bullied for Being Fat, Now This Kashmiri is an Awesome Fitness Trainer

Tell us about yourself My name is Shreen Aney. I belong to the town of Chinars, Bijbehara, Anantnag. I have a small family of four, my parents and a younger sister. Professionally I work as a Junior Engineer in the PDD department but my passion lies in fitness and gymming which made me a fitness […]

An Engineer by 10 to 5 and Fitness Trainer by 6 to 9, This Man Inspires Many

Tell us about yourself  I am Salman Bukhari, an engineer by profession. I am basically from Kreeri village in Baramulla, which is around 40 kms away from Srinagar. My schooling has been from Kreeri itself and later I completed my Engineering from SSM College of Engineering and Technology. I have been training fitness aspirants for […]

Meet Yawar Abdal, The Guy Behind Everyone’s Fav Song Tamanna

Article by Taha Firdous Long vacations to motherland, reconnection with the air that holds legends of poets, fingers running through beats of music, Yawar Abdal, popularly known as the Tamanna boy lays back barefoot on the lush green grass of his lawn at home in Srinagar and thinks of Kashmir – the paradise on earth, […]

Meet the New Homebaker in Town Who Bakes Delicious Cupcakes

Interview by Taha Firdous Tell us about yourself My name is Sanah Jeelani. I have  done a BSc in Human Resources And Psychology from Middlesex University, Dubai. I recently came up with my online business of baking cakes and cupcakes and I’m enjoying what I do. How did you come up with the idea of […]

From Lawyer to an Entrepreneur, Meet Malika Shah

Interview by Taha Firdous Shah Tell us about yourself Hello, I’m Malika. Born and brought up in Kashmir, I did my schooling from Presentation Convent Senior Secondary School, Rajbagh, Srinagar after which I went to Government Girls Higher Secondary School, Amira Kadal for two years. I then opted for law in Kashmir University to pursue […]

Meet The Lady Who is Bringing Kashmiri Women YAKJUT (Together)

Interview by Taha Firdous Shah Tell us about yourself My name is Syed Hanaz Tariq. I did my schooling from Presentation Convent Senior Secondary School, Srinagar. After that, I moved out of state for my higher education. I graduated in 2018 and now I am currently working as an automation engineer with a Chinese Automation […]