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Trendsetter: How A Small Cafe In Kashmir Has Become A Hope for Larger Good

In 2014, on a work vacation, Javid Parsa had an epiphany, a sudden realisation to start a venture in Kashmir. It was a difficult decision, but he finally sent a resignation letter to his employers in Amazon India. Then began the journey of Parsa...

Chinaar Kashmir: Turning Folk Songs Into EDM Beats

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wbBFhHxN7oI Since Mohammad Muneem came out with his rendition of the folk song, 'Roshay' way back in 2007. The Kashmiri music scene has turned on its head. With new beats, and creativity, the Kashmiri music is becoming more appealing to the youth. Before this cultural...

Meet Zainab Mufti And Her Pixel Passion

https://www.instagram.com/p/BUFBrYMgg-n/ Every great dream begins with a dreamer. Always remember, you have within you the strength, the patience, and the passion to reach for the stars to change the world. Harriet Tubman With Kashmir believes in encouraging young minds to do what they love to do and...

Lubna Reshi, listen to the FemVoice

In 2001, Aasiya Jeelani started the first women newsletter called the Voices Unheard. Lubna Reshi started HerVoice, the first ever women led e-magazine in 2013. Later this year, Lubna's brainchild FemVoice will be on newsstands. Here she tell her story, of how it all...

Breaking The Barriers: Kayehaan

Artists in Kashmir have always shown the extent of their talent. From Papier-Machie to a canvas; sky's the limit for artists from Kashmir. We continue our 'Trendsetter' series with this brilliant artist who likes to call herself 'Kayehaan'. She is just not your regular person...

Jajeer Talkies: You Never Know What Funny Can Do

Very often you visit a foreign country and wish somehow you introduced the same thing back in your motherland; be it a business entrepreneurship idea, an awareness campaign, a social work initiative or even simple things like their cuisine, art and crafts. This group of...

Taha Naqash: The Comic Relief

In the early 2000s, cable TV channels in Kashmir were flooded with a new version of comedy sketches. These sketches which had actors like Bashir Kotur became household names. It was a reinvention of comedy in Kashmir that was dominated by the legendary Ahad...

How An Engineering Graduate Turned Into A Filmmaker

  A video posted by Ruman Hamdani (@theotherrumii) on Jan 18, 2017 at 7:47am PST I was always attracted to cameras and taking pictures. It wasn’t until I was 16 that I got to have my own. It was my cousin’s wedding and I managed to...

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What kind of Azaadi is this? (Spoiler Alert)

Azaadi is Lollywood's first attempt at romancing with Kashmir at a much closer level. The movie is set in present-day Kashmir which is battling...

Kashmiris react to the big break-up #BJPDumpsPDP

The news might have come as a surprise to all as BJP pulled out of the coalition government in the state. The state CM...

A miscarriage due to torture. How this Pakistani women’s life has been turned into...

Abdullah Danish Shervani a Kashmir University student befriended a Pakistani national Mehnaz Siddique in 2009 on a social network. On an educational trip to...

If counter-insurgencies are popularity contest, who is winning it in Kashmir?

David Michôd's War Machine was released in 2017 was one of the first films released on Netflix. Netflix has become more powerful medium than...
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