IMPROVING INVESTMENT CLIMATE IN JAMMU AND KASHMIR

Since Article 370 was abrogated in August 2019, Jammu and Kashmir has seen several improvements in political and economic landscapes. Due to the country’s strong leadership and increased stability in the region, foreign business houses are considering investment opportunities here like never before. Jammu and Kashmir has now become a subject to 890 central laws,…

AMARNATH YATRA : SYMBOL OF INTEGRATION

The Amarnath cave of Baba Barfani is the most sought-after pilgrimage for the Hindus. The Amarnath Yatra denotes the Hindu Muslim unity and serves as one of the best examples of secularism in India. It shows how Muslim and Hindu communities live in perfect communal harmony. It is a paradigm to falsify all the wrong perceptions about the situation of peace and harmony in Indian subcontinent. This article brings out such instances which prove how different communities are involved in making “THE AMARNATH YATRA” go smoothly for all the devotees.

UBAID NAZIR: THE CYCLE ENTREPRENEUR OF KASHMIR

New ideas & positive thoughts bring innovative changes in the society for its betterment. 25 year old Ubaid Nazir , a resident of Bemna locality of Srinagar recently started a Bike Rental Startup named CIECLO in order to improve the facilities of micro mobility in the city and help in reducing the level of pollution…

GENTLEMAN TO A MISSILE MAN: A P J ABDUL KALAM AS WE KNOW HIM

There are a few people in this world who lead their lives in such a manner that they become Role Model & source of inspiration for everyone. These words fit perfectly well when we talk about the life of India’s very important personality & 11th President Dr APJ Abdul Kalam whose full name is Avul…

IGNITED MINDS OF KASHMIR : IN CONTINUUM

Kashmiri people’s journey has been a saga of grit, dogged determination and unflinching loyalty which has gone down to annals of Kashmir’s history and an inspiration for numerous youngsters of the valley to emulate. This write up is a tribute to such modern, brave and at times underrated personalities of Kashmir who have gone out to make a difference in their own way.

AMARNATH YATRA: BOOSTING TOURISM & BUSINESS

Kashmir is blessed with a pleasant weather, lakhs & lakh of people travel to the holy cave of Amarnath in South Kashmir to pay their prayers to the ice stalagmite, believed to be an embodiment of the Hindu Deity “Lord Shiva”, situated almost at an elevation of 12,756ft.

BADALTA SOPORE

It has been almost three decade since the militancy had been taken away normalcy in Sopore but now due to changes this place is changing with the positiveness in environment and its amply visible among the people.

ANANTNAG: A TOURIST ATTRACTION

A land blessed by nature with diverse environmental & religious importance to both Muslims & Hindus. With Shri Amarnathji Cave, Hazrat Zain-ud-Din wali, Goswami Gund Ashram, Shilagram Temple and Nila Nag and Shrine of Sheikh Zain-ud-din in this district of Kashmir.

YOUTH OF KASHMIR- THE GAME CHANGER

Kashmiri youth- inspiring, optimistic, busy in chasing their dream. They are the driving force behind the valley’s progress. They are shaping a better tomorrow.

EMPLOYMENT AVENUES FOR KASHMIRI YOUTH

The higher unemployment rate in J&K is a cause of concern as there seems to be no improvement in the job scenario in the Union Territory. In comparison to previous years, the unemployment rate has further increased.

TAPPING THE POTENTIAL OF J&K YOUTH

The UT of J&K has persistently witnessed violence and conflict due to Pakistan sponsored terrorism. People were getting swayed by the false narratives and adverse publicity.

CRICKET: BRIDGE TO PEACE

Sports has always proved its worth to create a healthy nation and a sense of nationalism in the hearts and minds of the dwellers. Cricket is the glue that holds the people of the country together and symbolizes peace and harmony.

DREAM OF A YOUNG KASHMIRI BOY

Every child in Kashmir yearns to bring back those days, and by days one means the era, the era of prosperity, love, brotherhood and happiness.

TAKING THINGS TO A NEW LEVEL

Ms Iqra is dreamer, a believer and an inspiration for thousands. Her sole belief in dreams and clarity of perception gave her the will to fight against all the adversities, now having gained all the momentum and fame she still keeps her head on donning the Indian colours.

JUNAID: THE MARTIAL ART BOY

everything for free. So, he literally turned himself into a different personality by learning all the new techniques and tactics of martial arts which he really enjoyed. With his mother’s financial support, he subsequently joined “Olympians Fight Club” in Handwara and started learning martial arts over there. He gives all the credit to his mother for being a huge support system for him in the end, without her he couldn’t have reached where he stands today.

COMMUNITY RADIO STATION : RADIO RAABTA

serves a definite community and is a form of public-service broadcasting. It reflects the culture, ideology and thoughts, norms and values of a particular community. Community radio as the media of citizens of a particular community has become popular and new opportunity for both the media practitioner and grassroots people.

From Wheels to Wings

A tragic accident and getting bound to wheelchair, this condition is enough to limit anybody’s life to wheelchair. But not enough to Inshah Bashir. The girl from a small district of Kashmir became first wheelchair basketball player and her life is nothing short of an inspirational story.

GIRL CHILD IN KASHMIR

The government has also initiated schemes for the welfare of the girl child in the valley. On the streets of Kashmir in the remotest of areas, young girls can be seen walking to schools with their bags on, towards a better future at the larger level. Women have also ventured into business, politics, research, academia, sports, law, the military forces etc. The enthusiasm of girls on seeing a fellow lady wearing the uniform is reflective of a lot of hope, aspiration and will that these young girls are brewing within themselves. They are becoming future ready with all that’s accessible to them.

THE STORY OF A NEW DAWN

Story of a lady who hails from one of the worst terror hit regions of the world in the entire century. A story of a woman who fought all odds to bring hope of a new dawn in the Valley.

A HOPE FOR WOMEN IS A HOPE FOR KASHMIR…

SHGs in Kashmir have a vital role to play in the social and economic advancement of people in the valley, even in the far-flung areas. The women strata have particularly benefitted from them by becoming financially independent, ensuring sufficient and regular income. The government actively supports them through financial assistance through loans and subsidies, and training.

KASHMIR’S GOT TALENT

Kashmir is the Indian state where people possess limitless talents. The people here probably have something special embedded in their genes to be able to possess such multitude of gifts. Be it any field like sports, acting, dancing, singing etc the Kashmiris have excelled and left the world mesmerized by their performance. Virtues of hard work, dedication, willingness to proof and exploring their own limits provides them the X factor required to create indestructible marks in the history of any particular field. Just like any passionate youngster, they take great pride in representing their state and country, thereby giving every ounce of their energy so that they can bring glory to the nation. Belonging to a state that is torn apart by the terrorists and provides very less opportunities of growth in any sector, they face a lot of struggles for their basic rights. Growing in such a hard environment, struggling to meet basic necessities, they become born fighters. This spirit combined with unreal talent makes a deadly combination, which is reflected in their performance. All we need to do is to present them with necessary opportunities. In subsequent paragraphs I would cover few of the illustrious Kashmiris who had contributed and created a niche for themselves in their respective fields.

REHMAN TASS : A TALE UNTOLD

I  was  born  in  a  small village  called  „Muhri‟,  in  the  year  1978  near  the  Line  of  Control  in Kupwara  District.  The  village  takes  its  name  from  the  word  „Moori‟  which  is  a  poisonous  herb, found in Shamshabari Ranges. Since then the name of this place is known „Moori‟ & over a period time it…

Success Stories of Kashmir

Ka:han garan kuniy t:v goes the famous proverb meaning “Eleven households sharing one pan / Facing acute scarcity and hard times”. Such was the story of every other household from far-flung areas of North Kashmir a few decades ago. Waking up to the brutal realities of destitute conditions was an unfortunate realisation. Coming out from a…