Irtiqa Ayub – Kashmir’s First and Youngest Rugby Coach

Video By: Nadiya Shafi | Article By: Nusrat Ali Irtiqa Ayub, a 23-year-old student from Srinagar persuing her BPed from a college is an example of courage who trains students and kids from her locality in rugby. She trains girls in a private school of Srinagar, as in the past she has faced being discriminated. […]

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Chandeep Singh – A Para-athlete From Jammu is an Inspiration For All

Video By: Basharat Amin | Article By: Nusrat Ali Creating history while representing the country, J&K’s Chandeep Singh, son of Surinder Singh won the silver medal in 8th World Para-Taekwondo Championship held at Antalya in Turkey. It is for the first time in Indian history that any Para athlete clinched a medal at the World […]

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Woman Started a New Age Brand to Promote Kashmiri Culture

Video By: Rayees Ahmad | Report By: Nusrat Ali In a bid to encounter westernization and promote Kashmiri culture, a woman, Sama Beg of South Kashmir’s Anantnag has started her brand of clothes and accessories named “Koshur Wear”, which has become a trendsetter within a few months of the journey. Sama says the mission is […]

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Rameez Raja – A Budding Cyclist Shines at National Level

Video By: Rafiqa Bano | Article By: Nusrat Ali Rameez Raja, a 20-year-old boy is a budding cyclist. Hailing from Razwen village which is 16 km away from district headquarters Budgam, Rameez did his schooling in Budgam only. He is now pursuing Bachelors in Physical Education and Sports from Guru Nanak Dev University Amritsar, Punjab. […]

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Young Boy With ‘Albinism’ Needs Disability Pension

Video By: Rayees Ahmad | Article By: Nusrat Ali Muzamil Mushtaq, a 15-year-old boy from Pulwama, is suffering from Albinism. He has been declared 60% disabled by J&K health department. Albinism is a rare group of genetic disorders that cause the skin, hair, or eyes to have little or no color. Albinism is also associated […]

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Mohammad Yousuf – Mute Artist With Golden Hands

Video By: Nadiya Shafi | Article By: Nusrat Ali Mohammad Yousuf Muran, in his fifties from Narwara Srinagar is a brilliant example of inspiration. He and his elder brother late Abdul Ahad Muran was deaf and mute from birth. Both brothers started learning wood carving and wood art designs on walnut wood from a young […]

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Being Transgender: Fighting Prejudices and Stereotypes in India

Video By: Basharat Amin | Article By: Nusrat Ali Transgender people have a gender identity or gender expression that differs from their assigned sex. “Transgender” is an umbrella term that describes people whose gender identity or expression does not match the sex they were assigned at birth. For example, a transgender person may identify as a woman despite having been […]

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Young Kashmiri Revives Traditional Musical Instrument

Video By: Nadiya Shafi | Article By: Nusrat Ali The Rabab, as we know it today, is believed to be a newer version of the rabab mentioned in historical texts. Also known as the Kabuli Rabab, the instrument is the national instrument of Afghanistan, from where it made its way into India and was adopted by the […]

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Kashmiri Journalists Continue to Work on Razor’s Edge

Video By: Rayees Ahmad | Article By: Nusrat Ali Shopian: Five photojournalists were hit by pellets while covering a gun battle between Militants and Indian forces in the Shopian region on 22nd January 2019. The injured included Hindustan Times photojournalist Waseem Andrabi, Rising Kashmir‘s Nisar ul Haq, Mir Burhan of Asia News Network, Junaid Gulzar and Kaiser both […]

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Haleema Qadri – An Illiterate Kashmiri Female Poet of Budgam

Video By: Rafiqa Bano | Article By: Nusrat Ali Haleema Qadri is a 43 year old woman from central Kashmir’s Budgam district. She has never gone to school, never held a pen but has come up with her fine collection of Kashmiri poetry. She was born in a poor family of Sugin village in Khag […]

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