“Under The Name of Rehabilitation Policy, We Are Only Being Harassed” Wife of Ex-Militant

Video By: Rayees Ahmad | Article By: Nusrat Ali Nisar Ahmad Khan, crossed over to Pakistan Administered Kashmir for arms training in 1992. Nisar lived in Karachi and Muzaffarabad till 2012. He did not join militancy instead used to work in a ready-made shop as a tailor. Nisar later married a lady from Karachi in […]

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‘Revised Disability Pension Scheme’ Not Benefiting 100% Disabled Mohammad Shafi

Video By: Rayees Ahmad  | Artcile By: Nusrat Ali   Mohammad Shafi Dar of Maanavji Pulwama was declared 100% disabled by the health department after he fell from a tree while working. Her wife Meema now works in the fields of neighbors to earn livelihood for her and her family. Meema, is paid very less […]

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Nida Ramzan, an IT Professional Doing Wonders in Bakery

Video by: Aforza Mahed | Article by: Nusrat Ali Nida Ramzan, from Ashtingoo village of Bandipora Kashmir, has opened an ‘all women bakery shop’. This is first such initiative where a lady has opened a bakery unit and several other women work there as well. Nida, has done MSc in IT. After completing her degree, she […]

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Meet Shaveta Devi, a Budding Entrepreneur from Ramban

Video By: Tahir Mushtaq | Article By: Nusrat Ali Shaveta Devi has started tailoring unit in the Ramban town after getting capital from J&K Entrepreneur Development Institute, she is an inspiration to women. She started her work 9 years ago on a single sewing machine and today she is running a boutique at Ramban town […]

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‘Bandi Pethir’ – Kashmiri Folk Art on The Verge of Extinction

Video By: Basharat Amin | Article By: Nusrat Ali The traditional theatre art of Kashmir which has played a crucial role in communication in the past hundreds of years is called as ‘Bandi Pethir’. The artists are giving away this folk form of theatre and the art is on the decline from the last several […]

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Reviving the Rabab, a Traditional Instrument from the Kashmir Valley

Video By: Abid Salaam | Article By: Alankrita Anand A group of filmmakers from Kashmir recently paid a musical tribute to popular television series Game of Thrones, also a tribute to Kashmir and its natural beauty. The video, which is being used by the state’s tourism ministry, is making waves across the internet. The six-minute long composition brings […]

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Budgam Wood Carver Made Creative Art Out of Traditional Work

Video By: Rafiqa Bano | Article By: Nusrat Ali Ali Mohammad Najar, a 47 year old carpenter lives at Shunglipora which is 45 Kms away from the town of Budgam in central Kashmir. He is known for carving wood designs and making decorative pieces. He is specialized in making wooden utensils. Having been born in […]

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Kamran Yousuf, A Rising Photojournalist Learns He’s Been Arrested By NIA While Watching News

Video By: Rayees Ahmad | Article By: Nusrat Ali Kamran Yousuf is a freelance Kashmiri photojournalist. He was arrested by the National Investigation Agency (NIA), India’s federal anti-terror organization, on 5 September 2017 and has been in police custody since. Kamran has been alleged of anti-national activities and a kingpin to lead anti-India protests and […]

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Impact: Mehraj Received Financial Assistance Under PMEGP

Video By: Rayees Ahmad | Article By: Nusrat Ali Mehraj Ahmad from Pulwama’s Kalampora lost his left arm during an accident in 2015. Head of the family who used to support his family financially, did not loose courage and has been able to stand up once more and is fulfilling his financial needs by running […]

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Sheikh Community: The Ugly Reality of Caste Discrimination in Kashmir

Video By: Abid Salaam | Article By: Nusrat Ali The Sheikh colony located in Baramulla is an apt example of discrimination and official apathy. Ishtiyaq Ahmad Sheikh is a local boy of this colony who makes brooms and sells them door to door. Ishtiyaq left his studies after lacking support at school level. He stopped […]

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