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Meet Mehwish A Rare Female Entrepreneur of Kashmir

Written by Nusrat Ali

Video By: Nadiya Shafi

Article By: Nusrat Ali

Mehvish Mehraj Zargar, a 25 Years old young girl started “Me N U” cafe in Bemina and Munawarabad areas of Srinagar. Belonging from Lalbazar area of Srinagar, Mehvish, a law graduate student decided to open the café with her business partner Yasir Altaf to support her mother and sibling.

“I always had a dream to start a café because I myself was addicted to going cafes.” – Mehvish Zargar

“As a girl, some 10 percentage people criticize me and my family that how can a girl start a café of her own but thanks to almighty remaining 90 percent people supported and guided me and now after launching I am getting to appreciation and good response from people of my Kashmir,” adds Mehvish


Mehvish isn’t alone in Kashimir, though.

A number of women lately are breaking stereotypes and venturing into fields traditionally dominated by men. Mehvish, too, is contributing to change the dynamics.

“No one can stop you expect yourself, work hard and realize your dream, don’t think what people will say, if you do good or bad people would talk, so set your dream and go on,” said Mehvish to those girls who want to start their own business.


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