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The Story of a Woman Entrepreneur from Kashmir

Kashmiri society is patriarchal and the region is marred by conflict. The people need role models who can teach them how to survive and to thrive, despite constant adversity and turbulence. 

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23.11.2018 | 13:29

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Where Even The Daughter’s Mind is Without Fear, And Even Her Head is Held High

Kashmiri muslim school girls dressed in traditional outfits

I met two innocent girls singing at a crossroads during my trip to the Kashmir valley. There was an exuberance infused in their song and they were dancing without any care for tomorrow. It was probably a folk song. I don’t remember the girls’ names now. But I still recall their fondness for Maggi. One of them told me that whenever they got money from the tourists, they immediately headed to spend it at a local food stall. This little encounter with the two happy and talented souls stayed with me as a serendipitous memory for some time.

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08.10.2018 | 9:53

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Women’s hockey in conflict-torn Kashmir

© Muzamil Bhat

Chasing her dream of becoming a hockey player, Inayat Farooq from central Kashmir’s Budgam district has had to battle all the odds in Indian society since deciding to play at this beloved sport.

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05.10.2018 | 13:22

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Bend It Like Sahishta in the Hijaab

Kashmir is a region of unmatched beauty. The valley’s breathtaking serenity attracts thousands of tourists every year. Saddeningly, it is also marred by frequent violence due to conflict and militancy.

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21.09.2018 | 13:53

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The real Kashmir

Poets call it one of the most beautiful places on earth. Analysts consider it to be one of the most dangerous areas in the world. But what is Kashmir in reality? (Picture:  Kashmiri muslim school girl dressed in traditional outfits sing during the full dress rehearsal for the Republic Day parade in srinagar, the summer capital of Indian Kashmir, on 24/1/ 2013.)

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24.08.2018 | 7:29

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As tourists flock to Indian Himalayas, women lead plastics clean-up

The steady environmental deterioration in the Indian Himalayas spurred more than 4,000 volunteers to take measures to tackle plastic waste.

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15.08.2018 | 14:18

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Road to empowerment for muslim girls and women

The hunger to learn and have an education is a dream most Kashmiri girls aspire and want. © Murali Krishnan

Empowerment for Muslim women in India is still some distance away. Many are denied an education and forced into early marriages. But a recent Supreme Court ruling banning unilateral divorce could be the harbinger of better things to come.

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28.10.2017 | 15:45

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