KASHMIR TAARUKK 

KASHMIR’S SUFI SENSATION: WAQAR KHAN

In a land where Sufi music and poetry is held in high regard, Waqar Khan has carved a place of his own, with his soulful voice melting hearts all over the country. In a short span of time he has grown to be one of valley’s most talented singers and built up a dedicated fan base.Born in Karnah, Kupwara district of Jammu and Kashmir, Waqar had an inherent talent for singing which led to him performing at various state level competitions which he duly won. After being part of ‘ethno…

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KASHMIR SPORTS SRINAGAR 

Real Kashmir FC: The first Kashmiri team to play in I-League.

In the aftermath of Kashmir floods in 2014, Shamim Mehraj and Sandeep Chattoo began an outreach programme. The aim was to provide the youth of valley affected by the calamity with some distraction in the form of football. Little did they knew at that time, that this would be the first step in creation of Real Kashmir FC, the first Kashmiri team to play in I-League. Since then Real Kashmir has gone from strength to strength. In their brief but glorious history they have formed a strong relation with the…

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KASHMIR SRINAGAR 

BRINGING A CHANGE STEP BY STEP: LAILA QURESHI.

A psychologist, motivational speaker and a mental health counsellor Laila Qureshi, has helped many people combat depression in Kashmir, a place where it is becoming a common issue. She has a Msc, MBPsS and is an associate member of American Psychological Association (AMAPA). She has addressed basic issues of mental health, while also tackling emotional and physical abuse in children, raised voice against domestic violence. One of her big accomplishments has been to help others understand how mental health isn’t taboo and can be dealt with proper counselling. Laila Qureshi…

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Legacy of ‘Bulbul Shah’: The man who spread Islam in Kashmir.

The land of Kashmir has seen some great personalities many of whom left an everlasting influence. But none perhaps compare to the cultural, religious and political impact of Syed Sharf Ud din Abdur Rehman popularly known in lore as ‘Bulbul Shah’, the man who spread Islam in Kashmir. While there is some dispute about the place of his birth there is no argument in the fact that he was the first Muslim missionary to visit Kashmir. Islam which was on the periphery in Kashmir since 7th or 8th century would…

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Uncharted Territories: 5 hidden gems you must visit in Kashmir

The heavenly land of Kashmir is blessed with places where one can go and get his life’s fill of amazement, serenity, and, at the same time a sense of adventure. Acclaimed tourist destinations like Gulmarg, Pahalgam, Sonamarg are among the most frequently visited and explored by the tourists and locals alike. However there are quite a few rarely explored destinations in the valley. Here let us take you to five hidden gems that you must must visit in Kashmir     1) CHATPAL: One of the first places that you should note down…

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