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Lifestyle Vlogging in Kashmir: Idrees Mir

Idrees Mir is a lifestyle vlogger from Baramulla Kashmir, whose vlogs have been a hit among the masses. Currently Idrees is among the fastest growing influencers on social media, with a massive following on Facebook, YouTube and Instagram. A holder of a postgraduate degree in Mass Communication and New media, Idrees Mir initially took to hard journalism and covered happenings in the valley through his camera. Although he wished to war photography and began Kashmir’s first ever photo stock agency, Idrees had to shutdown his agency because of frequent shutdowns.…

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Scribing a Miracle: Irtiqa Fayaz Khan.

Irtiqa Fayaz Khan, from Kashmir, at the age of 13 years became the youngest author to compile an anthology under ‘India Book of Records’. Her book titled ‘The Merged Miracles of Pen’ included works of 20 authors. The book came out in 2021 and has seen many copies sold with great success. She has already co authored another book named’ Alfaaz‘ and also featured in another anthology herself. It is amazing to see she has achieved all this while being in 9th standard herself. The young scribe’s journey began while…

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First Female football coach of Kashmir: Nadiya Nighat.

Nadiya Night from Rambagh, Srinagar is Kashmir’s first female football coach. She is the head coach for Lonestar Kashmir Fc Women’s wing and also serves as assistant coach for the senior boys team of the sameclub. These achievements alone make her a remarkable girl when it comes to this male dominated sport. Her football journey began way in 2007 when she went to Amar Singh college and saw a few boys kicking the ball around. That moment seized her and she started showing an interest in the game. In her…

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Melodious Voice of Kashmir: Manzoor Shah

Manzoor shah is a renowned Kashmiri folk singer, famous for his melodious hits ‘Pout Nazar’ among many more and is A plus category singer at Radio Kashmir. His songs are synonymous with weddings in Kashmir. The singer carries a huge reputation in Kashmir music industry and took it to new heights during his time. His musical innovations in Ghazal and giving a Kashmiri touch to many famous tunes have had a huge hand in developing and modernizing Kashmiri folk music. His journey into music began at an early age. But…

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Kashmir’s First woman power-lifter: Saima Ubaid

Saima Ubaid is Kashmir’s first woman power–lifter who secured a gold medal in a power lifting competition in Srinagar in 2020. Saima currently trains other women to stay fit and maintain a healthy lifestyle. As a mother herself she understands the health needs of women who are married and is trying to change the common perceptions of the society. Her own journey started when she had her own weight gain issues. Later she joined the gym to help her situation. Eventually her husband Ubaid Hafiz, a fitness trainer himself helped…

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