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Boxing for Glory: Shariya Manzoor

Shariya Manzoor is a 19 year old boxer from Nehama Kakpora, Pulwama who has won 2 silver medals in UT boxing championships. Shariya is a national gold medalist in thang soo doo while she has also won a Silver medal at state takewondo championships. Apart from this she has also participated in belt wrestling championships at state and national level. For Shariya the journey of being South Kashmir’s first female boxer began by chance in 2018. She used to go to the indoor stadium to play badminton which was the sport…

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Kashmir’s Football TrickShot Artist: Shah Huzaib

Shah Huzaib is 19 year old football trick shot artist from Charar Shareef, Budgam, in Kashmir, whose peculiar trick shot videos have taken the internet by storm. Huzaib has featured on many media outlets both locally and domestically following his exploits, while Indian international footballer Baichung Bhutia shared his video and also showed his appreciation for this young trickster. He will also be seen in India’s Got Talent, India’s biggest talent show. He began watching football videos in 2016 and picked up a ball inspired by what he saw. Along…

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Freezing Memories: Maliq Abid

Maliq Abid is a photographer from Pampore Kashmir, who loves to capture the beauty of the valley in all its scenic glory, from colorful weddings to crowded streets to secluded destinations, Abid has showcased his photography skills as well as Kashmir’s rich culture in an elegant manner. Engineer by profession Abid took to photography from an early age. He narrates how he used take the ‘family’ camera to take pictures win 2013. He then used to take pics from a cybershot camera reveling in his work while learning the ropes.…

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Crafting Her Own World: Maheen Shabir.

Maheen Shabir is a 23 year old Paper crafting artist from Srinagar, Kashmir. Like her name her work is delicate and beautifully crafted. In a short span of time this girl has made quite a name for herself despite having a speech and hearing impairment. Overcoming such a challenge is not easy but then to turn into a self taught paper craft maker is a whole feat in itself. Currently she pursues Home Science degree from Women’s College M.A road while also finding time to come up with the most…

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Reviving Habba Khatoon: Soliha Shabir

Soliha Shabir is a 23 year old author from Srinagar Kashmir, who received widespread acclaim for reviving legendary Habba Khatoon’s poetry in her book titled ‘Zoon’- The Heart of Habba Khatoon. Kashmir’s most famous poetess Habba Khatoon is the inspiration of the young author’s book. A graduate of Islamia College she has already found a place in Asia Book of Records, India Book of Records and India’s World Records by being the first individual in 500 years to revive Habba Khatoon’s poetry. The book isn’t translation of Habba Khatoon’s poetry,…

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