Humans, History, Headmaster: Kashmir in Virtual Classroom


From avant-garde historians to a bunch of boys humanizing the Kashmir story, off-center events are making Instagram a must-visit social media platform these days to know some interesting valley-based facts and features.

Jyotsna Bharti

A GROUP of young Kashmiris have found a voice online where they’re humanizing the conflict-battered lives of commoners. The effort remains to highlight the shrugged off stories which don’t find a mention in the full-of-happening news ecosystem of the valley.

At about the same time, the effort is being made by a Kashmiri woman to take education to the grossroots for enlightening and empowering the unprivileged community. And then, there’re some budding Kashmiris making history appealing for netizens.

All this and more is happening on Instagram and getting eyeballs at a time when the perpetual dissension is once again hogging headlines.

 Humanising Valley

There’re rags to rich stories, the inspiring accounts of underdogs making big in life, and the tales of those who never got their due in the society grappling with searing struggles and strife.

All these stories have found home in the Instagram handle, called Humans of Kashmir.

It acts as a conveyor belt of many inspiring stories, which in the larger happenings of Vale often get sidelined.

Popularising Kashmiri

If you’ve a huge appetite for Kashmiri language, then you’re going to love the Instagram handle of Kashmiri Dictionary.

It comes up with the most beautiful and crafted words of Kashmiri language every day with the explanation of the word too.

They also teach proverbs and sayings, making the entire process of language learning during quarantine period a meaningful engagement.

Hearty Headmaster

She first rose to prominence when her decision to serve the downtrodden over pursuing her promising career made headlines.

After inspiring all and sundry, Sabbah Haji of Doda has come of age, while leading the education mission from the front.

As someone who calls spade a spade, the headmaster—who’s owner and founder of the iconic Haji Public School—has shown what nurturing is all about.

Her Instagram handle makes her a well-articulated and well-versed person.

The Songbird

A Kashmiri folksinger, Aabha Hanjura, seems on a trail of letting the world know the beauty and serendipity of Kashmiri language through her stage performances.

After leaving her corporate job for a full-time folk-singing passion, she became an internet sensation.

She not only presents Kashmiri folk flare, but also represents her identity by donning traditional Kashmiri attire on stage.

Know Kashmir

The effort to project Kashmir beyond its striking countenance is being made by some Kashmir-based instagrammer these days.

This Instagram handle is making Know Kashmir learning process easy for people by sharing historical facts.

The effort seems to tell the Kashmir story beyond the studio shrill and the dominant discourse.

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