In the interview with Khalid Wani (Sr. Director Western Digital India, SE Asia) he talks about his journey from being an ordinary still-figuring-it-out Kashmiri boy, to experiences that led him to success. He also shares the knowledge about up-and-coming careers that the youth in Kashmir can pursue. Working closely with the talented and passionate youngsters in Kashmir, Khalid Wani has been actively involved in encouraging, guiding and assisting them.
Of course, there is resentment and people have grievances. Let’s not forget the country has been reeling under decades of draconian sanctions, which have taken a heavy toll on ordinary people. Tenth months into the Ukraine war, inflation and food crisis have assumed alarming proportions across Europe.
Many Kashmiris have made it to notable lists of achievers recently. Keeping up with the legacy, five friends from IOT, University of Kashmir have successfully had their patent accepted for a smart rice cooker which operates through phone and is diabetes friendly. Listen to this podcast to hear their story as Jehangir and Sajid from the group get into a candid discussion with KO’s Tooba Towfiq about their tryst with innovation and their struggles.
The anthology A Case of Indian Marvels: Dazzling Stories from the Country’s Finest New Writers (edited by David Davidar) features forty short stories which deal with India as it had been for the past few decades and India as it is now.
“Mei, Mehmood” succinctly explores the workings of the language capital and how the social prestige attached to it continues to plague the psyche of people… It also explores the internalised colonial hangover that is not residual but quite unabashedly operational within our communities
It seems to be a never ending road of woes for Kashmir. There is no tangible source of reassurance, only an optimistic hope. However, in this forever postponed quest for peace, children have lost and continue to lose their chances at a dignified and healthy childhood.
It is necessary to first empower Kashmir women to understand their own models of femininity — political and religious. It is another matter which one would be adopted by women ultimately.
Understandably, Dilip Kumar’s death at the age of 98, shook Kashmiris with grief. While many spent their morning hearing personal histories of people who had encountered him in real life, others took to the internet to partake in mourning his death and celebrating his life.
Content Creator Mohsin Tariq’s Instagram blog Kashmiri Memes Reloaded has become the new digital haunt and hang-out for Kashmir’s Young.
Even following SOPs are only individual efforts which will ultimately prove wanting in the absence of systematic measures by the administration. The government needs to evaluate if it can risk the lives of Kashmiris as well as the tourists in the absence of ensuring access to health care for all.