‘I want to be an administrator who performs her duty well’

My mother and my brother are my inspiration: Rehana Bashir Belonging to Mendhar village in Poonch district, a far-flung area of Jammu Kashmir, she became the first woman IAS qualifier from Mendhar, Poonch. She secured...

Joined politics to fight Delhi’s anti-Kashmir, anti-youth policies: Shah Faesal

From Civil Services to Public Life 'Joined politics to fight Delhi’s anti-Kashmir, anti-youth policies' Creating larger discourse needs right people to get elected to highest offices: Shah Faesal In 2010, Dr. Shah Faesal from Kashmir hogged newspaper...

A good singer should be a good listener: Mehmeet Syed

‘Listen to the heartbeat of music, depth of lyrics, and power it with your voice’ Mehmeet Syed has revived the love of music among Kashmiris and non-Kashmiris alike. Her singing career started at the age of...

My struggle as a woman my sole inspiration: Ruveda Salam

MBBS, KAS, IPS, IAS: Kashmir woman who did it all 'Excellence not a destination but a continuous journey' Hailing from a small border village of Farkin in one of the extreme corners of north Kashmir’s Kupwara...

‘I broke the back of militancy in J&K’

  In our brutalised society, when we think of a cop, we conjure up an image of a cynical, aggressive, suspicious and conservative person. Sporting short hair, strict facial expression and a well-decorated uniform, Ashkoor...

‘Kashmir’s tourism sector is resilient, will bounce back’

JK government has launched a media blitzkrieg to promote the state as a must-visit tourism destination for globe trotters. In an interview with Kashmir Scan, the newly appointed Managing Director of JKTDC, Sarmad Hafeez,...

‘Building Brand “Parsa’s” to help economy, create employment’

Social media turned fast-food chain Kathi Junction's Sarah City Centre outlet into a 'must-visit' place overnight. In an interview, the entrepreneur who effected the turnaround, Javed Parsa, tells Kashmir Scan about plans for his...

“I heard people say: ‘How can a woman become entrepreneur’

VLCC Baghat is emerging as one of the most popular salons in the valley. It has earned quite a name for itself among young and old alike. All of this couldn't have been possible...

“Need to check youth radicalisation, militancy”

With an illustrious career spanning more than three decades, Muneer Khan took over as chief of Kashmir Police recently. In an interview with Chasfeeda Shah, Mr Khan, Inspector General of Police, Kashmir, spoke about the new challenges...

“Don’t be prisoner of geographical boundaries”

Social media may have diverted people, particularly youngsters, from listening to radio but its audience surpasses any other mode of information. In J&K, radio has gained audience with the introduction of private stations where...

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