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Off late, Jammu and Kashmir has emerged as the major player in helping young men and women to have their own ventures and start-ups. This section features the most successful players who have evolved into role models in a state that has a comparatively higher unemployment rate.

A group of girls on a trip to Harmukh. Image: Shefali Gautam
Syed-Mukhtar (KL Image: Hilal Shah)

A Model Grower

Leaving his 16 years of service to start a second career, the erstwhile cop emerged as the model grower after experimenting with honey, cut-flowers...
(L to R) Posha and Shaista Rashid with other members during thier self help group’s meeting in Shilwat village of Sumbal, Sonawari. KL Image by Shams Irfan

Women Fighters

In one of Kashmir’s impoverished belts, a central government scheme has revived the Umeed that if women, alongside men, will contribute by getting into...

Poultry In Pain

Almost half of the poultry farms in Lassipora are shut as others have reduced their rearing capacity. The sector requires quick attention as this...

Dial For A Gift

She was in the MBA classroom when she started her business from her upmarket residence. She takes orders for gifts on social media from...
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Literal Techie

A young man who studied literature for his parents and computer to satisfy his technology drive is happy that he could set up a...

A Lawyer’s Dairy

A young lawyer decided to rear cows by starting a dairy farm. For almost a year, she is in the business and it is...

Hamee Ast’o, Saket (Delhi)

An engineer’s daughter set up a cafe in Delhi by creating a little Kashmir in a hall where Tumbakhnari and Tabakhnaut co-exist, reports Mir...

A Kazak In Kashmir

She was studying in Kazakhstan where she fell in love with a Kashmiri medical student. Finally, they landed in Kashmir where the Kazak bride...

Dominating From Hills

A young man, who fought poverty to study management, finally chased his dream and created an exclusive manufacturing facility in a non-industrial space near...

Ideas Matter

It took a 10-member jury to travel 23 days across Jammu and Kashmir and listen to the ideas that young boys and girls had...

Plastic Millionaires

The ever-increasing consumption is massively throwing heaps of plastic, iron and paper packaging almost everywhere in urban and peripheral Kashmir. It is a huge...

Corn on the go

A simple idea that came outside a movie theater in Qatar helped two engineer friends introduce sweet corn carts in Kashmir. Umar Mukhtar tells...

Smart Technique

A young man who studied industrial techniques in the state-run polytechnic college skipped a job hunt and instead set up a vocational training centre....

Desert Apples

They are only four people who operated from a small office outside Leh’s airport. With an active support system within the organisation and the...

Lahori Designs

As her husband failed to get a job after they returned home with two daughters, the Pakistani wife of a Baramulla resident, revived her...

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