Kashmir Science

Identifying and profiling the scientists from Kashmir and detailing the struggles they put in to make science their career. The section highlights their contributions to the world knowledge pool across diverse spheres of science. It also includes reportage about innovation and incubation and profiles of various innovators.

Frontline Innovator

As Covid-19 spread and the government locked Kashmir down, Farooz Ahmad devoted his time to making face shields for the doctors and other frontline workers to enable them to protect themselves against the contagion,...

Covid Champions

Defying lock-down, curfew and the internet at snail-pace, scores of young men in Kashmir have offered amazing solutions to the various challenges triggered by Covid-19. Right now, they have innovated five ventilator designs and...

‘People who benefit from the status quo try to kill innovations’

After his PhD from the JNU, Sheikh Fayaz Ahmad joined the School of Management of the Zhejiang University, in Hangzhou (China) as an Innovations Researcher. A widely travelled man, he talked to Khalid Bashir Gura on...

A Phenomenal Struggle

In making individuals achieve their objectives, there are lots of people who contribute, especially in case of have-nots. But there are quite a few who remember the struggle and then credit the helpers once...

Rice Thresher

A young boy who grew up in the lush green paddy fields understood the enormous costs in sustaining agriculture. Finally, he devised a mechanical rice thrasher that has low weight, is safe and is...

Noori 2.0

After seen being cradled by Omar Abdullah in March 2012, the cloned Pashmina goat Noori went out of sight instantly. Four years later, Noori is now mother of two kids besides an inspiration for...

Spectrum Knack

The journey of Mohammad Abbas who shone throughout his academic career has reached to a point where he is locally working on the global initiative for overcoming communication crisis, reports Saima Rashid With best brains...

Combating Cancer

A US-based Kashmiri neuroscientist is lauded for his path-breaking discovery against cancer world over. He tells Shakir Mir that a cancer-free Kashmir is his dream  The term cancer would normally precipitate a sense of extreme...

Testing DNA

Love for research took a Sopore born scientist to one of the best laboratories in America where he toiled hard to unearth the genetic behaviour, reports Saima Rashid   In ever-evolving scientific world, fascinating experiments keep...

Into Genes

Curiosity towards life flourished the scientific acumen of a girl from old Srinagar who is today doing pioneering work in the field of biochemistry in America. Bilal Handoo details the journey of Humaira Gowher...

Projecting Ideas

Two years back, innovation Lab was started at Kashmir University with the promise to provide platform to budding innovators. As Saima Rashid and Sheikh Tabish find out, the Lab is working on some potential...

Teen’s Novelty

 A promising innovator from north Kashmir’s Palhalan village is looking for an investor to fund his project that might bring an end to the power woes in Kashmir valley, and indeed across the world,...

Budding Innovator

Kashmiris might be soon warming themselves with a technology-driven Solar Kangri, the traditional firepot of the valley created by Idrees-ul-Beigh, a young engineer from Kashmir valley who has many more innovations to his credit,...

Defeating Disability

Crippled after losing control of his lower limbs by bullet injuries during an incident of cross firing, Arshad Pandit, a young Kashmir innovator defeated disability. He collaborated with a local motor mechanic and customized...

The Innovative Parrays

A man follows his father’s footsteps and creates unique innovations. Originality and genius span the generations—and as Majid Maqbool reports—so does the struggle without government support. In a dilapidated two-room house in Banigam, Shalimar, Abdul...

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