We the Women

Wednesday, June 20, 2018DRAPED IN DREAMS

Nafisa Rachel William

We The Women’ is thrilled to bring to you the journey of another woman from the state who not only followed her heart and pursued her passion but also carved a new path for herself to do so. A graduate in English Literature from St. Stephens, Nafisa Rachel William is a journalist-turned-designer, with her eponymous label. Interesting much? Without further ado let’s learn more about her and draw s


Wednesday, June 13, 2018PACKING LOVE IN TREATS

Diksha Gupta

‘We The Women’ is here for you with another treat. In this week’s edition, we are bringing for you about the journeys of another baker and entrepreneur on rise in the town. Diksha ventured into the field only a year ago and is thriving swiftly because of her delicacies. She is chasing her heart and pursuing her passion as well as flourishing doing the same. Read on to know more.

If you would a


Wednesday, June 13, 2018PACKING LOVE IN TREATS


‘We The Women’ is here for you with a treat. In this week’s edition, we are bringing for you about the journeys of one of the most established baker in the town. Renukaa is a well-known name in the baking world of Jammu for last twelve years with experience surpassing even twenty.To survive in this demanding field of shifts and thrive as a business woman is sure to get anyone intrigued. Read on t


Tuesday, June 5, 2018KNOW MORE TO BE MORE


Using Menstrual Cup:
PINCH, FOLD, INSERT and LET GO; it will unfold and create a light seal. Sometimes you might need to twist the cup around so it will fully open. You can feel the tug of suction on pulling it when it is properly sealed. REMOVE by pinching the base of the cup to release the seal. EMPTY – into the toilet and rinse or wipe out, then start all over. CLEAN – your menstrual cup. Las


Tuesday, June 5, 2018KNOW MORE TO BE MORE

About Menstrual Hygiene and Environment

Did you know it was Menstrual Hygiene Day on 28th of May? Did you know it was World Environment Day yesterday, the 5th of June? Where are we going with this? Before we get to the subject and get in touch with a natural function of woman’s body- Menstruation, unfortunately because we still live in a society where women are treated as second class citizens and periods are tabooed and considered gr



Sangeeta S Bahl


‘We The Women’ is elated to bring for you about the journey of another female Everester from the state, Sangeeta S Bahl, who became oldest Indian women to summit Mt. Everest on 19 May, at age of 53, making the clichéd adage ‘age is just a number’ true. She bettered the record previously held by compatriot Prem Lata Aggarwal who had scaled Mt Everest at the age of 48 in 2011. She


Wednesday, May 23, 2018Surviving Through Odds

Arifa Jan

Every story ‘We The Women’ brings for you is unique and we aspire to inspire through it. What we have learnt so far that an ordinary seeming person or an ordinary story of that person can have extraordinary bits. It mostly depends how you see that person or how their story gets told. In today’s edition of ‘We the Women’ we have brought for you about the life-story of another not-so-ordinary ordin


Wednesday, May 16, 2018Onto The Next Turn

Nupur Majumder Sandhu

In this week’s edition of ‘We The Women’, we have brought to you again about the journey of Nupur Majumder Sandhu, a therapist and counselor, writer and what not. Her journey has many twists and turns but the string in the necklace is her openness towards everything, her tendencies to move onto unexplored directions and her optimistic approach towards life. Let’s learn more about her and draw som


Sunday, May 13, 2018Who is the Maa?


Today is Mother’s day celebrated across the world on second Sunday of May, every year. Though one day cannot contain the appreciation one must have towards his/her mother for all her love and sacrifices, yet we are glad that there is a day reserved as a reminder and that it gives us an opportunity to make our mom’s feel special.
Yet, one wonders if the way it has been projecte


Wednesday, May 9, 2018Dazzling, Bedazzling and Shining Through

Neetu Bali

In this week's edition of 'We The Women', we have brought to you yet again about the journey of another entrepreneur, rather a lawyer-turned-entrepreneur. She is jewellery designer Neetu Bali. Before getting into designing Jewellery, Neetu got into the business of warehousing and has been doing that for the past almost two decades. And trust us there's a lot more that she is indulged into. Let's


Wednesday, May 2, 2018LIFE WOVEN WITH PASHMINA

Varuna Anand

In this week’s edition of ‘We The Women’, we have brought to you about the journey of another thriving entrepreneur. Textile designer Varuna Anand founded ‘The Splendor of Kashmir’ along with her husband Late Parveen Anand in November 2011. Even after she lost her soul-mate only a year later, the determination to realise the dream the two had seen together has only made Varuna stronger in her res


Wednesday, April 25, 2018KNOW MORE TO BE MORE

About Women Empowerment Schemes

In its last edition, ‘We The Women’ brought for you about the rights ensured to us, women and the safeguards provided, in order to take a small but crucial step towards lesser crime-against-women. This week we are stepping up towards the ultimate goal of Women Empowerment, which means empowering each woman physiologically, socially and economically. So here we are with yet another compilation o


Thursday, April 19, 2018KNOW MORE TO BE MORE


As we are still brewing in the Kathua’s (Rasana) Minor Rape and Murder case, one cannot help but wonder what is the solution to end such menace and actually make our society free from any form of Crime-against-Women. Although, the idea is surreal and almost impossible but there sure must be ways to reduce and then eventually eradicate them. In order to take a small but crucial step towards lesser


Wednesday, April 11, 2018THE STAR IN MAKING

Samreen Kaur

Tomorrow, on 12th April, 2018 the three finalists the finalists of FBB Femina Miss India, Jammu and Kashmir, Deepshikha Sharma, Malika Kapoor and Samreen Kour, will proceed to the North zonal crowning ceremony to be held in Delhi at The Leela Kempinski ambience and Convention centre.

There, the most deserving candidate from each of the 8 states i.e. Miss India Madhya Pradesh, Miss India Jammu


Wednesday, April 4, 2018THE STAR IN MAKING

Malika Kapoor

As you know, 'We The Women' is bringing for you in brief about the finalists of FBB Femina Miss India, Jammu and Kashmir, Deepshikha Sharma, Malika Kapoor and Samreen Kour. In no special order, last week we brought to you the excerpt from the conversation with Deepshikha Sharma. This week we have Malika Kapoor with us.

Malika Kapoor is an engineer by profession and an artist by passion. She


Wednesday, March 28, 2018The Star In Making

The auditions of FBB Femina Miss India, received an unprecedented response in Jammu & Kashmir even as the second time Miss India Pegeant scouted participants here. The three finalists are Deepshikha Sharma, Malika Kapoor and Samreen Kour. The auditions were judged by FBB Colors Femina Miss India United Continents 2017 Sana Dua, who is also former Miss Jammu & Kashmir.
Now, the top 3 of Jammu & K



For someone who scored 92% in Twelfth standard, went ahead to pursue her further studies at St Stephen’s, Delhi, one of the best colleges in the country and then went forward to attain Master’s Degree in International Politics from England, becoming a theatre actor and director does not seems to be a predictable career option. But we can bet the leap must be thrilling. Was there any fight? Who


Thursday, March 8, 2018ECHOES

Women’s Day Special

‘We The Women’ invited women around to share their opinion on this International Women’s Day. Here’s what they had to say. If you want to share your thought and opinion, share your message and contribute to create ripples, send us a short video clip at Akriti.jamwal@thenewsnow.co.in


Chairperson/ State Women Commission

My request to everyone on this day is


Wednesday, March 7, 2018THINK ABOUT IT


International Women's Day falls on March 8 every year - that means that it falls on Thursday, a day after tomorrow. The event which is being observed since 1913, marks the day which gives an opportunity to bring together global governments, women's organizations, businesses and charities together under the banner of International Women's Day. The day itself is marked with talks, performances, ral


Saturday, March 3, 2018MAKING NORMAL, SEEM NORMAL

Preeti Choudary

If only a girl had a 100 bill on doing something which is “not a girl thing” or being remarked “girls should not do this/that”, we would have few additional items in our closet every month. What say ladies? Make it a week if you are one certain Preeti Choudary. Question on your mind must be “Who is she?” Do not worry; we have not started reading minds. You do not know her? Well no problem, We The


Saturday, February 24, 2018EVER GROWING JOURNEYS!

Manvi Gandotra

In its journey of around one year and half ‘We The Women’ has brought for you about the experiences of several women around us, from scratch to master-piece, the life they have created for themselves. To achieve so, we have interacted with numerous marvelous women who are doing tremendous job in their respective fields and are exemplary in their own special ways. And since we are aware that they


Saturday, February 24, 2018WHAT’S YOUR LIMIT?

Stanzin Laskit

We are finally coming up with the journey and experiences of the last one of the four brave girls from our state who summited the world’s highest mountain, Mt. Everest, back in 2016, Stanzin Laskit. We have already learnt about other three of them- Tashi Laskit, Rigzen Dolker and Tsering Angmo, who made Jammu and Kashmir proud, being among 10 female cadets of age ranging from 18-22 years, who wer


Wednesday, February 14, 2018TALE OF SURVIVAL AND SUCCESS

If you have been missing out on your weekly dose of inspiring tales we tell here at We the Women, this is for you- Spread over past 6 weeks, We have been documenting the experiences of four stars from the state who were part of the first-ever all girls expedition of the National Cadet Corps (NCC) that scaled the highest peak of the world, the Everest.

It is unbelievable that at that point in t


Wednesday, February 7, 2018DREAM CAME TRUE

I would assume you have been sleeping under a rock for long if you have not heard about Stanzlin Laskit, Tashi Laskit, Rigzen Dolker and Tsering Angmo. They are four young girls who sumitted the highest Mount in the word. Yes, Mt. Everest and they did it at very young age of 18-22. This got them enlisted in the list of State Awardees 2017, too. True to the promise we made when we interviewed Rigz


Friday, February 2, 2018A life devoted to the welfare of women of Jammu and Kashmir

Gulzara Masoodi

Throughout her life, she has been working relentlessly for the welfare and betterment of the women of Kashmir. Her zeal, zest and sincerity in helping the marginalised, hapless, exploited and downtrodden women of the society has made her a familiar name among the women of Kashmir valley. She doesn’t get tired listening to various issues in the lives of the women around her, this is quite visible


Wednesday, January 31, 2018BOUNDLESS LIKE A WORK OF ART

Take out a notepad or make a mental note and ask yourself these questions: “What are your dreams? Where do you want to be in future? How are you going to accomplish what you desire? When are you going to start working towards your goal? What is stopping you? What are your challenges?” Now if you need some motivation to push yourself out of that mental block, We The Women, has brought for you abou


Wednesday, January 31, 2018Big Salute to Brave Women

The Women of India have into come their own. They are playing their roles in all walks of life shoulder to shoulder with men. There are women in Foreign Services, in Administrative Services, in medicine, in law, in education, in business, as company directors, as company operators, as stenographers, as receptionist, as air hostess, as Politicians and even the Prime Minister. Mrs. Indira Gandh


Wednesday, January 24, 2018The Surreal Experience

Rigzen Dolker

The journey to the highest peak in the world is bound to be anything but surreal, for anyone who has taken this daunting yet fantastic travel, which is worth every difficulty faced, every risk taken, every moment lived. The same is true for those lesser mortals among us who can only read through all of it and this is why it becomes only apt to cover each of these girls’ stories. We are starting w


Wednesday, January 24, 2018FROM BOTTOM TO THE TOP

Stanzlin Laskit, Tashi Laskit, Tsering Angmo and Rigzen Dolker

Out of 31 awardees announced for State Award in 2017, 9 were women among who 3 belonged to Jammu region, 2 to Kashmir but what took the cake away was inclusion of 4 girls from Ladakh. While the women from both Jammu and Kashmir were quite visible in the media of the state, Stanzlin Laskit, Tashi Laskit, Rigzen Dolker and Tsering Angmo barely got their fair share of appreciation, love and respect


Wednesday, January 17, 2018No Beauty without Brain


Manushi Chhillar who previously crowned Femina Miss India 2017 created ripples not only externally but internally,also striking on the mindsets of many when she was crowned Miss World 2017, becoming sixth Indian woman to win the title; more so, because she was pursuing a medical degree. But is that an exceptional case? Here is about the journey of a girl from our own city, who is walking her way