We the Women

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


Thursday, January 11, 2018Breaking the barriers | Sharmeen to be 1st Kashmiri woman to take part in Snow racing

RAMBAN: Sharmeen Mushtaq Nizami, a doctor by profession, is all set to become Jammu and Kashmir’s first female snow racer.

She would be participating in ‘Frozen Rush 2’, the only snow autocross in the country. “I want to come up as an inspiration to many other aspiring women of Kashmir who desire to make a difference and break the barriers”, she said.

The two-day event is scheduled to take


Saturday, January 6, 2018Winged By Dreams

Jaspreet Kaur

To pump up your New Year Spirit and inspire you to beat every odd, We The Women has brought to you a little bit about the journey of Jaspreet Kaur. Now, she has not done anything ‘remarkable’ as the society would consider and she has not accomplished any accolade per-se; so, how her journey is inspiring? Well, she a specially-abled girl, who has refused to bow down to the adversities she faced th


Wednesday, December 27, 2017“JAMMU DI KUDDI”

Shwetima Jamwal

If you are a Radio Person and your morning kick-starts with the beats on the radio, We The Women, has brought to you about the journey of the sweet, charming voice that would make you get up and get going without adding caffeine to your system. So let’s know about RJ Shwetima Jamwal who introduces herself to listeners as ‘Jammu Di Kuddi’.
Mirchi, a national radio channel when launched in Jammu S


Thursday, December 21, 2017SHE CAN CRACK YOU UP!

Anshita Koul

“Woman, Comedian? Really?” Well, the joke is on you, if you think so.Pursuing something unconventional, irrespective of the gender is like turning rocks into powder, but for women, most of the times the rocks are bigger and extremely resilient. We The Women has brought to you about the journey, experiences and opinion of J&K’s Funny Girl. Let’s find out how did she grind the rocks of ‘Stereotypes


Wednesday, December 13, 2017WOMAN TO KNOW

A Friend We All Need: Dt. Gurmeet Gujral

When is it too late to pursue your dreams? Once you are beyond the threshold of thirty years and have to settle with whatever you have? Or when you are married? Once you have kids? Well, to find out ‘We The Women’ has brought to you about the journey of another thriving woman of Jammu. Let’s dive into the journey of Gurmeet Gujral.

In her thirties, Gurmeet decided to pursue Maters of Science i


Wednesday, December 6, 2017BRING IT ON, She Says

Aarti Mahajan Dingra

Everyone is different- something we all have often heard, but how well have you comprehended it? Let’s pick the distinguishing factors when it comes to growing in a career; some starts with setting plan and then paving the way towards that and some set on the journey without any clue of destination; they believe in themselves, make instinctual decisions, not only avail but create opportunities fo


Wednesday, November 22, 2017Proudly a Mom’s Girl

Bilquis Mir

‘We The Women’ is thrilled to bring to you about the journey of another gem of the State. In her own words, “I have never opened up about my struggles publically, but I am making an exception because if my story could motivate even a single girl out there, it would add meaning to my life.” So without further delay, let’s just dive into it.
Biliquis Mir is popularly known for being the first wom


Wednesday, November 15, 2017MOVING HER WAY TO THE TOP

Though it applies to almost everyone- more so in our society which to a larger extent has not taken a liking to anything and anyone 'unconventional', but the discouragement takes a new dimension particularly when a woman chases her dreams and began to excel. She is not only hindered from doing so but often, even when she proves her potential, she is still judged by the sceptical elements. For e


Friday, November 10, 2017Scaling Heights-One Act at a Time

Kusum Tikoo

The present time can arguably be termed as the best for women folk belonging to Jammu and Kashmir in the glamour world; with more and more women from state not just making it to the glam world but glimmering there. But when even today many in our society alienate this field, wonder what it would have been like in the 90’s. We the Women, has brought for you about the journey of a lady who, althoug


Friday, November 10, 2017GIRL ON RISE


It not only takes tireless efforts but also the clarity to be an Empowered woman. But it is not as difficult as one might perceive from the heavily worded explanations and elaboration to the two words, ‘Empowered Woman’. ‘We The Women’ is elated to bring to you about the journey of another girl who is following her dreams and is being appreciated for her work and dedication. Isn’t that synonyms t


Thursday, October 12, 2017Doctor, Engineer and then there’s HER

When she was a little girl who knew that chubby and foodie Monika would become a fitness instructor one day; who knew that the overweight girl would help others to shed their weight once she grows up. Born to Manohar Lal and Meena Manohar, Monika’s family was a typical of our society in which kids were expected to be Doctors and Engineers. Monika was an average student but an all-rounder during h


Thursday, October 12, 2017Unfolding Life, one trip at a time

In this edition of ‘We The Women’, we have brought for you the tale of this lady with free spirit and inspiring journey of passions and dreams; about a ‘wanderer’ who is not ‘aimless’. Without further ado, let’s know about the woman and her enviable journey.

Parul Jasrotia, born to Santosh and Raj Singh Jasrotia, was brought up in the city of temples. After studying the nuances of business adm


Thursday, September 21, 2017GIRL ON RISE

In this edition of ‘WE THE WOMEN’ we present to you another gem of the State, who has brought laurels to this state, mesmerizing people world over with her melodious voice. Her list of accomplishments is sure to juggle your latent spirit and give you goals to work on. Tanya Gupta is a very talented and versatile singer who charmed the world with her voice at Asian Games 2010. Let’s find out more


Thursday, September 21, 2017WOMAN TO KNOW | Stretching Beyond Limits

Today the story ‘We The Women’ has brought for you is of a woman known to be the first academically trained female theatre director of state and even received JKFMAC award by then Culture Minister for the feat. In the initial stage of her professional journey she, heading an amateur theatre group created ripples in the arena of Drama by organizing 15 days theatre workshop with the inmates of Kot


Thursday, September 21, 2017RENDITIONS OF GAYAKI

In the times, when the old traditional style of Ghazal is fading away slowly with each passing evening, this woman from the city is not only trying her best to keep it alive but actually pumping in the crucial air to ignite the fire of passion for it, all over again. ‘We The Women’ has brought to you a very special woman from the state, predominantly featuring as a rare performer, who in today’s


Thursday, September 21, 2017READY SET GO!

How young were you when you become a ‘driven towards your goals’ person and started making conscious choices and decisions towards it? How old were you when you became aware about the problems that prevail in this worlds or suffering of the people around you and realized that you have a role to play in the betterment of the society and environment? What am I talking about? Well, you will get it o


Thursday, September 21, 2017Knocking (Troubles) Down

The month of July, it was a proud moment for the entire country when an Indian finished on the podium winning Silver in the 48kg category of Sanshou event, in the Malaysia Wushu International Championship.

This player was none other than Abida Akhtar, the 25-year-old Wushu player who hails from Gojarpatti in Bandipore, who earlier brought to the State Gold in kick boxing at National level, la


Wednesday, August 2, 2017ON HER WAY TO STARS

ASHIMA is a girl-next-door with dreams as gigantic and spectacular as the moon and stars shining in the night sky. In her early twenties, Ashima is pursuing Masters in Public Administration and Urdu from University of Jammu. After his father, a Head clerk in Education department, passed away, Ashima has been living with her mother and two sisters. So what is it that makes Ashima stand out than ma


Wednesday, July 26, 2017SWEET CRAVINGS

Jammu and Kashmir has seen a significant rise in women entrepreneurs in recent years, braving competitive and financially risky fields. Today, more and more women are keen on starting their own businesses. If you will ask any such woman, she would tell you that becoming her own boss is so gratifying that despite social pressures, she moved or strived to move away from conventional professions.


Tuesday, July 11, 2017Your Choices Effect Environment

The environment today is a pressing global challenge faced by our world, and therefore it is essential to focus on advocacy towards understanding the linkages between gender, especially women and a variety of environmental/sustainable development topics that is the differential cause and effect of environmental degradation by women and importantly, the role of women as agents of change in regards


Wednesday, July 5, 2017Thriving Through Odds

Insha Wadoo, a girl in her trek suit flaunting a boy cut hairstyle, is the only international female runner and cyclist from the State who has won all road races and cycling championships she has participated in, since 2012. And her victories actually corroborate the aver that she has remained undefeated in both running and cycling championships organized by the Government authorities as well as


Wednesday, June 28, 2017Willpower Exposition

Women are surfacing and flourishing in every field and business is no exception to it. More and more female entrepreneurs are not only establishing their enterprises but also evolving and expanding them, making it obvious that they are no lesser than their male counterparts. Women of Jammu and Kashmir are also creating and holding up to their space in this arena, coming forth with their innovativ