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Saturday, April 21, 2018A young YouTuber is teaching thousands of Indians how to listen to classical music

Anuja Kamat knows that classical music can be tough and the internet too simplistic. That’s why she is striking a balance.

Archana Nathan

Nestled in one corner of the crowded online world of Indian classical music tutorials is Out of the Shruti Box, a YouTube channel that features this clear and polite disclaimer: “The following episodes do not aim to teach the viewer how to sing/perform Indian classical music… The viewer is suggested to take guidance of a guru or music teacher in case he/she is interested to sing


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


Tuesday, April 17, 2018Ankita Raina : The poster-girl of Indian tennis

“Work hard in silence and let success do the talking.” The adage finds meaning when one looks at her. Currently perched on Indian number 1 in women's singles ranker, her perseverance and guts could put even the top 100 players to shame. Meet the new poster-girl of Indian tennis Ankita Raina.

On Monday, 25 year old became only 3rd Indian woman tennis player to breach Top-200 rankings and reac


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


Thursday, March 8, 2018“If we kill the girls in the wombs itself, there would be an unbalance in the society. The society has to act a whole”: GULZARA MASOODI


As the entire world gears up to celebrate International Women’s Day tomorrow, the State of Jammu and Kashmir which is already fraught with many challenges including armed conflict and violence, is facing many other confronting situations with regard to its girls and women. A major challenge that the state is witnessing these days is the abandoning of its new born babies in Kashmir. Mrs. Gulzara M


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


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