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Women in Kashmir have always played their role in the society, be it social, political, or economical fields. As the youth have taken a front seat in shaping both the political and economical structure of this war torn region, young women have also started venturing out to try their luck at small businesses. One such girl is 27-year-old, Saba Shafi, who started Abdaal Career Counselling Cell for students in 2008. A graduate in Anaesthesia from Delhi began by working in a coaching centre in Kashmir. It was her job to advise students about their studies. “A person who goes anywhere

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Tao Cafe in Srinagar. Photograph by Shahid Tantray The valley of Kashmir has seen tremendous growth in tourist industry being a popular tourist destination. Although, it is engulfed with the ongoing conflict but even within that the visitors flock to the valley and lately a new trend of café culture in the summer capital, Srinagar, has been flourishing. Several new places are converted into cafe – be it a place to eat wazwaan or have a coffee. Not only this, several fast food joints have been opened, with a few following KFC or McDonalds style. In the city centre Lal

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An early morning phone call can be greatly repugnant and usually irks people when it occurs on a blissful Sunday morning, when all you have planned before falling sleep are late mornings and a reprieve from busy schedules. However, if it is a dear friend calling to meet up in the early hours of dawn, the very early, Sunday morning phone call might becomes a blessing. This is what I thought too until I sat on the rear seat of my friend’s bike, feeling the cold Kashmir air as it strikes your face. When I asked my friend the reasons for