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Anantnag: 17-year-old Tabia Iqbal, a specially-abled girl, qualified class 10th exam with 452 out of 500 marks and is earning appreciation for braving all odds. Tabia Iqbal from Shangus, Nowgam area of Anantnag, was born with a condition that resulted in her needing the support of a wheelchair. Although her family was supportive at every stage, she had to fight “taboo and prejudices prevailing in the society”. Speaking in sign-language explained by her mother Muneera…

Ruhan Madni Naqash has made it to the Forbes 30-under-30 ‘special mention’ under the Education category for MyCaptain, an online mentoring platform.  Mentoring platform MyCaptain that made it to the Forbes 30-under-30 ‘special mention’ list under the Education category has 26-year-old engineer-turned-educator Ruhan Madni Naqash as one of the co-founders. Although the mentoring platform didnt make it to the final list, it got a ‘special mention’ in the prestigious list of achievers. In collaboration with…

As a super-achiever, Aaquib Wani’s story is a medley of inspiration and grit As a young child, Aaquib Wani immersed himself in the rhythmic movements of artisans and how their hands and legs on looms deftly turned delicate silken threads into sprawling patterned carpets. “My father’s handicraft business meant that I often accompanied him to several carpet factories. I noticed the craftsmen at the looms and their work captured my imagination,” Wani said. Taking inspiration…

Srinagar: Clutching a small notebook and a pencil box under his arm, Mirza Saaib Beg loved to be taught by his grandfather in his cozy room that smelt of old books neatly stacked in glass-fronted bookcases. Little did he know that one-day he would draw inspiration from the valuable lessons of his grandfather and proudly represent his community at the prestigious University of Oxford. Mirza Saaib Beg, a 31-year-old lawyer, became the first Kashmiri who…

Mubarak Hussain Syed, a Kashmir-born neuroscientist in the USA has received the prestigious CAREER award from the National Science Foundation. An assistant professor of Biology at The University of New Mexico (UNM), Syed is set to receive $1.8 million over the next five years for his project “Mechanisms regulating neural identity, connectivity and function – From stem cells to circuits.” According to a statement issued on the University of New Mexico NewsRoom website, Syed, a neuroscientist, is…

Misbah has worked extensively on the recently launched ‘Internet Gag’ report by JKCCS Srinagar: 24-year-old researcher with JKCCS (JK Coalition for Civil Society) Misbah Reshi’s phone has not stopped ringing since Sunday when her name was announced for the Rhodes scholarship. The Rhodes Scholarship is a fully funded, and most prestigious international scholarship programme, enabling ‘outstanding young people from around the world’ to study at the University of Oxford for two years. Hailing from Downtown…