Innovation in Kashmir! Mushtaq the serial Innovator!

Meet Mushtaq Ahmad Dar from Kreeri (Islamabad-Kashmir), who invented a tree/pole climber and a national award winning motorized walnut & almond cracker machine  that can crack 2000-3000 walnuts a day. “ My village is engaged in agriculture and horticulture occupation. As a child I could see the hardships faced by our grand parents while processing the walnut manually, the acid ooze from the green walnuts injured the hands. I always dreamt of doing something for them.” Says Mushtaq, Tree cum Pole climber: It is a small portable device that makes climbing trees/poles simple…continue reading →
Your Business Stories

Your Business Stories

Technopreneurship: Meet TwitterMan of Kashmir Most teens love to use social media for self promotion, stylish selfies and impressing the opposite gender. But Faisal Maqbool dreamed bigger. A regular 19 year old college going dude from Solina (Srinagar), is leveraging social media tools like Twitter and Facebook to earn some quick big bucks. Currently he has more than 50,000 followers on twitter, more than 1,50,000 tweets and a huge following on Facebook. He has smartly and gradually mastered the art of promoting and campaigning through social media. Due to his substantial reach, Faisal…continue reading →
Free Money or Financial Hypnotism

Free Money or Financial Hypnotism

Emran wishes to buy her wife a gift on her first wedding anniversary and because of his tight liquidity condition is not able to plan a smart phone which his wife has craved for since its launch. Buying a cheaper phone and facing the repercussions of spending few nights on the bedroom balcony in cold autumn nights does not sound as a good option for Emran but at the same time he is helpless because of his tight liquidity state. He expects some heavy cash inflows in future and decides to go for…continue reading →
Shopaholism: Where does a Koshur consumer fit in?

Shopaholism: Where does a Koshur consumer fit in?

On her admission to the business school, Shazia’s father gifted her a cute pink laptop stuffed with latest features. Unfortunately, the sparkle of her delightful eyes couldn’t even last a year as she realized that her friend Shaista purchased a better piece in almost the same price. She started hating her cute little lappy because of its obsolescence and felt an immediate need to purchase a better one. Same story holds true for our cell phones, TV sets, refrigerators and other consumer durables; the speed at which we are purchasing, using and disposing…continue reading →
Think Global! Buy Local

Think Global! Buy Local

A mature response, and not an impulsive reaction, is the need of the hour.     In the last few months there has been a series of shocking revelations in regional media. Shopping Malls, Products, Medicines, Eatables, Milk, Spices and even our Doctors everything seems fake or illegal. Although media has enlightened masses about corrupt examination practices and the heinous crime of selling spurious drugs however there are side effects to these press reports much deeper and long lasting than we can imagine. These sansanikhaiz reports can have a direct bearing on our…continue reading →
CORPORATE In KASHMIR

CORPORATE In KASHMIR

If social responsibility is an area of vast activity elsewhere in India for the corporate sector, why Kashmir doesn’t figure anywhere! Every organization operates within an environment from where it mobilizes resources in the form of men, natural resources, money etc in order to fulfill the objectives of profit and wealth maximization. Environment belongs to everyone and so does its resources. Therefore if a group of people (organization) are using these resources in a bigger proportion than rest of the population; they have an obligation to care for the rest who are letting…continue reading →
Reversing the Brain Drain

Reversing the Brain Drain

Instead of appointing these best brains of Kashmir on government payrolls, they can be appointed as project based consultants.   If there is something which sets apart a good entrepreneur from an average one, it’s the ability to innovate and ability to think creatively. In order to be creative and innovative an entrepreneur needs to have fine reasoning and mental capabilities. In addition to natural beauty and huge resources the creator has been kind enough to gift Kashmiris with exceptionally high IQ when compared with an average Indian. May be our traditional reliance…continue reading →