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Breaking boundaries of depression, a young girl from Pulwama pens 1,000 english poems

Pulwama, Dec 29: Breaking boundaries of anxiety and depression, a 20-year-old girl from Pulwama has written over one thousand poems in english language.

Sheikh Mahiruqh, belonging to a small hamlet Chanapora in Rajpora Tehsil of Pulwama district has recently published her first book “The Mist Journey of Words”.

While talking with news agency—KNO Sheikh Mahiruqh, who is now pursuing her bachelor’s degree in literature and economics from Government Degree College for Women in Pulwama, said that she wasn’t a poet by birth but her life course from 2014-15 changed her interest and made her a poet of circumstances.

“So, far I have written over one thousand poems in English language,” Mahiruqh said, adding that the main topics of her poems are an inspiration, romance and romantic fiction.

“I have suffered a lot in my life. I went through paralysis, depression and neurological disorder besides other issues. I used to take 12 tablets per day. Even today I am on medicine but it has not stopped me from writing,” she said.

Mahiruqh said her first book – The Mist Journey of Words- got published just a month before and at present, she is working on another book which is a resistance poetry collection.

“For the second book I have taken inspiration from Aga Shahid Ali’s book ‘Country Without a Post Office’ and it will be a tribute to him and transition from the 1980s to 2020,” she said.

“I am presently working with two international magazines namely Causerie official and Wissenmonk as a feature writer and official interviewer and feature writer,” Mahiruqh said, adding that, she is also working with literature organisation Braanth.

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Body of 50-yr-old man retrieved after 3 days from Jhelum

(Asian News Hub) – Three days after drowning into Kiti Koul in Kani Kadal area of Srinagar, the body of a 50-year-old man has been retrieved from river Jhelum on Monday evening.

Official sources told the news agency—Kashmir News Observer (KNO) that the body of a 50-year-old man was retrieved today by River police from Jehlum in Takanwari area of Noorbagh in Srinagar.

They identified the deceased as Feroz Ahmad Raina, son of Late Abdul Aziz Raina of Zaindar Mohalla, Habba Kadal.

Meanwhile, they said that the body will be handed over to the family after completing the legal formalities.


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Elderly man injured in leopard attack in Anantnag

(Asian News Hub) – An elderly man was injured after a leopard attacked him in Chanderwan Uttersoo area of Shangus of South Kashmir’s Anantnag district on Monday evening.

Reports Reaching GNS said that a leopard attacked Abdul  Rasheed Wani Son of Mohammad Ahsan Wani of Chanderwan Uttersoo village, resulting in injuries to him.

Soon after the incident he was rushed to a nearby hospital wherefrom he was shifted to GMC Anantnag for specialized treatment.

Meanwhile the local residents appealed to the Wildlife Department to capture the wild animals present in the area at an earliest in order to prevent any further attacks.


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Samaniya Bhat: Youngest radio jockey from Baramulla

(Asian News Hub) – A 22-year-old girl from Baramulla is winning hearts of people through her voice and informative programmes as she works as a radio jockey at Radio Chinar at Sopore.

RJ Samaniya Bhat a resident of main town Baramulla who has recently completed her bachelors in Journalism and Mass communication from GDC Baramulla is first female radio jockey of North Kashmir and the youngest radio jockey of Kashmir Valley.

Bhat while talking with news agency—Kashmir News Observer (KNO) said that since her childhood she was interested in journalism, however, by chance she grabbed the opportunity to become a radio Jockey.

“I was always fond of microphones and when I heard that north Kashmir is going to have its first radio station I went for an interview and after 4 or 5 rounds, I was among selected ones and only female,” she said.

“I feel happy to work as Radio Jockey because it is a very creative field and it helps in building your confidence and become outspoken and spontaneous,” Bhat said, adding “she remains in the studio from 12 pm to 3 pm and produces a programme Hallabhol with RJ Samaniya.”

“Our main aim is to involve our youth and entertain people besides talented persons who are being called to the studio who keep their viewpoint before people,” she said.

“Do the things you are good at and follow your dreams with hard work, she said, in her message to students, while adding that parents must allow their children to choose their field and shouldn’t force them to go in any field in which they aren’t interested.


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