In conflict-stricken region of Kashmir where women are sheltered and house-bound, it's next to impossible for a woman to be an entrepreneur. Making it possible are women like Arifa, who overcame various challenges to start her own crafts store in Srinagar. Renu Agal meets Arifa to write her inspiring story.
The common thread between our external and internal security predicaments is our approach to time. Most security issues are long-standing
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Stifled by a culture of incredulity,
public and private lenders alike have made little progress in supporting women-run businesses,
In such a scenario, self-help groups, better able to judge women's plans for
themselves, have taken up the slack, but there is still a long road to travel for aspiring businesswomen.