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‘Android girl’ sets her eyes on creating Kashmiri dictionary

Srinagar, April 17
Mehvish Mushtaq, who has become popular after developing a first-of-its-kind yellow pages directory “Dial Kashmir”, an Android application, has now set her eyes to create an application for Kashmiri dictionary so that people don’t have to face tough time for searching Kashmiri words.
“Kashmiri dictionary is basically an idea which was suggested to me by one of my friends and I will give it a serious thought. It is definitely on my mind,” says Mehvish, known as ‘Kashmir’s Android girl’, a fresh engineering graduate in computer sciences from SSM College of Engineering, Baramulla.

Mehvish, 23, like many other youngsters from the Valley is distancing away from the native Kashmiri language as it is being less spoken among youth and not taught in schools.
However, an application (app), which fits Kashmiri dictionary into your mobile phone, will bridge that gap.
“This will take time as I will have to put all the words together and need more research but it will be a savior for our language,” says the techie.
Mehvish’s shot to fame in just 24 hours even reached Chief Minister Omar Abdullah. His feedback to Mehvish’s application on the Twitter read, “Well done!” Dial Kashmir, which has already created waves among the tech-savvies of the Valley, is rated 4.7 out of 5 on Google Play and has been installed by more than 1,000 persons.
Being the first Kashmiri to mark her presence on Google Play and subsequently develop an application that tells you the contact numbers from gas agencies to municipalities to hospitals, the app is being loved by one and all.
Mehvish’s Dial Kashmir has received rare reviews on Google Play, which includes non-resident Kashmiris as well. “Love to see the Kashmiri brains hitting Google play. Truly an honour for Kashmir and much more,” reads a review from Mohiuddin Abdul Qadir.