Monday, August 10, 2020

A Directory of Kashmiri Pandit Youtube Channels

A lot of Kashmiri Pandits are now running Youtube Channels where some great new content is coming up. The range of topics are as far and wide as: music, comedy, food, literature, language, culture, short films etc.

Given the small number of the community, I see a lot of them struggling for audience and reach. The insignificant number means it takes Youtube lot more time to start recognising and recommending the content to the right people for the community. Result: a lot of them get buried under the general Kashmir content produced in Kashmir. For algo. to recognize the sub-set data, there are some basic things that can be done, and that I see a lot of these channels not doing. Good ol' - networking. Recognise each other, like, subscribe, comment and importantly create playlists. Overtime you will see discovery getting better. Algo. will understand this sub-cultural set better. It will understand this Kashmiri content is not coming from Kashmir. I am actually surprised most of these channels don't subscribe to many Kashmiri channels! Guys, you don't lose anything by subscribing, it just better contextualises your content. Creates a pool of viewers of "similar". 

[And for those who watch - download and whatsapp the content or FB upload to their own personal walls, all is not helping anyone. You may get to be star of your family whatsapp group for it, but this aping just discourages the new content producers. Just be nice and support them on Youtube.]

To help people discover such Kashmiri channels, I am creating a list of some channels which are actively generating content and treating Youtube seriously as a platform. Most of these channels have content primarily in Kashmiri or about Kashmir. This is not a definitive list, and in no order, if you believe you should be on the list, do write in:   


The Kashmir Project

[Channel by Naveen Pandita documents Kashmir. Some videos are hard-hitting and some are pure love of Kashmir]


[On Kashmiri Language]


[Lot of humor and some culture]


[The phenomena Didda. Meanka Handu reviving Koshur humor and some more]


[Kashmiri Pandit poets reciting exile poetry. Massive.]


[M.K. Raina has been persistently working on promotion of Kashmiri language]


[Video Blog of a NRI KID while learning Kashmiri]


[KP rituals + recording of Bhajans recorded live at Hari Parbat in 1970s]


[The poetry of Master]


[Kashmiri Food]


[Probably the first Kashmiri Youtuber couple. Great content!]


[First one to do proper Youtube comedy skits in Kashmiri]


[well made content on KP cooking]


[She keeps bringing in her touch to old Kashmiri songs]


[Ujval Handu helps you get in touch with basics of KP culture]


[early Youtuber who has comedy going in great style]


[a sensational Singer from Jammu singing in Kashmir. Yes, I have produced some of his songs]


[Sunandan Handoo, a gifted young KP doing comedy in old traditional Kashmiri mould but with fresh twists]


[KP cooking ]


[Cooking and workout]


[British Royal family + Koshur. Uniquely funny!] 


[Kashmiri+English+Rock]


[The Master Chef who introduced Australia to Kashmiri food]

Aves n Fauna

[A treat for Birdwatcher. By Romel Mahaldar.]

Kashmiri Language Lessons by Neetu Koul

[from last 1 year Neetu has been uploading videos imparting lessons on Kashmiri language ]

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4 comments:

  1. You can add ( www.youtube.com/c/avesnfauna ) which is my channel based on wildlife & nature exploration.

    Thanks Romel Mahaldar

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  2. How can you forget Neetu Koul. Her Kashmiri language lessons on YouTube is a must for beginners and those who want to improve it. Type Neetu Koul and you'll see it

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    1. Now added. Thanks! That is the issue. The discoverability of content is low. On her channel also i noticed she has not subscribed to any other KP channel.

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