Manifesting The Hope & Positivity Of The Yumberzal
The Yumberzal is a native indigenous flower (Narcissus) in the region of Jammu and Kashmir (J&K). The blooming of the Yumberzal is seen as a sign indicating the end of a long, gruelling & harsh winter, as well as the beginning of a beautiful summer. KYARI, which also means ‘flowerbed’ in Hindi, reflects the essence and hope of the Yumberzal and aims to bring positivity in the society with our research that drives change.
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KYARI – Kashmir's Yumberzal Applied Research Institute is a private research organisation headquartered in Srinagar, India. KYARI is powered by the belief that academic research paves the way for debates, discussions and ultimately, decision-making in matters of public policy. Our focus is to conduct Applied Research on a broad spectrum of topics that impact civic and social issues in J&K. We hope to identify developmental issues in the region and subsequently provide effective, efficient, and economical solutions for the same.
Based on our study and research, we aim to develop policy papers on various issues like Education, Sanitation, Electricity, Tourism, Conservation, Economic Empowerment of Women and others affecting the J&K region and more. Our mission is to focus on the developmental issues hindering the economic and social growth of the Union Territory. We will conduct deep dives into district-wise issues, creating papers that we aim to publish in internationally acclaimed journals, while simultaneously striving to achieve tangible change in society.
KYARI will be a trusted grassroots level partner in Kashmir, offering credible, agile and responsive research solutions to institutions, governments, and civic bodies.
Meet the KYARI Team
KYARI is managed by a team of dynamic youngsters under the leadership of Arhan Bagati. A Kashmiri Pandit by birth, Arhan is the founder of and driving force behind KYARI. After his International Baccalaureate Diploma Program (IBDP), he completed his Liberal Arts education with a Bachelor of Arts in Politics (specialization Comparative Politics) and in Asian Studies (with a concentration on India), from one of the best undergraduate institutes in the world - Pomona College, USA. He was also selected for a semester abroad at the University of Cambridge, perusing Law, Politics, Creative Writing, and Modern Art.
What Do We Do?
Identifying The Damage: The Wounds They Can't See
We conduct academic research on issues hindering the growth and progress of Kashmiri society. Our research is based on four pillars: using technology to drive development, enhancing the human capital of the Union Territory, fostering innovation and fuelling economic progress.
Fight Against The Misinformation
KYARI & Pixstory have joined hands to combat the 'infodemic' of misinformation in Jammu and Kashmir. The objective is to bring about the change long needed to promote RESPONSIBLE journalism. The partnership will be contributing constructively to accurate research-driven information concerning the valley.
The Philosophy Behind Our Work
The philosophy behind our work is that we believe progress is possible only when societies invest in their human capital. This philosophy is more important than ever before at this juncture of the development story in J&K. Through our research we aim to work towards bringing about policy change in critical public issues.
We aim to help policymakers take critical decisions using robust and objective research. We will use economic models in our research papers and combine them with modern tools to provide critical findings. We will also create fact sheets and policy briefs to communicate our research findings with a non-academia audience.
KYARI does not engage in research activism, and we guarantee to keep our research papers objective and impartial.
Some of Our Focus Research Areas include, but are not limited to:
Quality & Holistic Education
Water, Sanitation & Hygiene
Tourism & Travel
Conservation & Sustainability
Empowering Human Capital
Economic Empowerment of Women
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Kashmir’s Yumberzal Applied Research Institute (KYARI)
1-A, Raj Bagh, Srinagar
Jammu & Kashmir – 190008
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