Archive for July, 2010

Violent Valley

Time to act tough by Prof. Hari Om July 2010 During the last about 20 days, the Kashmir Valley witnessed violent activities on an unprecedented scale. What had added a new dimension to the ongoing over 20-year-old secessionist and communal movement in Kashmir was the sudden rise of unruly groups

Response to Intifada

This write-up was published on the building 'intifada' in Kashmir one year back. We are reproducing it again because we feel it reflects the intricacies of the situation in Kashmir in depth and detail. We have also incorporated some portions of this write-up in the editorial of this issue as we thi

RSS- Strategy

Handing over Hindus to servitude in Kashmir By Shailendra Aima July 2010 The appearance of a write-up on a website, “Is RSS Helping in Hindu Capitulation in Kashmir” came as a shocker and a surprise to many. How could RSS be charged of abandoning Hindus and of forcing their submission to an inte

The Sculpture found in Pak occupied Kashmir

By Sanjay Godbole Muzafferabad, the historically important city, is presently the Capital of Pakistan occupied Kashmir. Here several age old and ancient relics and remains have been unearthed and brought to light. The classifica­tion exercise of these remains into Hindu and Buddhist categories, is

The Language called ‘Siraiki’

By Sanjay Godbole Prior to the partition of India, the ‘Siraiki’ language was mainly spoken in undivided Punjab. After the partition, many’ Siraiki’ speaking people migrated to India, but in Pakistan this Siraiki language was developed to a great extent. In India, too, programmes are arrang

Gems and Jewels in Pakistan Occupied Kashmir

By Sanjay Godbole Kashmir is the most picturesque (full of scenic beauty) valley in the whole of the world. This province is situated on the West side of the Himalaya mountain range.Though the Southern part of Kashmir is relatively plain and even, in the Northern part of Kashmir, there are high moun

Exploration at Karad

By Sanjay Godbole 'Karad' is one of the important cities and centers in the district of 'Satara* in Maharashtra. 'Karad' is situated 17° 17' N. Latitude and 74° 13' Longitude and lies in the valley of rivers Krishna and Koyna. Karad has been assuming importance centuries after centuries on account

The Goddess Hingala Of Baluchistan

By Sanjay Godbole Baluchistan is a State in Pakistan, having a fairly vast expanse. Hingola is an ancient river, which traverses across the terrains of Baluchistan. A mountain named ‘Khirdhar’ is situated at the banks of river Hingol. At the extreme end portion of this mountain, which is popular

The Goddess Sharada of Shankaracharya

By Sanjay Godbole Shankaracharya, the first, was born in the year 788 A..D. at ‘Kaladi’ in Kerala. The day was the fifth day in Shukla Paksha in the month of Vaishakh and the time was noon as per the Hindu Calendar. Shankaracharya hailed from a family from Malabar. His family was a Nambudripad B

The Sharda Temple of Kashmir

By Sanjay Godbole Prior to independence, Hindu Pandits were settled in great numbers, in the Northern areas of Kashmir. Sharadi is a small village in Northern parts of Kashmir, which was famous for an ancient temple of Goddess Sharada. A Kashmiri Pandit family headed by Thusu Ladarwani was settled i

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