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Pt. Amar Nath Muthoo: A Tribute to Grandfather

SKARDU-STORY Pt. Amar Nath Muthoo: A Tribute to Grandfather By Kuldeep Raina PT. AMAR NATH MUTHOO, affectionately called by family members as 'Lala' lived at Bulbul Lankar (Ali Kadal) in downtown Srinagar. He was born to Pt. Damodar Muthoo and Smt. Vishmal. Amar Nath had one brother-Pt. Shanka

Pt. Jia Lal Warikoo’s Martyrdom

PANDIT JIA LAL WARIKOO son of Pt. Tika Lal Warikoo lived near CMS Girls School, Fatehkadal, Srinagar. He did his B.Sc. from Punjab University and B.T. from Banaras Hindu University in 1937. Late Sh. D.N. Raina, a renowned teacher and Headmaster of National High School was his classmate. Sh. Jia Lal

‘I shall not live to be forty years old’- Swami Vivekananda

By Pushker N Bhat January 2012 Swami Ramakrishna Parmahansa Ji Maharaj had prophesied, during a discourse with his close disciples (The Inner Group as they were called) that when Naren( Narendranath the real name of Vivekanadaji  ,fondly called Naren by Parmahansaji) realises who he is, he will n

Surayya glamour of Kabul

By Sanjay Godbole November 2011 During the first half of the 20lh century, Afghanistan became famous on two counts. The first reason was that it was a nation which achieved independence from the clutches of the British, and the second reason was that Surayya, the queen of Afghanistan, got a huge p

Demystifying ethnic cleansing and genocide of Kashmiri Pandits

By Varad Varenya November 2011 Different versions of Kashmir in political, social and religious context are nothing new. Mr. Aditya Sinha’s article “Kashmiri Pandits, Sri Lankan Tamils and Indian hypocrisy” that appeared in Daily News & Analysis (DNA) on 31st July 2011 prompted me to wri

Mirpur massacre of 1947

Mirpur massacre of 1947 By Dr. Ram Chander Sharma April 2011 After the Timur massacre of Delhi in 1358, the massacre of Mirpur a bustling trade centre and historic walled city of Jammu and Kashmir now in Pak Occupied Kashmir on 25th of Nov. 1947 was the worst massacre of Indian history. As the of

Peace Process – Hidden Agenda

By Dr. M.K. Teng April 2011 Now that the Government of India has repeated its Sharam-ul-Sheikh performance at Thimpu and offered to resume the composite dialogue with Pakistan, virtually jumping over the stand it had taken in the aftermath of the terrorist attack on Mumbai, there is much more tha

Kashmir: The Hindu Claim

By Dr. M.K. Teng January 2011 The so-called composite dialogue between India and Pakistan, aimed to find a settlement on the dispute over Jammu and Kashmir, has so far revolved round two main presumption

Jammu and Kashmir: The issue of Accession

By Dr. M.K. Teng November 2010 Distortion of the history of the partition of India, false propaganda and lies, shroud the accession of Jammu and Kashmir to India in 1947, as well as the exclusion of the

A famous Chinese Scholar in Kashmir

By Mohan Kishen Tiku A famous Chinese pilgrim and scholar "Heun Tsiang" reached Kashmir from Urausha (Hazara) now in Pakistan in about 631AD. He stayed here for more than two years to study the Buddhist and Sanskrit lore. He travelled for more than sixteen years (629-645 AD), through India and Cent

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