Category Archives: JAMMU & KASHMIR

THE WRATH OF GHAR DEVATĀ

And the Power of Myth ____________________________________ The year was 2003! We were forced to sell our ancestral house in Sathu Bar Bar Shah for peanuts to the Muslim who had forcibly occupied it. Why? What made us so helpless? Let us start from the beginning. The story begins in early Twentieth century. Two young men, […]

The miraculous saga of a captive( stories of forced exodus of kashmiri Hindus)

As Ramesh Marhatta, a Hindu village boy, originally from Uttrasu in Omanagari of South Kashmir unveiled to me the layer after layer of his horrendous tale of kidnapping, night-long torture and gunshots by armed terrorists way back in 1990, I shuddered to think of the brutality and savagery with which the terrorists will have done […]

The Gool Massacre of Kashmiri Pandits

My Father Mr. Ashok Kumar Raina S/o Shivji Raina, native from Sopore(Baramulla Distt) was a great educationist, superb human being and a very loving father. As a person, he was very simple, down to earth, honest, tolerant, brave and very caring, He was M.Sc Physics (Electronics Hons.) from Agra Unversity. At a very young age […]

Facts on Article 370 and accession of Kashmir

Article 370 / autonomy was not in exchange of Accession. In certain situations as a student of history, it is important to understand the sequence of events and decisions. If the sequence is lost, the essence of history is lost.Some people do it unknowingly others do it deliberately to further their agenda. The history of […]

PARMESHWARI AGITATION –1967

The HIGH & LOW OF KP AGITATION 1967 Parmeshwari Agitation of 1967 is 52 years old. During these 52 years much water has flown down the Jehlum, Changes in all spheres have taken place beyond imaginations. The men and women who took part or have an appreciable impression of the month long agitation and are […]

The legend of Kapeteswara

The valley of the Arpath or Harsapatha, which opens to the east of Anantnag, is also known as Kuthar. The name is in all probability connected with that of the ancient Tirtha of KAPATESVARA, situated on the Southern side of the valley close to the village of Kother. The name of the latter is undoubtedly […]

Lest we forget-the refugee camps

Some pictures that depict the life of a Kashmiri pandit in a refugee camp.

Small List of Kashmiri Pandits killed by Militants

This is the small list of kps murdered by muslim terrorists. Sr. Name of the Victim Date of Killing 1 PRABHAVATI 14.03.1989 2 DINA NATH RAINA 15.08.1989 3 TIKA LAL TIPLOO 14.09.1989 4 SMT. SHEELA TICKOO 01.11.1989 5 NEEL KANT GANJOO 01.11.1989 6 PREM NATH BHAT 27.12.1989 7 M.L.BHAN 15.01.1990 8 P.K.KOTRU 19.01.1990 9 SATISH […]

Samavar-The Heritage Tea Brewer of Kashmir

Samavar – the monarch tea brewer is perhaps the most distinguishable traditional utensil of Kashmir and is deeply rooted in the socio-cultural ambience of the valley. Enjoying enormous popularity, it is indispensable and central to every day Kashmiri life with the tea prepared in it being an inseparable part of the warm-hearted Kashmiri hospitality. Its […]

Sancha Vidhya – A glorious gift of to Himachal Pradesh

In the times bygone, Kashmir excelled in many spheres of art, literature and culture, in which it achieved great heights. The cross cultural-religious strands that stretched between Kashmir and present day Himachal Pradesh successfully withstood the centuries old time-warp and refused to fade-away into oblivion. Apart from the natural brilliance of the landscapes, both the […]