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Kwality Wall’s: The ice-cream story

Published by September 20, 2014 10:58 pm

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Delivering ice creams home-to-home at night on his bicycle in Lahore, no one ever thought P L Lamba would establish such a big Kwality empire in India and abroad. Already familiar with the hard work involved in making of ice creams, P L Lamba was all set to open his ice cream bar in India.... View Article

Zeppelin’s Kashmir: A Nostalgic Delight

Published by September 20, 2014 10:03 pm

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Thanks to my taste for Rock music, I got to hear one of the best ever song recorded in the history. Kashmir by Led Zeppelin. Just the word Kashmir amazes me with nostalgia and I instantly fell in love with this wistful piece of music .The song was recorded in the year 1975 by a... View Article

Delhi’s own 007 shop

Published by September 20, 2014 9:56 pm

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MI6 secret agent 007 once got himself a pair of ‘normal’ glasses. But, back then the man on the mission was Roger Moore. The place has changed a lot but, standing apart from the newly constructed showrooms of the Connaught Place is one of the Delhi’s oldest optical shops where Moore shopped. Located in the... View Article

The Devil’s deal

Published by September 5, 2014 2:15 am

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Already running late, Junaid was breathing heavily. “Damn! These cigarettes,” he said to himself. Rushing through small alleys toward the main road to catch a bus, he ran as fast as he could; worried his friend might leave. He had planned that he will not answer his friend’s call, so that this friend assumes that... View Article

Kashmirs’ ‘sold’ Heroes

Published by September 4, 2014 1:44 am

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Every Society has Heroes; some contemporary and most of them from the past. They are looked upon as inspiration and often used to manufacture consent among the masses. Now every Society is peculiar in its own way. Some have mythological heroes who have supernatural powers and can perform out of world tasks. Some have War... View Article

Kashmirs’ Martyrs (Shaheed) Graveyard

Published by September 4, 2014 1:30 am

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Is there someone calling me? Who is there peeking at me through dense bushes? A bunch of flowers is plucked behind the wilderness of years’ long bushes. I hear the sound of plucking. The dry mud humped on the ground frightens me, as if a grave is being dug for my burial. The sounds I... View Article

Kashmirs’ Lost Sons

Published by September 3, 2014 8:52 pm

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A 13 year old boy, a mere kid, from the Capital of Tamil Nadu was shot at by some army troopers when he offended them by trespassing the walls that bore some fruits the other side. All he wanted was to relish some fruits and yes, A Big Mistake. Bullets were showered on the boy and his friends, resulting... View Article

Shepherd’s covenant

Published by September 3, 2014 12:55 am

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Heavenly whisper uphill meadow Lamb in the valley sing a new song Brazenly whirling, casting a shadow Together they welcome a newly born Hamlets rejoice sacred dawn Lambs shall rise Far beyond Khyber-Tosmaidan Wolves in plenty aim to kill Never hath stomachs ceased to fill Howling hyenas, prowling jackals Prey upon weakness, shoot to thrill Where angels... View Article

Kashmirs’ mass graves: Obfuscations

Published by August 30, 2014 3:08 am

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‘Death solves all problems. No man, no problem,’ thus went the pogrom in Kashmir-unabated. When there was no space to fill jails, they filled graveyards- memorials of collective loss. Those left behind, waited-relentlessly. Dear ones turned into memories and then, just numbers and names. The wait turned into agony-unaccounted and justice, was kept dawdling. The voices... View Article

Kashmir’s eco-tourism potential

Published by August 30, 2014 2:21 am

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“Authorities should not expropriate land, water and natural resources in the name of tourism.” Eco-tourism provides economic incentives for conserving and enhancing bio-cultural diversity and assists protect natural and cultural heritage of the planet. It emerged as direct consequences of the world’s acknowledgment and reaction to sustainable and ecological practices at global level. The serene of Kashmir is... View Article