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October 15, 2013
Rock Garden, Chandigarh

Location: Chandigarh, Punjab Chandigarh, the city beautiful, is the proud owner of an extraordinarily fascinating destination which glorifies the power of human creation. It is the magnificent Nek Chand Rock Garden located near the Sukhna Lake. Sprawling across 40 acres in area, this place is a truly exceptional creation of man. This unique Rock Garden has been embellished with sculptures and art objects built entirely by using industrial and domestic scrap material. This bizarre idea [...]Read More

October 3, 2013

Printing, not known in India till 1556, was introduced for the first time by the Portuguese (in Goa) for publishing Biblical literature. In the British Indian territories, efforts to set up the first printing press were made by Bhimji Parekh, a native of western India, but failed. Later, an Englishman named James Augustus Hicky was able to set up a printing press in Calcutta in 1780. He was a pioneer in the field of Indian [...]Read More

September 20, 2013

One of the main news today was of a father who killed his daughter and a boy from other family for the sake of honour at Garnauthi village in Haryana’s Rohtak district. The mistake of the boy and girl was their love and wish to marry each other. They belonged to the same village and gotra. In most of the Indian families, marriage between same gotra is prohibited because a girl and boy are then [...]Read More

September 13, 2013
Ranjit Singh War Museum in Ludhiana

Location: GT road, Ludhiana, Punjab The largest city in the state of Punjab, Ludhiana boasts of housing one of the most popular places to see in the state – Maharaja Ranjit Singh War Museum. Spreading across four acres in area, this museum came into existence in the year 1999. The Punjab Government constructed the museum as a gesture of tribute to the courageous soldiers who struggled and laid their lives during various wars and battles [...]Read More

September 5, 2013
Sukhna Lake, Chandigarh

Location: Chandigarh, Punjab The face of modern India, Chandigarh, is not only the first but the best planned city in India. Apart from being the most popular city of North India, this city is also the best example of modernization subsisting with nature. A place where you would see greenery as much as the modernized structures. There are many places to visit in Chandigarh where you can spend time with your family.The planners of the city [...]Read More

August 14, 2013
Jallianwala Bagh, Amritsar

Location: Near Golden Temple, the holy shrine of the Sikhs.Amritsar, Punjab After 66 years of Independence, as one looks back to the struggle for freedom, the heart still grieves for the massive loss of life that happened at that time. One of the most horrendous events that strikes the mind is the one that took place at the Jallianwala Bagh, Amritsar. Jallianwala Bagh is the unfortunate site where thousands of innocents were brutally murdered by [...]Read More

July 22, 2013
Devi Talab Mandir

Location: Jalandhar City, Punjab A must visit place in Jalandhar, Devi Talab Mandir is dedicated to Goddess Durga and is believed to be at least 200 years old. Mata Tripurmalini Mandir is situated within the temple premises and is among the 51 Shakti Peethas of India. Legends and history of this divine abode are associated with Maa Sati and how she sacrificed herself after her own father, Daksha had insulted Lord Shiva. It is said [...]Read More

May 29, 2013

“Ih phulkari meri maan ne kadhi, iss noo ghut ghut japhiyan paawan” (“My dear mother has embroidered this phulkari, I embrace it again and again with affection”) – Traditional Punjabi song Phulkari means ‘flower craft’. Phulkari, the rural embroidery tradition of Punjab, is like an embroidered shawl but very vibrant and attractive. Traditionally, Phulkari was made of thick fabrics especially a thick cotton fabric known as khaddar. Four colors of khaddar were generally used where [...]Read More

May 8, 2013
St Mary's Cathedral Church in Jalandhar

“Sarson key lehrate khet, makki ki roti, saag…” These are all synonymous with our very dear state of Punjab. Jalandhar is among the oldest cities in Punjab and St Mary’s Cathedral is one of its key attractions. Located near Jalandhar Cantonment Station, this church is dedicated to St. Patrick and was initiated by the representatives of His Holiness Pope John Paul II. The church was built in 1947 and was looked after by chaplains appointed [...]Read More

April 13, 2013
Wagha Border Image

The most unfortunate places of its time that has seen bloodshed of its own children is the Wagah Border, which lies between India and Pakistan. Splitting one country into two is the Radcliffe Line which had been drawn during 1947. This line passes through the village Wagah on the Indian side, dividing the country into two. Mass departures took place during partition across this border, resulting in immense bloodshed. The Wagah border lies at a [...]Read More

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