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  • Baby, You Left in Hurry
    on Jul 27, 2016
    You Killed Me Baby, you left in hurry and forgot to collect your heart; The one you gave me to keep till we part. Baby, you left in hurry and tore me apart; The dreams shattered and so is my... Whoever said, 'its easy to write a blog' shoul...
  • Best Of Me
    on Nov 15, 2014
    Would the last of me be the best of me How would life be for her without me Will I miss little pleasures like tea What about Grand slams and grand prix I possibly can't forsee How this world would be... Whoever said, 'its easy to write a blog' shoul...
  • Vidya Stokes: I work harder than many half my age
    on Jul 27, 2014 in IN PRINT
    Source – www.gulfnews.com Vidya Stokes: I work harder than many half my age An active politician at 86, she works for 10-12 hours a day but has never taken a salary in her entire career   “We are in politics … Continue reading U...
  • The farmer of Kotgarh
    on Jun 21, 2014 in History Kotgarh satyanand stokes
    By SUSAN VISVANATHAN Feb 28 2014 The story of Samuel Evans aka Satyanand Stokes who brought new crops to Shimla. How I came across the farmer of Kotgarh is an interesting tale by itself. So bear me out before I … Continue reading →...
  • I say, "baby you my life".
    on May 11, 2014
    She calls and says, "you do not miss me". I say, "baby, don't start a fight". "You want me to go away" and she breaks down. I feel sad and whisper, holding her picture tight, "Baby, you my... Whoever said, 'its easy to write a blog' should be sent t...
  • Places to stay in Kotgarh
    on Apr 13, 2014 in Kotgarh Hotels
    Seetalvan Orchard Seetalvan Orchard, nestled in the tiny village-town of Kotgarh-Thanedar,  invites its guests to share a stunning panorama of the majestic western Himalayas.  It offers charming newly-built cottages that are an ideal blend of warm...
  • Kotgarh – A Poem
    on Apr 12, 2014 in Poem Village poem
    -A poem by Erica Mehta Kotgarh is located on the left bank of Satluj river, The climate here will never make you shiver. The only lake in kotgarh is Tani Jubber, Hindus as well as Christians live here. Britishers built … Continue reading →...
  • Listen To My Heart
    on Feb 15, 2014
    Tell her I love herListen to my heartIt shouts her nameHer scent is deep in me One life in not enoughTo live in her loveI want a second lifeThousand lives sold on her catch it @... Whoever said, 'its easy to write a blog' should be sent to the gallo...
  • The Rhyme
    on Jan 31, 2014
    This dream for another time A step too big for someone my kind Looking for a better rhyme A new poem that is sublime Her sweet nothing worse than mine Ah! feels divine I liked many part-time I am... Whoever said, 'its easy to write a blog' should be...
  • Unexplored Weekend Getaways
    on Dec 21, 2013 in Kotgarh Thanedhar
    Jan 26, 2013 Hatu Peak near Narkanda, Himachal Pradesh This photo of Hatu Peak is courtesy of TripAdvisor NARKANDA, situated at an attitude of 2708 meters on the Hindustan Tibet road (NH – 22), Narkanda offers a spectacular view of snow …...
  • Top British Era Schools in Himachal
    on Dec 14, 2013 in History Kotgarh
    Read full article here 6. Gorton Mission School, Kotgarh Gorton Mission School in Kotgarh is claimed to be the oldest school in Asia. It was set up in 1843 by Christian Missionaries who had also built a church and hospital … Continue reading &#...
    on Oct 21, 2013 in History Kotgarh church
    Originally called Sandoch and later Gurukot, little is known about its past before the Gurkhas came to world sway over the region during the early 19th century. The Gurkha rule ended in 1815 when British forces defeated Gurkha armies and … Cont...
  • Christianity In KotgarhOn 22nd February 1910, at the Cathedral Church of the Resurrection in Lahore, Bishop George Alfred Lefroy (1854-1922) inaugurated the Brotherhood of the Imitation of Jesus. Reverend Samuel Stokes (1882-1946), an American missionary, became the provis...
  • Samuel Evans Stokes (Satyanand Stokes)
    on Oct 7, 2013 in History Kotgarh satyanand stokes
    Kotgarh valley is famous for its world class quality apples. The apple cultivation of the place was initiated by Satyanand Stokes who was an American missionary. Samuel Evans Stokes, an American Missionary landed in Kotgarh in 1904 as a young …...
  • The Name KOTGARH : Root and Origin
    on Sep 30, 2013 in Kotgarh
    Source : http://www.unesco.org/most/p2vidal.htm Urban vocabulary in Northern India Excerpt form the study: 1.7. Defence was one of the major rationales for founding towns. This could be walled settlements: kot/kotla (S) or garh (H/Marathi). An army c...
  • A postcard from Kotgarh
    on Sep 29, 2013 in History Kotgarh Letter
    “This post card was written by my grand father in urdu which i found out later to a legal regd. notice for the recovery of loan .this was in 1904 and bears the postage stamp os king Edward who ruled … Continue reading →...
  • A Blast From The Past
    on Sep 23, 2013 in History Kotgarh
    A BLAST FROM THE PAST Reg letter – kotgarh – 1a QV perfin on 2a QV Registration Envelope 1902 Simla Registered to Kotgarh.
  • Starry Starry Night
    on Sep 16, 2013 in Kotgarh home Night Sky
    - Millie Vanjape Most people rarely stop to gaze up, to see the wonder of the night sky, except maybe to wish upon a star, every once in a while. The myth goes, that when bodies die, they die; but … Continue reading →...
  • Sadhu Sunder Singh
    on Sep 9, 2013 in History Kotgarh Christianity
    They called him the great Indian Seer, born in a Punjab village in 1889; of mixed Sikh and Hindu stock; his early dislike of Christianity resulted in a symbolic burning of the Bible; soon after followed a vision of Jesus … Continue reading U...
  • A foreigner and a freedom fighter
    on Sep 2, 2013 in History IN PRINT satyanand stokes
    Source: The Hindu | August 25, 2013 Raj Kanwar August 16 was the birth anniversary of the American who took part in India’s Independence struggle and gave Himachal Pradesh its signature apples. Raj Kanwar remembers Satyanand Stokes. Who was Sa...