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  • Vidya Stokes: I work harder than many half my age
    on Jul 27, 2014 in IN PRINT
    Source – 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 →...
  • 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 →...
  • 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 : 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...
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