Jan 162016
 
Gobindgarh Fort Amritsar

Restoration of Gobindgarh Fort : A heritage reclaimed On all my previous visits to Amritsar, I wanted to visit Gobindgarh fort, but each time I was discouraged by anybody whom I asked for directions “ Gobindgarh Fort ? Wahan Kuch Nahi hai, Kya karoge waha ja kar”  क़िला गोबिंदगढ़ ? वहां कुछ नहीं है क्या करोगे वहां जा कर Or there is nothing in Gobindgarh Fort , what will you do there ? And as a naïve tourist, who  is happy to be see what he is shown I missed visiting Gobindgarh fort each time. But as I always [Continue Reading By Clicking Here…]

Oct 102013
 
Train To Pakistan

When we saw Pakistan We were debating where to go on our next holiday and it soon turned into a heated debate as always. Finally, I said let us take a train to Pakistan and show you the land of your ancestors, to the missus. You see her parents were born in pre-partition India and she sometimes wishes to go and see the village where here forefathers lived. But she brushed this aside as another joke of mine. But I went online to book tickets in tatkal for Delhi-Amritsar Shatabdi train and offered to help with the packing of bags. Impressed [Continue Reading By Clicking Here…]

Apr 132013
 
Jallianwala Bagh Memorial Amritsar

  Jallianwala Bagh  Memorial Amritsar Today is Baisakhi, one of the few festivals in India that follows the solar calendar, the other one being Sankranti. Both are in a way related to the change of season and bumper crops. But Baishakhi also has a place in the freedom struggle of India. It was on this day April 13, 1919, that hundreds of innocent Indians, participating in a meeting in the famous Jallianwala Bagh in Amritsar were butchered by the troops on order by Brigadier-General Reginald E.H. Dyer. Till date, one can see the marks of bullets on the walls of the gardens.  Recently when the [Continue Reading By Clicking Here…]