Issue18, February09

Shivaratri The greatest Festival of Kashmiri Pandits
Author : Gopinath Raina
Shivaratri The greatest Festival of Kashmiri Pandits

Shivaratri (literally meaning Shiva's night) is a festival of great significance for Hindus all over the world, especially for those of Kashmir. Esoterically, it is symbolic of ...

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How to perform Shivratri Puja
Author : Piyaray Raina
How to perform Shivratri Puja

DOWNLOAD Shivratri Puja manual. We will be celebrating much awaited annual festival called Shivratri this month in February.

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OPPORTUNITY MISSED, BUT NOT LOST
Author : P.N.Ganjoo
OPPORTUNITY MISSED, BUT NOT LOST

The separatists were flabbergasted by the fearless polling of voters, including Kashmiri Muslims of the Valley, even in the face of boycott protests and threats of violence and ...

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Lalleshuri and Kundalini Yoga
Author : JAWAHAR LAL BHAT
Lalleshuri and Kundalini Yoga

Lalla describes her extreme ecstasy upon her realization of the ultimate reality and says that she entered the garden of beautiful flowers indicating the abode of Shiva on the ...

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VITASTA The Vyeth of Kashmir
Author : Chaman Lal Raina
VITASTA  The Vyeth of Kashmir

It has been said by the great Rishis, ascetics and men of spiritual realization that Vitasta is the Parvati incarnated as the Vitasta. When we turn the pages of the Nilamata ...

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Horoscopes-February09
Author : Acharya Surinder Gautama
Horoscopes-February09

Your Sun sign represents the sign of the Zodiac that the Sun was in at the time of your birth. The Sun rules willpower, ego, individuality, courage, confidence and the unique ...

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How To Cope With STRESS?
Author : Smita Pandey Bhat
How To Cope With STRESS?

Stress is the physical or mental demand upon a person that exceeds the capacity of the body. It means stress the pressure on the person that makes the person loose his balance. ...

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News in Pictures
Author : Raman Raina
News in Pictures

Exclusive news in pictures are for the month of January, 2009 by Shehjar’s Photo Journalist,

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Historic pictures of India
Author : Kulwant Roy
Historic pictures of India

Kulwant Roy (born,1914, Lahore, then in India) was a photographer working for Associated Press. He was personally responsible for several iconic images of the Indian independence ...

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Gurus and Masters
Author : Alakśendra Priya Vṛkarāja
Gurus and Masters

The Guru Śiṣya relationship is a sacred tradition originating in India by which a student reverently devotes his life to the service and teachings of an enlightened ...

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FISH TALES!!!
Author : B.L. Dhar
FISH TALES!!!

With a growing appetite for fish I had no option but to learn the delicate art of fish preparation so that I keep my taste buds constantly wet.

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Bridging the Regional Divide
Author : Raman Raina
Bridging the Regional Divide

J&K mirrors India as an all inclusive, all absorbing and all assimilating society and the liberal and broad culture of the state was earlier touted by the likes of Mahatma Gandhi.

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MARRYING OUTSIDE THE COMMUNITY
Author : Antra Bhat
MARRYING  OUTSIDE THE COMMUNITY

Some experience tells me that all of the past generation, including my mother and father were happy with the system of arranged marriage and yes it has worked fine with low ...

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Caterpillar - A short story
Author : M.K.Raina
Caterpillar - A short story

It was the onset of the spring. New leaves had sprouted forth on the tree branches and some trees were full of blossom. I had got ready rather early in the morning at about eight ...

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Fables
Author : Arman Koul
Fables

To be specific, the fable does not originate as a folktale, though it may make use of folk material and can thereupon be composed into a culture and exchanged as traditional oral ...

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A New Star in the Firmament
Author : Dr. K L Chowdhury
A New Star in the Firmament

We lay prostrate in obeisance in the benevolent Lord’s presence; we bathed him in the milk of our love, and offered flowers and incense;

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Snow
Author : Radhika Koul
Snow

Mummy! It is snowing! I cried. Yes, it was just like that fairy tale. Just like that dream. The picture had indeed frozen.

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26th January-A day of great resolution
Author : Raman Raina
26th January-A day of great resolution

Republican form of government implies that the head of the state will be elected directly or indirectly by the people of the state. It is not a mere chance that 26th January was ...

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What one can enjoy affordably
Author : Arun Koul
What one can enjoy affordably

Many of us are facing some level of nervousness in these present times. There are though things that we can enjoy doing, affordably.

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Panun Kashmir Observes Holocaust Day
Author : Raj Raina
Panun Kashmir Observes Holocaust Day

Panun Kashmir observed January 19th as ‘Holocaust Day’ to mark 19 years of their ‘exile’. I

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