masonry tanks of yore
People living in the Thar desert, including the large sandy region of
south-western Haryana, used pucca talaabs or masonry tanks for storing water.
People in this region were aware that runoff rainwater collected in a depression
or a natural pond could not last long and evaporated during the long and
extremely hot summer months, writes Ranbir
are being made by non-government organisations to give a new lease of life to
the dying tradition of embroidering Chamba rumaals, following the failure of the
state government to do so.
Dogra who saved the ‘paradise on earth’
have been counted among the most ferocious warriors all over the world. One such
quiet, unassuming, and dedicated Dogra soldier was Brigadier Rajinder Singh
Jamwal, who by "his personal example, leadership of high order,"
indomitable courage and unflinching loyalty to his ruler laid down his life in
the wee hours of October 27, 1947, and saved the "paradise on earth"
from being grabbed by Pakistan.