March 21, 2004
Tales of Sikh currency
study of Sikh coinage has not received the attention it deserves from
its historians and numismatists. The comments of historians are often
not supported by sufficient historical evidence and are often not based
on a proper investigation and analysis of even those coins that are
together a jigsaw
SURINDER Singh has the
intense look of a man with a mission. Tall, though not overbearing, this
six-foot-tall Sikh with a Pathan background sits in his study in
Chandigarh, amidst hundreds of books, all neatly arranged and
catalogued. This speaks of a tidy mind, which bodes well for someone who
is researching "fragments" of history based on Sikh
Change for the better, no fear of war
scriptures emphasise the sanctity and piety of Samvatsara Phaladesh. The
new Samvatsara—2061—commences its journey at 4.10 am on the
night between March 20 and 21. But according to the Vikrama calendar,
it must coincide with the sunrise to be designated as Samvatsara.
Soaking in the peace of Pachmarhi
Pradesh Tourism’s brochure describes Pachmarhi as a verdant jewel
where nature has found exquisite expressions in myriad enchanting ways.
What overcomes a tourist visiting the place is its sheer
tranquility, with the plateau hemmed by the mountains with its trees,
open fields and red soil.
Royal Indian Navy Mutiny of 1946 was a milestone in the history of
India’s freedom struggle. Madan Singh, now in his mid-eighties, was
then a Petty Officer (telegraphist). As vice-president of the strike
committee, Madan Singh led the mutiny from the front. He recalls the
stormy days of May 18,1946.
crusaders & circus beasts
Shilpa Shetty is the latest Bollywood personality to join the campaign
against performing animals at circuses. Joining
the campaign by People for Ethical Treatment of Animals, Shetty
poses in a hugging bodysuit about to leap through a ring of fire. The ad
has the tagline "Beaten, Lonely and Abused" and "Boycott
Sammelan loses star guest
Vilayat Khan’s death, Punjab, especially Jalandhar, has lost a
celebrated guest, a star performer at its annual Harballabh Sangeet
Sammelan. Despite his many engagements all over the world, the
maestro never forgot Jalandhar and cherished the love of its people.