THIS ABOVE ALL
Khokhrains are a
caste group of Punjabi Khatris, comprising Kohlis (our Prime
Minister and his wife Gursharan are Kohlis), Sahnis or Sawhneys,
Chaddhas, Anands, Sabharwals, and, perhaps, some other
sub-sects. They prefer to make matrimonial alliances among
themselves. I know quite a few of them but no one knew how and
where the word Khokhrain came from. I have the answer now from
the recently published autobiography written by I.P. Anand,
entitled A Crusader’s Century: In Pursuit of Ethical Values
"Centuries ago when the Aryans were moving down, and since
Alexander’s and Porus’ time, certain sects from the
principality of Khokhar, somewhere between Baluchistan and
Afghanistan, also moved down. Their descendants were called
Khokhrains. In the Indian side, Porus ruled the region that fell
between the rivers Jhelum and the Chenab, also called Chaj. They
were noted for having defeated and killed Mohammed Ghauri, to
avenge the murder of Prithvi Raj Chauhan, who was a striking
figure in Indian history during the latter part of the 12th
Prime Minister Manmohan Singh is a Kohli. The Kohlis are Punjabi Khatris. Khokhrains are a part of this caste
known for his bravado and for the clout that he had acquired
with the support of all those who had accepted his leadership of
the Khokhrains. That led to great support for him when
subsequently Alexander came into conflict with him near the
Jhelum. Thus Porus, who was of the Sabharwal sub-caste and a
part of the Khokhrains caste group, came to be the leader."
I.P. Anand joined
the Thapar group of companies to become the chief spokesman of
its multi-faceted enterprises. He was jailed in the Quit India
Movement. He came into contact with many Congress leaders as
well as Jaya Prakash Narayan. He was also with the ILO
(International Labour Organisation). He has a high opinion of
himself and wants his readers to share it.
Of drum beats,
And music through
along the roads;
With folded hands;
And gently knock
And with forced
Beg for votes;
They pack things
they’re heard no more;
And if got
You’re sure to
Only at the next
(Contributed by Dr
C.J. George. Courtesy: Poets International, Bangalore)
— superman; after marriage — gentleman; after 10 years —
watchman; after 20 years — Doberman.
There is only one
perfect child in the world, and every mother has it. There is
only one perfect wife in the world, and every neighbour has it.
husband: "Do you have a book called Man, the Master of
"The fiction department is on the other side, Sir."
thinnest book has only one word written in it:
"Everything"; and the book is entitled "What
A man who
surrenders when he is wrong is honest. A man who surrenders when
he’s not sure is wise. A man who surrenders when he is right
is a husband.
like chocolates, taste good anytime.
Lovers are like
pizzas, hot and spicy, eaten frequently.
Husbands are like dal
rice, eaten when there is no choice.
A man receives a
telegram: Wife dead – should be buried or cremated?
Man: Don’t take
any chances. Burn the body and bury the ash.
Fact of life
One woman brings
you into this world crying; and the other ensures you continue
to do so for the rest of your life!
Why doesn’t law permit a man to marry a second woman?
Because as per law, you cannot be punished twice for the same
Lady to her maid:
"Oh Sita, I have reason to suspect that my husband is
having an affair with his secretary."
Sita: "I don’t
believe it! You are just saying that to make me jealous."
Vipin Buckshey, New Delhi. Courtesy: Society for Prevention of
Cruelty to Husbands)