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Rajeshwar Singh  ‘Raju’ “If one wants to excel in any field, one has to put in best of efforts with all creative innovations and that is possible only after getting refined by the experts of the field and continuous rehearsals … More
Rajeshwar Singh  ‘Raju’ “If one wants to excel in any field, one has to put in best of ef More
Arvind Gigoo Srinagar Kashmir Year (?) I am walking on the road. Moti Lal Kemmu meets me. He says: & More
Gunjyot Singh, resident of Jammu ,born into a Sikh family is talk of the town these days because of More
Dr Vipul With his interest in writing and learning, Arun Sharma is working hard since a decade to pr More
Rajesh Dhar The budding sportspersons of Poonch and adjoining areas would surely be missing the services of Sham Lal Sharma, retired Hockey Coach from Sports Authority of India (SAI), who also happened to be the Treasurer of Hockey J&K and … More
Susharma A distant look in bespectacled eyes and a determined chin on a square face showed the sort of man Lala Mulk Raj Saraf was – strong, resolute and a born fighter set upon achieving an objective which seemed beyond … More
Rattan Raina IPS (Retd) One fine morning in Dec, 2013, a seventh class student of Indian origin named Shubham Banerjee was having breakfast on the kitchen table in California, USA. He asked his father how the blind people would read. … More
Ibtisaam Choudhary Ch. Wazir Mohd Hakla who served for Gujjar Community belonged to famous Hakla Sub Caste of Gujjars which is an off-shoot of panwar or parmar dynasty. He was born about 102 years ago in one of the border … More
Major Qabla Singh was born on 2nd January, 1918 at village Gurha Slathia, Tehsil Samba Jammu. He studied at Gurha village  upto 8th class and passed matriculation in 1936 from Samba High School. He was  a scholarship holder throughout his                          … More
Ghanshyam Singh The dawn of independence was two decades away, the national movement for independent and sovereign Bharat had entered into a historically decisive phase and the roots of colonial rule on the Indian Soil had been considerably weakened, if … More
Manu Khajuria is a freelance writer/ commentator, activist from Jammu Kashmir. A native of Jammu Region and proudly tracing her roots to Bumnal a small village in Bishnah Tehsil, her focus is the Region, it’s history, culture and current issues. … More
Rajesh Dhar Dr Sanjogita Soodan has the distinction of achieving name and fame in the field of Sports Medicine at the International scene as Doctor in various sports disciplines, besides has the honour of being the 1st person from Asia … More
Shamsher Hakla Poonchi Mian Nizam-ud-Din Larvi was born in 1896 at village wangat in Kashmir. He saw the light in a famous Gujjar family. His father Baba Ji Larvi was a renowned figure in every nook and corner of the … More
Prof B R Sharma We celebrated 129th birthday of our Prime Minister,  Jawaharlal Nehru a few days back as Children’s Day on 14th   of November. I am reminded of an episode in my life which I want to share with … More
Vijay Singh Jamwal I was in 6th standard when 1965 Indo-Pak war broke out. Incidentally I was studying in Govt. High school Ambghrota. It is very near to Akhnoor town. Then there was bridge connecting Jammu city with Akhnoor town … More
Excelsior Correspondent One of the key highlight of this year’s Independence Day speech was the declarationby the Prime Minister that the Kashmir problem cannot be solved with bullets or abuses but can be solved only by embracing the Kashmiri people. … More
O P Sharma Rajinder Singh Bedi, a noted writer was born on September 1,1915 and has remained the first Station Director of newly set up Radio Kashmir, Jammu in December, 1947. He built up this “infant” institution operating from merely … More
Hardeep Kour Bali Once in a lifetime, selfless and extraordinary people like Bhagat Puran Singh appear on this planet to bring lost hope in the lives of the unfortunate ones. He was born on 4 June, 1904 in Ludhiana into … More
K S Jaswal Lt. Col. Bhag Singh Jaswal was born on 4 August 1917 in Ramkot, Basohli, Kathua (J&K) into the Princely family of “Jaswan”. Son of Raja Ragunath Singh of Ramkot (J&K) & Amb (HP) States,              he was an … More
Namrata Biji Ahuja How will the Goods and Services Tax impact India’s economic future? It is a revolutionary reform. It is for the first time in 70 years that there has been a true reassertion of our commitment to the … More
Ayodhya Nath Kerni Shiv Nirmoihi was born in  a middle     class family to mother Asha Devi  and father Pandit Swarn Mal Padha of village Panthal(Distt Reasi). He had the quest      for learning and literary taste right from      his childhood. He … More
Aarushi Thakur is a new age theatre director from Jammu who brings a fresh whiff of air to the troubled land. Her repertoire includes adaptations from Shakespeare, and presented in English too, as well as plays on her own scripts, … More
  Hailing from the ‘City of temples’ Ankur Chauhan has got a chance to work in Tom Cruise’s movie Mission Impossible 6. He will be working as Indian Army soldier in the movie. Ankur Chauhan did his B.Com from SPMR … More
From a nondescript small town in Nadia district of West    Bengal to the centre stage   of International Cricket as the world’s highest wicket taker among the women in ODI, it has been indeed a long and difficult journey for lanky … More
Col J P Singh, Retd Bansi Lal Kohstani is the legendary person who represents our near past and charters our distant future. He is best known for his anti-corruption crusade. And his other contributions in public life are equally remarkable. … More
Col D S Trehan Mahatma  Sardar Budh Singh can easily be described as father of political unrest in Jammu and Kashmir State. He raised a voice of dissent and revolt against the then prevailing system much before any other  organised … More
Sukreet Gupta A man with a Golden Heart  popularly known as “Goldy Bhai” is a one man army to      promote cycling among the youth of Jammu, taking care of the youth as young as 80 yrs. Yes, he is the … More
Vijay Wali It is well said that hope is       life and every human being is hopeful of his bright tomorrow. But the poets are considered more sensitive than the common people , it is because of this that they express … More
Sahildeep Singh Raina Vinod Khanna (6 October 1946 – 27 April 2017) was an Indian actor and producer of Bollywood films Khanna was born in a Punjabi family to Kamla and Kishanchand Khanna, a textiles, dyes and chemicals businessman, on … More
O P  Sharma B.K. Nehru who remained as Governor of Jammu and Kashmir from Feb 22,1981 to April 26,1984 and his wife Shoba Nehru are still  remembered for their positive and constructive role. He was an able administrator and a … More
Ravi Rohmetra This is the tale of a towering             personality who worked selflessly for the cause  of the people. A personality who shared weal woes of needy. He was a friend,  a guide and a social worker. Born on 13th … More
Col J P Singh, Retd ‘When you go home, tell them of us, for your tomorrow, we gave our today; is the epitaph written in Kohima War Memorial. The above world famous verse, attributed to John Maxwell, is said to … More
For a man who began writing his first script at 19 and directed his first film when he      was 22, filmmaker Priyadarshan never       ceases to surprise with his durability.        He also takes ‘brief breaks’ into what he terms as ‘socially … More
An acclaimed Herbal and Beauty expert and an enterprising entrepreneur who has earned worldwide recognition, Shahnaz Hussain in a chat with         Daily Excelsior Correspondents, speaks on various issues concerning women. Excerpts of the interview: What are your thoughts this International … More
Ritu Phogat, the third of   the now famous Phogat sisters, has set her eyes on the coveted Olympics Gold and training under her hard taskmaster father  Shabina Akhtar   in conversation with the  young wrestler. Ritu Phogat, 22, the … More
Harvard Business School recently            conducted a video interview of Shahnaz Husain, the quintessential entrepreneur, who has become internationally renowned for her brand of Ayurvedic beauty care and unique business strategies. The interview was conducted by Harvard Professor Sunil Gupta, from … More
Er. Rabinder Shekher According to Buddhist scripture, “Our life is the creation of our mind,” Buddhist philosophy developed an entire science of training the unruly mind to help anyone overcome its constant fluctuations to achieve stillness, and eventually, enlightenment. But … More
P L Dhar ‘Gu’ means darkness and ‘Ru’ means light. Undoubtedly, one who dispels the darkness is Guru. Yogi Ajay Jalla popularly known as Bablu Bhaiya Ji was a born selfrealized ‘Sidha Purusha’. He was born on 24th February, 1964 … More
As part of WWE’s extension programme, WWE superstar Sheamus toured India recently. Sudipto Maity caught up with the athlete regarding Sushil Kumar, India and his love fosr wrestling. Excerpts: Why did you choose Sheamus as your present ring name? Sheamus … More
O  P Sharma Begum Akhtar  was an outstanding Indian singer of Ghazal, Dadra, and Thumri. She had earned the title of Malika-e-Ghazal (Queen of Ghazals). The year 2014 was devoted and  observed as her anniversary year. Begum Akhtar real name … More
Bharat Bhushan Arya Yug Purush Maharishi Dayanand Sarswati ( Mool Shanker was the name given by the parents ) was born in Tankara(Gujrat) on 12 of Feb 1824 .Family of Mool Shanker was disciple of Lord Shiva .On the eve … More
Rakesh Bakshi Geetika Kohli, the daughter of Jammu and Kashmir, is an internationally acclaimed poetess, who at the tender age of 21 had had her poetry registered in an American anthology, Blossoms of India. One of her poems, ‘The Canvas … More
Chand Ji Bhat Pandit Tika Lal Taploo was a lion amongst men in Kashmir. I do not remember there was any other person who had gained this title. He was born in 1930 and did his Post and Law graduation … More
Ravinder Pal Singh Arun Sharma is a teacher, writer, mentor and an aspiring memoirist. Born and raised in Jammu, he has dedicated his life to study, promotion and propagation of French language in the state. Working as a guest faculty … More
Excelsior Correspondent This is the success story of a man who with dint of his hard work, passion, vision and creative acumen has risen from a humble background to a person of importance and respectability in the society. K K … More
Asiya Firdaus “I have a deep bond with India; I feel it in my heart.  My dream is to go there and inshallahI shall.  Please grant me a visa, but even if you don’t, I will reach India somehow”. The … More
Dr Bodh Bral It is a well known fact that Sri Aurobindo contributed a lot in the independence of India but his infinite efforts for the upliftment of humanity are still unknown to masses. Here, an endeavour has been made … More
Lalit Gupta It is indeed good news that Rangeley Thakur-whose life and work is already   a subject of a monograph authored by eminent Dogri writer Om Goswami, and who has earned love and respect of artistes, writers, poets and members … More
Anusha Sharma Tariq Khan a youngster from Bufliaz area of Poonch district used to dream about Bollywood but nobody knew that this dream would come true very soon. Tariq and an acclaimed filmmaker from the same district Rahat Kazmi are … More
Mohammed Shahid Indian hockey legend passed away recently after remaining ill for sometime. His death has been widely mourned in India and abroad. Here is a life sketch of this world famous player. Mohammed Shahid has been an Indian Hockey … More
Ayushman Jamwal It is said that rebels define our times. Those with the courage and fortitude to break the shackles of conformity, armed with the eloquence and conviction to shake the slumbering masses, enriching minds and hearts with simple expressions … More
Col J P Singh, Retd Maharaja Pratap Singh, the third Dogra ruler, ruled Jammu & Kashmir for 40 years from 1885 to 1925, the longest of the all the Dogra emperors. He was very generous by nature, a moderniser and … More
Sat Prakash Suri and Dr. Gurdev Singh Dr. Shayama Prasad Mukherjee was       born in a Bengali Hindu family in          Calcutta on 6th July,1901 and his         father Sir Ashutosh Mukherjee was a prominent legal luminary of his times  who commanded respect … More
A prolific writer and dyed-in-the wool conservationist, he grew up in Rajouri, Jammu and Kashmir, and has spent a lifetime protecting wildlife and habitats in all the three regions of the state including high-altitude Changthang on the Indo-Chinese border, the … More