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Vanishing Dishes from Dogra Cuisine

Ashok Sharma Food is an important part of the culture of a region. It mirrors various recipes which our ancestors were familiar with, which foods they took, whom they ate with, who cooked the food and how they shared food with the other members of the community on important social and religious occasions. So food culture of a region tells us a lot about its culture and traditions.So far Dogras are concerned, they live a simple and hard life and they are hardy and hardworking people.Most of the people in Duggar region live in villages where life is not so e... More

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A comic caper gone wrong

It is perhaps in the fitness of things that Saat Uchakkey opens in a psychiatric ward captured in desaturated frames. The first few sequences, no less perplexing than the remainder of the film, are signposts to what lies ahead. So don't even try wrapping your head around this one. It'll only be ache-inducing. An earnest shrink is determined to come to grips with the baffling mental condition of one of the asylum's most difficult patients, a mystery man in solitary confinement around whom the staff members spin outlandish urban legends. A senior doctor advises his sincere... More


Poetry, Her passion

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 is All Bright’ was placed as the opening ode in the book, co-edited by Mrs. Elaine Polin and Mr. Richard Brotbeck. Elaine, who has been witnessing Geetika’s journey since then remarks that her poetic SSsense has grown exponentially over the years. She exclaims with pride that Geetika is a talent, ‘one-in- a-billion’ and is clearl... More


Seeking a new nose?

Dr. Suhael Zahur Humans have long tried to understand the beauty of the human face. Praxiteles' Aphrodite from 450 BCE was considered a standard for artistic beauty for several hundred years. With ideals of beauty changing over the last few millennia, concepts of beauty continued to build on foundations laid by past artists and scholars, as well as innate aesthetic preferences. Moreover, with the advent of modern media, popular icons have also shaped or have been shaped by the concept of beauty. A prominent feature on the face, the nose plays an integral part in bringing... More

Career & Education

Employment Avenues in Agriculture

Dr.Vishal Raina and Shalini Khajuria India, with 1.34 billion people which is growing at a rate of 1.8 per cent a year and could make the country the most populous in the world by 2050.Alarmed by its swelling population, India represents almost 17.85% of the world's population to cater the employment avenues. Literacy is the foundation for a progressive and developing nation. Literacy is India's only way make a place for itself in the times of mechanization and globalization. Although India has raised its current literacy rate of 74.4% (Census, 2011) from 12% at the tim... More


The choice to be

Long distance marriages are getting more common these days in urban India. But those women who quit their jobs to be with their spouses also face criticism from certain sections of society considering the act anti-Feminist. Surangama Guha takes look at both sides of the coin. We all know relationships are tough, that they can get complicated before you say Jack Robinson, and however much you may bang your head and try to pick up the pieces, you come up against a wall more times than you care to admit. So what happens when relationships, as a metaphor for travel chug off o... More

  • Jews in India

    G V Joshi The Jewish community in the Pune city is thankful for the minority status granted to it af More

  • Of Parasites

    Maneka Sanjay Gandhi One of the most disturbing movies I have seen was in 1975 “a virus comes thro More

Book Review

Music in holy Adhi Granth

O P Sharma Name of Book : Adhi Granth Mein Sangeet Sarita Author : Savita Bakshi Publisher : Highbrow Publications, Bari Brahmana, Jammu Pages : 292 Price : Rs. 575 The book entitled “Adhi Granth Mein Sangeet Sarita” in Hindi authored by well known Sitarist musician, Savita Bakshi is a detailed and an authoritative study on the musical features in the holy Adhi Granth. The author, a well known Sitarist of Jammu has remained as Special Secretary in the J&K... More


Dress for Karva Chauth

Shahnaz Husain Karva Chauth is a special day for all married women. It signifies beauty, as all married women, regardless of age, like dressing up. Mehndi, sindur, glass bangles, bindi are all part and parcel of the Karva Chauth festival. But, at work, your make up has to be toned down. If you have a clear skin, leave out foundation. After cleansing, apply a sunscreen with a built-in moisturizer. For oily skin, apply astringent lotion. Then apply powder. Or, use powder compact. Avoid applying too much powder and pay more attention to the oily areas of the face. Press t... More


The shrine of Khori Baba

Rajeshwar Singh Raju In this materialistic world, where greed rules the human minds all times, still there is no dearth of such personalities who are ready to make even supreme sacrifice by sticking to humane values thus thwarting the evil designs of enemy who are after them to exploit them to fulfill their evil desires. Such virtuous souls get immortalized for their noble deeds and the followers remember them with all respect even after their exit for heavenly abode. Khori Baba has also been one of those pious souls who lived at border area of Nowshehra, District Rajour... More

  • The shrine of Khori Baba

    Rajeshwar Singh Raju In this materialistic world, where greed rules the human minds all times, still More

  • Documents that helped Dogri

    SP Sharma Certain historically valuable documents unearthed by an officer and researcher, late Mr.BP More

Science & Technology

All new Google Pixel and Pixel XL Smartphones

Yantragyan Google Inc (Subsidiary of Alphabet) has launched all new premium smartphones Google Pixel and Pixel XL. The new smartphones are launched along with new Daydream VR platform: Daydream View. Lets take further look at what new Google Phones have to offer. General Specification of Google Pixel #AMOLED 5-inch 1080p display on the Pixel, 5.5-inch Quad HD Display on the XL #Qualcomm® Snapdragon 821 Quad Core Processor with 4GB LPDDR4 RAM #12.3 MP with large 1.55pm pixels and f/2.0 aperture, Front cam is 8MP #Pixel Imprint fingerprint sensor #2,770 or 3,450 mAh B... More

Art and Culture

Natya Samagama stimulates Jammu’s cultural

Lalit Gupta Jammu playing host to ‘Natya Samagama’, which concluded this Wednesday, was an unexpected windfall as this five-day festival of Contemporary Theatre Practices, Traditions and Diverse Cultural Expressions of India, originally to be held in Kashmir but because of continuing unrest in the Valley, was shifted to the winter capital. Organized by Sangeet Natak Akademi, New Delhi, (SNA) in collaboration with J&K Academy of Art, Culture & Languages (JKAACL), at Abhinav Theatre Complex, the third edition of Natya Samagama (two already held at Delhi and Agar... More

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