Saturday, June 13, 2009

Kashyap Kashef Kashuf Causality

On the United Nations Assembly Floor:
A representative from India began: 'Before beginning my talk I want to tell you something about Rishi Kashyap of Kashmir, after whom Kashmir is named.
When he struck a rock and it brought forth water, he thought, 'What a good opportunity to have a bath.'
He removed his clothes, put them aside on the rock and entered the water.
When he got out and wanted to dress, his clothes had vanished. A Pakistani had stolen them.'
The Pakistani representative jumped up furiously and shouted, 'What are you talking about? The Pakistanis weren't there then.'
The Indian representative smiled and said, 'And now that we have made that clear, I will begin my speech.'

- a 'forward' Email that was in circulation a couple of years ago.

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Pages from History.

'Travels in Kashmir, Ladak, Iskardo, the Countries Adjoining the Mountain-Course of the Indus, and the Himalaya, north of the Panjab with Map'  By G.T. Vigne (Published 1844).




Godfrey Thomas Vigne(1801-1863), an English travelers visited Kashmir in 1835.

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