from TOI dated 30th Jan 2011.
Previously: Rare photographs of Nehru
Update: TOI dated 13th Feb 2011.
|India's first prime Minister, Jawaharlal nehru, daddling (R) surfing on Srinagar's Nagin Lake in 1951. Seconds after the photo on the right was taken, the 62-year-old Nehru tipped into water. The pictures appear in photojournalist Sati Sahni's just-released book, 'Nehru's Kashmir''|
|20 miles south west of Srinagar, perched on a dry bare Hill, the tomb of Nund Rishi at a place called Charar Sharif.|
|A Food Bazaar|
While the income of the native is very small, the purchasing power of his money is extraordinary. here eggs are 4 to 8 cents per dozen: good-sized chicken 10 cents: ducks 4 cents: rice 2 cents per pound: milk less than 3 cents a quart: and other staples in like ratio.
|Department of tourism ad for Gulmarg Ad. 1970. from The Indian Express|
|The inside of the coat.|
|We tell our stories to anyone. My grandfather reminds a security man that he used to live in Kashmir. While he talks, my father checks on his pulse.|
|An old postcard (from famous Mahatta & Co) capturing the old ruins of Pari Mahal|
Strange tales are told of the Pari Mahal, of the wicked magician who spirited away kings' daughters in their sleep, how an Indian princess by the order of her father brought away a chenar leaf to indicate the abode of her seducer, and how all the outraged kings of India seized the magician.