Monthly Archives: May 2015

‘Homage to brave Faqir Muhammad of Indian Labour Corps who attained martyrdom during WWI’ by K.J.S.Chatrath

64427-004-358807CDस्वर्गिय फ़क़ीर मुहम्मद जो की इंडियन लेबर कोर के सदस्य नंबर 150 थे, १६ मई १९१८ को प्रथम विश्व युद्ध मैं शहीद हुए. उनकी शहादत के सही स्थान का तो पता नहीं है पर उनकी याद मैं सैं सेवेर एक्सटेंशन सिमेट्री, फ़्रांस (St. Severs Cemetery, Extension, Rouen, France), मैं एक यादगारी पत्थर रखा गया है. यह स्मरण रहे की लेबर कोर के सदस्य निहत्थे होते थे. आईये हम उनको श्रद्धांजलि अर्पित करें.

जय हिन्द
Indian martyr Faqir Muhammad #150 was a member of the Indian Labour Corps and attained martyrdom during the First World War. The exact place of his death is not known but there is a stone in St. Severs Extension Cemetery, Rouen, France comemorating his memory. He died on 16th May, 1918. It may be recalled that members of the Labour Corps carried no arms. Let us pay our homage to him.
Jai Hind.

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Dajikaka Gadgil Museum, Pune, India : The Story of Gold

Hello,

I am sharing an interesting email received by me.

Take a look.

Regards….KJS Chatrath

 

Dajikaka Gadgil Museum : The Story of Gold

Peep into the  Golden Life  of Dajikaka and Walk through the Journey of Jewellery

The museum reflects a remarkable story that traces the journey of a boy born in traditional, joint family of gold traders in a small town, Sangli in the Indian state of Maharashtra. He demonstrated how a family-owned business can be developed harnessing talent and skill available within the clan and grooming it to bring it on par with any professionally managed organisation striving towards progressive growth.

The visit will also include exclusive display of jewellery designed and created by Dajikaka and a presentation on Journey of Jewellery. 

Get insights on the story of gold and learn about the golden man’s glorious life. 

Saturday  May 30,  2015
10.45am – 12.30 pm
Rs 250/-

Limited seats, RSVP with your contact details to admin@virasatpune.com / 7774062593

 

 

New French terms for ‘Biryani’, ‘selfie’ enter French dictionary for first time

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Hyderabadi Chicken Biryani” by Garrett Ziegler

The words ‘biryani’ and ‘selfie’ have been included in the latest edition of one of the most famous French dictionaries, Le Petit Larousse, for the first time. …some of the other newly included words are  ‘un bolos’ – a noun to describe someone who is timid, ridiculous and bordering on stupid – and ‘tuto’, an online video or pictorial guide to practical tasks such as decorating or cooking…

Please click at the following link to read the article: http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/world/uk/Biryani-selfie-enter-French-dictionary-for-first-time/articleshow/47350811.cms

‘Homage to Goran Sangma of Indian Labour Corps who attained martyrdom during WWI’ by K.J.S.Chatrath

स्वर्गिय गोरां संगमा जो की इंडियन लेबर कोर के सदस्य नंबर 404 थे, ८ मई १९१८ को प्रथम विश्व युद्ध मैं शहीद हुए. उनकी शहादत के सही स्थान का तो पता नहीं है पर उनकी याद मैं सैं सेवेर एक्सटेंशन सिमेट्री, फ़्रांस (St. Severs Cemetery, Extension, France), मैं एक यादगारी पत्थर रखा गया है. यह स्मरण रहे की लेबर कोर के सदस्य निहत्थे होते थे. आईये हम उनको श्रद्धांजलि अर्पित करें.

जय हिन्द

 

Indian martyr Goran Sangma #404 was a member of the Indian Labour Corps and attained martyrdom during the First World War. The exact place of his death is not known but there is a stone in St. Severs Extension Cemetery, France comemorating his memory. It may be recalled that members of the Labour Corps carried no arms.  Let us pay our homage to him.

Jai Hind.

‘The tastiest meal of my life’ by K.J.S.Chatrath

There are many towns having same names in India. I remember having read long back that there are 24 towns in India with the name Rampur as per the Indian Postal Department. Another such name is Chamba. Normally when we talk of Chamba, we have Chamba in Himachal Pradesh in mind. Some may not know that there is another little town Chamba- in Uttrakhand, situated around 45 kilometres from Mussoorie. One can, on a clear day see the row of snow clad mountains in the background from this Chamba. It is called Chamba (UK) meaning Uttrakhand.

I had passed through Chamba twice during the last 15 years or so. On both these occasions I was with the Groups of Officer trainees of the Lal Bahadur Shastri Academy of Administration, Mussoorie who were going on a trek. I recollect that our bus had stopped at Chamba for almost an hour and we had got dispersed to various restaurants/dhabas for our lunch. I remember three things from those trips. Firstly that the town had a small statue of a Victoria Cross awardee in the middle of the town. Secondly that the market was full of fresh crop of ginger (adrak) which was then being sold at Rs. Ten per kg. And thirdly, that on both the occasions I had simple & inexpensive but very tasty meal of rice and kadhi.

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Kadhi-Chawal in Chamba

So here I was this year in mid April in Chamba. I wanted to witness the annual Mela in the memory of the Victoria Cross Awardee Martyr Gabar Singh Negi whose statue adorns Chamba town. I would be  sharing more about this martyr who sacrificed his life on 10th March 1915 in Neuve Chapelle in France, fighting to save France.

I was lucky to have met Prof. Dhruba Kaintura, a very knowledgeable Professor of the Hemawati Nandan Bahuguna University, Chamba Campus. After visiting the village of the martyr we reached back Chamba town, tired and hungry. I requested Prof. Kaintura to find an eating joint where we could have Kadhi-Chawal for lunch.

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The owner -cum-cook of the restaurant

There was huge crowd in the town because of the annual Mela. At last we found a place where Kadhi-Chawal was available. It was so non-descript that it did not even have a name. Prof. myself and the driver were the only three persons in that restaurant. We were served Kadhi-Chawal which we soon polished off. The Kadhi was the tastiest dish I have had in my life. We were served a second helping. By the time we had realised that the Kadhi was spicy and sharp. So we requested for a bottle of mineral water. When we asked for a third helping the owner cum cook apologetically told us that Kadhi was finished but offered to serve us Rajmah (red beans) instead. It was equally tasty and we had to order another bottle of mineral water.

Feeling full and satisfied I asked for the amount of the bill. I was told Rs.140/- for the three of us!

On my way back to the Garwhal Mandal Vikas Nigam’s hotel, I was too tired and full to look for adrak (ginger).

“Sunday, May 24: Irani breakfast and photowalk at Byculla”

bycullaHello,

I am sharing herewith an email received by me for the information of my readers.

www.traveltalk.co.in is in no way connected with the organisation of this walk. The information is beingshared for the benefit of the readers. Please check up and satisfy yourself before taking any decision.

Thanks….Regards….KJS Chatrath

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“Sunday, May 24: Irani breakfast and photowalk at Byculla

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I am sharing the following email received by me for the information of the readers.

Please do satisfy yourself before taking any decision.

www.traveltalk.co.in is in no way connected with these programmes.

Regards………………….KJS  Chatrath

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‘Silver Museum, Udaipur, Rajasthan, India’ by K.J.S.Chatrath

silver-museum2Photo source: http://udaipurtimes.com/worlds-first-silver-museum-unveils-at-amar-mahal-2/

Shriji Arvind Singh Mewar of Udaipur, scion and the 76th custodian of the House of Mewar, unveiled in 2013, world’s first-ever silver museum filled with family heirlooms dating back to 743 AD at Udaipur. The first of its kind in the world, the museum is worth a visit. http://www.tribuneindia.com/2013/20130728/spectrum/main3.htm

 

‘The website of AXA Schengen’ by K.J.S.Chatrath

I am sharing below an email received by me for the information of the readers of www.traveltalk.co.in.

Hope you find it of some interest. Please satisfy yourself fully before taking any decision. This website is not responsible for the correctness of the information given in the following email of AXA Schengen

Thanks….regards….K.J.S.Chatrath

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“Be the first to discover the new design of Schengen website

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‘Bengaluru Walks & Tours in May 2015’ by K.J.S.Chatrath

Hello,

Here is an email that I have received about proposed walks in Bengaluru  in May 2015. Take a look.

Regards……………KJS Chatrath

 

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“Bengaluru Walks & Tours

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