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Guru Arjan Dev radically changed the entire character of Sikhism.....

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Middle of June every year since 1606, the Sikh Sangat has been observing the martyrdom of Guru Arjan Dev, the fifth Guru. He was the first Martyr in Sikh saga.....It is a fact, that before the arrest, torture and Martyrdom of Guru Arjan Dev, the

The Wild Encounters... Smarty Pants ... Eli-Phants

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Agreed..!!!! Elephant sightings are less glamorous than the Tiger...But they can turn out to be far more dangerous.....

We were on a casual drive around on the hills of an area called Sita Bani. It was not a safari....more  a meandering drive through the green lush vegetation to the temple on the hilltop. Suddenly the quiet of the jungle noises was broken by an excited cacophony of a bunch of excited young city slickers ... Haathi...Haathi ...we could clearly hear...They had stopped and were enamoured by a big evidently angry raging bull, a tusker.. And in their foolishness were out of their Jeeps trying to make acquaintance with him and videographing the encounter. Providentially...for them, we swung by before the Tusker decided to say hello to them. Our instinctive reaction first to stop....but then thought not.... and asked them to scramble out as well ...fast...rather super fast...




Split seconds was all we had to gain a lead and ...then the chase began...We were chased by an angry in…