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    Jalandhar's Forgotten ( Pre 947 ) Love Story-" Dil Diya Hai- Jaan Bhi Dengey "

    These days we see youths trying to impress their girl friends by playing loud stereos in their cars or making dangerous turns on their mo bikes.

    WELL WELL! LET US NOT LOOK SURPRISED ; IT WAS ALWAYS THE SAME.

    " Geet Hamare Pyaar Ke
    Doharain Gi Jawaaniyan
    Hum Na Rahengey, Tum Na Rahogi
    Raheien Gi Phir Bhi Nishanian



    ( from film Shree 420)

    HERE IS JALANDHAR's VERY OWN ( BUT TRUE ) VERSION OF " SOHNI MAHIWAAL" & " HEER RANJHA"

    In the years after the Second World War and Independence ( i.e. late 1940s ) the beloved of an aeroplane pilot lived in the area around Basti Sheikh Darwesh.Hers was a multi storeyed house.

    One fateful day, the lover pilot took off ( probably from a flying club ) and very cheekily navigated his plane to the skies above the house of his beloved.

    The beloved immediately, ran up the stairs to the roof of her house. From there she kept on waving her Dupatta to her man high above.

    To get a clearer view and / or to impress her, the pilot kept on diving his plane lower and lower till the tragic happened. The plane crashed( in the agricultural fields between Basti Sheikh and Basti Gujan/ Basti Danishmandan ), the pilot passing away.



    " Dil Diya Hai; Jaan Bhi Dengey
    Ae Sanam Tere Liye"


    ( song from film Karma)

    Acknowledgement :Basic inputs of the incident provided By Late Sheikh Sarwar Jalandhar Born - Lahore Resident , Later Chicago

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    An Anecdote

    Immediately after Independence in 1947 our family was granted a licence , on very liberal terms ,to set up a Light Engineering Unit at Rajpura ( Punjab ) .

    When one of my Uncles was in England ( as nearly all the bicycle manufacturing machinery was imported ) he went one evening with friends / relatives to a Restaurant in London.

    After the meal my Uncle gave a tip of 1 Pound to the English Waiter. The Waiter , in return , gave a Majestic Salute to my uncle.
    My Uncle , again , took out another Note and gave tip and the White Waiter , again Saluted.

    My uncle went on giving the notes and receiving salutes till all the money in his wallet was exhausted.

    His co diners were , naturally , very surprised and asked him the reason.

    Uncle replied :-

    " YEH ANGREZ JO KAL TAK HUM PAR RAAJ KARTEY THEY AAJ HUMAREY EK NOTE DENEY PAR HAMEY SALAAM MAARTEY HAIN. ISS SEY JAYADA JINDAGI MEIN HUMAREY LIYE AUR KYA KHUSHI HOGI .
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    Whilst I see the point he should have saved his money lol
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    He was like this. Made lot of Money. Could not retain most of it.

    In life ,Kaun Banega Crorepati is not important.

    What is more important is Kaun Bana Rahega Crorepati .

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    During Second World War ,immediately after liberating Rangoon( Burma ) from the British, Netaji Subhash Chander Bose ( Azad Hind Fauz - Arzi Hukumat Azad Hind ) paid homage at the Mazar of the last Mughal emperor Bahadur Shah Zafar.

    With full respect to the proud nation hoods of present day countries of South Asia, it would be wonderful if supreme leaders of Pakistan, India and Bangladesh, once in a year, jointly pay tribute at Rangoon at the Mazar of Bahadur Shah Zafar.





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    Rare Indian Collectibles - Pics

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    19 th Century Rare Photos of India
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    Frontier Mail ( Before 1947 ) And Khyber Pass- Movie

    Frontier Mail , a very prestigious train during British times started by B B C I R - Bombay Baroda Central India Railway ).

    It ran between Colaba ( Bombay / Mumbai of today ) and Landi Kotal ( Peshawar )in NWFP - North West Frontier Province ( now in Pakistan ).

    At Colaba terminus , Frontier Mail's timings coincided with timings of Passenger ships ( P and O - Peninsula and Oriental ) which anchored at Colaba jetty along with Rail terminus of Frontier Mail.

    Passengers ( mostly Britishers ) would disembark from the train and board the Ship gangway ( right adjacent ) to the train and vice versa..

    After 1947 sea travel gave way to travel by air.

    The Railway line between Churchgate Station and Colaba ( in Mumbai ) was removed.

    Now the train ( Golden Temple Express ) runs between Amritsar Station and Bombay Central ( Mumbai ).

    For Historical clip of Frontier Mail and Khyber Pass , please click :-



    For more on Frontier Mail , please click :-

    http://irfca.org/~shankie/famoustrai...infrontier.htm



    For more on P and O

    http://www.poheritage.com/our-history/timeline

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Peninsu...gation_Company

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    Netaji Subhash Chander Bose , during Second World War , escaped to Berlin via Afghanistan. Netaji was under House arrest in his home in Kolkata. Netaji boarded Kalka Mail from Gomoh Station ( near Dhanbad ) . He reached Peshawar in Frontier Mail disguised as a Muslim Insurance Agent.. Netaji must have shifted from Kalka Mail to Frontier Mail either at Saharanpur Station ( UP )or at Ambala Cantt ( now in Haryana ). These two are the prominent two stations on the rail route common to both Kalka Mail and Frontier Mail.

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    Gomoh Railway Station ( Near Dhanbad - Jharkhand )has been renamed as Netaji Subhash Chander Bose Gomoh Station. Netaji boarded Kalka Mail at Gomoh on 18 January 1941. The Station has , now , Netaji's statues.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gomoh

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    Thanks Sir

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    Pakistan - India - Doodh Ka Rishta
    We were hoping for a very close relationship between Pakistan and India. It was a divine experience to see Pakistani cricketers play in joint teams in IPL 20 :20 matches some time back.

    Pakistan and India have so much in common. With due respect to their proud national identities, both countries have the closest historical, cultural, geographic,social, religious and linguistic bonds .

    Still, we treat each other with so much suspicion . We may place our trusts in very distinct people but we do not have confidence in each other.

    THIS IS SAD.

    We are reminded of a famous dialogue from the blockbuster Indian film " Pakeezah" when the bold and fearless Raj Kumar faces the ire of a cautious Hakim Sahib ( Sapru ) for giving shelter to Meena Kumari.

    Hakim Sahib : Doodh Ka Jala Chhachh Bhi Phook Phook Kar Pita Hai

    Raj Kumar : AFSOS KI LOG DOODH SE BHI JAL JATEY HAIN

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    Re: British Indian Silver Coins- South Asian Heritage

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    British Indian Silver Coins

    India - Pakistan have a very good store of " Commonwealth" ( British time ) stamps and coins. Indian issued silver coins prices ( Sikka Chehrey Shahi - Coin With a Royal Face ) " are rising steadily. This trend can be analyzed from ebay.in auctions

    As pre Brititish Silver coins in India did not carry any image of the king , The British silver coins ( which had the impression of their Ruling Royalty , these coins were called SIKKA CHEHREY SHAHI


    Old timers remember when these British Indian silver coins were in circulation . There were particular names for some silver coins :-

    MALKA GUTT WALI - Queen Victoria with Plaited ( Gutt ) Hair . This is the East India Company Issue ( all such Rupee .coins bear a single date .i.e. 1840 )

    http://www.chiefacoins.com/Database/...ia_Company.htm

    Later Victoria coins (Post 1862 ) do not have the " Gutt "
    http://www.chiefacoins.com/Database/...a-Victoria.htm

    RODDA- ( meaning Bald ) This refers to Edward VII ( whose head on the observe of the coin was without crown )

    http://www.chiefacoins.com/Database/...Edward_VII.htm

    DOPPAR ( meaning Half ) These refer to the Post 1940 George VI silver coins when because of World War II high cost silver content in coins was HALVED

    http://www.chiefacoins.com/Database/...-George_VI.htm

    These silver coins are a good avenue for investing in silver ( But remain beware of Fakes ).

    http://jfcampbell.us/india/



    http://coins.shop.ebay.in/i.html?_nk....c0.m270.l1313


    Malka Gutt Wali Silver Rupee Coins had some gold in them . So , unfortunately , a large-number of them have ended up inthe melting pot.

    Ashwani Kumar Aggarwal

    ( Inputs credit to my father Late Dr. Dharm Paul Aggarwal )
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    http://rareindiancollectibles.blogsp...lver-very.html


    These days many Fake coins are circulating in India . To check counterfeit coins please click :-

    Waziristan 1901-2 War Medal Silver - Very Rare British Indian Army Medal- India Medal
    Waziristan 1901 -2 Campaign - War Medal- India Medal ( Seventh and Last in the Series of India Medal ( for Afghanistan Campaigns - Only in the Series With Edward VII on Obverse . The earlier 6 India Medal Series have Victoria on the Obverse )


    Edward VII

    Silver

    Weight : Around 45 grammes

    Awardee 's Name on Rim

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/India_Medal

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    Waziristan is a Tribal Area ( now in Pakistan ) along the Afghanistan border. The Pashtuns in the 19 th and early 20 th century very effectively challenged the military might of World Biggest Empire at that time - The British. In the 21st century Waziristan is proving to very frustrating militarily for the USA (
    Target of many present day Drone Attacks )

    Please note that it is also apparent from the Reverse Side of the Medal where an English Officer is shown with a Sikh Soldier that the British could control the Martial Tribes of Afghanistan because of the Valiant Sikh Soldiers.

    Before the British it was the Sher - e- Punjab , Maharaja Ranjit Singh and his legendary General , Hari Singh Nalwa who could control the rebellious tribes.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Waziristan

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/War_in_North-West_Pakistan

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    For Pic of Medal, please click :-

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    Afghanistan NWF -1919 War Medal - Silver - British Indian Army Medal

    http://rareindiancollectibles.blogsp...al-silver.html
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    North West Frontier 1930-31 British Indian Army Medal - Silver


    http://rareindiancollectibles.blogsp...1-british.html
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    [MENTION=6122]Ashwani Kumar Aggarwal[/MENTION] thank you for your posts which are always so sensible informative and in the spirit of goodwill
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    [MENTION=6122]Ashwani Kumar Aggarwal[/MENTION] thank you for your posts which are always so sensible informative and in the spirit of goodwill
    Sir ,We are greatly honoured by your words of appreciation
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    Zinda Manzil, Basti SHah Kuli , Jalandhar


    http://www.punjabjalandhar.info/2009...sti-guzan.html

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