Venus Upadhayaya

The Wonder That’s Sanskrit

Is My Jammu Village Standing on a Civilisational Catchment?

People of the mountains in my region haven’t preserved history in the written form the way the modern world does. But somewhere embedded in the cultural beliefs there are things...

Jammu and Kashmir in 1946 - Map of India India by National Geographic

Small Piece of a Family’s History Could be Missing Chunk in Kashmir’s Puzzle

There was an ancient route from Kashmir to Haridwar traversing through the shivalik ranges of Jammu that brought traders, seekers and invaders to India. Haridwar is a pilgrimage town of...

"You must not lose faith in humanity. Humanity is an ocean; if a few drops of the ocean are dirty, the ocean does not become dirty."

– Mahatma Gandhi