Tuesday, March 15, 2011
Thursday, March 10, 2011
We don’t value the things we have,,,,we take them for granted until we are made to realize their importance.
Something like that happened with me & here I’m sharing with this you.
I was born in Kashmir. My great grandfathers migrated to Kashmir years ago & as far as we can trace our history, we have been living in Kashmir,,my great grandfather, my grandfather , my father & of course me,,all were born in Kashmir but only I didn’t have the privilege to be brought up in Kashmir,,,not that I’m complaining ,,,actually I don’t know what would have been better ,,,,to be brought up there or brought up here but I know love this place I was brought up…………………..JAMMU,,,,,,,my hometown Jammu,,,,,the place where I’ve spent almost all of my life.
As far as I could trace my childhood,,,,I remember this place only,,,,my home,,,,,Jammu. The first language I spoke was language of Jammu,,,,Dogri unlike my father who spoke Kashmir. My first favorite cuisine was of course Jammu cuisine unlike my father who’s very fond of Kashmiri food. My first proper girl’s dress,,still my favorite,,, traditional Dogri suit unlike my father who I guess still likes Feran(kashmiri warm gown) and my first favorite tourist destination(though now I know it’s not tourist destination,,,it’s more ) was & still is Mata Vaishno devi, here I don’t know my father’s favorite.
So for me Jammu is everything,,,, almost all my memories are linked to this place and I love this place,,,love this place like anything,,,beautiful,,,calm & unexposed place.
People here are satisfied with their lives,,,they know what they want & all they want is happiness,,,happiness in little things of life.
People here love each other,,,family bondings & everything ,,,it’s just amazing.
Touchwood,,,the place I live is heaven & I feel so lucky & blessed to be brought up here.
I loved Jammu always but last week when my friend from Assam,,,Cindy came here,,,I started loving Jammu even more. With her I explored other aspects of this place & its people.
And now all I’ve to say is
JAMMU IS INCREDIBLE,,,,,TRULY INCREDIBLE JAMMU……..!!!!!!!!!!!
Here are some pictures of incredible Jammu
Start of Mata Vaishno Devi yatra
One of the hundreds shop on the way to Bhavan.
Sunrise & Katra city
Half awake Katra City
My friend Cindy :)
Finally end of journey
Beautiful view of Bhavan
Sweet breakfast :P
So many SSB memories related to these chips
Back in Jammu
On the way to Kali Temple
Cindy buying prashad :)
Fruit chat :P
Magnificent view of Bahu Fort
Entrance of Aquarium
View of Tawi river
Linking Jammu city
way back home
One of my favorite food joints
Jammu's onion dosa :P
ShivDham temple, Canal road
Cindy's diet :P
Cindy's shopping,,,,green tea,, kashmiri kehwa,,,dried amla,,,walnuts & almonds
Kalere,,,used in marriages
Patel bazar & earrings :P
The famous Lemon Soda of Jammu
Girls love bags :P
Chuda,,,,Traditional bangles of Jammu
Garlands of currency notes,,,something unique to Jammu :P
The one & only mall in Jammu
Sunset,,,Barista & cappuccino,,,terrific trio
Isn't my JAMMU incredible ????????