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Beautiful Pictures From Himachal (Unseen Before)

Himachal is one of the most beautiful places on the earth. There are number of areas in Himachal which are extraordinary beautiful and this beauty is not limited to the known hill stations of Himachal. Below are few of the beautiful photographs of himachal which are taken in deep interiors and not in any known hill station.
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Floating Stone and tunnel at Khud Baba Temple

Floating Stone and tunnel at Khud Baba Temple

Himachal is an amazing state with a lot of amazing things to watch. There are many things present in different parts of the Himachal to discover. Not only Himachal has so many beautiful locations but it also holds many spiritually awakening experiences to the masses. There are many temples and spiritual places in Himachal which have the ability of making people feel that there exist in some great power of a universe. Therefore I have chosen to bring these beautiful and strange things from Himachal to the masses. First of this series is floating stone present at the Khuda Baba temple, Bhadhol (20 KM from Teh. Baijnath in Kangra district of Himachal Prades).This stone which weighs around approximately 5 kg is floating in water from past many years. This stone is believed to be brought here by a devotee from Rameshwaram and is also believed to one of the many stones which were used to construct the stone bridge between India and Sri Lanka by the vanarsena of Sri Ram to bring back Sita ma…

Kangra Fort- A place to visit

Kangra Fort has great relevance in the history of the Kangra district and Katoch kingdom. This fort is situated just few kilometers from the present Kangra city. This fort has always remained pride for the people of Kangra. Situated over large area, this fort offers a great location to visit. This fort is situated at the top of a hill and besides a small river. Presently this fort is under renovation and taken over by the Government of India. People are required to pay Indian five rupees per person for visiting this fort. This fort contains many gardens, historical gates, temple and old monuments. This fort is worth visiting and is situated on main Kangra-Pathankot national highway. A small link road is available to visit this fort. Adjacent to this fort also situated a historical Jain temple and it is also visited by many Jain devotees every year. Temple of Goddess Ambika holds a great significance to the people katoch caste as it is temple of their Kul Devi. However due to years of …

Beautiful Himachal

Himachal is one of the most beautiful states of India due to this millions of tourists from around the world come here to enjoy the beauty of the Himachal. Below are some of the beautiful pictures showing the beauty of Himachal. These three photographs are taken at the location which are not mostly visited by the tourists and belongs to deep interior of Himachal.

Osho and his unique thoughts

Osho is known around the world for his revolutionary thinking and thoughts. His thoughts have helped many people around the world in awaking their souls and becoming good human beings. In his life time, he presented his thoughts on many matters and issues; therefore, it is not possible for me to summarize all his thoughts here. However, we can discus few of them. First great thought of the Osho is about revolution and therefore, he wanted every human being to be a revolutionary. According to him only a revolutionary can create a world which is free of wrong practices. His thoughts always motivate people to break old barriers and live their lives in a revolutionary way. By revolution, he means the revolution of mind and soul together. According to him, we require a new revolution in this world for turning it in to a place which becomes a celebration for all and not a world which is full of grieves and unhappiness.
Second great thought of the Osho is about the way of meditation. As he hi…

A Foggy Evening with a beautiful Woman

It is the story of last winter. Most of the north India comes under dense fog in this time of year. I was on travel that time because of touring job. I was in the city of Varanasi of India. It is a beautiful city at the bank of holy river Ganga. Fog was so dense that nothing was clearly visible after 10 meter distance. I took the hotel near Ganga River from where one can see the beautiful flow of Ganga. My hotel was half empty because of the off-season.

I was staying in the room number 306. For the whole day I worked in the city and came back to the hotel in evening. However that evening had something special stored for me. I decided to watch TV inside my room as nothing was visible outside because of fog. It was 5:30 PM; suddenly some body knocks at my room’s door. I thought it must be the waiter of hotel who must had come for enquiring about the night’s dinner.

As I opened my room’s door to my surprise, I saw a beautiful lady standing in front of me.She was a beautiful woman in her la…

An encounter with a beautiful Woman

Yesterday was a good day for me. As I seen the most beautiful women on earth. If anybody wants to know about how a beautiful women should be like then he should see her. She was wearing yellow sari with flowers printed on it. She was looking gorgeous. Anybody can fall in love with her in seconds. She was like a ready to marry woman, nobody would not think for seconds if he got chance to marry her.

Her hears were shoulder long. She had left her hears untied. Her hear were playing with her face, some times they come in front of her face and then she put then back with her hands.It looked like that a moon was coming out of black clouds. Her body color in very fair. Her hand and face is like a white ice, creating a sensation in mind to touch this ice. She walks like a sweet breeze. When she passes near me, I feel a strange feeling in my heart.

She as a whole was a great work of God. The person who will marry her will be very lucky one. I got the time to remain near her for whole day. Alth…

My birth place Mandi (Himachal Pradesh)

I was born in general hospital Mandi on 29th October, 1978. It is my maternal home. My mother (Smt. Snehlata Katoch) has spent her initial life in this place. Her all study is done form this city only. Mandi is a city situated on the bank of river Beas. Mandi is surrounded from all sides by the hills. Last week, I was in Mandi to see my maternal grandmother who died from massive brain stroke. Mandi is known as the Kashi ( a famous temple town of India) of Himachal Pradesh. Mandi has near about 81 renowned old stone temples which have lot of historical value. Mandi is a gateway to Kullu vellay because every one has to pass through Mandi to reach Kulu or Manali. Indira Market-Square is a popular market place of Mandi (can be seen in Photograph). I have lot my childhood memories attached with Mandi. Every year in summer vacations we used to come here for spending our vacations. Mandi can be termed as a spiritual and religious city for its clam, unique and various religious places. Mandi …

About Me

Name- Arvind Katoch
Age- 30
Presently in Ludhiana, Punjab
Belongs to- Village Kanarag, Tehshil Baijnath, District Kangra, Himachal Pradesh
Cities lived- Pathankot, Udhampur, Hoshiarpur, Moradabad, Ludhiana
School/College-Saint Andrews School, Hoshiarpur (1st to 8th)
Govt. Sr. Sec. School, Hoshiarpur (9th to 10th)
Govt. College, Hoshiarpur (10+1 to B.Sc)
Symbiosis DIstance Learning Institute, Pune (MBA)

Highest Degree- MBA, Diploma in E-commerce
Worked- in Hoshiarpur, Moradabad and Ludhiana with companies like USV Ltd and Ranbaxy Ltd.
Writing Experience- Writing from last Four years with more than 5000 published articles. 
Presently Working:- as IT Consultant/writer.
Other website-
www.thoughtsofanordinaryman.com
E-mail- [email protected]
Mobile website- www.arvindkatoch.param.mobi

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Who are Katoch?

Picture Katoch Kuldevi Kangra Fort (Jai Ho Maa)

Katoch clan is a name of one of the ruling caste from India. Katoch is a prominent Rajput (Kshatriyas) caste of India and they basically belong to Chandravanshi Rajput clan. Katochs have the main predominance in the states of the Punjab, Himachal Pradesh, Uttrakhand, and Jammu. Katoch means a good skillful swordsman and earlier, Katochs were known for their sword skills. Katoch Royal family is the oldest surviving Royal family in the world and they still live in 'Clouds End Villa', Dharamsala.


Few of great and famous kings of this clan were king Porus who fought against King Alexander, King of Kangra Sansar Chand Katoch under whom Katoch kingdom flourished and saw his golden period and Rajanaka Bhumi Chand who founded Katoch dynasty. The main link between the Katoch clan and Kangra (HP, India) can be established by the long period of rule by the Katoch kings over Kangra and adjoining areas up to Jalandhar and Multan (Pakistan). M…

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My Village

My village is situated in Tehshil Baijnath in District Kangra in Himachal Pradesh (India). Its name is Kanarag. It is 8 km from Baijnath. Baijnath is a small town, situated on Pathankot-Manali national highway. It is famous for its ancient lord Shiva temple. About my village, though it is not associated with any historical event; however it is unique in many ways. It is important for me because my lots of memories are associated with my village.

This is a small village with 30-35 houses, which includes the 10 houses of Katoch’s (Rajputs) and 10 houses of Gaddis and 15 houses from the lower castes. Though it is small village, but it is unique in its structure. Here everybody is dependable on each other. Most of the lands are owned by the Katoch’s, approximately about 70%. It is difficult for them to manage all the lands. Therefore they take the help of people from lower caste.

This is the main resource of earning for the people of lower caste. Gaddis are wondering caste of Himachal Prad…

The way we look at old age

We all grow old in this world. This is the adamant truth of life which everyone of has to face. No one in this world can run from it. However unfortunately nobody wants to accept this truth. Every one behaves as old age is not going to come to him. All this is clear from our behavior towards the elderly. Day by day lot of example comes to surface where people have misbehaved their elders.

Elders are treated in way as they are useless. People forget that these are the same elders who are responsible for our growth. They have sacrificed golden part of their life for our growth. They have done everything for us, what they can do for us. Still knowing the most of facts, our behavior doesn’t change towards them. Let’s forget all the elders; our behavior even towards our parents is not good.

They are treated like waste in homes. Situations become even worst when they gave all their holding to us. After this they become of no use to us. There are many examples in the world, where children have…

Why Ayurvedic medicines are better?

Many people believe that Ayurvedic medicines are better than the mostly used allopathic medicines. Now the question which arises is that all this is true or people are just creating the rumors. In this article, I am sharing few of the scientific and general facts which prove by Ayurvedic medicines are better.

1) Ayurvedic medicines comes from the natural sources therefore it is easy for the body to accept these medicines than the allopathic ones which comes from the organic sources.

2) The real drug (active part) inside the Ayurvedic is available in very small quantity therefore causes no or negligible side effect as compared to allopathic medicines.

3) Allopathic medicines are usually given in larger quantity to create immediate result which put extra pressure on our essential organs like liver and therefore causes many side effects. Therefore if these medicines are taken for long time then can causes damage to our essential organs.

4) Most of allopathic medicines do the job of preventin…

Baba Ramdev entering homes in India

Baba Ramdev medicines have already seen a great acceptance among Indian. Even people living abroad are also getting attractive towards the therapies suggested by the Baba. Baba Ramdev have seen in recent past lot of controversies regarding the claims made by him about his medicines and Yoga. However the one interesting point which we all forget about this controversy is that whole of the medicines provided by the Baba’s pharmacy are nothing new but the same ayurvedic medicines written in our old Indian Vedas.

Yoga techniques are nothing new and are same built by our saints in the past. Baba Ramdev has only helped by taking this work passionately and provided these medicines in the scientific way to us. The problem with the Indian society is that we all have almost forgotten about the abundance of knowledge available with us. Ayurveda and Yoga have remained mostly neglected in the free Indian nation and hardly anything constructive work done for the more progress in this field.

Allopathi…

Equation of Desires and Happiness

Desires, desires, desires------and desires. We are all obsessed with them. If someone asks you a question that how a single human can have so many desires? Then it will be very difficult for you to answer this question because no body is able to answer this question so far. When one of our desires gets fulfilled then thousand more desires comes up instantly.

Desires are not bound to anybody. A poor can have them and simultaneously a rich can also have them. Desires are some thing, which everybody has in abundance. Every one has its own set of desires. Someone desires for money and other for a beautiful wife. Desires are endless. They can be from a small trivia to highly expensive thing.

Now question which comes is that is it good to have a desire or not? Definitely desires are good and they motive us to do many things in life. However the important thing is that they are must in controlled number and in one’s achievable limit. Desires provide us the energy to fulfill our dreams. It give…

Unknown Fears

There nearly 90% of people in world who are affected by unknown fears. These fears are wiping out them slowly and slowly. With the growth of technological advancements and hectic schedules, these fears are becoming more and more prominent. The main fear among them is fear of future. Future is not seen by anybody and nobody knows what's there in future is for him.

Still most of us remain anxious about our future. The main reason for the rise of future worries as major fear is that we are living in extremely erratic world. Nothing here is stable. Everybody is running for something. Competition is very stiff and therefore people at the lower level obtain no right to make their decisions. They are just forced to behave, live and work according to the orders of the others.

As the things are not in their control, therefore frequently situations become out of their control. They find themselves as hostage in the hands of others. Any losses out of these conditions where they have no authori…

My First love My Teacher

I still remember those days when I was in six standards. That was very tender age in all ways and as a child; I was not much grown emotionally at that stage. I was not very clear about love and sex. I had never experienced love for any girl before. All the girls in my class were same for me as boys. There was no restriction on sitting with them. We play with them and sometimes even touches them also. However never any feeling of love or sex came in my mind.

Everything was going smoothly, one day a beautiful English teacher came to our class. She was our new English teacher. This was her first assignment. She had recently passed her masters in English. She was approximately 22-23 years old. Her height was average. She was a clear example of how a beautiful and adult woman should look like. Her every body part was in a mature state of adulthood. This was my first experience of seeing a so beautiful woman. I could clearly see a huge difference between her and the girls of my class.

She …

How difficult it to be like a woman?

We say that women are one of the greatest creatures of the mankind. There are lot of songs, stories, literatures and poems, which are written in admiration of them. However in reality when we see the actual condition of many women around us then all these things just look as false quotes. A woman plays a very important role in the expansion of mankind; it is difficult for the any human to come in to this world without the support of her.

She feeds us in her womb for nine months and suffers all the pains without showing any sign of regret. She plays lot of other important roles in our lives without which it is not possible for us to live a happy life. However, still our behaviors toward women require a substantial change. A woman starts facing discrimination in life from her birth and this whole story continues till her death. Women even after so many years of development of mankind are not able to find any respectable place for themselves.

In India everyday, we can find many cases in wh…

Indian Journalism

Journalism has come a long age in India. It has seen long changes in India culture and society. Today with the entry of many new news channels and print media, its concept are changing very fast. Toady this is a hot carrier option for the many youth of India. Newer colleges are coming up every year to offer the journalism courses. Twenty years back there were very few selected individuals, who have the courage to enter into journalism.

Rewards in term of money were not very high, but the risks associated were present in abundance. Corruption was at its peak. Media was mostly influenced by the political parties. More over the number of print media was very less and TV was in its initial stages. Therefore choosing a carrier in journalism at that time requires lot of guts. That’s why we are seeing these journalists today as the Icons in their field.

Their name is like a brand image for many news channels and print media. Many news channels in India are just running due to their brand names…

Three ways to make a women happy

Woman is a wonderful creature of God. She is made by the God to spread happiness to mankind and that what she is doing in this world? Women have always remained ahead in fulfilling the desires of others. Every woman is very innocent and strives only for small praises. All the Women like every human being love praise. This is the time tested thing with women. Many people have used it and got success in winning the hearts of the women. We can also use this age old technique to make woman of our life happy. However we are required follow some caution in our behaviors. Women are very strong in understanding and analyzing behaviors. This is like a God gift to them.

They can very easily understand the motives behind your praise. If they found your praise superficial or lacking feeling, then they are not likely to respond to your praise. We are required to judge our praise well and avoiding repeated praises. We should not use complex praising sentences, which are difficult to understand. A si…

Role of emotions in life

Emotions play a major role in our life because we are governed by them in parts of our life. Many people even after achieving success or attaining an old age remain in the grip of emotions. This is not the fault of anyone because we all are living in a close system of society where our previous behaviors and experiences determine our next actions. Some of the emotions like fear, sex, anger, love and grief etc are so strong that they compel us to do lot of things which we will never do if we can think on them properly. For example many people kill others due to angry or fear and we accept the crimes of the others.

Strong emotions are good but it is bad to be in control of them. Mostly we never realize when we come in the control of these emotions. In the situations of strong emotions lot of hormones are secreted by our body which makes it impossible for our brain to take any decisions. In this situation our most of the decisions are biased and are based on previous experiences or inhere…

How right was Saddam Hussein’s execution?

I am not trying to create a controversy but I am only want to create a debate on the whole issue of execution of Saddam Hussein. I want to ask that was it the right way adopted for the execution of Saddam Hussein.

We may agree that he had committed great crimes against the civilization. However I have few more points to raise that Why Amnesty has to condemn this hanging and whole procedure of trail adopted against Saddam Hussein, because there are lot of questions which remained unheard and a lot of hurry is shown by the US-aided government to hang the Saddam Hussein.

At present Saddam Hussein was in the state of helpless and therefore it was not necessary to hang him and life imprisonment was enough to realize him of his crimes. Saddam Hussein hanging has created a big set back to the reconciliation drive in the Iraq. Today with this execution the divide between Shia and Sunni communities of Iraq has become wider and may effects any efforts of Iraq’s reconstruction.

Moreover this hangin…

How strong mind can work?

Mind also known to have many unique powers and many things which we believe on the world is only due to the power of our mind. This simple mind is known to create many complicated things around all of us. Mostly an average person is only available to use 2 to 5% of his brain, now any one can imagine the possibilities by using 100% of the mind.

Mediation has helped many people in understanding their hidden powers and using their mind more. In its full potential mind can create many wonders which are otherwise difficult to believe. Mind holds inside it more hidden secrets which even the scientists of today are not able to tell us. Our feeling, emotions and thoughts all go through our mind and create a world for us. We see things as mind tells us to believe.

Many psychologists have proved lot of theories in front of us; however every theory leads to more hidden secrets. There are many people who have even used their mind to communicate with the people staying thousands of kilometers away. …

Life is a great joke

Like is a great joke most of the times, however the problem is that most of people live this joke very seriously. Life is given to us by God for enjoying and creating fun in life. Whereas we all see lot of sorrow and unhappiness around us, moreover the amazing fact is that most of these sorrows and unhappiness are our creations or overall our all these are the weak points of society. Either we commit most of mistakes in life due to our greed or forced by the society to commit these. However in all this run we miss many beautiful moments of the life. Life is full of many exciting things which offer a great enjoyment to all of us.

We all have born in this world with no thoughts and desires and a child only wants to enjoy his life. However we burdened this innocent soul from childhood with lot of expectations and desires. In this way a circle of expectations and desires starts moving in the life of every person. At the end we get an egoist person out of this child who is finding difficult…