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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…