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Magic of “THREE” and Gurez

Magic of “THREE” and Gurez

           “Three” spellings of Gurez Just as a love child is called out by many a loving name, so is our little Gurez. By that parameter the formal name or ‘school kanaam’ is Gurez. The other two are spoils of the first in what is considered affection or in endearment. Gurez: […]

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Magic of “THREE” and Gurez

Magic of “THREE” and Gurez

Gurez showered a rare clairvoyance. How was I to know that I would roll into its folds and venture into the Magic tunnel of “Three”? As I glided across the unbelievable beauty of Gurez, I picked up gems that surprisingly added up to the enchanting number – “Three”. This fascination kept gathering steam, irrespective of […]

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Gurez Floral Wealth:  Rich Resources, Rich Returns 

Gurez Floral Wealth:  Rich Resources, Rich Returns 

INTERVIEW

Om Parkash Sharma ‘Vidyarthi’, Principal Chief Conservator of Forests J&K, a man of the wild woods, could easily compete with Google on instant answers about plants, botanical names, uses, and properties. And like Google he can keep unfolding the cabbage layers of the greenies, their medicinal value, folklore, fragrance, and everything else, he can go […]

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Power woes in Gurez – II           

Power woes in Gurez – II           

GUREZ SERIES…

Connect Gurez with the Solar farm of Ladakh There is a significant pitch, to connect Gurez with the massive Ladakh Solar Project commenced in 2018 that is claimed, to redirect the entire region towards cleaner energy besides also turning it into an energy-exporting zone for parts of the country. The ambitious project of 7.5 GW […]

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UNFAIR: Power woes in Gurez?                      

UNFAIR: Power woes in Gurez?                      

GUREZ SERIES…

Disha lay on the rock, face down, scooped up the water in her cupped hands, from Gurez’s legendary Habba Khatoon spring and slowly sipped it. “Gurez has a distinct and delightful ‘Taste Profile’”, she declared, enjoying the sweet flavour of dewy water emerging from the Habba Khatoon – the poet queen’s mountain peak. Disha’s hubby, […]

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Rural Tourism bounties in Gurez

Rural Tourism bounties in Gurez

Aviary-Tourism: Gurez is an aviary-rich area, with a wealth of exotic and rare birds. For bird lovers and pages of National Geographic, it is truly a treasure house. Bird watching alongside wildlife watching, village walks, village stays, forest showers, and exploring avian habitats and habits, could make an interesting circuit.  – Photographic and Painting Tourism: As […]

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Rural Tourism bounties in Gurez

Rural Tourism bounties in Gurez

GUREZ SERIES…

There is a pleasure In the pathless woods There is a rapture on the lonely shore, There is society where none intrudes, By the deep Sea, and music in its roar: I love not Man the less, but Nature more… ~ Lord Byron As the litlu, litlu mules wheedled away carrying loads of maize bags, […]

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The ‘Tricorne’ Hat of LoCs

The ‘Tricorne’ Hat of LoCs

GUREZ SERIES…

Gurezi people and the army’s inter-dependence After-war, Road to Paradise: It took a war, to bring a road to Gurez! Before that Gurezis walked to and from Gurez to Bandipore via the Athwatu Nallah. Then the patch was roughly motor-able for a few tough jeeps on this axis. Ponies were the chief transporters of goods. […]

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The ‘Tricorne’ Hat of LoCs

The ‘Tricorne’ Hat of LoCs

GUREZ SERIES…

Bagtore Cricket bang on the LoC As I take the route to Bagtore or Izmarg, another LoC point, I notice how precious was firewood – the stray, dry twigs collected soon after snow-melt adds to the list of lifelines of lady Gurez. Gurezi women, mostly elderly, eagle-eyed, pick every tiny bit of wood and accumulate […]

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The ‘Tricorne’ Hat of LoCs

The ‘Tricorne’ Hat of LoCs

GUREZ SERIES…

Gurez wears a strange hat; a unique triangular shape, it’s called – ‘The Tricorne Hat’ worn by George Washington- the Founder President of America. This triangular shape is symbolic and indicative of the connect Gurez has on three sides with the ‘Line of Control’ or the LoC, with Pak Occupied Kashmir. Loops of tall razor […]

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