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Heritage in Punjab

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This is the sorry state of heritage buildings in Punjab. These are the pictures of Haveli of Diwan Todar Mal, who is very well respected by sikh community. These are ruins are situate less than mile away from the historic Gurdwara at Fatehgah Sahib.








A Sudden Question

A few minutes ago I got following message in gmail chatbox by H. I was only able to convey my astonishment(Oh!) at the suddenness of this question, and next moment she was offline leaving me alone to grapple with the question:

H: so let me ask you this?
What is something that doesn't kill you makes you stronger?
Answer me whenever you have time! I shall wait for your reply
4:24 PM


It(this question) came so suddenly that I felt as if I was caught unaware.

I would like to begin my answer with a question.

Why would anyone like to know about such a thing that if it fails to kill me makes me stronger?

It can be said that such a statement is capable of arousing genuine interest. I would like to begin a dialogue with the questioner on how this question came to her mind and what prompted her to ask it so suddenly and in the first place what is it that can inspire anyone to ask such a question.

Leaving this speculation about the origin of the questin aside and defering it to a later date, lets be…