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Old 17-11-2018, 07:01 PM   #621
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Karnal Knowledge..

The Viceroy's Daughters..

Alexandra was conceived in July 1903 at Naldehra, 25 km from Shimla, perhaps after a game of high altitude golf, and was named after that place..Her mother died in 1906 when Alexandra was only 2 years old..Her father's Indian servants called her "Baba Sahib", "Baby Master", and she was as "Baba". She and her sisters, Mary Irene and Cynthia, "Cimmie", were brought up in grand houses, Hackwood Park and Montacute; their London home, 1 Carlton Gardens, became a centre of elite social life after Curzon's second marriage to Grace Elvina Duggan in 1917..She was dubbed the "prettiest debutante of the 1922 season" - The committee was formed in 1923 after the 1922 general election..It is generally closely related to the leadership and under the control of party whips..The BBC was Founded on 18 October 1922..

Seal of Himachal Pradesh..

The Himalayas to Hill Station of Simla..Tibetan refugee children walking towards camera...Stirling Castle one of the houses in Simla which has been purchased by the Save the Children Fund for Tibetan Children..Tibetan girl pan down to show Save Children Fund Badge on her arm.. Lady Alexandra Metcalfe whose Husband once owned Stirling Castle inspecting the children before the Dalai Lama arrived..The Dalai Lama blessing the children with a Scarf - Dali Lama takes his seat on his throne..

Home For Tibetan Children (1962)..

The only civilisation was the Jakhoo temple and a few scattered houses..The area was called 'Shimla', named after a Hindu goddess, Shyamala Devi, an incarnation of Kali..There are many different interpretations of the symbolic meanings of Kali's depiction, depending on a Tantric or devotional approach, and on whether one views her image symbolically, allegorically, or mystically..The British East India Company took control of the territory as per the Sugauli Treaty after the Anglo-Nepalese War (181416)..The Simla Accord provided that Tibet would be divided into "Outer Tibet and Inner Tibet"... During the "Hot Weather", Shimla was also the Headquarters of the Commander-in-Chief, India, the head of the Indian Army, and many Departments of the Government..The British began using the McMahon Line on Survey of India maps in 1937..The city has 13 anganwadis and 64 primary schools, whereas, Tara Hall and Convent of Jesus& Mary (Chelsea) are for girls only..The township of Summer Hill is at a height of 6,500 ft on the Shimla-Kalka railway line..Christ Church is the second oldest church in Northern India..Shimla also has the largest natural ice skating rink in South Asia..Sister relationships with towns and regions worldwide include Carbondale in Jackson County, Illinois, US, within the Southern region informally known as Little Egypt... severed hand beckons from an open Grave!..You're American aren't you?..How did you know?..The one word, Hi...Don't you see how clear it is?..He's always booking ahead...

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