Pankaj Mishra and Mashobra

pankajmishra.jpgPankaj Mishra is acclaimed Indian writer/journalist who writes on various International and national media, he also lives in Mashobra (near to Shimla) and has nice article on TIME Asia about Mashobra:

http://www.time.com/time/asia/2003/journey/india.html

and on Tehelka:

Article on Pankaj:

http://www.nybooks.com/authors/196

Here is wiki on Pankaj:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pankaj_Mishra

Pankaj cherishes his memories about small town, Mashobra.1presidentretreat1.jpg
Indian President also has retreat in Mashobra:

Located on the hill top of the Mashobra, the building was taken over during 1895 by the Viceroy. The president visits The Retreat at least once a year and his core office shifts to that place during his stay in The Retreat. Thousand feet higher than the Shimla Ridge Top, The Retreat is located in a picturesque surrounding. The architectural pattern and the natural beauty of the place have made The Retreat a tourist attraction in Shimla.

The redeeming feature of this building is that it is purely a wooden structure with dajji wall construction. Originally constructed in 1850, this building has a plinth area of 10,628 sq. ft.

An IT professional for 17 years, based in the US since the last 12 years. Founded NGO My Himachal and then Himachal Media Pvt. Ltd.. A Himachali forever. Always trying to bring together people whose hearts beat for the state.

4 Comments

  • Reply August 25, 2006

    Avnish Katoch

    http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/articleshow/1927665.cms
    MASHOBRA (Shimla): Kasauli, once home to successful writers and famous hermits, now has some stiff competition. Those on the lookout for a fashionable retreat — from Preity Zinta to some Nepal royals — are increasingly heading to Mashobra, about 90 km from Kasauli.

    If Kasauli offers a view of some of the major cities and towns in Himachal Pradesh and Punjab, plus a breathtaking look at the Shivalik hills, Mashobra offers a panoramic view of the Himalayas and promise of a verdant golf course just a few kilometres away in Naldhera.

    This wonderful alternative to those who swore by Kasauli already has some well-known public figures living here, the likes of General R S Dayal, who led Operation Bluestar, actress Waheeda Rehman, Rana Jagdish Shamsher, one of the royals from Nepal, and HP minister Vidya Stokes.

    What is of concern, though, is the steep upward climb the real estate graph has seen. In just the last two years, land prices have appreciated by almost 100%.

    Former additional home secretary P S Kutlheria said, “The entire area from Mashobra to Naldera has become the latest destination for buyers, especially those who want to either make huge bungalows, set up orchards, or make flats for sale.

    A bigha sells for anything between Rs 20 to 24 lakh, a price unheard of in this part of the world.”

  • Reply November 6, 2006

    Ankur Singh

    i need contact of Mr. Pankaj Mishra regarding contact him to invite him as guest lecurer in my collge, N.I.T. Waranagal(india’s one of top most college).

    hope so u can help me in finding out any type of contact regarding contact him.

    Ankur…

  • Reply December 19, 2009

    neena sharma

    Could you help me get in touch with Pankaj Mishra. This is regarding a novel I’ve written. Thanks in advance

  • Reply May 12, 2011

    Raymond Dias

    I need to contact Pankaj Mishra.

    Could you help me please.

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