I met a friend on one of my flights back from Delhi. He has a factory in Jammu and goes there often. One point he made in the conversation: doing business in J&K is different from doing business elsewhere in India. Case in point: the Indian Penal Code has a variant there called Ranbir Penal Code.

A simple point, but one that stayed with me: Kashmir is different from India. And then I thought: why should that be the case? Of course, there are historical precedents, but I think we ought to integrate J&K fully into India – one people, one of rule of law.

The conversation also brought back memories of my only visit to Kashmir as a 10-year-old with my parents and sister. We took the Jammu Tawi Express, and then went to  Srinagar, Gulmarg, Sonmarg. I still have a photo of all of us in the traditional dress. Hope to go there again soon.

2 thoughts on “Kashmir

  1. We have been able to successfully recruit Kashmiris and run an office in Srinagar for 5 years now.. It has been an interesting experience and a fruitful one. People are intelligent and hardworking.

    If you want to visit let me know and I will introduce you to our friends and colleagues there. The stupidity of our politicians and the next door neighbours has spoilt a true paradise on earth but there is a lot that is still good.



  2. My 1st visit to Ksmir in 1998 with a Kasmiri guy . Now , I would like to go with my family in early March 2012.

    Does the time selected is okey ?