Amritsar – One City Multiple Facets
Gastronomical Treats at Amritsar
Spiritual/Religious Side of Amritsar
Historic Reminders in Amritsar
Today I read an article where London mayor urged Britain to apologise for Jallianwala Bagh incident. This was when all the memories from my two trips to Amritsar came rushing and I decided to write this article about the city which preserved its history, and moved on with it so beautifully.
There would hardly be anyone who would not know about brutal massacre at Jallianwala Bagh by British Empire on 13th April, 1919. The place is now a memorial of hundreds of people who lost their lives and another 1,200 who were wounded. Bullet marks on walls of Jallianwala Bagh still cry out for those innocent souls. I had goosebumps when I stood their imagining the whole scene playing out in my head.
Parade at Wagah Border
Not sure whether that experience made me feel more patriotic or sad about Partition in first place. Whatever it was, it’s something one should not miss when in Amritsar. It definitely was one of the strangest country borders I have ever seen. There is a parade every evening at India Pakistan Border at a small village of Wagah. The parade was so well coordinated between soldiers from both sides as if they have been rehearsing it together like a team. Even though the actions were made to show aggression, the perfect coordination indicates a different story. Everyone hopes that the different story is true, will that ever happen? Only time will tell.