India’s forgotten Heroes #5 – Annasaheb Karve

Maharshi Karve

Read about Annasaheb Karve who setup the SNDT university in Mumbai and several other educational institutions for women. A true Bharat Ratna.

Meeting Astronaut Rakesh Sharma

Some chance meetings are so special …. today happens to be the 36th anniversary of (then) Sqn Ldr Rakesh Sharma becoming the first and so far the only Indian to have journeyed to space. After the space odyssey he came back and went around meeting students, to motivate and inspire them. As part of that … Read more Meeting Astronaut Rakesh Sharma

Narthaki Nataraj – Mind Blowing

We attended two sessions of ARTH, a culture fest at Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium today. While I will write about Mr. Owaisi and Dr. Swamy’s session later, am still under the spell cast by Padma Shri Narthaki Nataraj. She enacted Amba turning into Shikhandi and back to Amba on the Kurukshetra battle field and you could … Read more Narthaki Nataraj – Mind Blowing

Forgotten Heroes – Subramania Bharathi

On Tuesday (Jan 21), we had been to Sampath Chitappa’s place, then my cousin Geeta’s place and finally met with Krishna and Murari who are more friends than cousins. They all live in Triplicane, around the Parthasarathyswamy Temple. We had to get some spices from the “Naatu Marundu” (desi spice store) kadai. We left Amma … Read more Forgotten Heroes – Subramania Bharathi

Celebrating the NaMo victory !

As news started trickling in on May 23rd of yet another Modi wave, we made preparations for our celebration. We were sure that BJP and Mr. Modi will win a comfortable majority so we started the day with tea in a saffron cup 🙂 Breakfast was millet khichadi, followed by OPOS Biriyani for lunch. Then … Read more Celebrating the NaMo victory !

Unknown Indian Greats #1 – Ishwar Chandra Vidyasagar

Till his bust was vandalised a week back during the recent West Bengal election campaign, Ishwar Chandra Vidyasagar was unknown and almost forgotten ! Even after the vandalization, it got political about whose legacy was he forgetting that he belonged to the undivided India. Who was Ishwar Chandra Vidyasagar ? He was the second runner … Read more Unknown Indian Greats #1 – Ishwar Chandra Vidyasagar