For many people, the best thing that came from the colonial rule was the Indian Railways. Unfortunately I don’t think the colonial rule did anything good because it fundamentally made us believe that our culture and traditions were inferior. The railways would have anyway come to India at some point in time, it didn’t need … Read more Two Train Journeys and The Changing Indian Railways
As part of our ShikshaDaan Yatra in May, we went from Allahabad to Varanasi on the 15th of May. First, getting out of Allahabad was a nightmare as we got into the market area where the already narrow road became even more narrower due to the pushcart vendors. I kept cursing as people drove recklessly, … Read more Harrowing drive, insipid hotel, mind-blowing transformation – Varanasi 2018
In May 2017 we went to Vizag. For Krishnan and I Vizag has special memories as I was working with NIIT Vizag at the time that we met and fell in love. We have spent many hours sitting at the beach and Krishnan’s birthday in 1990 was celebrated at Hotel Dasapalla in Vizag. In 1990, … Read more May 2017 Vs May 2018 – Cleanest Vs Dirtiest
Krishnan and I had one of our Rajiv Chowk meetings today with Daviender. We took the metro from HUDA City centre around 2.15 pm and right through the trip there were hardly 5 people standing ! The metro was nearly empty. BUT it was uncomfortable because the air conditioner was switched off. Just the fans … Read more Metro – cost cutting ?
The first thing that one notices in Vizag is how clean the place is ! Its apparently ranked 5th in the Swachh Sarvekshan and I think soon it will be the most clean city in India. Yesterday we drove down memory lane to the airport and to the NAD quarters where my parents lived in … Read more Postcards from Vizag
For the first time, I listened to an Independence Day speech in full. We switched the TV on at 6.50 am and didn’t even have tea till our Prime Minister was nearly 40 minutes into his speech !! What am amazing speech and am sure, there will be many things the critics will find in … Read more Am inspired !!