We came to Allahabad on May 13th from Lucknow. The distance was just 209 kms but it took us four hours to drive that distance because the road is a state highway at best with just two lanes and unruly traffic coming at you from every direction !! We crossed the Nehru-Gandhi bastion, now Madam … Read more Postcards from “under construction” Allahabad
I wouldn’t have posted this excerpt from Khushwant Singh’s autobiography if a rabid Modi-hater had not posted this on Twitter yesterday – I wonder what his mother thinks of him !!! Say what you want to about Modi, he is a public figure and a politician so he has to deal with it, but why … Read more Modi-Hatred Vs Dynasty-Love
“et”.. just two letters that make all the difference. Today Gandhiji is cringing because there is a huge crowd of “politicians” standing in front of his statue in Delhi and asking for a rollback of the demonezation. For 14 years, many so called “leaders” used a particular riot in Gujarat to demonize one man – Narendra … Read more De-monetization Vs Demon-ization
On Nov 8th, 2016 our Prime Minister made an important announcement about 500 and 1000 rupee notes. These two denominations were being counterfeited the most and the best performing industry in Pakistan was the ISI, who apparently was making Rs. 500 Crore profit by printing these denominations and flooding the Indian market with it. It … Read more Tryst with Destiny – Rerun
This incident from 1947 is making the rounds on WhatsApp and it shows the value of different points of view. Soon after getting freedom from British rule in 1947, the de-facto prime minister of India, Jawahar Lal Nehru called a meeting of senior Army Officers to select the first General of the Indian army. Nehru proposed, … Read more A different point of view – invaluable !!
I am writing this piece in “complete” tolerance …. Tolerating the misunderstandings, the mudslinging and mis-statements. We Indians are born with tolerance. There is even an advert about it – “Thoda adjust kar lo”. There is seating only for two people and we will adjust five there. The scooter is designed to carry two adults … Read more In Tolerance
Feb 22 – April 16… 56 days Feb 23 – corporate espionage drama unfolds further. This Govt seems hellbent on doing all the right things like not letting the big bucks influence decisions …. Remember, Reliance had been running the country for a long time, petroleum ministers changed at will… Feb 24 – Land Acquisition … Read more Incredulous India !
There were two heroes during my school days – we wrote essays about them, we spoke about them in our speeches and generally thought of them as role models – Bapu and Chacha Nehru. Our first Prime Minister, Pandit Nehru, who passed away 50 years back on this day. He was a beloved leader during … Read more Remembering Pandit Ji
When the Anna movement started against corruption and trying to force the Jan Lokpal bill to be passed the mood in the country was one of anger and frustration. For the first time, we could see the young, the old and the folks in the middle all rise up as one voice. Arvind Kejriwal was … Read more AAP ko badhaiyaan !! Lessons from this…