The trilingual yellow board announces the arrival of ‘Ranibennur’, a non-descript station where I had spent the whole of the first ten years of my life. Many a miles of my journeys have commenced or culminated at this location. Those days, it wasn’t as busy and a bustling station as it is now. While there … Continue reading Ranibennur- The journey within!
Behind me is this airport lounge at Chennai. Observing for over three hours now, there is a class within the class! There are flyers who arrive by a chauffeur driven cars and there are flyers who arrive by a metro. There are flyers who are suited & booted and there are flyers in faded apparels. … Continue reading Class of Air Travel
Field Marshal SHFJ Manekshaw (1914-2008). The first Field Marshal of the Indian Army was born to Parsi parents, in Amritsar. His father was a doctor and served with the British army. The father was keen that he too becomes a doctor but SHFJ was enamored by the soldier’s uniform. When he expressed his desire to … Continue reading Soldier Sam!!
United State’s first president, George Washington, although very popular, chose not to try to be elected for a third term. This suggested that two terms were enough for any president. Washington’s two-term limit became the unwritten rule for all Presidents until 1940; amendment to the American constitution was made thereafter. No President, with the exception of Roosevelt, … Continue reading Dynasty in Democracy
Bharat has now become India. But, has anything else changed or is it just the name that has changed? When we look at today’s dynastic politics, we often remind ourselves of the story of Dhritirashtra who turned out to be a selfish ruler that he handed over his kingdom to his own sons despite they … Continue reading Bharat to India!!
The debate on the quantum of the damage of the air strikes is raging unabated and shows no signs of a decline. No amount of clarification has succeeded in dousing the discussion. The supporters of the Congress and the BJP are fighting it out, both in the studios and in the social media. Have you … Continue reading People and their Perceptions!!
“Not all Muslims become involved in acts of violence: Yet, all might be held culpable …….because that section of Muslims, the majority, who are not personally involved, neither disown those who are engaged in violence, nor even condemn them”, said, Maulana Wahiduddin Khan, an Islamic scholar and a peace activist. Reflecting on this, one realizes, … Continue reading BIRDS FLOCKING TOGETHER MAY NOT BE OF THE SAME FEATHER!!
I am penning this immediately after the attack on a CRPF convoy, at Pulwama, in Kashmir. It has been one of the hardest and deadliest attacks in recent times. The country caringly grieves with the men in uniform and their families. There is an emotional uproar in India, the magnitude is one that was not … Continue reading Terror Targets-The Fallen Forty!
Even Aishwarya Rai does not look like Aishwarya Rai when she gets up in the morning; she has to be made up to look like Aishwarya Rai. Simply stated, Aishwarya Rai that we see is not Aishwarya Rai !! In this age and era of make-believe, fashion is in and flaunting is done! In a … Continue reading Beauty is only skin Deep!!
Another book on Mutturaj aka Dr Rajkumar. A quick search on the Google will reveal that he is a personality on whom so much has been written and so many books published. If the thunderous applause, each time his name was uttered, is any indication, there are likely to be many more in the pipeline. … Continue reading Dr Rajkumar-The Hero Still Alive!!