Category Archives: Patriotism

Dangal. (Wrestling Competition)

I spent forty minutes, commuting up and down to the cinema theater, another thirty minutes, parking, walking up to the multiplex in the mall, twenty minutes of advertisement films and finally two hours and forty minutes watching the story being … Continue reading

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A Sacred Song.

For me, and as it will be be for millions of Indians, the most sacred song will be this. No matter how many times I hear this, I get goose-pimples. This one is from Pandit Bhimsen Joshi, a Bhajan on … Continue reading

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Statue For Gandhi in London.

The Indian Weekly magazine Outlook, has a regular feature that publishes some letters to the editors From the the foreign press. This column is called “Par Avion” and this week has this letter in the Daily Telegraph featured; Say Statue. … Continue reading

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Sardar.

There is a great big debate now going on in India as to whether the new government in Delhi is deliberately underplaying / degrading the Nehru family legacy while hijacking another Indian National Congress icon Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel. My readers … Continue reading

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Courage And Conviction. A Book Review.

I have never reviewed a book in my blog but I suppose that there had to be a first at some point of time and what better book to review than this one. A friend who is a retired Indian … Continue reading

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Chak De India.

When this block buster film was released in India I was not in a position to see it due to other pressing commitments. From all that I had heard about it and the impact it had on the Indian Hockey … Continue reading

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The Jaguar.

Warms my cockles it does. And why does it do so? I am an anglophile with a streak of jingoism in me. Are you still mystified? Find your answer here.

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Four Miles To Freedom.

For the first time ever, I attended a book launch yesterday, because the hero of the book is Dilip Parulkar who is an acquaintance and  a close friend of a very dear friend. That Dilip was and is a remarkable … Continue reading

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Jai Hind.

Jai Hind is Indian for Long Live India. I have been extremely cynical about my country’s political and bureaucratic leadership and have mixed feelings about its armed forces. Mixed in the last case because while by and large they are … Continue reading

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A Matter Of Perspective II

Time for another sequel. I did not quite open a Pandora’s Box. At least not in the way I thought I would. Two responses were humbling. I leave my readers to go to the comments and see the one that … Continue reading

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