for a legend
Tata (1904-93) was listed among the top 100 influential decision makers
of the world during his prime. He headed the most powerful Tata group
(now capitalised at more than Rs 36000 crore in the Indian Industry. He
founded Indian aviation and supported the promotion of any worthwhile
national cause, whether it was scientific research or family Planning.
elephants live in Kashmir Valley?
Maharaaj K. Koul
excavations near the world-famous saffron fields at Gallander village in
Pampur tehsil, about 18 km south of Srinagar, on the Jammu-Srinagar
National Highway, have thrown up significant archaeological finds which
can push back anthropological evidence of human history in India by
lakhs of years.
SINGH (commonly known as Sheru) belonged to the Scheduled Caste
community. He lived in our village in Lyallpur district, now in
Pakistan. Tall, with a muscular body and an ever-smiling face, he had
three sons and two daughters. His wife, a simple lady, did the sweeping
work of a few farming families,while Sheru worked as a permanent
farmhand on our farm.
you do not watch out, the birds won’t sings
the last week of April, 2001, I spotted seven nesting pairs of the red-wattled
lapwing. There is a 20-metre-long broad strip of land towards the left
of the Jan Marg which leads from the Rose Garden to the Civil
Secretariat. Four rows of trees create three magnificent avenues on this
strip. The broadest avenue is the farthest from the Jan Marg and is
flanked exclusively by silver oaks.
Too futuristic or too ambiguous?
are no easy answers to the question, "What is Aks all
about?" The response to the film can range from "It’s a copy
of Face Off’’ to "It’s a supernatural film about a
spirit that dominates a human being". Or the reaction could be as
vague as: "It’s about a bunch of weird people, actually we don’t
know—we walked out".
‘tennis court’ battle
of viewers across the globe remain glued to their TV sets for ten days
towards the end of June every year, watching the skills and battle of
wits of tennis pros. Finally, winners get their well-deserved awards
at Wimbledon, the Mecca of tennis, in the form of cups and ‘fat
cheques’. I wonder how many of our readers know of another
"Battle of the tennis court", which was fought on a tennis
court a good 50 years ago, here in India, at Kohima in Nagaland,
during World War II.
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take lampshades lightly
Dreaming of metals