Mike Denness became a villain
for the punishment he slapped on six Indian cricketers recently. The sentence
stays, the man goes. I cannot see any method in Jagmohan Dalmiya’s madness, if
there is one, says L. H.
modernism through town planning?
city of Chandigarh was inaugurated on October 7, 1953, by President Rajendra
Prasad. At that time the government was desperate to people this city. Today,
half a century later, the city is bursting at its seams.
rendezvous with Rolls-Royce
his famous book Freedom at Midnight, French author Lapierre
states that on an average each maharaja in India had 3.5 Rolls-Royce
automobiles. If we were to stick to the correct number of maharajas —
225 of them (those who had gun salutes fired in their honour were
entitled to the title, all others were merely rajas — that would mean
that from 1908 to 1939 (when World War II started), the maharajas had
bought at least 788 Rolls-Royce cars.