Himmat Singh Gill
giant Russian aircraft, IL 76, with India’s special envoy to Afghanistan
Satinder Lamba, a few diplomats and a team of Indian journalists on board,
could only take off around noon on a cold December morning because of the
heavy fog that hung over New Delhi. Also on board was Qanooni, the newly
appointed Afghan Interior minister, who had flown in from Bern to New Delhi
a few days earlier to hold talks with Indian leaders.
They pray for
peace, and struggle to survive the day
see them everywhere on the streets in Kabul— the children and women
who beg to survive. They are the testament to how much destruction war
causes. When I see them roam around the streets, looking for food and
paisas, I’m struck by their persistence.
pictures!" The exclamation was repeated over and over and louder each time.
The Venue: Exhibition hall of the British Council
at Delhi. The exhibition: Lafayetee Portraits, a display of photographs of the
Indian royalty between 1897 and 1935. The presenters: Roli Books in
collaboration with the Victoria and Albert Museum of England.
one door is shut in one’s life, the other opens up. Every human being has one
talent or the other. All you need to do is to exploit it. We should not weep
over our sorrows in life. We can lessen our sorrows by becoming
self-dependent", says the strong-willed Shivani Sood, an upcoming artist.