the Indian Republic? This question has been with us for over five
decades simply because our problems have not only multiplied but have
also got complicated as the people at the helm of affairs have allowed
them to drift. They have lacked the political will to govern the
country decisively and in a determined manner.
Making of the
a child in the 1940s, the sight of the the flag of the Indian National
Congress (we were told that was our national flag) would give us goose
pimples, set the body tingling with excitement and evoke a curious
feeling of identification and belonging. The story of its
metamorphosis into our actual National Flag on August 15, 1947, is
long and interesting.
‘Pretties’ of Shimla
known as the ‘Pretties of Shimla’, the beautiful nineteenth century
heritage buildings in Shimla which are under the direct control of the
Government of India are getting a facelift.
great editor of a great newspaper died recently. He was David Astor,
editor of The Observer, Sunday weekly of London. Astor
was editor from 1948-75 and he died at the age of 89. Obituaries have described
him as one of the most influential newspaper editors of the 20th century.