Haryana’s lesser husbands, lesser wives and lesser children. They are members
of a growing community in which the husband isn’t sure whether he is truly the
husband of the woman he married, the woman does not know whether she is the real
wife and their children are not certain if they have any legal or social
the nation, with valour second to none
than 30 years ago, just after the 1971 victory over Pakistan, Field
Marshal Sam Harmusji Framji Jamshedji Manekshaw, the then Chief of
Army Staff, while addressing the cadets of the Indian Military
Academy, Dehra Dun, at the passing out parade, had said, are leaving
here this morning as officers, as leaders.
into dappled sunshine
THE toy train to Shimla picked up
speed. After shanties of Parwanoo, it halted at every station. At the concrete
jungle of Solan, the halt was very brief. An
old couple moved their baggage to the compartment door. The woman with coal
black hair jumped out, but the man failed to leave the door bar.