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STEM THE ROT

STEM THE ROT If there is one topic constantly discussed and debated in private and public forums, commented upon or reported in the media, it is Corruption. Every political party in government states that eliminating corruption is on top of … Continue reading

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I DON’T WANT TO GET INVOLVED

July 28, 2016 The recent news of Salman Khan’s acquittal in a case of poaching, after a trial that lasted 18 years, has provoked sharply divided opinions and angry abusive comments by trolls on social media against those who questioned … Continue reading

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Beyond the margins

Hasmukh Patel is an old friend, a Gandhian and also an alumnus of Lisle International of which I have been a member since student days in the US. He has been an activist and a social worker in Gujarat for … Continue reading

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A Different Road

Karkala in South Kanara District of Madras Presidency had little to distinguish it from other villages on the road to Udipi – except the famous Jain statue of Gomateswara, an imposing monolith set atop a black rocky hill on the … Continue reading

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I DON’T WANT TO GET INVOLVED

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75 years in Delhi – Part 3 – The War Years

The War Years ’41 – ‘45 We arrived in Delhi 75 years ago, from Chennai, travelling directly to Simla where we stayed the first few months in Simla for the British Government moved to the hill station in the summer … Continue reading

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75 years in Delhi- Part 2 School Days

Our schooling in New Delhi was continued by another Englishwoman called Miss Connolly who had a small school in her home on Barakhamba road. (The house still exists. It is JK House at the corner of Barakhamba and Hailey Roads.) … Continue reading

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75 years in Delhi- Part I

Our family arrived in Delhi in 1941, a new discovery of India as we journeyed from the sea to the mountains, for our first stop was in Simla where we came via Delhi on the Kalka Mail. We arrived in … Continue reading

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The House that grandfather built (Part I)

THE HOUSE THAT GRANDFATHER BUILT . Grandfather’s house on Harris Road in Pudupet, Madras (now Chennai) was called SRI NIVAS, I was born in that house, as were my two sisters, Kanaka, a year older, and Shanthi, three years younger … Continue reading

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Reprise

Discussing my last blog “Dissent” with friends brought to mind my Convocation address to students at North Maharashtra university six years ago and I thought I would share it. It also brought back memories of my guide and mentor Prof. … Continue reading

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