KHUSHWANT SINGH’S GULLIBLE SARDAR AND A CRAFTY MENON

Sardar Khushwant Singh died last month, on 20th March, just missing his 100th birthday. He would be remembered for his wit and acerbic writing; for his attempts to promote  Urdu once again in the Country  and  sincere efforts to bring Pakistan and India together, in both of which he failed. He was a proud Sikh … Continue reading KHUSHWANT SINGH’S GULLIBLE SARDAR AND A CRAFTY MENON

KONNAYIL GEEVERGHESE MATHAI

Who would remember Corporal Konnayil Geeverghese Mathai today? He could not have been married by 1965; so no wife, children or grand children to remember the name. Perhaps there is a black-and-white photo hanging on a wall in some Catholic house in Pala or Kottayam in Kerala. If you ask the children in the house … Continue reading KONNAYIL GEEVERGHESE MATHAI

RAM SETU AND MAHATMA GANDHI STREET

Those who got the ASI report that Ramayana has no historical basis got banned and pulped should also get the works of Aryabhata banned and pulped. The man challenges many basic Hindu beliefs - That sun is a god who rides in a chariot drawn by seven horses along the sky; that he comes down once in a while to seduce young girls and begets brave sons like Karna; that lunar eclipse happens when a snake called Rahu swallows the moon.