Ganguly – the Road to Perdition or Coming of Age?

So will Saurav set all of this aside as idle banter and instead choose to be the quintessential Mumbaikar, professionally and commercially savvy - airy-fairy principles making way for prudence and realism?

Musings on Martyrdom: Ibaadat sey Shahdat!

Undeniably, those that give their all for nothing and win everything for the people at large are made of sterner stuff. Philosophically I would dare surmise the struggle for freedom is relentless and inexorable and our present is but milestones of this forward journey? A practical Vibhishan, righteous Karna, dithering Hamlet, a sacrificing Khudiram are the stuff of human imagination and reality all seeking in many ways to liberate the shackled. In this, the numerous struggles of the wretched shall also remain unknown. And until then today’s martyrs shall become tomorrow’s traitors, as new historians not sponsored by the state investigate, scrutinize, reflect, record and inform.

Akashganga: They also Serve, who Just Stand and Wait – XV

Behind the risk of life and limb stood the woman by his man. Running from sick quarters to banks and schools, buying groceries riding cycles or by walk, receiving and seeing off loved relatives all by themselves, while her loved man was away is a quality taken for granted and an unwritten part of the wife’s job description.…

Kashmir :A Cold Retreat for the Military ?

The Military has been in the crosshairs of this sordid saga called Kashmir. A defense, if there can be one !

OROP :A call to Politics !

Whether we like it or not the die has been cast.The Armed Forces forever shall no more be the same again, at least even in public perceptions.In a manner of speaking, not politically correct, anymore. Importantly, we have to realise that politics is not a dirty word. To be committed to an ideology or party…