Category Archive for 'India'

A Polling Booth for 10 Voters

Wednesday, October 22nd, 2008

The best example that underlines India’s commitment to Democracy is what’s happening in the elections that are about to commence in Jammu & Kashmir with nearly 6,500,000 voters eligible to cast their vote. India is setting up a polling booth in Ladhakh for just 10 people! Yes, there are only 10 registered voters in this […]

A Brief Comment on Rahul Gandhi

Tuesday, October 21st, 2008

Rahul Gandhi seems to be maturing into a fine politician. I started giving a little more than a passing attention to reports on him after I read a story about him putting sycophants in Congress in their place. Compared to the near militant politics that is currently prevalent in most parts of the country by […]

Happy 76th Birthday Indian Air Force

Wednesday, October 8th, 2008

Today, Indian Air Force turned 76. Back in 1932, it was today that 6 young men (Subroto Mukerjee, HC Sirkar, AB Awan, Bhupendra Singh, Amerjeet Singh, and ‘Tich’ Tandon) were commissioned into the service after having trained at RAF College in Cranwell. With 19 ‘hawai sepoys’ and 4 Westland Wapiti IIA biplanes operating out of […]

The Darjeeling Limited

Friday, July 27th, 2007

Forgot who sent me here but there’s no way I am going to miss this movie. An emotional comedy about three brothers re-forging family bonds. The eldest, played by Wilson, hopes to reconnect with his two younger siblings by taking them on a train trip across the vibrant and sensual landscape of India. The trailer […]

Panchkula Carnival ’07

Thursday, July 26th, 2007

My city is organising a carnival tomorrow (via. TOI Report). With a parade. Wow! I love