As Nelson Mandel passes into the history, the most fitting tribute to his memory would be to understand his life and works and put to effect what he so earnestly stood for.
None stopped by to answer a harried Bong’s questions. Just then as a messiah an autodriver stopped by, asked,”kaha chalna hai saab?” and Hindi never sounded sweeter!
Many of the ills that plague today’s Bengal can be traced back to his days at the helm of affairs in the state. To mention a few are causing the industries to flee Bengal, stopping teaching of English in the primary classes, losing crucial first-mover advantage with regard to the use of computers, and so on.
Jyoti Basu, the CPM patriarch, is now ill, recuperating at a Salt Lake hospital. He is a tall leader, the tallest among the India’s communists thus far some would argue. He has just completed 95 years (born in 1914), and the remarkable thing is that he still has very good memory. When the finance minister […]
[Image Source] Old memories must have been passing through his mind when he rose to present this year’s budget in the parliament. The man on his left as he spoke was the Governor of the RBI when he last presented the budget. Now he is the Prime Minister. Pranab Mukherjee was perhaps setting a record […]
His was the world stage. He belonged to that vast humanity that has no geographical barriers. No surprise then that Michael Jackson’s public memorial service to be held on coming Tuesday is going to have visitors from all over the world. A total of 17500 tickets to the event to be distributed on the Internet […]
Yesterday, the t2 headline is a quote by Saina Nehwal: I appeal to parents to allow their children to pursue their dreams. If they have the talent for badminton, please allow them to pursue it. Saina is 19, which according to many doesn’t qualify her to be called an adult, though technically she is because […]
I sat glued to the TV this morning to watch the historic moment in the US unfold. Nearly all Indian channels have been telecasting live the sequence of vote-counting – tying up with the Fox, the NBC, etc. – but I settled with the time-tested BBC where David Frost was holding the center stage with […]
Those who grew in Kolkata during better part of 70s would remember the ricocheting sound of hundreds of voices marching on the streets chanting with clenched fists that kicked the air above. These happened nearly daily, sometimes twice or thrice a day, as the voices chorused: Markin sambrajyabad nipat jakTata Birla, dur hoto. Roughly translated, […]
One has been feeling the spectacular Bird’s Nest is what will remain etched in memory as the legacy of Beijing 2008. Then comes the opening ceremony of which there may be no parallel for a long time to come. But there are more to come. The list of mind-defying performances may not be very long, […]