I applied for my aadhaar card in early summer, July to be precise. I am still awaiting its arrival. No one seems to know if and when it will come. Initially they said it would reach my residence within two months, but now they have backtracked into a blur of six--or perhaps eight moons--more.
Protector saint Hazrat Nizamuddin Auliya may be regarded as the patron saint of Delhi. His ever-lasting message to all who look on Delhi with evil eyes "Hunooz Dilli Door Ast — Delhi is still a long way away", can never be forgotten.
Man has always tried to record his experiences and impressions through writings and drawings. Classics were authored by poets of antiquity and writings were preserved through different mediums and substratum.
By Syeda Hameed The recent arrest of two young girls in Maharashtra — Shaheen Dhada and Rinu Srinivasan — for posting and liking a Facebook comment questioning the shutdown in Mumbai for Shiv Sena founder Bal Thackeray’s funeral reminded me of an incident that happened a few years after Independence and Partition.
By Leila Badyari A recent article in a local daily highlighting the issue of children from Apna Ghar sent to the Institute of psychiatry and human behaviour (IPHB) Goa, to correct their ‘bad behaviour’, clearly demonstrates the lack of sensitivity and awareness of the state run agencies in Goa.
By Karan Thapar If ever you needed proof that Indian governments take their soldiers for granted — requiring them to uncomplainingly lay down their lives but thereafter ignoring if not, actually, forgetting them — you can find it in shocking abundance in the story of Captain Saurabh Kalia and his five comrade soldiers who were captured by Pakistani forces whilst patrolling the Kargil area in May 1999.
By Prajal Sakhardande It was a fairy tale wedding. The year was 1975.
Siddharth Bandodkar the promising and only son of Goa’s first chief minister, Bhausaheb Bandodkar wed Hindi film actress Leena Chandavarkar on December 8, 1975 at Mumbai. It made national news.