Tag Archives: The Statesman

Sayonara Doyen : An open letter to Neil O Brien – The Pioneer of Quiz in India

27th June 2016 – Calcutta My Dear Neil Uncle , I could have start this letter by addressing you by anything else but as you are a year elder to my late father I found no other word that stands … Continue reading

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Hello Indian August – how our grand parent welcomed freedom 68 years ago ?

A chapter in the book “Freedom at Midnight” by Dominique Lapierre & Larry Collins that I read many years ago in Pune knocked me three years back while I was going through some old newspaper archives. I tried to match … Continue reading

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“Saptapadi” – the prelude of a classic novel & movie

You may fall from your chair to read it in 2015 but the fact remains that in 1960 Bengal ¬†was the most industrially advanced state of India.It’s industrial output was much higher than Gujarat,Karnataka,Hariyana & Tamilnadu. Except Maharashtra there was … Continue reading

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