Category Tributes

This is the most important takeaway for me from Modi 1.0

The message has gone loud and clear that the poor of India, across religion and castes are eligible for the highest awards and offices of the country—our PM is OBC and our President belongs to SC.

To Sir, with Love, 50 years on!

He laid the foundation for my craft and so lives on, in every sentence I write.

My father, the wonderful storyteller

Father was a man of many parts, but as a storyteller, he was nonpareil.

Prof. Yash Pal – From asking questions to answering them

Late Prof. Yash Pal loved children and their incessant questions. His book Random Curiosity is the result of that love.

.. and it was not Valentine’s Day

An L&M post for Valentine’s Day, especially since neither of us give it even a thought? Gasp! My regular readers are sure to do a double take when they see the title and read the post, for this one is a little ‘hatke’. The man himself was mighty pleased and smiled smugly. After all, he has […]

Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose – Fighting for the truth

Remembering Subhash Chandra Bose, the original Bengal Tiger and the architect of the INA (Indian National Army), on his Birth Anniversary today — January 23.

Bhagat Singh: The Boy Who Sowed ‘Rifles’

Remembering Bhagat Singh on Martyrs’ Day.

The Grand Old Man of Science — Sir C V Raman

A tribute to Sir.C.V.Raman, one of the most illustrious sons that India has produced on National Science Day.

The Righteous Schoolboy — Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel

Ever wondered how The Iron Man of India was as a schoolboy? A birth Anniversary tribute to Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel who was born on 31 October 1875.

A champion of women’s rights – Ishwar Chandra Vidyasagar

India needs a Pandit Ishwar Chandra Vidyasagar more than ever today when a lot needs to be done for the state of education and the condition of the girl child and there is a vacuum in the field of social reform with so called reformers indulging in polemics and games of one-upmanship.

Mary Kom, we are proud of you!

An entire nation held its collective breath for a win in a sport other than cricket when Mary Kom, took on Nicola Adams in the semi-finals of the inaugural event at the London Olympics earlier in the evening. Her loss still earned her the bronze medal and gave the country its biggest haul of medals in an Olympics.

The immortal Voice of Silences

Jagjit Singh took ghazals out of exclusive mehfils and brought them within the reach of the common man. His voice was like honey — flowing smoothly and soothing the heart of the listener. His demise has created a void that will be hard to fill….

Salute to Mary Kom the Supermom!

Mary Kom, the spunky boxer from Manipur has made the country proud by ensuring a medal for the country at the London Olympics. Here is to wishing Mary Kom all the very best for a gold!