A peep into our Colonial Past
The nearest that may be regarded as such is the
chant I have often heard either at kaavadi or at vel - harroh harrah!
Govinda! But they were not singing of this mundane world nor of any
mundane person, but of one who transcends all worldliness. Quite
different to what our colonial masters told us to do to old King
George V - ‘send him victorious, happy and glorious’ alas, to where
we were not told.
The real threat
The other day, some of the people I work with
were having a discussion about the Taliban and who exactly they are.
Most of them were young professionals and many of them are quite
devout and adhere to Islamic injunctions about prayer and fasting.
When I was asked the same question I started to ponder on it.
Luckily for me one of the people in my department walked in just
The SAARC Summit and its multitude of benefits
The 15th SAARC (South Asian Association for
Regional Cooperation) Summit was successfully concluded in Colombo
and was attended by a pantheon of South Asian leaders as well as
other dignitaries from Observer States. The proceedings and other
concomitant engagements of the one week high profile international
Summit were conducted with a great degree of efficacy, finesse and