“Atal Behari Vajpayee was a realist not an opportunist ”

By ANIL KUMAR GHOSH As a common man if I were to say that I knew the ex PM Atal Behari Vajpayee, it would be too much to say. The truth is that I did get a chance to be a part of RSS drills under the supervision of the late leader in the late 40s. Kurmi Pathshaala now known as Ramadhin Singh Inter College … Continue reading “Atal Behari Vajpayee was a realist not an opportunist ”

Independent India’s flag bearing angels

Gudiya is barely 10. At an age when books should be her priority and friends her partners in fun and games, she is busy selling flags on the streets of Lucknow. Sporting an unkempt look, uncombed hair, dusty clothes and a look that fills you with pity, while the nation gears up for I Day, she has just one thing on her mind. Heaped with … Continue reading Independent India’s flag bearing angels

Memory of Durga Bhabhi, Bhagat Singh’s confidante eludes Modern Day Lucknow

A school is considered a temple of learning and it sows the seeds of our future torchbearers, but a school in Lucknow has got caught in an ugly turf war. Lucknow Montessori School, the brainchild of the revolutionary freedom fighter Durga Bhabhi is fast sinking into oblivion. Like minded people in the city have been rallying for the past several months to ensure that the … Continue reading Memory of Durga Bhabhi, Bhagat Singh’s confidante eludes Modern Day Lucknow

42 years, Cricket and the Sir Don – Sachin Bonhomie

Sachin Ramesh Tendulkar and Sir Don Bradman have been known to have shared a very good camaraderie. Both had huge admiration for the other. As foremost players of the Gentleman’s game they are also known to have achieved great heights. August 14 though is about two special events that took place in their lives, 42 years apart. All in a day. The year was 1948. … Continue reading 42 years, Cricket and the Sir Don – Sachin Bonhomie

Somnath Chatterjee, the UK bred Bengali Bhadralok bids adieu at 89

Journalism is not an easy profession. In a world where the popular perception is that the degree is enough to land yourself a job, the hard truth is that end of the day your commitment counts for your survival. As a journalist in the initial days of my career I covered the education and railway beat and then went on to deliver as a desk … Continue reading Somnath Chatterjee, the UK bred Bengali Bhadralok bids adieu at 89

While Nitin Gadkari makes the “No jobs” confession, people can’t help but speakup

Experts and students across Lucknow believe that not just a skill based model of education but a comprehensive policy will work wonders with regards to curbing unemployment Each morning the labour mandis across the city of Lucknow come alive with unskilled labourers standing in queues to get some work so that they can get some pay. Amidst the honking of vehicles and Metro construction these … Continue reading While Nitin Gadkari makes the “No jobs” confession, people can’t help but speakup

CN Annadurai’s successor, M Karunanidhi, a man whose reign lasted half a century

  Even as DMK patriarch, M Karunanidhi battled for his life, the Kauvery Hospital had been seeing a steady stream of top politicians from across the political spectrum. His supporters, including second line party leaders, performed poojas and other rituals for his speedy recovery even as medical bulletins hinted at decline in condition. On Tuesday evening, the last bulletin read – Karunanidhi, No More. Karunanidhi … Continue reading CN Annadurai’s successor, M Karunanidhi, a man whose reign lasted half a century