Tamasha- I think I wasted my time

Why all our movies are same? I am not a critic or an avid viewer of movies who is very eager or go in details of every movie that gets released on Fridays. In fact, the paucity of ideas in film makers is one of the main reasons for my loss of...

Ancient mythology of the Greeks  has many interesting tales and one of them concerns the super hero Heracles or Hercules. Who was Heracles? He was the son of Zeus, the king of gods, more like Indira in Hindu mythology. Heracles was his son,...

Baji Rao I( 1700-40) is one of the great Hindu warriors. He is one of the men to who the Hindus can look  upto for inspiration, but sadly the average Indian knows very little about him. Baji Rao died young, but in his short life did enough to...

Armageddon By Leon Uris

About the Author and the Book Ever since, so to say Leon Uris burst upon the literary scene with his magnificent novel about the American marines ' Battle Cry ', he has been regarded as a supreme writer about significant events of our times....

Endless Night Every Night and every Morn, Some to misery are born Every Morn and every Night, Some are born to Sweet Delight  Some are born to Endless Night... [William Blake - Auguries of Innocence] A Brief Introduction Agatha...

MY LOVABLE GIRLFRIEND

My love, my girlfriend, my life and my everything RITA SAROJ. I don't know how to express her, she is just the amazing personality I have ever seen in my life. I know that whatever I did for her is always gonna be small for her but then also she is...

Hitler is a much reviled character in the West and Russia. In India many looked up to Hitler to free India during the war days.. My grandfather used to tell me that he and his friends would secretly listen to Nazi radio broadcasts beamed to india,...

JOHN KEATS was born in Moorfields, London. his father, Thomas, worked in the swan and hoop inn and stables owned by his wife Frances father (Keats maternal grandfather). He attended a dame school as an infant, moving to a school in Enfield...

  I was a small boy when John Wayne died in 1979. But even at that age  I loved the films of John Wayne and watched them in cinema halls with my friends while playing truant from school. Later,  I built up a collection of his films...

At a time when the Indian state is beset by myriad problems  of language and religion, it is worthwhile to remember a great warrior king named Chandragupta. He was the man who founded the Maurya dynasty. He was the grandfather of Samrat Ashok...

One of the paradoxes of American history is the case of black slaves from Africa. All of them were from the Negroid race and the fact is that this trade was abetted by black slave traders who sold captured African  Negroes to white slave...

When I first visited the United States, I heard the word "Mulatto". At that time I did not know what it meant. It was also a word not used in public as it was denigrating to use the word as Negro is now.Mulatto is an offspring of white and  a...

Adolf is a character much reviled in the West. Most people there talk only of his "crimes" and opine  that he did no good at all. This is a biased view and one that should never be followed. In India many people have a different perception of...

The Mughal empire was launched by Babur in 1526 and was at its zenith when Aurangzeb was the ruler. His death in 1707 was a watershed event in Indian history as the mighty empire cracked up inside 50 years. The empire slowly shrank till in 1857 the...

Some incidents stand out, which a nation does not want to remember. One such incident that the IAF , the Air Staff and the Government of India would like to forget is the 1959 spy mission over Pakistan which turned into a fiasco. At that time my...

Ever since I read the book by Dr Ved Prakash about the ancient Hindu  books like the Vedas and their Hebrew connection, Greek and Roman Mythology along with Hebrew tales have interested me greatly. Greek mythology is perhaps the oldest of the...

Chivalry is a word that  has a connotation with a warrior. It means a man who believes in piety, fair play, compassion and bravery. Islam has had many fighters and conquerors who made a name for themselves, but were lacking in chivalry as they...

I have been wanting to write about the military heroes of the 20th century from India. We have so many great soldiers and airmen who are not remembered in India  and one of them is Squadron Leader Mahinder Singh Pujji. He was ace pilot who...

A small incident nearly 2 decades back may interest readers.  It looks a small incident now, but it could have led to death of 40 soldiers. The air force runs regular cross country flights  with transport aircraft across the country....

I have read the Ramayana in detail and sometimes wonder how accurate this book is. Obviously it is not the word of god as it contains passages that extol the virtues of caste. However my aim is not to discuss the Ramayana, but one aspect of a...

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