Between a beautiful lie and a painful truth lies the martyrdom of our soldiers. Though all men die in the same way, there are a few exceptions to this rule. The young officers, who lay down their lives to protect us, or while training to protect us, are celebrated even […]
It started out as just another Thursday for me! I had an interview scheduled with a journalist. So I headed to Starbucks, had a coffee and a great banter on many subjects while the journalist took notes. Bangalore traffic is bad and usually people who work from home don’t get […]
As the Nation bids adieu to Maj Amit Deswal, a few words run through my mind: Salutes, Pride, Patriotism and also tears, a heavy heart and a BIG loss to the family. There will be plenty to replace Maj Amit in the Indian Army but no one can replace him […]
Chetan Bhagat, National Defence is not quite an art of fiction where we can weave stories from a figment of our imagination. I do the same and know better. It is ground reality to all the people involved. There is this sneaking suspicion that your choice of topic was an […]
Chetan Bhagat article: http://blogs.timesofindia.indiatimes.com/The-underage-optimist/its-time-to-analyze-orop-with-our-head-not-our-heart/ Dear Chetan Bhagat Only if head could always rule the heart, we could have never won wars. I don’t want to die, is what the head says. I’ll die for my country to protect it’s freedom, is what the heart says…… So that writers […]
As I see my retired father’s uniform hanging in the cupboard, I’m reminded of the several operations like Blue Star, IPKF, Mumbai riots, Latur earthquake relief and Kargil in that uniform. It is a constant reminder to me that there were many such men in uniform who got us the freedom India enjoys today.
When I was on my way to Vienna from Zurich in 2012, with fellow colleagues for my first paper presentation in the annual meet of European Council of Business Education, I came across a Korean girl sharing the compartment with us. We boarded the train from Wein Westbanhof and there […]
WHETHER WAR OR PEACE!
Life was literally a race for Niki Lauda and James Hunt when they risked their lives against all odds just to finish one second before than the other. It required something beyond passion to have a reason to die for what they wanted to live up to.
Taken or Not.
I can empathize.
While watching the Hollywood Blockbuster, “Taken” where a father, a former CIA operative moves heaven and earth to save his daughter from a prostitution racket in Paris , I wondered, ‘How many daughters’ fathers are CIA operatives who can fight the world to save their daughters? Who can break bones, shoot people and jump over the bridges to ensure the safety of their daughters? Why do men react only when it comes to their own daughters? And sometime they don’t even do that.
Grieve not my kinsmen
but just look around,
Behold! I’m reborn
in this cremation ground.
It wasn’t me