Person

groups

groups

 

 

 

Service Story

Service Story

 

In this section, I would like to cover my views about certain people who have been extremely influential in my life.

I am reminded about the memoir which my late father wrote – named “My I.A.S Days”. In that book, he had to write about events and colleagues in his life as a bureaucrat.

He had prefaced the book by mentioning that, as a lawyer, he was trained to go with “the whole truth and nothing but the truth”.

However, he did not feel that it was fair on him to write the whole truth about people that he knew. He would write nothing but the truth, but the whole truth may be embarrassing to everyone concerned. Public disclosure is sometimes of limited value.

I shall endeavour to follow that canon in this section.

(*I.A.S = Indian Administrative Service)

Ismail Merchant – Review/Film; Ismail Merchant Directs First Feature. “In Custody”

Ismail Merchant Ismail Merchant directs Shashi Kapoor, Shabana Azmi, Om Puri, Neena Gupta in "In Custody", based on Anita Desai's ...
Read More
/
Nicanor Parra

Nicanor Parra – Remembering Nicanor Parra, the Almost Immortal Chilean Poet

Nicanor Parra Nicanor Parra, que consagró su vida a luchar contra la pomposidad de los números redondos, ha muerto hoy, ...
Read More
/

The Enduring Miracle of Tyra Banks on “America’s Next Top Model”

Tyra Banks It pressed on after its inimitable matriarch, the supermodel turned mogul Tyra Banks, who launched the series in ...
Read More
/

Nikola Tesla – The Extraordinary Life of Nikola Tesla Who Died 75 Years Ago

Nikola Tesla Match the following figures – Albert Einstein, Thomas Edison, Guglielmo Marconi, Alfred Nobel and Nikola Tesla – with ...
Read More
/
Genghis Khan

Genghis Khan – Why his tomb cannot be found anywhere in Mongolia

Genghis Khan While the great warrior’s tomb may contain treasure from across the ancient Mongol Empire, Mongolians want its location ...
Read More
/

Disclaimer

 

I certify that:

 

* I am an adult

* I can drink, drive and vote - if elections are held, bars are open and there are roads

* I am not easily offended, I understand that I can stop reading any time

* I shall not try to kill you or issue death threats

* If I want you to shut up, I will send you lots of money

* I am OK with references to the A word, B word, C word ….Z word and their equivalents in all global languages and dialects

* I shall not break into a sweat if you talk about priests, mullahs, rabbis, swamis, gurus, preachers ... and/or altar boys.