The female personification of India is Bharat Mata and history of thousands of years has many references to this term. Most prominently it was seen during independence movement. Bankim Chandra Chattopadhyay’s in 1882 wrote a novel Anandamath and introduced the hymn “Vande Mātaram” which soon became the song of the emerging freedom movement in India. A R Rahman, a… Continue reading Bharat Mata ki Jai!
India is one of the oldest civilizations in the world with a kaleidoscopic diversity and rich cultural heritage. It has achieved all-round socio-economic progress since its Independence. India has become self-sufficient in agricultural production and is now one of the top industrialized countries in the world and one of the few nations to have gone into… Continue reading Best of India
In India one can critique MK Gandhi, President Mukherjee, PM Narendra Modi, but not Mother Teresa and her sainthood! This is real intolerance in India- unfortunate but true. Background: On 17 December 2015, the Vatican confirmed that Pope Francis recognized a second miracle attributed to Mother Teresa involving the healing of a Brazilian man with multiple… Continue reading Real intolerance:You can critique Gandhi but not Mother Teresa!
A tribute to the legend of India…
Lord Louis “Dickie” Mountbatten was the last British Viceroy and first Governor-General of independent India when he and his wife Edwina became and remained close friends of Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru and other leading members of the Indian Cabinet. There were thousands of letters written by Jawaharlal Nehru and Edwina Mountbatten but all the letters with Indian Govt… Continue reading Midnight Visitor- Myth or reality? – Pure love or disgrace?