During the call, people remembered movies in the Safire multiplex with three cinema halls, lunches at Buhari’s and Swapna, the latter a draw for those from up North, who missed chhola-bhatura. While the then cadets grappled with the tough training that included tests of physical endurance and mental toughness, many struggled with summer-time temperatures and the humidity of Chennai, while those from the city tackled Hindi, a language they were introduced to at the academy. … [Read more...] about These retired Army officers went online to celebrate 50 years of training
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The Marathas were then engaged in a fierce war with the Portuguese. In April, as the news reached of Bajirao moving towards Delhi, Nadir Shah left for Iran on May 1, 1740. Bajirao died on the banks of the Narmada on April 28, 1740 while on his way to Delhi on the urgent summons of the Mughal emperor even as Delhi was captured by Nadir Shah of Iran. … [Read more...] about Why Bajirao is India’s greatest cavalry general
There will be different points of view and there are ways of handling different points of view. The prime minister has said in Parliament that samvad hona chahiye, to samvad keejiye, na! Samvad ka matlab ye nahi hai ki aap kaan band keejiye aur kaho ki aap bolte jao bolte jao. Aur agar koi aapko pasand nahi hai to aap kahenge ki aap rashtravaadi nahi hain, ye desh ke suraksha ke khilaaf hai. (The prime minister told Parliament that there should be dialogue, then debate, please. It doesn't mean that you shut your ears and ask others to speak. If you don't like someone, you say you are not patriotic, this is against national security.) This is not the right approach. … [Read more...] about Jairam Ramesh: 2014 land Act will take us back to 1894!