Posts Tagged ‘indian’

The Chocolate Men When the corps disbanded on 14 February 1900, Gandhi raised the issue of the ‘Queen’s Chocolate’ that had been given as a gift to (white) soldiers. He wrote to Chamberlain on 22 February to request a chocolate each for the Ambulance Corps leaders who had ‘volunteered without pay’ and would...

If you’re looking for mystical signs you should surely pick the number fourteen. It was some fourteen days ago as I write this that a conclave of fourteen Hindu religious organizations, the Akhil Bharatiya Akhara Parishad (ABAP), issued a list of fourteen godpersons – yes, there’s a woman on the list – who, by...

Indian grandmothers: CONNECTIONS, CURIOSITY, BRAINPOWER! These qualities characterize practically every frail-looking grey-haired granny who hugs you after your parents have scolded for not doing your homework! Grandfathers might be rocking their lives away on the veranda, but when the household silver is stolen, it...

“You’re an army kid” is a phrase anyone from a defence background is way too familiar with. And it feels as honourable as it sounds, because with the responsibility of letting your family put the country before you, comes pride. Being a fauji kid is not all about the mess, the CSD canteen, stylish Ray bans...