Monthly Archives: September 2011

Date With Pre-History

DATE WITH PRE-HISTORY The pre-historic past came vividly and vibrantly alive when  in February 2011, we visited Bhim Betka, a cave complex in Madhya Pradesh, in the vicinity of the capital city of Bhopal. It is named for Bhima, the … Continue reading

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Celebrating Co-Ed

I agreed to grace an occasion celebrating 25 years of co-education at St Aloysius College  on 9/23 when I recalled that the many aspects of my profile- former civil servant, entrepreneur and author wouldn’t have been possible without the  gift … Continue reading

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Recalling Unspoken Words on Graduation Day

My feelings on watching you, my son, graduate from school  represent something of an oxymoron- an apparent contradiction in terms. I’m awash with sad happiness and aching joy. It seems like just yesterday, I led you by the hand to … Continue reading

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Chitralaya

On Independence Day last month, I cut the ribbon for the opening of “Chitralaya”- a gallery that nestles in a  picturesque locale amidst green woods and  meandering streams, in proximity to the Arabian Sea. Art that derives inspiration from these … Continue reading

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Thoughts on Great Speeches

Early in August, I was the Chief Guest for the prize giving function of a Declamation contest. A declamation competition is founded on the principle that certain famous words have left  a definite mark  on the world, perhaps even changed … Continue reading

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A Children’s Art-Ex

Earlier this year, one of my engagements was to inaugurate an exhibition of children’s art.  The output of art classes conducted by the gallery was on display that day. I appreciated this impulse because today’s children are growing up in an … Continue reading

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