Monthly Archives: August 2018

Baji Rao 1

When one looks at the history of the Maratha Empire, the Peshwa era is one of the most significant one, specifically from Balaji Vishwanath(1713-1720) to  Raghunath Rao(1773-74), before Nana Fadnavis effectively became the defacto power behind the throne. Technically speaking … Continue reading

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Vikram Sarabhai

Ahmedabad, 1948, Mahatma Gandhi Science Institute. Two students in a room, very pensive, and nervous at their head coming inside. An electric meter had just gone out of order, as they had passed too much current while doing an experiment. … Continue reading

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Khudiram Bose

May 2, 1908 The railway station at Muzaffarpur was crowded to see the boy. He was just 18, but looked so determined. The boy walked to the waiting police van, took his seat and loudly cried out “Vande Mataram”. There … Continue reading

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Operation Gibraltar

( This article was originally published by me here Operation Gibraltar  at Offprint) August 5, 1965- Darra Kassi, near Gulmarg A young Gujjar lad  Mohammed Din, tending to his flock of cattle is approached by two strange looking men , and … Continue reading

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Sadashiv Rao Bhau

Quite often history judges some people rather harshly for their one big failure.  These people have had great stellar achievements to their credit, but the one big failure, in their life, ensures that either they are forgotten in ignominy or … Continue reading

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This article was originally published by me at Offprint here. It says in the Upanishads that the Supreme One wanted to be many. The urge for self-dispersal is at the root of this creation. It was through this kind of … Continue reading

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