GUNNERS TOO ARE HUMAN – PART I

People keep telling me to publish my works: the funny stuff, the stories, poems et al. If ever I do, the one inexhaustible subject that I have is that of ‘Gunners’. In exclusivity, peculiarity, uniqueness and sheer entertainment there is nothing and no one to beat the bang-bang people – the Gunners; they are simply the top guns in the Navy and have always been. I am not even sixty yet […]

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BEST OF ‘MAKE YOUR OWN QUOTES’

I noticed that on the Facebook and elsewhere, there is a great penchant about putting up Quotes. These range from quotes about Love, Friendship, Politics, Life; indeed about each and every subject. Whilst reading these quotes I was stuck by the realisation that somehow we have this feeling that the sages, saints and wise-people of the past had abundance of sane-advice on all kinds of subjects; but, by a curious […]

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Indian Media And The Dumbing Down Of The Indian Society

Many years back most of the national English language dailies gave prominent headlines about the elusive con man Charles Sobhraj having been caught by police in Nepal. It immediately earned the newspapers valid criticism that such news, considered ‘juicy’ by the media, wasn’t worthy of being of such value as being given in headlines in a country beset with problems of poverty, disasters, disease, infant mortality, lack of infrastructure and corruption. […]

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