“ As terrorism spread its footprint across India through the 1990s and first decade of the new century, reaching a horrific, televised climax in Mumbai when gunmen, armed and trained in Pakistani sanctuaries , a dilemma has ebbed and flowed through the tides of Indian public opinion. Can outlaws be contained through the binding laws of … Continue reading “Does It Matter?”

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This entry was posted on Monday, July 22nd, 2013 at 9:30 am and is filed under Uncategorized

Whenever a great actor passes away ,I remember Dehradun .Funny?And what is the link ?!! I was not born in Dehradun ,but I grew up in it .And my father chose to settle down in the city after giving it a long thought .Like all refugees ,he and his brothers had moved out of Punjab … Continue reading “Pran , Movie Halls ,Dehradun -A Slice From The Past-Part 1”

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This entry was posted on Tuesday, July 16th, 2013 at 10:06 am and is filed under Uncategorized

 We live in times which are like shifting sand .Nothing is static even for a day .Last year ,I attended a fabulous lecture by one of Indias most seminal minds Vijay Thadani ,and he began by saying that if one brought back to life doctor who had lived in the 80s ,he would not be … Continue reading “Schools.Will We Need Them 5 years From Now ?”

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This entry was posted on Saturday, July 13th, 2013 at 2:54 pm and is filed under Uncategorized

The Supreme Court has done what all of us wanted so desperately –it  delivered  a path breaking judgement on disqualification of law makers who are convicted in various courts .For some of you who may not be conversant with law ,there are several layers before a person can be convicted by the courts .For example … Continue reading “Kudos To The Supreme Court .!!Well Done .”

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This entry was posted on Thursday, July 11th, 2013 at 6:03 am and is filed under Uncategorized

As a Principal and now as a Director ,I have always been crowded by students .Its not very unusual to find them in my chamber .Sometimes they come with a complaint ,sometimes they come with a request (holidays on a rainy day !!),sometimes they come with sweets and toffees and sometimes they just come to … Continue reading ““Kulbhushan-My Warm Good Wishes “-Ruskin Bond”

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This entry was posted on Tuesday, July 9th, 2013 at 8:20 am and is filed under Uncategorized