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  • Strange Sunday ritual

    Strange Sunday ritual

    The Bhairav temple behind the Purana Qila is a strange place, where liquor is offered to the deity. Two beggars, Tota Ram and Kalia, are among the many, who frequent the place on Sundays when the special offering is made. To get intoxicated and enjoy the divine "leela" is how they take the gift of …

    August 6, 2017
  • Recounting the saga of Azaan down in ages

    Recounting the saga of Azaan down in ages

    The Azaan too should be accepted in the same way as the temple aarti and the Christian Angelus, that call the faithful to prayer or thank the creator for a day well-spent.

    July 13, 2017
  • Memories of the first Republic Day

    Memories of the first Republic Day

    I very well remember that the first Republic Day on 26 January,1950, was bitterly cold and cloudy, making schoolboys like me shiver in the absence of the sun. Mr Galloway, a Scotsman, who taught English poetry and phonetics, tall, fair and big-built, asked me the meaning of "Satyam, Shivam, Sundaram" as he was not conversant …

    January 19, 2017
  • Memories of the first Republic Day

    Memories of the first Republic Day

    I very well remember that the first Republic Day on 26 January,1950, was bitterly cold and cloudy, making schoolboys like me shiver in the absence of the sun. Mr Galloway, a Scotsman, who taught English poetry and phonetics, tall, fair and big-built, asked me the meaning of "Satyam, Shivam, Sundaram" as he was not conversant …

    January 19, 2017