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Saturday , October 02, 2010

Ayodhya verdict: Moving on

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Sept 30th, 2010: Sitting inside the newsroom of a TV channel, watching the drama of India's biggest and longest legal battle unfolds, I watched with certain calmness the maturity that I see in Indians as they accept the Allahabad High Court verdict on the disputed site in Ayodhya. As details come out of the court room and legal purists and analysts dissect the complicated judgment, most countrymen get on with the usual business of life. Dec 4th - 7th, 1992: As a cub reporter with a monthly magazine in Delhi, my first job immediately after college, I am asked to leave for Ayodhya/Lucknow along with a senior colleague to cover an event, which was to change the political contours of the country once and for all. With the Allahabad high court verdict pronouncing the judgment, the ghost of those fateful four days came reeling back into memory.....

Tuesday , October 07, 2008

Terror in the time of Triumph

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I realised a little late in the day that i should have written this blog quite a while back. But somehow i never managed to get myelf to sit down in front of the computer at home in the peace of frozen time to weave my words into sentences. I am not a writer, and moreoever, i am too busy these days watching the smiles of my newborn to be distracted to fulfill my own hobbies. But this one event in August was somehow was to much of a turning point in India's sporting history for me to just sit back and enjoy the moment. It inspired the lazy writer in me to pay a tribute to the excellence of our olympians. I tried to complete the long cherished desire of writing this blog a week or two back. But as i sat down on a saturday in office....


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