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War birds in Indian airspace

By Priyan R Naik in General Literary | Reads: 583 | Likes: 4

While watching the images of the Rafales arriving in Ambala with a deafening roar, my Sainik School, Bijapur (now Vijayapura) batch mate was enveloped by a wave of nostalgia, as he had been a part of a similar exercise in the 1980’s. About 35 years ago, Air Commodore Pradeep Katti (Retired), then   Read More...

Published on Sep 14,2020 11:40 AM

Oh Calcutta !

By Priyan R Naik in Travel | Reads: 265 | Likes: 1

I had reached Kolkata (then Calcutta) by air , in those good old days, when there was no Covid pandemic, no traffic jams, nothing. Being young, I had a carefree attitude and didn’t bother to plan either my travel or my stay in a city that I was visiting for the first time. Uncertainty is encha  Read More...

Published on Jun 14,2020 06:52 PM

The Covid - 19 Warriors

By Priyan R Naik in General Literary | Reads: 445 | Likes: 2

Everyone of us had done a terrific job of banging our plates and vessels to show our gratefulness to the Covid warriors. Citizens had wholeheartedly rallied around health care workers. Even in the hospital, Personal Protection Equipment was now easily available. Doctors could stop working in raincoa  Read More...

Published on May 21,2020 06:27 PM

The Tawaif and Bahadur Shah Zafar

By Priyan R Naik in General Literary | Reads: 377 | Likes: 1

The British were determined to make him the last of the dynasty, the great Mughal dynasty that could trace its roots to Genghis Khan and Timur, to Babur, Akbar and to Shah Jehan. Bahadur Shah Zafar, the Emperor, was a direct descendant of this impressive lineage. Noor Bai was all of 20 years old, a  Read More...

Published on May 8,2020 09:43 AM

Poor, poor - Alia!

By Priyan R Naik in Crime | Reads: 386 | Likes: 1

I had traveled with them in the train from Hubli to Bangalore. Both mother and daughter - the daughter very garrulous, the mother taciturn and silent but always responsive to whatever her daughter had to say. Alia, the mother called her, was about 22 years, rather short but very communicative, with   Read More...

Published on Apr 27,2020 07:49 PM

Punishment by the Almighty!

By Priyan R Naik in Travel | Reads: 375 | Likes: 1

Punishment by the Almighty! Priyan R Naik I had just completed my tour of the world famous Angkor Wat temple in Siem Reap , in Cambodia, and was feeling very elated as I made my way to the next temple in the Angkor Wat complex . This was the Bapuhon temple, built using sandstone blocks in the mid-  Read More...

Published on Apr 1,2020 05:36 PM

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