Bullet marks at Jallianwala Bagh

Ninety-eight years ago, one of the bloodiest actions of British rule was the calculated massacre of close to 2,000 innocent Indians at the Jallianwala Bagh in Amritsar (Punjab). The firing was ordered by an officer of the British colonial power, General Dyer. While the official figure for lives lost was 1,526 the actual figure was reportedly much higher.

HMT watch running out of time

HMT Watches, the iconic brand that evokes nostalgia in most Indians, will be shutting shop soon. It was set up in 1961 in collaboration with Japan’s Citizen Watch. The first batch of HMT watches was released by India’s first Prime Minister Pt. Jawaharlal Nehru. HMT used to dominate India’s watch market during the 1970s. Such…

Twin explosions at our office

Sunday, the 20th June was a normal business day — a beginning of a new bright week. We were busy in our work at the Head Office of our bank. My office was at the basement of the building. The head office building was on the main road near Nissour Square, which rose to infamy  because…