Short getaway in Calangute, Goa

Calangute Beach, Goa

Deserving every reason to be called the ‘Queen of Beaches’ in Goa, Calangute Beach is a paradise for nature lovers holding the spectacular beauty and charm. The beach reflects the unique Goan culture with a glorious view of the landscape serving as a perfect retreat for visitors. It is also the biggest beach of North Goa and ideal for witnessing the beauty of palm and coconut trees against the locale of the magnificent Arabian Sea.

Indian Republic Day 2017

India celebrates January 26th every year as her Republic Day to mark the date when the Constitution of India came into force. The Constitution was adopted by the Indian Constituent Assembly on November 26, 1949, and came into effect on  January 26, 1950 with a democratic government system, completing the country's transition towards becoming an independent…

Met Minister MJ Akbar in Baghdad

Minister of State for External Affairs M.J. Akbar is a veteran Indian journalist and author of several books. During his long career in journalism, he launched, as editor, India’s first weekly political news magazine, Sunday, in 1976, and two daily newspapers, The Telegraph and The Asian Age in 1989 and 1994. He has also been editorial…

Indian Independence Day 2016

Being observed as India's Independence Day, August 15 is celebrated across the nation with great patriotism and enthusiasm. The UK Parliament passed the Indian Independence Act in 1947 on July 4, 1947 and transferred legislative sovereignty to the Indian Constituent Assembly. This was the end of the British rule in India and on August 15, 1947,…

Bijoya Sammilani and Reunion 2015

While returning to Baghdad, I was in New Delhi on October 31. My flight to Dubai was at 4.00 am. My schoolmates arranged a Bijoya sammilani for our 1980 batch on that day so that I could also join. It was arranged at Barbeque Nation in Vasant Kunj. As decided, we all assembled there at…

Bijoya Sammilani 2015

With the passing of Dashami and immersion of Goddess Durga sadness descended on the hearts of every devotee.  Three days of festivities just vanished in a jiffy. Although a bit tearful in spirit as Bijoya Dashami is the day we bid adieu to Durga Maa and her children, Bijoya is joyous occasion. শুভ বিজয়া দশমী!…

Birthday 2012

This time I came home earlier than as planned before to celebrate my birthday with my family and old close friends. My dad has also come home from Baghdad. He is here on my birthday after 2 years. So. I wanted to be at home on my birthday. I contacted my friend Karan & Mihir…