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by Abhijit
22 May 2003 07:05
Forum: History & Current Affairs Archive
Topic: Histories of Cities in India
Replies: 137
Views: 63350

Re: Histories of Cities in India

Sridhar,
You need to give the number of letters in bracket. Also need to tell if the clue is built on English language only.
Sure?
by Abhijit
22 May 2003 05:57
Forum: History & Current Affairs Archive
Topic: Histories of Cities in India
Replies: 137
Views: 63350

Re: Histories of Cities in India

HH:
Finally they were reurbanized under the maharatta revival
My apologies for a little digression, but HH (and Kaushal too), why do you refer to marAthAs as maharattas? I thought 'maharatta' was used by mughals to describe the great marAthAs because they could not pronounce it?
TIA
by Abhijit
21 May 2003 05:17
Forum: History & Current Affairs Archive
Topic: Histories of Cities in India
Replies: 137
Views: 63350

Re: Histories of Cities in India

Kolkata looks like Park Street or Burra Bazaar (I know, my Bong friends will groan at equating the two ;) ) - more likely Park Street.
by Abhijit
21 May 2003 04:31
Forum: History & Current Affairs Archive
Topic: Histories of Cities in India
Replies: 137
Views: 63350

Re: Histories of Cities in India

The building in the background is the Oriental Insurance Building and now houses the American Express Bank So at least I got the foreign bank part right ;) . Man, that makes me nostalgic. All the Wodehouse from British Council, those great books near fountain for Rs. 5 each, then cheapo clothes fro...
by Abhijit
21 May 2003 04:22
Forum: History & Current Affairs Archive
Topic: Histories of Cities in India
Replies: 137
Views: 63350

Re: Histories of Cities in India

Can you name the prominent building at the back?
We used to know it as a building in front of which you can buy cheap second-hand books. But is it ANZ Grindlays?
by Abhijit
21 May 2003 04:16
Forum: History & Current Affairs Archive
Topic: Histories of Cities in India
Replies: 137
Views: 63350

Re: Histories of Cities in India

Bombay Tram picture shows Flora Fountain (Hutatma Chowk) on the left side of the picture.

Added Later: It also looks similar to the fointain in front of Regal.
by Abhijit
15 May 2003 23:02
Forum: History & Current Affairs Archive
Topic: P V Narsimha Rao
Replies: 102
Views: 46105

Re: P V Narsimha Rao

Harish, have you attended a BR meet
Harish has attended our Bay Area meets - look forward to see you again on 24th.
by Abhijit
15 May 2003 07:05
Forum: History & Current Affairs Archive
Topic: P V Narsimha Rao
Replies: 102
Views: 46105

Re: P V Narsimha Rao

He is the one who reputedly coined the famous indian saying '(making) no decision is a decision too'. definitely deserves a mention in the pantheon of Indian Chanakyas
Kaushal, AFAIR, it was late Shri. Chandrashekhar who commented thus on PVNR's (lack of) decision-making regarding the Babri issue.
by Abhijit
15 May 2003 01:45
Forum: History & Current Affairs Archive
Topic: Why has it become so cool to hate India
Replies: 320
Views: 96109

Re: Why has it become so cool to hate India

There was a very nice scene in 'Agnipath' where Mithun Chakravarty plays 'Krishnan Ayyar, Yem Ye' and defends his lungi dress and even does a number in it. At least Mumbai has come a long way in accepting white 'veshtis' - we Mumbaikars, though, prefer the checks on our lungis while the Punjoos seem...
by Abhijit
13 May 2003 02:33
Forum: History & Current Affairs Archive
Topic: Why has it become so cool to hate India
Replies: 320
Views: 96109

Re: Why has it become so cool to hate India

Are you the same Sanjay_Chawla
A Beautiful Mind ;)
by Abhijit
08 May 2003 22:54
Forum: History & Current Affairs Archive
Topic: Why has it become so cool to hate India
Replies: 320
Views: 96109

Re: Why has it become so cool to hate India

In the meanwhile, let me just say that hating parivar/BJP is not hating India. That is precisely my point RSji. I don't care if every commie/marxist/'Roy'alist shouts from rooftop anti-BJP/Parivar slogans. Spend serious dollars/Rupees and buy anti-BJP rallies whatever. But these worthies attack Ind...
by Abhijit
08 May 2003 22:35
Forum: History & Current Affairs Archive
Topic: Why has it become so cool to hate India
Replies: 320
Views: 96109

Re: Why has it become so cool to hate India

Have yourself more informed on the subject. The number of India haters has only reduced in all these years and not increased. A very big difference now is that awareness level of these things has increased now so it looks the other way around. Nope Raj Singhji. When BJP was not in power, the India-...
by Abhijit
08 May 2003 22:04
Forum: History & Current Affairs Archive
Topic: Why has it become so cool to hate India
Replies: 320
Views: 96109

Re: Why has it become so cool to hate India

There is a sub-question here. WHEN did it become so COOL to hate India? I guess since BJP took over the reigns of the state and did not collapse as was generally expected. You will notice that almost the entire Hate India brigade and their tirades are aimed at BJP or some other Parivar offshoots (ID...
by Abhijit
10 Jan 2003 09:03
Forum: Mil-Tech Archive
Topic: Agni test of 09 January 2003
Replies: 165
Views: 62816

Re: Agni test of 09 January 2003

I think maintaining a public NFU is a good policy but the real policy should be FU I think the withdrawal from NFU is a diplomatic statement to various players (uncles, poodles, TSp, PRC etc.) that we are upping the ante in the game. Having a hidden FU policy does not help us much because the world...
by Abhijit
11 Jun 2002 00:39
Forum: Strategic & Security Issues Archive
Topic: Pakistani plot to explode dirty nuke foiled
Replies: 114
Views: 51350

Re: Pakistani plot to explode dirty nuke foiled

I think this incident will not affect the US Govt stance vis-a-vis TSP in any way. Is this the first time a TSPian or TSP trained operative has been found engaged in terrorist activities in US ? It won't be the last time either. The whole of America knows that most of the 9/11 attackers were Saudi -...

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