Once Upon a Time late 70s we all worked at Burlingtons ,,the six of us , and this was a reunion after almost 30 years or more ..because Zeena our colleague had come to Mumbai from Canada and wanted to meet all of us ..
We are from left Veera Dhaval , Jyoti Gandhi her husband Tanuj worked for Burlingtons too but could not make it, Gulshan Khambatta all of 82 years , Mehroo Holmes who has a florist outlet at the Trident ..Zeena and yours truly dressed decently the beggar poet.
Veera Dhaval picked us all up and we assembled at the Taj lobby , and were to lunch at Shamiana but it was buffet day being Saturday so we went up at the Sea Lounge ,,,and relived old memories , our work days remembering our friends who passed away Jose Urmila .. we remembered our boss Mr Andre Kapur , Mrs Munni Gupta .. her kids Anjali and Vanessa and her husband Paul.. we remembered Gaby and Sunita Kapur .. we remembered …
Malkhamb Demonstration 65 Republic Day Bandra Bandstand 26 January 2014, a photo by firoze shakir photographerno1 on Flickr. Mallakhamb or Malkhamb (Marathi: मल्लखांब)is a traditional Indian sport in which a gymnast performs feats and poses in concert with a vertical wooden pole or rope. Mallakhamb also refers to the pole used in the sport. Mallakhamb was originated in Maharashtra. The word "Mallakhamb" is composed of malla which denotes a gymnast or a man of strength and khamb which means a pole. Mallakhamb can therefore be translated to English as pole gymnastics.
The earliest recorded references to Mallakhamb is found in the 12th century classic Manasollasa (1135 AD) by Somesvara Chalukya. Other than Maharashtra, it was also practiced in ancient Hyderabad. However, the sport does not become visible in practice and well recorded until it was revived or invented in the 18th century by Balambhatdada Deodhar, the fitness instructor of Peshwa Baji Rao II duri…
Eyes, a photo by firoze shakir photographerno1 on Flickr. eyes are the most deceiving windows of the soul on a parchment of the flesh simply two holes deceptive receptive like orbs of burning coal from gods hearth that man stole when god with his angels had gone out for a stroll
parades colorful display another year another republic day the girl child betrayed robbed of her hope her future clouds of despair dark bothersome gray..shadow play governments prime ministers come and go she is out there hanging by a slender noose of a thread as thin as her hair
In India, Republic Day honours the date on which the Constitution of India came into force on 26 January 1950 replacing the Government of India Act (1935) as the governing document of India. The Constitution was passed by the Constituent Assembly of India on 26 November 1949 but was adopted on 26 January 1950 with a democratic government system, completing the country's transition toward becoming an independent republic. 26 January was selected for this purpose because it was this day in 1930 when the Declaration of Indian Independence (Purna Swaraj) was proclaimed by the Indian National Congress.
India achieved independence from British rule on 15 August 1947 following the Indian independence movement noted for largely peaceful nonviolent resistance and civil disobedience led by the Indian National Congress. The independence came through the Indian Independence Act 1947 (10…