IMAGE: An NSG commando at the spot where the terrorist who shot Major Sandeep Unnikrishnan had positioned himself. 26/11 will always be remembered for the courage displayed by our security forces in overcoming the siege at the Taj Mahal hotel, Oberoi and Chabad House in Mumbai. For the elite National Security Guard, which was called in to defeat the terrorists, fighting a battle in unfamiliar terrain came with a heavy price attached: The loss of two commandos, Major Sandeep Unnikrishnan at ... Rediff.com, 1 week ago
With Nandigram and Singur agitation, that lead to the downfall of CPI(M) in Bengal, as backdrop former chief minister of Bengal, Buddhadeb Bhattacharjee, has penned his second memoir. Phire Dekha II , his second book after Phire Dekha , is a review of the ...catchnews.com, 1 month ago
Nehru decided to build The Ashok in New Delhi to host a UNESCO conference. For a prime minister focussed on India building with projects like the Bhakra-Nangal Dam, IITs and factories, "the hotel spoke of the gumption of the country at that time." Manavi Kapur traces the eventful journey of the hotel, which has now completed 60 years. The Ashok wears the scars of the myriad seasons of New Delhi, stains of time marring its once-pristine pink sandstone facade. It's still grand but no ...Rediff.com, 2 months ago
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