22 June 2018

OH MY GOD!

On this day in 1633, the Church forced one of our greatest polymaths, Galileo Galilei, to take back his theory that the Sun and not the Earth is the centre of the universe. On this very day in 1986, in the course of a historic FIFA World Cup match between Argentina and England, genius footballer […]

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6 June 2018

THE SOUNDS OF VIOLENCE

6 June 1984: Sant Jarnail Singh Bhindranwale, a charismatic militant Sikh leader, dies in the course of Operation Blue Star. What follows is the shocking assassination of our then Prime Minister, Indira Gandhi, which then leads to the horrifying massacre of Sikhs across the country. Why should a travelling children’s bookshop recall a traumatic episode from […]

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25 May 2018

SABARMATI KE SANT

A saying goes that those who chase their dreams always know the road that leads them home again. Could this be true even of the Father of our Nation, Mahatma Gandhi? Indeed, if there’s one place that defines Gandhi as a person, a leader, a freedom fighter and a visionary, it has to be the […]

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