The death of “rutba”

Rutba, an urdu word, means status or honour. In sarkari parlance it equates to the “shock and awe” evoked by a single determined officer. Some of this is larger than life, the stuff that legends are made of- like a single Sikh soldier equaling 1.25 lakh opponents in battle or a Gurkha mowing down dozens […]

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Violence in Lord Krishna’s town

June 3, 2016 things reach a head in Mathura, a pilgrim town two hours by road from Delhi towards Agra. Lord Krishan’s Temple Mathura. photo credit: The hot spot is a 200 acre plus public park, occupied in 2014 by a set of criminals and land grabbers, masquerading as social revivalist and curiously, political anarchist associations […]

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