I’m elated to let y’all know that my book proposal has been chosen among the top 75 proposals selected from amongst 16000, through a three tier screening, for the Prime Minister’’s YUVA Mentorship Program, spearheaded by the Ministry of Education, with NBT, Government of India, as the implementing agency.
Looking forward to furnish what I feel so privileged to have been entrusted with! 🇮🇳
Delighted to have been shortlisted for the John Locke Institute Prize 2022 as a finalist in the History category. There were around 964 very high-standard category submissions this year and my entry answered the question ‘Was there anything good about the British empire?’.
The final classification for these shortlisted essays will be announced at an academic conference and gala dinner at the Christ Church College, University of Oxford on the 24th day of September, 2022.
Today, as we, citizens privileged to have been born into the world’s largest democracy, celebrate the nation’s 76th Independence Day, it is fitting that we take take a look at and resolve to play our part in the nation’s socio-cultural and politico-economic progress.
India@75 is more than just a representation of a nation’s persistent growth through time - it stands for and echoes to all humanity the ideals of diversity, inclusivity, federalism and non-violent movement building. (1/2)
“No white nor red was ever seen
So am’rous as this lovely green.
Fond lovers, cruel as their flame,
Cut in these trees their mistress’ name;
Little, alas, they know or heed
How far these beauties hers exceed!
Fair trees! wheres’e’er your barks I wound,
No name shall but your own be found”
Lines extracted from metaphysical poet Andrew Marvell’s ‘The Garden’, one of the most famous poems of the seventeenth century England, originally published for Robert Boutler in 1681.
the marred ‘jaali’ ,
his gaze upon the Taj,
and a call for him.
‘The Passing of Emperor Shah Jahan’, a miniature work, painted by Abanindranath Tagore, CIE in 1902, and currently housed at the Victoria Memorial, Kolkata.
the forlorn liege,
Boreas’ brumal thracian swoop,
all dimmed, but her.
P.S.: ‘Boreas Abducting Oreithyia’, the painting above, created by François Boucher in 1769, is currently in possession of the Kimbell Art Museum.