On April 3, 2012, patriots of India celebrated the 98th birth anniversary of one of India’s military legends, the incomparable Field Marshal Sam Manekshaw. So much has already been written about his exploits that they need not be repeated. My thoughts instead went to how our establishments in India frequently get things wrong and then scramble like crazy to make amends. Continue reading
To many of us who grew up in the first thirty years of India’s independence, Sam Hormusji Framji Jamshedji Manekshaw was a major hero. We mourn his passing away at the ripe old age of 94. He was the Chief of Army Staff during the Indo-Pak War of 1971 and led India to its greatest military victory after Independence. This war resulted in the creation of a new nation- Bangla Desh.