In 1955 I was in my late teens and it looked like as if I had been somehow put on travel mode. I had just been to Bombay where I had spent most of my two-month long summer vacation. And now it was October and there was a chance of visiting Delhi. An uncle of mine was the touring officer of the C&E Morton, the confectioners, and he was going to be in Delhi for a week. He wanted my sister and me to visit him.
The event 'Run for Unity' organised on October 31, 2014, in the honor of India's first Home Minister, Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel, whose birth anniversary falls on this date, created a controversy as the Congress surmised that the BJP government was trying to belittle the importance of former Prime Minister Indira Gandhi, whose death anniversary falls on the same date.
The other day The Hindu published a photograph of the blooming Neelakurinji flowers on the Nilgiri Hills. The very name of the hills suggests something to do with a blue hue. The blooming Neelakurinji flowers have a light blue hue and they bloom giving the hills that distinct bluish colour.