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.
Around thirty years ago, on a visit to the Peoples' Republic of China I used to watch Chinese films on a small black and white TV set having nothing to do in the evenings. True, I did not understand a word of what was said and yet, for understanding emotions one does not need to know the language.