Sudha, my wife of four decades plus, was keen that we plant something outlandish this season in our kitchen garden. A kitchen garden at the back of the house is indeed a luxury in Noida in the National Capital Region. Before the township came into existence, the entire chunks of land comprised agricultural fields where farmers sowed and harvested seasonal crops as had been going on for centuries.
As a citizen of India, I have no doubt in my mind that the upcoming Lok Sabha elections will bring Bharatiya Janata Party to power with a phenomenal majority. Naturally, Narendra Modi will be sworn in as the Prime Minister of India.
India is a great country. It is proud of its liberal culture where the whole world is treated as a family. Inscribed in bold letters in Dev Nagari on the main entrance gate of the central hall of the Indian Parliament, the shloka from Upanishad runs like this: