Children’s Day

National Child Day is celebrated on November 20 by most countries. India’s first Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru was very fond of children and in the 1950s dedicated his birthday, November 14 as Children’s Day to emphasize the need to care for, educate and protect children. Kids affectionately addressed him as “Chacha” (Uncle, typically father’s younger …

Chak de India

The Hockey World League matches currently underway in India have taken me back to my high school days. In High School at Nangal, our PT (Physical Training) and Punjabi language teacher was “Giani ji” (literal translation – one who “knows”, a scholar well-versed in Sikh religious scriptures and the Granth Sahib.)  I cannot recall his full name, but …