Tag Archives: Birth Anniversary

Indira Gandhi

Indira Gandhi, 19.11.1917-31.10.1984. When I was a schoolgirl in Delhi, our school was called upon to be part of the welcome for the visiting Soviet leader – we are probably part of some long lost Films Division footage of bright … Continue reading

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2 Oct 2012

Up in the Air, a cosy scence of domesticity with Mrs. Shastri in a saree draped UP style. Also Mr Lal Bahadur Shastri’s Birthday

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Gandhi Jayanti

  Gandhi Jayanti today. The book excerpt demonstrates Gandhi’s anxiety regarding the proper attire for his family on the eve of leaving for South Africa in 1897.  The picture is taken on their return to India in 1915. Gandhi seems to … Continue reading

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