George Orwell wrote about it. Apple Computers ran a Super Bowl ad based on the Orwellian novel in question. What are we talking about here? 1984. Thankfully, the actual year did not turn out to be as tyrannical as Orwell may have predicted, but the world and society was changing. The decade entered into its middle period and, by now, “1980s culture” was very much a part of mainstream American society.
Milkha now burst on the International stage when at the 1958 Asian games he won the gold medal in both the 200m and 400m events. Have we ever heard of any Indian athlete winning 2 gold medals in a track event after him? Milkha clocked a time of 21.6 and 47 seconds respectively. This was the time the world took notice of a bearded Sikh with long hair on the international stage and nicknamed him as the ‘Flying Sikh’. He followed up by winning the 400 m event at the Cardiff Commonwealth games with a timing of 46.16 seconds. He was the first Indian to win a gold medal at the commonwealth games after independence. Milkha again won a gold medal in 400m at the 1962 Asian games.
The Ethiopian Empire included Abyssinia. This was a vague area with a rough rocky terrain. The land was full of mountains and hills with no transportation facilities. The major task in the invasion of the Empire was to cross all these hurdles which was a dreadful task. This is the reason why there had been no invasions on the Ethiopian Empire till then. The British government was firm to cross all these barriers and free the captives.
However what has pained the hearts of all Indians is, that General Deepak Kapoor a four star general and head of the Indian Army till he retired last year, is one of the beneficiaries of this scam. He has taken a flat in this building, knowing fully well that he was not entitled to it. In the bargain by this one single act he has demeaned the high status of the Chief of Indian Army. The Army Admit Card has had a distinguished record, as well as being one of the largest standing armies in the world. This army has won accolades in the battles on the Afghan frontier and the two world wars. After India gained independence the Army has waged successful wars for the liberation of Kashmir and Bangladesh.
18. Hong Kong holidays – A few years ago, Hong Kong was a British territory. Now a part of China, Hong Kong is the most happening place in the far east. This majorly Buddhist city is a remarkable example of success of Capitalism and offers towering hotels, world’s most modern luxuries and one of the most popular holiday destination within Hong Kong is Kowloon. For some peace, you can travel to the Sai Kung peninsula. 27,000 monthly searches.
In 1909 former Japanese Prime Minister Ito Hirobumi was assassinated during a visit to Harbin, China by Korean nationalist An Jung-geun, who was later hanged.
But then the question remains why had so many soldiers have to die in this campaign of 53 days. There are no answers except that war is war and no quarter given and none expected. It is the call to arms and duty.