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 Vikas Kamat is a programmer- entrepreneur living in Birmingham AL. This blog is a complex mix of Indian culture, life in southern USA, computer sciences, and sports. Opinions are his own.
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India's Great Commentators

Today I read this fine analysis by Kuldip Nayar on what exactly went wrong with the secular policies of India. You can see the ripe maturity and a great understanding of India's psyche in the commentators of his generation that included Khushwant Singh, M.J. Akbar, M.V.Kamath, T.V.R.Shenoy, and Arun Shourie.

You've Read their Columns, Now See their Portraits.

I recently discovered some rare portraits of some of these commentators taken by my father.

© K. L. Kamat
Portrait of Arun Shourie
Arun Shourie
Portrait of T.V.R. Shenoy
T.V.R. Shenoy
Portrait of M.V. Kamath
M.V. Kamath


An Interesting Anecdote

Arun Shourie is currently serving as India's Minister for Disinvestment. The above picture of him was taken in Syracuse, where both him and father were doctoral students in 1965. Upon my father's death, I also found a note signed by Shourie that said "Kamatji, you still owe me a photograph!".

I am not sure if father sent it to him, so I am going to.

(Comments Disabled for Now. Sorry!)First Written: Friday, March 22, 2002
Last Modified: 4/14/2003

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