Monthly Archives: November 2011

Libya Hurra !

A moment comes,which comes but rarely in history,when we step out from the old to the new,when an age ends, and when the soul of a nation ,long suppressed,finds utterance. (Jawaharlal Nehru speaking on the eve of India’s independence on … Continue reading

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End game in Libya

The end was swift and sudden.The battle for the last town held by Gaddafi loyalists, Sirte had inexplicably dragged on for weeks.Everybody here in Benghazi, 500 kilometres away ,was puzzled by the fierce resistance being put up by a few … Continue reading

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Sands of Sahara

(Third post of my three part series on my journey back to war torn Libya in Sept 2011.) On the last leg of our journey to war torn Libya we boarded an old Mercedes bus in Alexandria for the thousand … Continue reading

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Alexandria

(Second in a three part series of my journey back to war torn Libya in Sept 2011.) Alexandria founded in 331 b.c by Alexander the Great is Egypt’s second largest city.We landed at the old Alexandria airport(since closed for renovation).After … Continue reading

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Arabian Vistas

hezaz mountains – saudi arabia By Sept 2011 it had been more than seven months since I had left Libya.The civil war there was winding to a close .It was time for me to return to Benghazi.I had evacuated in … Continue reading

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The Secret Lake

Nestled among the wooded hills in a corner of my village of Santa Cruz lies the Bodvol lake.Few people outside the village seem to know much about this ‘secret lake’. One sunny morning this monsoon ,I took my wife and … Continue reading

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