Revisiting John Masters ‘Bhowani Junction’ – An Example Of Anglo Indian Prose

MHOW is a small town about 23 km from Indore. But its importance is manifold compared to its size. Every part of MHOW breaths history. It is an acronym for Military Headquarter of War and has been an important part of the British Indian army from the days of the Raj.

Soft sided suitcases come in all sizes from carry-on size to “moving day” large. Some of the smaller, carry-on size bags can have an expandable zipper. Generally if you expand those bags, they no longer meet the carry-on size restrictions. They can come with wheels or without. You can also get some with a “zip-off” day pack attachment.

I wonder if General Kapoor realises, the damage he has done to army morale. Here is a chief who should have thought of his soldiers first, yet he was intent on misappropriating a flat that he was not supposed to have. The Army act lies down that a person subject to the act can be tried even if he has retired up to a period of 3 years for offenses committed under the act. General Kapoor is still subject to Army act and a court of inquiry and a court martial is the only way out. The soldiers who implicitly obey the Army chief in battle and lay down their lives for the nation deserve this.

There are some unique events taking place in India, which are really worth seeing to get the feel of the progress of the entire country in almost all the fields like economic, military, and social. The famous Republic day parade is one such prestigious event taking place in Delhi at the India Gate on 26th January every year, which is a Republic day of India. The present constitution of India had come in to the force on this date in the year 1950. Till then, the British constitution was in force. That is why this day is considered very important in the history of India as the real independence was achieved on this auspicious day.

The Chinese premier on his present visit to India made the right noises. He commented that not a bullet had been fired across the border during the last 20 years. Very true, but it will be fallacy in case India was to ignore what happened in 1962. That was the period of Hindi Chin Bhai Bhai and Nehru foolishly believed the Chinese. The Chinese army mounted an offensive on both the eastern and western fronts. It was a cake walk in the east with the Indians displaying poor leadership. A large number of Indian officers and men ended up becoming Chinese POW’s.

But the state and central governments could not allow dacoits to flourish and Pandit Nehru deployed Gurkhas to tackle the dacoit gangs. In 1955 Man Singh was shot by Gurkha troops of the Indian Army Rally while he was resting under a tree. It was an anticlimax and Nehru could announce to parliament that the dreaded dacoit had been killed. His reign as a dacoit had lasted from 1939-55.

Enjoy a full day’s sightseeing covering the city Palace, hawa Mahal, Jantar Mantar Observatory, Sawai Man Singh museum, and Amber Fort – climbed on elephant back.

In 2007, Shahrukh appeared as the host of the third season of the popular game showKaun Banega Crorepati which was a moderate success. His next attempt as a game show host for Kya Aap Panchvi Pass se Tez hain? was a failure. His success continues with his highly popular and successful films such as Chak De India, om Shanti Om, Rab Ne Bana di Jodi and My Name is Khan.