Sometime in the ’60s, in the flush of Independence, statues of British imperialists were removed to the Capital’s Coronation Park. As statues come under attack in other parts of the country, here they bear the imprint of Delhi’s coaching centre hub that they now abut
Swamped by TV debates, drowned in WhatsApp Forwards, and inundated by persons drawn to his lonely stone maqbara now because of a film and the narratives around it, a Sultan and his legacy are dying another slow death.
A handful of tourists do come to the ground even now, some to look at the structure, others having visited Kalam’s home at Rameswaram and now stopping over to complete what they count as a “pilgrimage”.
In the wake of the Boston Marathon attack and the killing of a soldier on a street in Woolwich,London,the decade-old phrase War on Terror is now being rephrased and redefined by Barack Obama and David Cameron,notes John Cassidy.