Safarnama – Nepal – Lumbini

Lumbini covers an area of three squre miles; the holy site is bordered by a large monastic zone in which only monasteries can be built, no shops, hotels or restaurants. The complex is divided into three areas: the Sacred Garden, the Monastic Zone and the Cultural Center and New Lumbini Village. I visted the first… Continue reading Safarnama – Nepal – Lumbini

Safarnama Nepal -Barkatpur – 2

Local art and artefacts flourish in Barkatpur, mostly visited for its historical monuments and temples with inspiring architecture and appealing art. I will take you through these later, allowing time for you to update on the background of the place. Lord Gautam Budh was born in Lumbini, not very far from Barkatpur. However before catching… Continue reading Safarnama Nepal -Barkatpur – 2

Family Esthetics – 1

I treasure my childrens artistic forays in their childhood and often view them with delight from the pages kept in a file in the table drawyer. That they later preferred a very different passion is undertandable. Everyone to their own inclinations! Yet the urge is ever presnt to find fresh talent whose creativity may reach… Continue reading Family Esthetics – 1

Safarnama Nepal – Barkatpur -1

Giving a break for a while to Khatmandu, we move along to find interesting sights, sounds, people and their crafts. Sharing the tour of the small and yet a historical town, Barkatpur. We will leave its historical essence for later, let us enjoy a few presentations from this interesting place in this and subsequent blogs.… Continue reading Safarnama Nepal – Barkatpur -1


The Clinic as the name signifies is dedicated to my wife Nilofar Shameem, who left behind a legacy filled with love, dedication, compassion, care and concern, especially for the weaker section of our society. It took me and Abbas my nephew (sister Naheed’s younger son) a number of days to select a suitable location for… Continue reading NILOFAR EYE CLINIC: INAUGURATION.

Safarnama: Nepal-Kathmandu-1

At the invitation of Samira and Badri Luitel, the in laws of Baqar Shameem, our son, I undertook the journey to Nepal. Baqar and his younger son Ayan who stay in Delaware, USA, after visiting Portugal and Spain landed at our residence at Secunderabad to escort me, Pooja Shameem and Eshan the elder son had… Continue reading Safarnama: Nepal-Kathmandu-1

Understanding Sedition

By Maj Gen SG Vombatkere VSM (Retd) This writer is not a legal practitioner and not educationally qualified in law. However, being one among the several Petitioners challenging the sedition law IPC Section 124A in the Hon’ble Supreme Court of India, in which the cases are sub judice, what follows is a layperson’s understanding on… Continue reading Understanding Sedition