Wear your ‘art’ eyes and the whole of India becomes an open air gallery, forever presenting you cinema and installations. The road from Coorg to Mysore can’t be any different. Krishen Khanna spent years immortalising the labour that squats like the ‘I won’t see, won’t talk and won’t hear’ trio of Gandhi. I had sent the artist pictures from my road wanderings so that he would turn them into canvases for posterity – and he did.0
Once a Double Niner, always a Double Niner. So say soldiers of the 99th Field Regiment of the Indian Army, which was awarded the title ‘Sylhet’ for its gallantry in the 1971 War for the liberation of Bangladesh. First raised in Aurangabad as the 99th Mountain Composite Regiment (Towed) on 15 April 1964, it is remembered for its role in obtaining the surrender of Pakistani forces after a 25-day gun battle during the war. As this 20-minute documentary shows, the Double Niners were masters of tactical manoeuvres, a tradition they still try their utmost to uphold.