Monday, January 27, 2014

National Padma Awards

On Republic Day eve, the Padma awards were given. This write-up is my knowledge on some of the Padma Awardees:-

1) Dr.Mashelkar - I have read about his projects in Wikipedia. He was also in CSIR. Frankly, I have great respect for Maharashtrian thought. I learnt a lot from Yashwant Kanetkar tutorials in CD. If I make a statement that wet grinding machine reduced poverty in India by 15%, I am sure Maharashtrians will appreciate it.
2) B K S Iyengar - The renowned yoga guru is greatly respected by me for his caste and of course for his asanas. The problem today is the stress and fast life and unfortunately yoga develops health slowly.
3) Gulam Mohammed Shaikh - I do not know the painter. But I have admiration for M F Hussain. Art is tough and expressing it in canvass and then getting admiration and laurels is tougher. The toughest part is being brave.
4) Kamalahaasan - He is a great showman and is deeply admired for his knowledge and abilities.
5) Leander Paes - Leander is a great fighter and can get it right when it matters most.
6) Paresh Rawal - One of the most talented actors of all-time and a brand by himself.
7) Vidya Balan - Tremendous actress who has made many men mad. Great looks and excellent presence make her one of the topmost heroines of bollywood.


  1. I feel bollywood always gets undue attention. They should also try to award industrialists and entrepreneurs who have made a tremendous mark in the society. There are many.

    Destination Infinity

  2. Very true.
    Only recently has the foreign ministry stopped import of foreign liquor at low cost. Powerful people from other ministries too would approach foreign ministry to get a bottle or two. Disgraceful!!
    Thanks, Destination Infinity.