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Colonel Algernon Durand

Posted in Friends joining in, Photo Feature on September 12, 2008 by Barun Roy

Colonel Algernon Durand was the man who defined the western frontier of the British Indian frontier, which now divides Pakistan and Afghanistan. Durand’s struggle was to establish the authority of the British government in apprehension of a threat from Russia.When Durand reached Gilgit, Curand found utter chaos, intrigue and treachery in local politics resulting in his appointment as Political Agent there to firmly establish British authority there.

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Why this attitude?

Posted in Friends joining in with tags on December 14, 2007 by Barun Roy

I just started college last week in New York. We all know Asians are bloody smart so there’s a sizeable Indian, Pakistani and Korean population here at university. (I’m not going to talk about Koreans, only desis).

The university I attend, New York University, is a liberal arts college. Basically, whatever you major in, has to be paired with courses like Advanced Essay Writing or Poetry Critical Analysis. The following is only about the Indians who’ve come from India, not one’s who have been living here:

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