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We have been reading of the ancient world of Atlantis where women ruled and we now have women recruits in most armies of the world including the United States, Russia and India. But the question that begets an answer is to how efficient or potent women as soldiers are, compared to men. For centuries women did accompany men into combat but as ‘camp followers’. Their purpose was to provide comfort and sex to men after the heat of battle. Camp followers have been seen in the American Civil war as well as the British campaigns in the sub continent. Camp followers are civilians who follow a military unit from place to place, especially as vendors of supplies or as prostitutes.

The Sikhs covered themselves with glory in many fields of battle for the British.The most notable being the brave fight by 21 Sikh soldiers against the tribesmen of the Frontier at Saragrahi, where they faced a horde of 10,000 Moslems. The Sikhs also fought in the First World war and the Second World war and earlier in the British Army campaigns against the Afghans on the Frontier.

Milkha now burst on the International stage when at the 1958 Asian games he won the gold medal in both the 200m and 400m events. Have we ever heard of any Indian athlete winning 2 gold medals in a track event after him? Milkha clocked a time of 21.6 and 47 seconds respectively. This was the time the world took notice of a bearded Sikh with long hair on the international stage and nicknamed him as the ‘Flying Sikh’. He followed up by winning the 400 m event at the Cardiff Commonwealth games with a timing of 46.16 seconds. He was the first Indian to win a gold medal at the commonwealth games after independence. Milkha again won a gold medal in 400m at the 1962 Asian games.

India is not less than an achiever because Indian women are achievers. India has the world’s largest number of professionally qualified women. Feminism seems to be tracing its step back and probably it’s a good cause. Back in the years where a woman was arrested at her home at night, authorities provided her home with a document signing her arrest. The next morning the villagers find her bullet- ridden. The story counts back to the year 2004 when Thangjam Manorama Devi, a 32-year-old resident of India’s Manipur state was allegedly raped and then shot dead. A rebellious action was then observed.

The Los Angeles Raiders slammed the Washington Redskins 38-9 in the Super Bowl, and the Detroit Tigers overwhelmed the San Diego Padres 4-1 to win the World Series. The NBA Championships went to the Boston Celtic as they managed to squeeze past the Los Angeles Lakers 4-3, and the Edmonton Oilers reversed their fortunes against the New York Islanders in a rematch of 1983’s Stanley Cup, winning 4-1. However, the top 1984 sports story in America was the staging of the Summer Olympics in Los Angeles; gymnast Mary Lou Retton becomes a household name.

The first battalion of the sikh troops was formed in the erstwhile British Indian Army in 1846 just before the annexation of the Punjab. from that time onwards the Sikhs became an integral part of the British Army rally bharti Result. At one time the Sikhs formed as much as 33% of the strength of the Army during the days of the Raj.

Enter 1988, and this fully grown adult decides to pursue a career in acting. His father lost his battle with Cancer. Shahrukh was too shattered but vowed to take care of his mother and sister. He grew up and fell in love with a Hindu girl. He traveled to Mumbai to woo her and won her over. Mr. Fate intervened once again and he lost his mother in Delhi. Depressed and lost, he came to Mumbai and told his film maker friend, “One day I am going to rule this city.” The journey was tough, with twists and turns from all sides. He did not have a family background of acting, nor was he acquainted with the tough head-to-head competition in the world acting. He had chosen to tread an unknown path because he wanted to live his dream.

The Japanese were pushed back through Burma. It was bitter fighting but the ‘Forgotten army’ carried the day. Now when more that 60 years have elapsed it is incumbent on historians to give credit to Field Marshal Slim’s forgotten army. The soldiers who fought along with this army certainly deserve it.

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