"Watch TV serial Tamas Online"

Thanks to the indefatigable Arvind Gupta, the TV serial Tamas broadcast by Doordarshan in the late 1980s is now available online. (including some  commercial ads from those days!) Based on a novel by Bhisham Sahni on the partition of India, it hit the TV screens in the backdrop of Babri Masjid- Ramjanmabhoomi imbroglio and brings back memories of some very fine TV serials made at time- Shyam Benegal’s The Discovery of India, Gulzar’s Mirza Ghalib and Arvind N Das’s documentary India Invented based on DD Kosambi’s works. Happily all these are now available at youtube and/or google videos.

Even twenty years after it was broadcast, Tamas still touches a raw nerve and, sad to say, retains the relevance of its core message- the human cost of violence in general and of sectarian violence in particular. The last two decades seem to have been a re- enactment of the partition, this time in slow motion.

The more things change, the more they remain the same.

View part 1 of 5 of the serial at google videos

Link to part 2
Link to Part 3
Link to part 4
Link to part 5

"Watch TV serial Tamas Online"

"OBC bank – Locker was damaged as external metal strip was badly twisted ."

Account no 4968
With Sector 19 , Chandigarh branch .


TO whomsoever it may be concerned .

I am having a very old account with the above mentioned branch.

Due to the trust with the branch I had also opened a branch for the past 3-4 years .

Today (13 of April ,2009) I went to operate my locker in the same branch .

I was shocked to find that someone had tried to break the locker and had harmed the external metal socket for an additional lock.

The external frame where we can put out own lock , was twisted and was a clear indication that

someone had tried to break the locker .

This is a clear sign of negligence on the part of the branch .

I have submitted a written note to the assistant manger of sector 19, Chandigarh and had personally shown him the locker .

I request/demand immediate action and clarification in written as to what had happened and who is to blame.

Also I need a immediate replacement of the locker .

This sort of negligence destroys my long trust with the branch even though nothing was missing from the locker yet whatever had happened was not right .

I don’t have much to say , as I feel very disturbed by what had happened or was tried .

Looking forward.

"OBC bank – Locker was damaged as external metal strip was badly twisted ."