US regulations governing air and water pollution control are very stringent, perhaps more so for foreign ships, especially those flying the flags of developing countries, including ours. LJ Singh writes.
An age miracle happened during the Raj. Before Independence, many of our countrymen, mostly lower-middle-class artisans from Punjab, were into small business and services in the other British colonies such as Burma (now Myanmar) and East Africa. Writes LJ Singh.
"Join the sea and see the world" an old adage luring the landlubber, the shore borne, to the sea does no more hold much (sea) water these days, as naval ships rarely venture out of coastal waters of our own ports or a couple of nearby countries. LJ Singh writes,
Homecoming on leave even for a landlubber is an occasion to look forward to, but for a mariner, coming on leave after a long separation from family is really a special and eagerly awaited event. Merchant navy officers on large ships such as bulk-carriers, which ply mostly on tramp routes, have to be away from India and families for long periods. LJ Singh writes