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Only if love could have saved him…

Charanjeet Singh Minhas IT was 2009. I was in Bangalore. A cool breeze was bringing sweetness to the surroundings. On the phone, my wife was telling me the news from our home in Delaware. These briefings were regular since my … Continue reading

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In education, the death of curiosity

KM Sheshagiri TWO incidents serve as a backdrop to this piece. The first one dates to the 1980s. Astronomy was a childhood hobby, and I was a member of the Association of Bangalore Amateur Astronomers. One evening, after a lecture … Continue reading

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The many Ravanas on our back

Hari Krishan Chaudhary HORDES of children of the society knocked on my door. A leader among them came forward, ‘Uncleji, Dasehra donation please!’ Feigning ignorance, I asked them what for. ‘Dasehra is celebrated in the Ramlila grounds. How come you … Continue reading

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Going round in circles with camel

Satish K Sharma DHOLKA, where I arrived in a no-frills state road transport bus one day in October 1987, is a small town of Ahmedabad rural district. It was chosen to give me, an IPS probationer, a month’s ‘practical’ training … Continue reading

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A time when plates grew on trees

Mary Parmar GENERATION after generation has been using organic plates grown on trees, mostly found in lower areas of Himachal Pradesh. In Kangra, these ‘plates’ are known as trambel. The leaves of the tree are thick and very broad, nearly … Continue reading

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The first defenders of #MeToo

Lt Gen Baljit Singh (Retd) There was an unparalleled, high decibel and uproarious debate in the otherwise sedate atmosphere of the Lok Sabha in the 50s, demanding nothing short of an unqualified apology from the Chief of Army Staff. When … Continue reading

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Will spouses accept marital failure?

Ritu Kamra Kumar THE Supreme Court decision to quash the archaic adultery law has made this taboo topic a subject of hot discussion. The verdict asserted that women are not the property of men and patriarchal dictates can’t govern marital … Continue reading

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