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Punjabi hospitality at its best

SS Chhina I WAS attending a seminar on multiculturalism organised by Trent University, Ontario. The university was situated at a beautiful place surrounded by tall trees in a small town of Peter Brough. There were 36 participants from different countries … Continue reading

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A teacher one of a kind

RS Mehta ABOUT 50 years ago, I was admitted to Kendriya Vidyalaya in Class VII in Ahmednagar. Despite being the first position holder in my village school in Haryana, I failed in the pre-admission test. The Principal, however, gave me … Continue reading

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Naming and shaming

Ratna Raman RULES exist in order to set and mark boundaries. The rule book sets the perimeters of civic life. Yet, of late, “white collar crimes” (non-violent crimes committed by respectable people) have revealed abuse of office or authority by … Continue reading

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Holy ecownomics!

Mahesh Grover THE Lion King had been avidly following the affairs of humandom, listening to debates extolling the virtues of a cow. “Her urine is precious as ‘gold’ while its excreta more valuable than Kohinoor,” declared one human nonchalantly. The … Continue reading

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Fauji by ‘proxy’ & loving it

SS Grewal THOUGH a farm scientist by profession, from my bearing and disposition, many take me to be a police or an army officer. Because of the respect extended to me, I often do not disclose my background. This ‘camouflage’ … Continue reading

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Life back a full circle

Gurpreet Dullat THE word ‘mother’ denotes love, emotion, care, compassion and sacrifice. My mother too has been an epitome of these virtues. Born in 1928, to a farming family and a teacher-mother, she was the only child of her parents. … Continue reading

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On their day, don’t leave them out

Rana Preet Gill HE was standing next to the car at the traffic lights and staring incessantly at the shining paraphernalia strewn in my daughter’s lap — some newly acquired Barbie accessories, her current favourites. He pointed his little finger … Continue reading

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