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Obits need not whitewash dark patches

Salil Desai Pune-based writer, filmmaker Isn’t it the duty of the media not to be carried away by public mood or the popularity of an individual and objectively analyse the life of a public figure? What the media inadvertently ends … Continue reading

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The death of a statesman

HK Dua former Editor-in-chief of The Tribune and media adviser to ex-PM AB Vajpayee Vajpayee’s belief in insaaniyat set him apart and lent him a national appeal IN the passing away of Atal Bihari Vajpayee, the country has lost not … Continue reading

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INDEPENDENCE DAY: From emotional celebration to mental calibration

DR SS BHATTI To add some adventure to the annual ritual of fervent festivities on Independence Day I want to share with you something we tend to never even imagine in the heat of periodic excitement. In mid-1980s I prophesied, … Continue reading

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Patriotism, the tailor-made kind

Ashima Sehajpal Batish DURING the interval of Mulk, a film that deals with seemingly bigger patriotism issues, an ad of an ethnic clothing brand for men brings it down to ‘pehno apni pehchan’. It shows children tutoring their fathers on … Continue reading

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ਤੁਰ ਗਿਆ ਗਵਾਂਢੋਂ ਯਾਰ…

ਯਾਦਵਿੰਦਰ ਕਰਫਿਊ ਦੋਸਤ ਨਾਲ ਬੜੇ ਸੋਹਣੇ ਮੂਡ ‘ਚ ਬੈਠਾ ਸੀ। ਵਟਸਐਪ ਚੈੱਕ ਕੀਤਾ। ਪਿੰਡੋਂ ਦੋਸਤ ਗੁਰਮੀਤ ਦਾ ਸੁਨੇਹਾ ਸੀ। ਪ੍ਰਿਥੀ ਅਲਵਿਦਾ ਕਹਿ ਗਿਆ ਯਾਰ…। ਲੱਗਿਆ, ਜਿਵੇਂ ਕਿਸੇ ਨੇ ਕੁਝ ਖੋਹ ਲਿਆ ਹੋਵੇ। ਖ਼ਬਰ ਬਣਾਉਣ ਵਾਲੇ ਦਾ ਦੋਸਤ ਖ਼ਬਰ ਬਣ ਗਿਆ। … Continue reading

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Medication and abnormal lab tests

Samir Malhotra A few months back I had this telephonic conversation Mr. D: I was put on medication for high blood pressure but it is adversely affecting my kidneys. Me: I remember. I had stressed on the importance of taking … Continue reading

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True sacrifice not about the goat

Sumit Paul IN these highly polarised times when the binary of ‘they’ and ‘us’ is becoming increasingly blatant and boorish, a heart-warming memory of religious munificence still gladdens my heart and mind. This happened more than a decade ago when … Continue reading

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