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Bugbear once, relief now

RS Mehta Retirement brings in a mini fortune in the form of terminal benefits. Besides there is pension which one can enjoy without tension. However, it also brings along ample free time at one’s disposal, especially if there are no … Continue reading

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Labouring to be educated

Roopinder Singh He carried his eight decades of existence with an ease that was reassuring. He looked strong and his demeanour was of a person who could take care of himself. My mother is the reason I came to know … Continue reading

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A story in every picture

Miraj Chauhan The other day while grappling with boredom on a Sunday, I decided to time-travel. I am no experimental investigator to devise a time machine to do so. I have my own paraphernalia which catapults me to my childhood … Continue reading

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Cold courage and an ice-wall

Maj Gen Raj Mehta (retd) Trivandrum is a verdant, emerald-green capital city. The salt-laden sea breeze carries heavenly smells of asafoetida, sambar, dosa and seafood. It has an ancient culture that once linked the Malabar Coast via Malacca to China … Continue reading

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Girls welcome… only for Durga Puja

Arsh Sharma Please send her to my house for puja as soon as she wakes up,’ I heard someone talking to my mom in the other room. I tried to look at the time; it was 7 am. I dozed … Continue reading

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What it takes to be a saviour

Rajan Kapoor The other day, my college organised a seminar on Bhagat Puran Singh. Speaker after speaker heaped praise on the great saint who dedicated his body and soul in the service of the destitute. The audience listened to them … Continue reading

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The girl who became ‘beta’

Apoorva Sharma It is indeed not easy to break down the cliches of our society, and its rigid mindset. It becomes rather tough for a girl to accomplish such a task. Every individual fosters a free spirit that wants to … Continue reading

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