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Watch what you are getting

Rajan Kapoor THE rescheduling of timings of a male contraceptive advertisement recently kicked off a controversy. A school of opinion pooh-poohed the decision while another supported it. The row reminded me of an incident from my college days. Our class … Continue reading

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Caught in the middle

Rajender Singh THE Gujarat elections proved Alexander Pope wrong for saying, ‘He knows to live who keeps the middle state, and neither leans on this side nor on that.’ The elections showed how everyone — centrists, leftists, moderates and middlings … Continue reading

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Bring out the mops

Ratna Raman THE noun ‘moppet’ (17th century English) from the now obsolete ‘moppe’ (indicative of a baby or a rag doll) refers to an endearingly sweet child. The silver screen has also introduced us to child stars, little boys and … Continue reading

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Bad perhaps, but so good

Rahul Walia THE small hill town of McLeodganj is the confluence of various religions and cultures. Its natural bounty, deep forests of deodars, fresh cool air and the majestic Dhauladhars lift the spirits. One evening, while waiting for a cab … Continue reading

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A wedding to remember

Rameshinder Singh Sandhu RECENTLY I attended a cousin’s weeklong wedding celebrations. Each day was so special that whenever someone will talk about weddings, I will present this experience with zeal. Held at a village near Amritsar, it was marked with … Continue reading

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His own courage his ‘backing’

Surinderjit Singh Sandhu BE it top anchors or debaters, most of them are curious to know who is ‘behind’ Kanhaiya Kumar. Whenever an individual, that too from a humble background, dares to take on the mightiest of the land, he … Continue reading

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In her, found a soul-mother

Sumit Paul THERE’S a mother embedded in every girl and woman. In fact, a woman is a perennial mother. Even as a beloved or a wife, it’s the mother in her that guides her other instincts and roles,’ wrote Khalil … Continue reading

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