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Is it the end of humanity?

Vishal Kumar Although it was a beautiful sunny morning at my native town, I had to cancel my morning walk, as I was supposed to board a train to Delhi. The preceding night, I could not catch a wink of … Continue reading

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Years later, the question still haunts

SS Chhina The bustle of teacher union’s elections at the end of every academic session was an annual feature. About 150 teachers of Khalsa College Amritsar was a significant contingent of the Punjab and Chandigarh College Teachers Union. I was … Continue reading

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The feet, a good place to be

JS Raghavan DURING the halcyon days, when elders commanded respect from youngsters, it was customary to prostate before them when they arrived. It meant unmitigated surrender to their age, experience, erudition and wisdom, even if age might be the only … Continue reading

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Why ‘likes’ shouldn’t really matter

Aditya Mukherjee Unlike others for whom being on Facebook is a raison d’etre of their social identity, I have never found this democratic platform invigorating. At the risk of being pigeonholed as a Luddite not au fait with the marvels … Continue reading

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Pink slip of the other kind

Mohan Singh Twentieth-century typewriters, their parts like key levers, carriage, roller and tabulator, and their functions were unintelligible to us kids, though my elder brother, who was a steno in the DC’s office in the 1950s, had access to all … Continue reading

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Sad end to a long chapter

Shiv Sethi Books are the chief defence of a society. Any generation that does not buy books cannot nurture its intellectual capacities. These days, youngsters do not mind spending a lot of money in ritzy showrooms and restaurants, but they … Continue reading

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The last of Janus generation

AK Maria We are a limited edition, the first and the last, extremely unique and will be extinct within two-three decades. We are the ones born within 10-15 years of Independence. We opened our eyes in a free India, filled … Continue reading

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