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Childhood, lost and found

Rajan Kapoor My childhood was offline. But my daughter’s childhood is online, dominated and driven by gadgets. Smartphone is her toy library. She browses, downloads and plays games on it, just by tapping her little fingers and peering on its … Continue reading

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All have it in them to be a Picasso

Rashmi Kalia Before children talk, they sing. Before they write, they draw. As soon as they stand, they dance.’ We are all quick to profess that we can’t even draw a stick figure, but forget that we were all born … Continue reading

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The drivers of change

Simran Sidhu How long does it take to learn to drive a car? A few days, a few weeks or maybe a few months? Sometimes, the answer is years, 15 long ones. My mother has been trying to learn driving … Continue reading

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Patiala Zoo as symbol of state apathy

Jagvinder Singh Brar Patiala Heritage Festival is an annual feature. Unlike my wife and daughter, I could find no reason to visit the festival, given the dismal scenario of the state. But they insisted. ‘How come people with such rich … Continue reading

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Yesterday once more…

KK Paul Driving down back home to Chandigarh from Delhi has always been fun. Even after 45 years of following the same route and routine, the excitement continues to remain intact. Maybe, more than anything else, it has something to … Continue reading

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Destroying to create

PPS Gill What is development? It has many facets. Each development project means some destruction, some new construction, reconstruction and repair. It disrupts routine life till ‘work in progress’ lasts! And, the end result may still not be as desired. … Continue reading

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Not their cup of hot chai

Anirudh Dhanda What I miss the most abroad is a cup of tea. Nowhere do you get tea that you have at home in India. The most annoying is the tea bag variety and the lukewarm response it gives to … Continue reading

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