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A tough fighter till the very last

Air Mshl Sukhchain Singh (retd) OBITUARY A contemporary of the late Marshal of the Air Force Arjan Singh, Air Marshal Randhir Singh, who died recently, hailed from Bhasaur in Sangrur district. All the present serving senior Air officers would have … Continue reading

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A crash course in some lessons

Col HP Singh (retd) Piloting my aircraft on that bright sunny day was pleasurable. The winds were favourable, sky crystal clear and the horizon had seldom looked so gorgeous. The aircraft followed my instructions rather obediently and my destiny was, … Continue reading

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This one, you can’t ever win!

JS Raghavan Eventfully married for nearly 50 years, I can recall several colourful spats with my wife. However, I reveal here only two raw-cut slices. HG Wells paraphrased, ‘The marital crisis of today is the joke of tomorrow’. That sure … Continue reading

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Losing to find oneself among books

Anusha Singh Majority of us associate libraries with our school and college days. During graduation and after, it was commonplace to see the university library filled to capacity just before semester examinations. A place of ‘study’ more than ‘reading’. Recently, … Continue reading

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Common man can, if he is allowed

Rana Preet Gill How do you make a difference in the life of a common person? How do you empower people? These were some lessons a bureaucrat taught people in Hoshiarpur. He did not mimick hollow promises but did something … Continue reading

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The weight a rank pulls matters

RS Dalal Recently, the newspapers were abuzz with reports about the Army’s proposal to abolish the rank of Brigadier. The move is surprising, for it is a powerful rank and is embedded in the psyche of people in North Indian … Continue reading

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Enchanting to pensive in a flash

Chinmay Kumar Hota It was my first day in our new house at the farthest corner of the town. The house nestled so snugly at the edge of the forest, one could not tell where the forest ended and the … Continue reading

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