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My grandfather’s heart

Aastha Bagga AS I opened the old yet pristine red velvet box, a million memories gambolled before me. For years, the summer holidays were synonymous with my grandfather’s home. During the summers, the courts were closed and my grandfather’s duties … Continue reading

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A vote deal that helps you & me

Prabhjot Singh Dear Candidate, I have been watching you for the past several weeks making efforts to win me over with lucrative promises. My vote can make a difference, not for fulfilling the promises you are making, but what it … Continue reading

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On the right trek, age no bar

Suniti Kharbanda When we cross the magical figure of 50 years, something happens to each one of us. We realise that we have now crossed the half-way mark of life even if we complete a century. In simple words, we … Continue reading

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The right kind of chowkidars

V Viswanathan Prime MINISTER Modi’s ‘Main bhi chowkidar’ campaign to counter Rahul Gandhi’s ‘Chowkidar chor hai’ jibe has put all those who take care of security of installations in the spotlight. One is not sure if the offensive or the … Continue reading

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In the name of another God

Maninder Bains When I first saw the Pantheon in Rome, it was raining that day. I stood in the damp air and marvelled at the oculus at the top of the temple. It is said emperor Hadrian wanted it to … Continue reading

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At 10, a hard lesson in vanity

Subhash Chandra It was a special day. I was woken up early. After my indulgent father had given me an oil massage, I had a hot water bath with some rituals. My devout parents put me through an elaborate rigmarole … Continue reading

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Ammi, one to admire and love

Anirudh Dhanda To every man, the greatest storyteller is his grandmother. For me, too, it was my Ammi. The family had migrated from Lahore in 1947 and settled down at a nondescript town in Punjab because she belonged to that … Continue reading

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