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The marvel that is Taj

Rajnish Wattas TAGORE’S poetic words, ‘The Taj Mahal…a solitary tear suspended on the cheek of time’, take on a tragic hue today. The monument of love was being razed to a dust bowl of political hate. In fact, I see … Continue reading

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Many an angry verse

Avleen Kaur Lamba They are young and restless, and unafraid. They are rising from the crowd to make a point with their words. Words that are making a noise we grown-ups can’t dare to. From nationalism to depression and anxiety, … Continue reading

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A genius with foresight

By B. K. Nehru SARDAR Dyal Singh Majithia was undoubtedly one of the most remarkable pioneers who led India out of the darkness of ignorance to the enlightenment of modernity. He did for North India what Raja Rammohun Roy had … Continue reading

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This one trip for Mom

Suniti Kharbanda MY 74-year-old widowed mother is a fiercely independent woman, staying on her own and managing the day-to-day running of the house without help from her children. We try to look for opportunities where we could be of some … Continue reading

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Punjabi hospitality at its best

SS Chhina I WAS attending a seminar on multiculturalism organised by Trent University, Ontario. The university was situated at a beautiful place surrounded by tall trees in a small town of Peter Brough. There were 36 participants from different countries … Continue reading

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A teacher one of a kind

RS Mehta ABOUT 50 years ago, I was admitted to Kendriya Vidyalaya in Class VII in Ahmednagar. Despite being the first position holder in my village school in Haryana, I failed in the pre-admission test. The Principal, however, gave me … Continue reading

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Holy ecownomics!

Mahesh Grover THE Lion King had been avidly following the affairs of humandom, listening to debates extolling the virtues of a cow. “Her urine is precious as ‘gold’ while its excreta more valuable than Kohinoor,” declared one human nonchalantly. The … Continue reading

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