Category Archives: Miscellaneous

A haircut to remember

Ratan Sehgal The other day, my granddaughter, asked with amusement, ‘Dadu, how come you have suddenly got so much hair on your head?’ I ran my fingers through my hair, saying, ‘Excuse me, but I have always had plenty of … Continue reading

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The heyday of govt schools

Sher Singh Sangwan Presently, half of the total students study in government and aided schools compared to almost cent per cent during the 1960s. After passing class VIII in 1964 from the middle school at Kakroli Sardara village in Mahendragarh … Continue reading

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Corona a blip on the big journey

Col NK Verma (Retd) Sixty-five is a good time to pause and reflect. The grey, with its touch of dignity, the wrinkles, furrows, smile lines, all act as a chronicle of one’s lifestyle, personality and attitude. The filter of time … Continue reading

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The twilight zone of reason

Satya Mohanty We, Indians, are most likely to live in the twilight zone of superstition and science, mostly in the same order. When Mahmud of Ghazni attacked the Somnath Temple, the priests, instead of seeking help from the nearby rulers, … Continue reading

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Jazzing it up in corona times

Raaja Bhasin Yes, this is yet another corona story. Only it plans to be a post-corona story. This is of a world when the sun shines gently through a smartphone screen and it is safe to drink virtual water from … Continue reading

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What would life be without art?

Ritu Kamra Kumar Often, social consciousness defines the very credo of an artist’s practice, because artists, their work and aesthetics are shaped by the times they live in and the reality that surrounds them. An artist, whether behind an easel … Continue reading

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Raise a toast to a cup of tea

Vishavjeet Chaudhary As actor Virginia Wood once remarked, this story is one of empires and espionage, smuggling and addiction, rampage and passion. The protagonist of this remarkable tryst with history is none other than the humble leaf of tea. Shrouded … Continue reading

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