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Time once, now pollution reading

Rajiv Sharma Once 2.5 PM and 10 PM were times on a clock, now they have become a measure of deadly particulate matter of smoke and dust we inhale to challenge organs meant for a gust of fresh air. Things … Continue reading

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A saviour off the battlefield too

Brig SS Ahluwalia (retd), VrC OBITUARY Brig Kuldip Singh Chandpuri MVC, VSM (Nov 22, 1940 – Nov 17, 2018) A great soldier and a great warrior, who won a heroic battle in the sand dunes of Laungewala near Jaisalmer in … Continue reading

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Keeping peace alive

Maninder Singh BUREAUCRATIC TALES WE, as part of an official delegation, were in downtown Melbourne on the day when a person of Somali origin stabbed to death the owner of an Italian eatery on the busy Bourke Street. The attacker … Continue reading

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Bliss within easy reach, go for it

Amrinder Bajaj Bliss is having a mirchi ka pakora — carry-home leftovers after a morning party at a yoga centre — with adrak ki chai on the terrace and sharing it with my Lhasa Apso. Bliss is the rustle of … Continue reading

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The order changes, not perhaps for good

Sushil Kumar Phull In the late ’60s I registered with the PU to pursue a Phd degree in Hindi. Dr Ganpati Chander Gupta was my adviser. The first DLitt in Hindi from the university, he had added to the lexicon … Continue reading

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Instant darshan, NTR style!

MR Anand NT Rama Rao, the former Chief Minister and yesteryear Telugu superstar, was our distinguished neighbour when I was a student of Ramakrishna Mission School in Chennai. People in Andhra Pradesh worshipped him, considering him to be an incarnation … Continue reading

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The joy of youth dimmed by conflict

Affan Yesvi Ittifaaq, a social organisation, recently held a programme for pellet victims in Srinagar. The name of the show was ‘Beadaarr’, meaning ‘awake, wakeful, vigilant’. The theme: Let’s talk mental health for pellet victims. Invitees were requested to contribute … Continue reading

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