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Memoirs of an upright cop

MS Bains THE Governor of Punjab, VP Singh Badnore, recently released Rajendra Shekhar’s autographical account Memories Are Made of This, which follows upon a long line of autobiographical works by police officers such as SK Datta (Top Cop Recalls), Joginder … Continue reading

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Pre-eminently outrageous

Harvinder Khetal SO, in its endeavour to reform higher education, the government has awarded six institutes/universities with the badge of ‘Institution of Eminence’. This coveted tag — only five institutes of higher education and the non-existent Jio university have been … Continue reading

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Don’t die like a fool on the road…

Manjeet Singh Trehan WHILE I was a senior resident doctor at the PGI Chandigarh, a world health day was observed on the WHO theme on prevention of accidents. Prof BNS Walia, the then PGI Director, while delivering his lecture, said: … Continue reading

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Alvida, your writings will inspire always

Chaman Lal ON July 11, at 9.15 pm, Hindi novelist Tejinder Gagan, living in Raipur after retirment as Deputy Director-General, Doordarshan, suffered a cardiac arrest. He was 67. By 11 pm, social media was abuzz with the shocking news. I … Continue reading

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Two calls to remember

Raaja Bhasin IN the years before the mobile phone became an appendage to our bodies and its brand became a benchmark of success or otherwise, I answered a ring on the landline. The gentleman at the other end asked for … Continue reading

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A shrink who expanded your world

Rajnish Wattas THE iconic Dr Narendra Nath Wig, founder of PGI’s department of psychiatry, was more a genial guru than a forbidding modern medicine shrink. Every Tuesday and Thursday at sharp 9 am, come rain or shine, Dr Saheb would … Continue reading

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The swacchta message at World Cup

Brig IJ Singh (Retd) FIFA World Cup is on. A nation gets eliminated in the pre-quarters. Emotional, the team heads to the dressing room. They quickly pack their baggage, clean up the entire area, put every inventory in place and … Continue reading

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