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One monkey to another

KR Bharti A monkey picking lice of a fellow monkey at the Ridge, Shimla, said, ‘Achhe din might have come for humans but we monkeys, for sure, have fallen on bure din .’ The bewildered monkey asked how. ‘Haven’t you … Continue reading

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A man before his time

Col DS Cheema (Retd) THIS piece is a tribute to the innate genius of an unsung hero of science and relates to the period when there was no need for the government to make special efforts to develop scientific temper … Continue reading

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Not loose change, it’s about change

Satish Arya How much?’ I asked a clerk at the post office. Rupees 41, he replied. I gave him Rs 40 and a Rs-5 coin. He looked at the coin and frowned, ‘Give me change,’ he said. ‘This is change,’ … Continue reading

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The spirit of Lohri is sadly gone

Shiv Sethi Change is the law of nature. In these fast-changing modern times, our ways of living have also changed, as have the colours and contours of our festivals. The saga of festivals does not retain the same glory. The … Continue reading

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They chose the shrine dogs

Rana Preet Gill They wait for devotees, day and night. In the mornings, they sit with hungry eyes waiting for morsels of food that the devout bring when they come to pray at the shrine. They look like guardians of … Continue reading

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Doesn’t quite ring a bell

Ritu Kumar Every phone booth of yore possessed a distinct whiff of romance, had a story when communication wasn’t as easy as it is today. It was a keeper of secret conversations and confessions. Many movies captured phone-booth moments and … Continue reading

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She is one among men in uniform

Lt Gen RS Sujlana (retd) A case of misdemeanour by a Major-General with a woman officer has received much media glare. Such an occurrence is an aberration. Women officers receive more than their due respect, they serve conscientiously with honour … Continue reading

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