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Must we be exam warriors?

Ratna Raman THE word warrior (Middle English, from old Northern French ‘werreier’, a variant of ‘guerreior’; make war from guerre; war) has been in use since 1800 CE. It refers to a brave fighter and epics from Ancient Greece and … Continue reading

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Scarred, but not for life

Miraj Chauhan WHEN you see life under apparent stillness that is where real life throbs. Pablo Neruda adroitly expounded this phenomenon in his poem Keeping Quiet, through which he urges his readers to emulate the earth or the trees as … Continue reading

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Missing Lahore days…

ML Joshi OFTEN, becoming nostalgic, I can’t resist the haunting, but vivid memories of the bloody Partition. I was in Class V then, studying at Dyal Singh School, Lahore, located on the campus of Dyal Singh College, founded by philanthropist … Continue reading

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The other side of Nehru

RN Malik NEHRU, of late, has become the most misunderstood personality in India, largely due to the disinformation campaign by some vested interests. But his contribution and services to the nation will be remembered forever because Satyameva Jayate Na Anritam. … Continue reading

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Rani & the bigger picture

Kamal Jit Singh AS I read reports of rowdyism and avoidable violence over a film, I was confused and distressed. Memories took me to childhood in kasabas (mini towns) of Rajasthan and Hindi-medium schools, where I did my primary education. … Continue reading

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Take it from the top

Ratna Raman COMPRISING of three letters, of German and Dutch origins,and in circulation in the English language, ‘top’ is one of the few words that is ‘generic’ (characteristic of group, class) in usage. ‘Top’ refers to the upper section of … Continue reading

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The good days in an old diary

HS Dimple EVEN as the dim hope of ‘good days will come’ has nearly shattered, the bright memories of the good old days revive sometimes. The other day, while going through old documents and books lying in the almirah, I … Continue reading

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