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Not their cup of hot chai

Anirudh Dhanda What I miss the most abroad is a cup of tea. Nowhere do you get tea that you have at home in India. The most annoying is the tea bag variety and the lukewarm response it gives to … Continue reading

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Taverns for the fanatics

Aneet Kanwal Randhawa We are currently in the grip of a heightened jingoistic and fanatic fervour in the aftermath of the Balakot airstrike. Ironically, Balakot is a place where historically forces of a zealot were vanquished by those of a … Continue reading

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What we have is not what we want

VK Anand IMMEDIATELY after completing my master’s degree in botany, I was appointed as a lecturer at a government college in Chandigarh in 1971. Teaching pre-university and pre-medical classes was a new experience. After few months, I got a jolt … Continue reading

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Good old Shimla a thing of the past

Col Mahesh Chadha (retd) Walking for miles to school across Shimla dales, drinking water at a flowing spring; pelting stones at some pear, apple, plum, fig tree and savouring the raw fruit; plucking a berry or some wild flower; admiring … Continue reading

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Need real leaders, not celebrities

Neela Sood Dates for the elections have been announced. Political parties look like preferring celebrities, ignoring the claims of professional politicians. It gives rise to a debate whether celebrities should be given the ticket instead of local professional politicians. We … Continue reading

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Warm trick to beat the cold

Col Avnish Sharma (retd) Unlike my wife, who belongs to the hills, I am not fond of winter. The laze, chill and an over-clad demeanour is an abnormal feel, reminding me of our troops from South, who are not used … Continue reading

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Fairy tales that feed prejudice

Komal Randhawa The most powerful person in the world is the storyteller, said Steve Jobs. How true. Once upon a time, there was a generation of discriminators created by the mere folly of storytellers, who didn’t make an effort to … Continue reading

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