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A handful of castaways

Chinmay Kumar Hota The images of marooned villages in the recent floods in Assam and Bihar brought back memories of another flood that I had experienced long ago. When I reached my new place of posting, a hamlet tucked somewhere … Continue reading

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I believe, therefore I am

Mona Sometimes a small action can kick up a storm. Just like the poem by actress Taranjit Kaur I Am Not A Virgin, which is making the right noise I Am Not A Virgin, a poem by actress Taranjit Kaur, … Continue reading

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Chicken meal, the Hindu way

Parbina Rashid Summoning every bit of my willpower, as I opened my eyes, I found a handsome hunk towering over me. ‘Here is your Hindu meal,’ he said with a smile. ‘Hindu meal?’ I was bewildered. I didn’t remember ordering … Continue reading

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Living on, on the ‘wall of perpetuity’

Jasreen Kaur Jagjit Singh, retired economic adviser to the Government of Punjab, passed away recently, and joined the family of noble souls. A couple of years back, inspired by two relatives, he had expressed his desire to donate his body … Continue reading

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From moon to Jalandhar

Sudeep Mahajan It was 1969. The year of relative tranquility, President Kennedy, Apollo 11, and, of course, of the mankind landing and leaving its big footprint on the moon. Later-era evils such as unrests, sectarianism, secessionism, terrorism, etc., had yet … Continue reading

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The cry of the mountains

Shelley Walia I have mixed feelings of nostalgia and provocation as I drive up the hills. Last time I travelled on the Shimla-Chandigarh freeway, the experience was appalling owing to the state of the supposed road widening that I had … Continue reading

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Till my last, will serve humanity

Rajesh Sharma Tilted and wilting, uprooted I stand. The early days of my life were spent in the company of friends, big and small, most of who are no more. My early reminiscences are of birds nesting on me. It … Continue reading

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