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To live with Cancer


‘SHE’ is living with it, I mean Cancer and that too with a smile. She has been celebrating her last six birthdays with Cancer but never with grief, always with her cheerful and sprightly countenance. She was unlucky in terms of leading a happy life at her parental and her in-laws home. She faced many tortures but she never gave ...

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Tea is not Everyone’s Cup of Tea


Tea is kick! Tea is a liquid hug! Tea is healing.   But, Westernization has empowered us so much that coffee is being termed ‘Drink of the Time’. People are seen tensing their eyebrows when asked for a warm tea (probably to display their self possessed standards) and exclaiming, ‘Who drinks tea?’ ( As if offered a bitter water) and ...

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I am just confined to my room. As if…… Certain pains have hugged me tightly, And those pains are not letting me go….   I too want to free myself from their clutches. As if…… Some unknown strength has hold me rigidly, And that strength is not setting me free…..   What if……? Had I forgotten you, Life would have ...

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Ignorantia Juris Non Excusat!


“Ignorantia juris non excusat” is a Latin maxim meaning “Ignorance of law excuses no one” is a legal principle holding that a person who is unaware of a law may not escape liability for violating that law merely because he or she was unaware of its content. Often we take this plea, ‘Oh sorry I was not aware of this rule ...

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Yes… I abhor Indira Gandhi…You know why?


Yes… I abhor Indira Gandhi…You know why? Although counted among the most charismatic leaders, Indira Gandhi was labeled as a ‘Dumb doll’ when she stepped into the political arena. But, proving everyone wrong she acquired the status of ‘Iron Lady’. Indira’s name was also associated with various controversies and the stains are so deep that it still haunts even after ...

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The Monsoon War: Young Officers Reminisce – 1965 India-Pakistan War


Book: The Monsoon War: Young Officers Reminisce – 1965 India-Pakistan War Author: Amarinder Singh and Lt General Tajinder Shergill, PVSM Publisher: Roli Books Pages: 528

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The so called Social Networking


We’re surrounded by children, who since they were born, watch us living like robots, and think it’s the norm. It’s not very likely you will make world’s greatest dad, if you cant entertain a child without using an iPad. When I was a child, I would never be home, I’d be out with my friends, on our bikes we would ...

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The Plethora of meanings behind Ram Navmi


On this auspicious day of Navmi, I sit here in my writing space and think about the most important question. Trying to make sense out of all. What did these last nine days teach me? What they meant to me? Was it really worth it? Being hungry and fasting for consecutive long 9 days and mind you, I’m talking about ...

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Why Only P.U. ?


Why Only P.U. ? I can recall a string of words which were once uttered by my friend. Those words fit into me like a hook into eye. “Yaar P.U. de ta nazaare e vakhre ne.” I was indifferent to the statement made by her because at that time I was being entertained by university’s favour. But today, when I ...

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7 Reasons- Why Paper books still reign?


E-books have benefits in its domain- accessibility with the click, less cost, empowering ‘Green mentality’ and more materialistically a way to save money. But, We cannot proclaim of E-books overtaking print. A print has a territory of its own and which can never be invaded by E-books. Paper books are ‘sacred’. Paper books provide us with the pleasure of easy ...

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