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Though India is often and justly described as a land of many religions and innumerable languages,it might well be described as a land of festivals as well. Being a highly spiritual country, festivals are at the heart of people’s lives in India. The numerous festivals that are held throughout the year are unique ways of

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Exactly one year has gone by when Inder Kumar Gujral died at the age of 93 of a lung infection that had been troubling him for some time. You can describe him as a diplomat, philosopher, a gentleman, politician and even a Prime Minister by chance. That’s how Inder Kumar Gujral legacy will be remembered.

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As a result, a curfew has been imposed in most part of Kashmir to avoid any tension. My heart cries to see the prevailing political situation of my home town Kashmir. For one reason or other, my customary visit to my home town may have become a distant memory. But it no way means that

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The Delhi High court questioning CBI’s clean chit to congress leader Jagdish Tytler in the 1984 anti-Sikh riots is just another grim reminder of how justice continues to be denied.  The victims are still waiting even after 28 years through a rather cumbersome and slow legal process. The delay is a reflection of the dismal

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Few weeks back, after spending a long day at work, I had seen something on tv that had really stuck with me. The report was explaining that in Bangalore India, more than 6000 people were thrown out of their homes in the ENS quarters. They were living there for more than 25 years on the

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You came along when I needed you most You held my hand you held me close You showed me that tomorrow the sun will shine and life is not bad all the time (Hallmark Card)  I remember these lines from a mother’s day card which I mailed a long time ago to my mom in

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I am not promiscuous, but I am talking about the two most fabulous fathers in my life. They are my own father and the father of my kids. On this Fathers day, I just want to pay my tributes to them. So much has been said and volumes are written about the mothers but i

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While laying foundation stone of the Indian National Defense university, an institution envisaged to deal exclusively with defense and strategic matters, Prime Minister, Manmohan Singh made an extremely significant statement which perhaps articulated India’s aspirations and intentions as for as her neighbors  were concerned. India is declared well positioned to become a net provider of

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Raksha Bandhan is a festival celebrating the unconditional bond of affection between brothers and sisters. This is the day when siblings pray for each other’s wellbeing and wish for each other’s happiness. As the name Raksha Bandhan suggests a bond of protection, it is a pledge from brothers to protect sisters from all harm and

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Though India is often and justly described as a land of many religions and innumerable languages,it might well be described as a land of festivals as well. Being a highly spiritual country, festivals are at the heart of people’s lives in India. The numerous festivals that are held throughout the year are unique ways of