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Biksthang:The blessed land

Sunday, 17 Jun 2018 | Somen Sengupta | in Agenda

Biksthang is an experience of a lifetime; it needs to be told, says Somen Sengupta A copy of the newspaper that I picked from NJP station that morning was read and reread till 6 pm in that kingdom of silence. Outside my well-furnished accommodation, the world was sunk in a...

Naggar: Where heritage meets wisdom

Sunday, 03 Jun 2018 | Somen Sengupta | in Agenda

There’s more to this hill station that just visual delights and natural beauty. It also boasts of ancient city charm, a charming castle, and a research institute. The story of Naggar is a unique chapter in the book of history, writes Somen Sengupta An academically-enriched Russian family once fell in love...

An alpha global city

Sunday, 27 May 2018 | Vissa Venkata Sundar | in Agenda

Milan suffered extensive setback from Allied bombing during World War II, and that is why there is very little left of its history. The city is smart rather than attractive. The city is cosmopolitan and stylish, writes Vissa Venkata Sundar After a breathtaking and floaty experience of Venice, I embarked on...

Celebrating all mothers around the globe

Sunday, 20 May 2018 | Varda Mehrotra | in Agenda

Motherhood has the same meaning across languages, geographies, as well as species — denoting the same feelings of providing, protecting, and caring for offsprings, writes Varda Mehrotra Mother’s Day, which was celebrated with much pomp and show last week, is a day to acknowledge the critical role mothers play in shaping...

Overcoming fertility problems

Sunday, 20 May 2018 | Dr Lavanya Kiran | in Agenda

Following a healthy lifestyle and tracking fertile days can help women conceive naturally, writes Dr Lavanya Kiran Planning a baby is one of the biggest steps in a couple’s life. As one in every six couples faces fertility problems in India, this whimsical process of making a baby ends up becoming...

Making it to history

Sunday, 13 May 2018 | Tejasvini Akhawat | in Agenda

It’s both artless and juvenile to boil down the learning of history to merely remembering the dates of events. Rather, one’s focus should be on the importance and value those events hold, writes Tejasvini Akhawat Winston Churchill once said, “Study history; it is in History that all the secrets of statecraft...

Saving Taj Mahal

Sunday, 13 May 2018 | Madan Lall Manchanda | in Agenda

From marble white to a polluted green, from a classic wonder of the world to a ‘no go’ for tourists — what have we done to Taj, asks MADAN LALL MANCHANDA Taj Mahal has been in news for all the wrong reasons in the past few months. It started with the...

Love of the land in poetry

Sunday, 06 May 2018 | Madan Lall Manchanda | in Agenda

Language, poetry, religion, and nationalism — all evolved simultaneously during India’s freedom struggle, and they all warned against intolerance as it does not go well with the very idea of the nation, writes Madan Lall Manchanda The first glimmerings of patriotism in Urdu poetry are manifest in “Shahr Ashob” bewailing the...

McCluskieganj: Saga of an aborted dream

Sunday, 29 Apr 2018 | Somen Sengupta | in Agenda

This ‘Chhota England’ of Jharkhand can be thought of as a time capsule in itself. But sadly, people have chosen to forget about it, writes Somen Sengupta Near the station, a sign board proudly avows that it as the heritage village of Jharkhand. However, as soon as the leafy roads running...

When ethereal rules

Sunday, 22 Apr 2018 | Nilosree Biswas | in Agenda

A visit to the Tulip Gardens of Kashmir is enough for one to appreciate the very impact of natural beauty that poets often talk about, writes Nilosree Biswas A message from Shaheen — my oldest friend in Kashmir teaching at the Kashmir University — woke me up that morning. It...


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Woman’s body found in autorickshaw, case filed

20 Jun 2018 | Staff Reporter | Bhopal

A 35-year-old woman’s body was recovered from an autorickshaw at Rethghat under Talaiya police station area late in the night on Monday. Sensation prevailed in Retghat area on Monday night after body of a woman was recovered the auto rickshaw and after spotting the woman police were informed...

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