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    When Lal Bahadur Shashtri got paid for his articles

    I entered the writing world through translation work. My English teacher- cum – novelist Lt. Damyanti Raina, continually, used to give me originals and I had to translate them into Hindi for various magazines. In turn, I got paid for those translated pieces. During my engineering college days, it was a bonus for me apart […] More

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    This Teachers’ day, let us learn from Ashfaqullah Khan

    Generally people prefer visiting historical Chandra Shekhar Azad Park (also known as Company Garden) in my native place Prayagraj to breathe fresh air and take morning walk. Thanks to Corona fury, I am still continuing ‘Work from Home’ modus operandi and staying in Prayagaraj these days.  At a risk of sounding as if I am […] More

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    TV News Channel debates: Full of sound and fury tales

    Doordarshan taught us that ‘News’ is a quick thing that could be completed in 15-20 minutes. People of my age would endorse this statement. They will nostalgically recall ‘Samachar (The News), which used to air at 8.40 PM every day on Doordarshan before the advent of Cable TV. Doordarshan’s professional new readers; who followed an […] More

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    What would have Ghalib said on Weekend Lockdowns

    The other day, I was ruminating on present COVID crisis and our approach to look at a particular scenario, person or thing. It occurred to me that ordinarily it is almost fixed the way we want to see any object because of our preconceptions and biased notions. Often, we get flanked with our own cultivated […] More

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    Alert: Protect children against sex-crazy tutors

    The classroom shutdown since March 19 owing to Covid-19 has upended the academic calendar, forcing schools and other educational institutions to move all classes online. Parents are concerned over the increased duration of mobile/tablets’ usage by their kids as well as pestered with nearly zero physical interaction of their wards with respective school teachers. In these […] More

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    As New Zealand is declared COVID-19 free, It has set a high bar for its counterparts across the world

    Amid rising numbers of positive corona cases post lockdown, good news came from New Zealand’s Prime Minister Jacinda Arden on 8th June, announcing the elimination of coronavirus transmission domestically. Further, they dropped physical distancing restrictions and lifted all containment measures except for border controls. With this, it has become one of the first countries to […] More

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    Allahabad High Court’s Azaan verdict and its importance

    Hon’ble Allahabad High Court granted the relief to the Muslim community on 15th May saying that Azan may be an essential and integral part of Islam but its recitation through loudspeakers or other sound-amplifying devices cannot be said to be an integral part of the religion. The bench ruled responding to a bunch of pleas, […] More

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    ‘Ye hi to hai Bharat’ – Ramzan and Religious Harmony

    This time, Ramzan is being observed all over the world under lockdown. Pre-COVID, luckily I got opportunities to observe the month of Ramzan in many cities in India and abroad because of my professional obligations. There are some beauteous memories and moments associated with this month, which I would like to reminisce about here. I […] More

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    Pandemic, Laufmaschine and Stockdale Paradox

    At the moment, by and large, all key stakeholders are mulling over the ongoing battle against the Coronavirus and the plan ahead. We see growing signals of the governments across the world including India preparing for a gradual easing of the national lockdown. Now, the mood appears to be shifting from a nation-wide lockdown to […] More

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    In Ramzan, Follow social distancing

    Recently I had a notable teleconference with a connoisseur, immensely popular professor, reputed for his great pedagogic skills and a well-known and revered scholar of Islamic studies, Dr. Aleem Ashraf, who is presently heading the department of Arabic in one of the central universities in Hyderabad. I sought his opinion about social distancing and the […] More

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    Vintage songs fandom still dotes on legendary K.L.Saigal

    It happens to be the month of April, the birthday month of K.L.Saigal, the legendary singer. We can make the moment memorable by listening to his joyful songs even in this time of a worldwide health crisis to get some relaxation. Sincerely, his songs are antidotes to fear and panic. Let me emphasize that it […] More

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    Amid the pandemic, quintessential fate of my dissent

    These days, we all are wading through uncertain times combating COVID-19 outbreak. Governments around the world are scrambling to get a grip on the pandemic. It seems increasingly clear that, with covid-19, much of global commerce has already ground to a halt. Firms in every industry are desperate to count when the pandemic ebbs. Being […] More

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