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    A Play and the Pandemic: A ‘directorial triumph’ at NCZCC

    In Barcelona, for the first time after the three-month lockdown in June last, the famous opera house ‘Liceu’ was reopened for a concert. But as no spectators were to be permitted, the audience gap was filled up by placing one plant each on its more than two thousand seats to represent the viewers. It was […] More

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    Jan-Gan-Man and little ‘Netaji’

    When the sound of our national anthem reaches the ears, the footsteps stop there itself, the body goes into attention mode and thrillingly but spontaneously, two pearly drops of tears fall from the eyes—the tears that symbolize the unmatched beauty of the hallowed occasion. On Facebook, a very old classmate sent a friend request with […] More

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    Satyam Crisis: The Day We Rode a Tiger!

    On 7th January 2009, the founder of Satyam confessed the financial irregularities and informed the then board by writing, ‘It was like riding a tiger, not knowing how to get off without being eaten’ and offered himself to the laws of the land. Those days I used to work in Satyam Computer Services as a […] More

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    Amid the year of pandemic and pain, the hope is still alive

    Regardless of many bitter experiences, the year 2020 is nevertheless going to give all of us the parting gift of some golden memories that we shall always like to cherish with a sense of deep nostalgia.  On the first morning of this month, when my eyes fell on ‘December’, as if staring at me in […] More

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    आम नागरिक की समस्या और शिकायत निवारण तंत्र

    नागरिकों की दर्ज शिकायतों का एक प्रोसेस के तहत, बिना प्रार्थी को थका देने वाले फ़ॉलोअप अथवा पैरवी के स्वतः निवारण होना सुशासन की एक आदर्श स्थिति हो सकती है। उ. प्र. सरकार द्वारा नारी सुरक्षा, सम्मान व स्वावलम्बन हेतु चलाया जा रहा ‘मिशन नारी शक्ति’ एक सराहनीय अभियान है। विशेषकर, थानों में महिलाओं के […] More

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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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