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Combating The Bee Attack….Part 1

By ishanbakshi | May 2, 2020 | 2 Comments

I stacked up all those cut pieces which were discarded by the carpenters from the boards they ordered for their work, in a corner on the first floor terrace. This part of the terrace gets a very good sunshine till well past noon and because of the walls on the two sides, it shelters one…

A Rare Picture

By Suresh Rao | September 14, 2020 | 0 Comments

  (pic) Queen Elizabeth II visits Lady Irwin College Delhi in 1961. Vijaya Lakshmi Pandit in picture too. https://youtu.be/T-JSwZ7dEYQ   View (at left) a video clip from Queen Elizabeth II wedding in Delhi.  And, view (at right) a musical on the love story of Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Phillip https://youtu.be/OBX6a-vQ38M  Also, view (at right) Princess…

Mr. Red Bottom- From My Childhood Memories

By Navneet Bakshi | January 16, 2021 | 4 Comments

Mr. Red Bottom- Edited Jan 2021 I had posted this story long back on Sulekha pages. I just revisited and have tried to make it more interesting. Introduction We belong to a Brahmin community called Mohyals.  There are seven sub-castes in our fraternity, which are Chhibber, Dutt, Bali, Vaid, Mohan, Mehta, Bambhwal, and Lau. We…

True Picture of the British Raj

By Navneet Bakshi | August 27, 2020 | 2 Comments

True Picture of the British Raj The only history of India that I have read is what was taught to is in the school history books. Recently, I saw a beautiful Whatsapp video where the presenter shows how the history that has been taught to us in the school was not the history of India…

Vision got blurred for Anu!

By Suresh Rao | September 11, 2020 | 4 Comments

(pic-1) Photo download from internet  “Look at the view… you can see the horizon from here… sky is the limit…” exclaimed Raju as he pointed at the manhattan-view from the hotel balcony to his bride Anu, still green from Kannur where they had been married just a week before. “See that tall sky scraper there……

No new year celebrations for the protesting farmers!

By Suresh Rao | January 1, 2021 | 7 Comments

The government and farm unions reached some common ground on December 30 to resolve protesting farmers’ concerns over rise in power tariff and penalties for stubble burning, but the two sides remained deadlocked over the main contentious issues of the repeal of three farm laws and a legal guarantee for MSP. The Haryana Police on…

सिर्योझा – 8

By Charumati Ramdas | January 22, 2021 | 0 Comments

लेखिका: वेरा पनोवा अनुवाद: आ. चारुमति रामदास   परदादी का दफ़न परदादी बीमार हो गई, उसे अस्पताल ले गए. दो दिन तक सब कहते रहे कि जाकर उसे देखना चाहिए, और तीसरे दिन जब घर में सिर्फ सिर्योझा और पाशा बुआ थे, नास्त्या दादी आ गई. वह हमेशा से भी ज़्यादा तनी हुई और गंभीर…

वड़वानल – 70

By Charumati Ramdas | September 9, 2020 | 0 Comments

लेखक: राजगुरू द. आगरकर अनुवाद: आ. चारुमति रामदास   गॉडफ्रे और रॉटरे खुश थे। इंग्लैंड से जो हवाई जहाज़ मँगवाए थे वे हिन्दुस्तान पहुँच गए थे। HMIS ग्लास्गो एक–दो दिनों में पहुँचने वाला था। गॉडफ्रे द्वारा दी गई अन्तिम निर्णायक चेतावनी के बाद सैनिक शान्त थे। इसका मतलब उन्होंने यह लगाया कि सैनिक डर गए…

Fire On A Crude Oil Tanker Named- M.T. New Diamond

By Navneet Bakshi | September 6, 2020 | 0 Comments

Fire is one of the fearsome enemies of the sailors. Although the ships are equipped with full gear for fighting fire and it is kept in state of readiness, and the ship’s crew is trained to handle the fire, yet the fires on ships occur at frightening regularity. Regular drills are carried to keep the…

     *****SHAPING THE IDEAS–PART 3*****

By Navneet Bakshi | March 14, 2021 | 1 Comment

                                                                                               *****SHAPING THE IDEAS–PART 3***** Facebook is one of the lousy platform for posting articles. I wonder how it became so popular. I was trying to include here the links to the previous parts but I am sorry to say that doing that just confuses their software which makes garbage of the whole article. So…

A helicopter on Mars

By Prasad Ganti - April 26, 2021 - 3
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A helicopter was sent to Mars recently along with the latest rover perseverance. And it flew for the first time outside the confines of Earth. Just for a few seconds, followed by a second flight a little under a minute, a few days later. It was a Wright brothers moment for mankind. Very much like the Wright brothers flew an…

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*******BALLS, CERTAINLY NOT AT ANY COST********

By Navneet Bakshi - April 20, 2021 - 2
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Sardar Sohan Singh and his family had shifted to Chandigarh. Suddenly, I had lost two close friends. Loss of company of Goga hurt me because suddenly my daredevilry and my pranks had come to a standstill because one needs a partner in such escapades. Anyone who has read the books of childhood adventures will vouch for it. We didn’t need…

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My e-book for kids

By Charumati Ramdas - April 19, 2021 - 6
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Hello, Friends, My e-book containing translations of a few Russian stories for kids  is recently published . Please share the link with the Hindi readers who have children’grandchildren at home. Here’s the link: Please go to amazon.in Type charumati Ramdas in the SEARCH. among other books, you will see आओ कहानी सुनें – 1  

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Controversy Around ‘Dr. Zhivago’

By Charumati Ramdas - April 19, 2021 - 0
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    Controversy around ‘Dr. Zhivago’   A.Charumati Ramdas     In the history of Russian literature, perhaps no literary work and its author became more controversial than Boris Leonidovich Pasternak and his novel Dr Zhivago. Pasternak was awarded the Nobel Prize for 1958 “for outstanding achievement in modern lyrical poetry and in the field of great Russian prose.” Pasternak had…

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The international ratings

By Prasad Ganti - April 10, 2021 - 2
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Countries over the world are measured on various scales by different institutions. Some measurements are done by institutions within the country while some by outside the country. Per capita income or how much an average citizen earns is collected and published by the country. While some measures like ease of doing business or gender inequality is done by external institutions.…

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The pandemic politics

By Prasad Ganti - April 3, 2021 - 2
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People are being vaccinated against the Covid 19 virus  in some parts of the world. More in some countries while less in some others. While there is a resurgence of cases in India, things are getting better in the UK and the US. Most of the people are vaccinated in the UAE and Israel, not much data is forthcoming from…

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Unique Remembrance

By Sabita Paintal - March 26, 2021 - 1
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I was stunned to hear on phone about the sudden demise of my daughters pet dog ( mac) . He was 9 years old and of pug breed , hail and hearty, small structured and lovable. He poured too much attachment to his both doctor owners and made their lives lively . He was very tactful and conveyed feelings with…

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The Flight

By Ushasurya - March 25, 2021 - 2
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(This is the third post – a short story – of mine involving the Family of Chandru, his wife Jyothi and son Bharat. Though they seem to be having a lot of differences of opinions, they are a very loving couple. The previous ones were titled A Wedding   and A Vow…which I had posted here . ) The Flight…. The…

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******आना इस बार ज़रूर होली पर************ 

By Navneet Bakshi - March 24, 2021 - 0
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******आना इस बार ज़रूर होली पर************                                                                                                                             ( Picture from internet) सोचा करती थी मैं कि जब हम एक संग होंगे कितने सुन्दर तब होली के रंग होंगे   यूँ तो बरसाए हैं बहुतेरों ने रंग हर होली पर लेकिन कैसा कर दिया जादू तुमने दिल पर कि मुझे अब और कोई रंग नहीं भाता रंगे मेरे मन से तेरा ख्याल नहीं जाता  …

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The open door

By Prasad Ganti - March 21, 2021 - 2
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It was a good sunny day with mild temperature and medium winds.  I planned to fly in a small plane from my home airport to another about 70 nautical miles away. From St. Augustine airport in Florida (airport code SGJ) to Orlando Sanford international airport (airport code SFB) also in Florida. The weather forecast was good enroute and I filed…

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*************मेरी प्रेरणा************

By Navneet Bakshi - March 14, 2021 - 0
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*************मेरी प्रेरणा************ मेरी कल्पना की परी तुम कि मेरी कल्पना के पर लुप्त हो जाती हो मुझ में ही कहीं तुम मेरी कविता को देकर स्वर प्रिय तुम उभरती हो दिल में फिर श्वासों में घुल-मिल जाती हो बनती हो तुम गीत मेरा फिर स्वयं ही उसको गाती हो मैं केवल माध्यम बन तुम्हारे अनूठे प्यार के इज़हार को सराहया…

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     *****SHAPING THE IDEAS–PART 3*****

By Navneet Bakshi - March 14, 2021 - 1
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                                                                                               *****SHAPING THE IDEAS–PART 3***** Facebook is one of the lousy platform for posting articles. I wonder how it became so popular. I was trying to include here the links to the previous parts but I am sorry to say that doing that just confuses their software which makes garbage of the whole article. So far I have not copied…

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सिर्योझा – 17

By Charumati Ramdas - March 14, 2021 - 0
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लेखिका: वेरा पनोवा अनुवाद: आ. चारुमति रामदास प्रस्थान का दिन जाने का दिन आ गया. एक उदास दिन. बगैर सूरज का, बगैर बर्फ़ का. बर्फ़ तो ज़मीन पर रात भर में पिघल गई, सिर्फ़ उसकी पतली सतह छतों पर पड़ी थी. भूरा आसमान. पानी के डबरे. कहाँ की स्लेज : आंगन में निकलना भी जान पर आ रहा है. और…

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सिर्योझा – 16

By Charumati Ramdas - March 11, 2021 - 0
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लेखिका: वेरा पनोवा अनुवाद: आ. चारुमति रामदास   प्रस्थान से पूर्व की रात   कुछ अनजान आदमी आए, डाईनिंग हॉल और मम्मा के कमरे का फ़र्नीचर हटाया और उसे टाट में बांध दिया. मम्मा ने परदे और लैम्प के कवर हटाए, और दीवारों से तस्वीरें निकालीं. और कमरे में सब कुछ बड़ा बिखरा बिखरा, बेतरतीब सा लग रहा था :…

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सिर्योझा – 15

By Charumati Ramdas - March 8, 2021 - 0
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लेखिका: वेरा पनोवा अनुवाद: आ. चारुमति रामदास खल्मागोरी   खल्मागोरी. मम्मा से करस्तिल्योव  की बातचीत में यह शब्द सिर्योझा अक्सर सुनता है. “ तुमने खल्मागोरी में ख़त लिखा?” “शायद खल्मागोरी में इतना व्यस्त नहीं रहूँगा, तब मैं राजनीतिक-अर्थशास्त्र की परीक्षा पास कर लूँगा.” “मुझे खल्मागोरी से जवाब आया है. लड़कियों के स्कूल में नौकरी दे रहे हैं.” “कर्मचारी विभाग से…

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Success and failure are not forever

By Prasad Ganti - March 6, 2021 - 2
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Nations are like individuals. Success and failures carry them like roller coaster rides do. Some of it results from statistical events while some of it results from one’s own making.  No one can always be successful, nor can be immune from the downswings of life. Three science and technology examples from recent times have caught my attention and made me…

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A battle fought by my doctor daughter without weapons

By Sabita Paintal - March 3, 2021 - 1
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A battle fought by my doctor daughter without weapons

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यह आँसू मेरे, तुम्हारे

By Navneet Bakshi - March 2, 2021 - 0
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यह आँसू मेरे, तुम्हारे कितना खुशनसीब हूँ मैं, तुम्हें यह बता नहीं सकता मैं तुम्हारी ज़िंदगी में लौट कर तो आ नहीं सकता लेकिन मैं उसे खूबसूरत बना सकता हूँ और यही मैं करना चाहता हूँ   इसलिये जाने-अनजाने परछाईं बन बगल में कभी और कभी एहसास बन तुम्हारे सिरहाने रात के अंधेरों में कभी कभी दिन के उजालों में…

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सिर्योझा – 14

By Charumati Ramdas - March 1, 2021 - 0
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लेखिका : वेरा पनोवा अनुवाद: आ. चारुमति रामदास   बेचैनी   फिर से बीमारी!  इस बार तो बिना किसी कारण के टॉन्सिल्स हो गए. फिर डॉक्टर ने कहा, “छोटी छोटी गिल्टियाँ,” और उसे सताने के नए तरीके ढूँढ़ निकाले – कॉडलिवर ऑईल और कम्प्रेस. और बुखार नापने के लिए भी कहा. कम्प्रेस में क्या करते हैं : बदबूदार काला मरहम…

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उंगली से शीशे पर लिखती हूँ नाम तुम्हारा

By Navneet Bakshi - February 28, 2021 - 2
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  उंगली से शीशे पर लिखती हूँ नाम तुम्हारा और घबरा कर मिटा देती हूँ तुम क्या जानो मैं अपने दिल को तसल्ली किस किस तरह देती हूँ   एक तुम हो कि मेरा ख्याल भुलाए बैठे हो आँखों से दूर हो गए हो मगर दिल में समाये बैठे हो   चाहती हूँ मेरी गोदी में सर रख तुम मुझे…

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