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Remembering Papa Jee

By Navneet Bakshi | September 18, 2020 | 12 Comments

Comment on a post named “Scent of a Man” by Rohit Pandey in Sulekha 17-09-2019 “what matters that he was kind, infinitely kind. Is that all that matters ? Well, that’s all that matters to a memory, across a quarter of a century. The comfortable illusion to be true to that memory across this aeon…

‘Good Girls go to heaven and bad ones can go anywhere’ – Teenage बुदम’s (Moron) dilemma.

By Vipin Kaushik | January 30, 2021 | 1 Comment

Preface: Character बुदम is about me (not fiction). Let me start with why I felt that I was बुदम. While growing up in Chamba, I used to get all kind of punishments in the school like बिच्छू बूटी treatment, मुर्गा आसन, बेंत treatment, standing hands up, etc., etc., When this did not work teachers started…

वड़वानल – 33

By Charumati Ramdas | August 6, 2020 | 0 Comments

लेखक: राजगुरू द. आगरकर अनुवाद: आ. चारुमति रामदास     खान   की   यह   व्यूह   रचना   अनेक   लोगों   को   पसन्द   आ   गई   और   पच्चीस–तीस लोग रिक्वेस्ट  करने  के  लिए  तैयार  हो  गए  मगर  पहले  सिर्फ  आठ  लोग  दरख्वास्त देंगे  और  उसके  बाद  हर  चार  दिन  बाद  आठ–आठ  लोग  दरख्वास्त  देंगे  यह  तय किया    गया ।    पहले   …


By RAMARAO Garimella | July 2, 2020 | 4 Comments

A couple was sitting in the cafe when I walked in. As the light was low, I did not know who those people were until the woman turned around, and I noticed it was my wife. She surprised me as she told me earlier in the morning, she would be in a village twenty miles…

Kashi and the Right hand crest- By Pradeep Mohan

By blogfriends | December 30, 2020 | 2 Comments

A Story by Pradeep Mohan in FaceBook Kashi and the Right hand crest Brother Mulligan was a kind man and his gentleness and compassion we could see in his soft eyes and the way he walked and the way he talked and in his reluctance to punish and be severe or shame and humiliate. There…


By Suresh Rao | December 23, 2020 | 2 Comments

My Source:  Despite Indian claims as an emerging ‘World Power’, Despite weakness of the USD in 2020, Indian rupee linked to International currencies in general and S-Asian currencies in particular, failed to emerge from its weak performance throughout year 2020. Most other Asian currencies remained stronger against the USD in 2020. Even Nepal currency…

BENGALURU RIOTS, August 11 2020

By Suresh Rao | August 24, 2020 | 7 Comments

(pic-1) Riot torn KG Halli (a minority stronghold.) Hundreds of vehicles were burnt, 2 police stations and an MLA’s house were burnt down too. Note: ‘DH photos’ have copyrights on picture above. (pic-2) Sane residents of area that included educated Muslims,  JD(S) party reps,  other Good Samaritans formed Human Chains to protect Hindu temples in…

वड़वानल – 34

By Charumati Ramdas | August 7, 2020 | 0 Comments

लेखक: राजगुरू द. आगरकर अनुवाद: आ. चारुमति रामदास       शनिवार   को   दस   बजे   की Ex.O. की रिक्वेस्ट्स और डिफॉल्टर्स फॉलिन हो चुके थे । ठीक सवा दस बजे लेफ्ट.   कमाण्डर स्नो खट्–खट् जूते बजाता रोब से आया । लेफ्ट. कमाण्डर स्नो रॉयल इंडियन नेवी का एक समझदार अधिकारी था,   गोरा–चिट्टा, दुबला–पतला । परिस्थिति…

From Haridwar to Kedarnath

By Namita Sunder | July 17, 2020 | 8 Comments

By Namita Sunder Friends, here I will be sharing my experiences of Shiva temples visited by us in our country, India during the course of almost 30 years or so. Many landscapes around some of these must definitely have witnessed lot of changes from the time we were there but I feel that makes the…


By Vikram Karve | February 7, 2021 | 2 Comments

This is a Story of – a Husband – a Wife – and – the “Other” Woman… I am – The “Other” Woman… Here is my story… __________ THE “OTHER” WOMAN Story By Vikram Karve __________ Dramatis Personae Rohan – The Husband Lata – The Wife Nisha – The “Other” Woman (Narrator of the Story) __________…

Digital currency and crime

By Prasad Ganti - June 12, 2021 - 2

A type of digital crime called ransomware is making rounds. It is a digital attack impacting the data stored on computers across the world. The stolen data is not retrievable unless a ransom is paid. The concept of attacks and ransom is as old as human civilization is. But now the content and the techniques are hi-tech. Let us look…

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Seryojha on Kindle

By Charumati Ramdas - June 11, 2021 - 0

Hello, Friends! Glad to inform that my translation of Vera Panova’s novel -‘Seryojha’ is now on as a kindle book. Please have a look: Please go to and search for Charumati Ramdas Have a nice Day!  

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By Navneet Bakshi - June 5, 2021 - 1
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Geeta. Aha! what a name! Song of the meaning of life, and so true she was to her name. She was of my age. She was the younger sister of my sister’s friend. We met sometimes when I went to fetch my sister home from their house. Their father was a Superintendent of Police (you can imagine my desperation and…

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Dandeshwar Mahadev, Uttarakhand

By Namita Sunder - June 3, 2021 - 4

Dandeshwar group of temples is at a distance of about one to two kms from Jageshwar group of temples. Obviously, we visited this temple group too on the occasion we enjoyed our sojourn with Jageshwar but somehow or other no post was written about this group of temples. Now while going through my old diaries, I found tit bits of…

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अलेक्सांद्र पूश्किन की दो कविताएँ

By Charumati Ramdas - May 31, 2021 - 2

1,   तुम और आप खोखले ‘आप’को हार्दिक ‘तुम’ से बिना कुछ कहे बदल दिया उसने और सारे ख़ुशनुमा सपने प्यार भरी मेरी रूह में जगा दिये उसने. सोच में डूबा खड़ा हूँ उसके सामने, उससे नज़रे हटाने का नहीं है साहस; और कहता हूँ उससे: कितनी प्यारी हो तुम! और सोचता हूँ: कितना प्यार करता हूँ तुमसे!    …

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About Biotechnology

By Siri AB - May 31, 2021 - 0

Biotechnology is not a new advancement in the area of science. It actually has been utilized for years, but was not significantly described as biotechnology. In its simple form, biotechnology means utilizing living organisms or their products to revise or change human health or the environment, or to run a process. Biotechnology itself is the combination of biology and other…

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Escape from a Lab ?

By Prasad Ganti - May 30, 2021 - 4

When the Covid 19 pandemic started more than a year ago, there was a speculation that the virus was a human engineered one and that it escaped from a Lab in China. It sounded like a wild idea and was dismissed by the scientists as not probable. Chinese wet markets where live animals are sold was put forward as a…

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Jageshwar group of temples in Uttarakhand

By Namita Sunder - May 26, 2021 - 6

Cooped inside the four walls for more than a year I miss our Uttarakhand trips a lot. Seasons of snow, clouds, sun-shine continue to slip one by one and I am unable to enjoy the serenity of our favourite mountains. So, I just started re-living our trips. This one is from our trip to Uttarakhand during March 2015   The…

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The Bandish Bandits

By Prasad Ganti - May 22, 2021 - 5

I recently saw a mini serial titled “Bandish Bandits”. It is based on hindustani classical music. Involving a musical family from Jodhpur, Rajasthan. The music is very enthralling. So are the visuals highlighting the splendors of Jodhpur. The sprawling city amidst historical forts and buildings. Such musicals inspire the way the movies of yesteryears like Baiju Bawra and Basant Bahar…

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By Navneet Bakshi - May 22, 2021 - 1
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Forty years ago (I was a young bachelor then) once roaming around in the back street of Ballard Pier (Bombay then, now Mumbai) at six in the evening, I saw one young woman running to get in the bus. She was wearing a maroon saree and was around 25~30 years old. When I came back on the ship, I wrote…

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प्रार्थना गीत

By Charumati Ramdas - May 21, 2021 - 2

  लेखक: मिखाइल बुल्गाकव अनुवाद: आ.चारुमति रामदास   पहले तो ऐसा लगा जैसे कोई चूहा दरवाज़ा खुरच रहा हो. मगर एक बड़ी शराफ़त भरी मानवीय आवाज़ सुनाई दी: “अन्दर आ सकता हूँ?” “बिल्कुल, आइए.” दरवाज़े के कब्ज़े गाते हैं. “आ जा और दीवान पर बैठ जा!” (दरवाज़े से) – “और मैं लकदी के फल्स पर चलूँगा कैसे?” “तू धीरे-धीरे आना,…

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Cautious optimism

By Prasad Ganti - May 15, 2021 - 3

Towards the end of 2020, Indian cricket team was playing test cricket in Australia. It played the first innings of the first test well. In the second innings, however, India collapsed for 36 runs and lost the test match. The current second wave of the Covid 19 virus in India has resulted in such a disaster. While there is finger…

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Remembering Mother On Mother’s Day

By Navneet Bakshi - May 9, 2021 - 2
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Remembering Mother On Mother’s Day   Rudyard Kipling said: “God could not be everywhere, and therefore he made mothers.”   Every mother loves her children. And every child adores her at least till he is a child. In some cases it lasts longer and even beyond life. My mother died young. God can’t send all His angels on earth and…

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A helicopter on Mars

By Prasad Ganti - April 26, 2021 - 3

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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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

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 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 - 4

    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

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

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

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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