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Month: January 2021

बुदम and His Quest to Find Mentors

By Vipin Kaushik / January 31, 2021

बुदम always wanted to find answers from family members. He used to look at his big brother Hemant Bhai for some magic wand to put something in him. He got some help from an illiterate Mom (Shakuntla) who told him one thing to be successful, “you got to enjoy whatever you do”. बुदम enjoyed everything…

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FIR registered on SHASHI TAROOR (Congress MP) in Bengaluru

By Suresh Rao / January 31, 2021

News Source: H M Chaithanya Swamy, DHNS, Bengaluru, Jan 30 2021, 00:42 istupdated: Jan 30 2021, 02:09 ist (Deccan Herald News Now on Telegram)  (pic) Congress MP Shashi Taroor (Photo Credit: PTI) for representational purposes only A city-based private firm employee on Friday filed a complaint against Congress MP Shashi Tharoor and senior journalists, including…

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

By Vipin Kaushik / January 30, 2021

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…

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सिर्योझा – 9

By Charumati Ramdas / January 30, 2021

लेखिका: वेरा पनोवा अनुवाद: आ. चारुमति रामदास करस्तिल्योव  की हुकूमत   उन्होंने एक गढ़ा खोदा, उसमें खंभा लगाया, लंबा तार खींचा. तार सिर्योझा के आंगन में मुड़ता है और घर की दीवार में चला जाता है. डाईनिंग रूम में छोटी सी मेज़ पर, सिग्नल पोस्ट की बगल में काला टेलिफ़ोन रखा है. ‘दाल्न्याया’ रास्ते पर…

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Karnataka Police Refuse Permission For Tractor Rally into Freedom Park in Bengaluru

By Suresh Rao / January 26, 2021

(pic) Karnataka farmers (lead by local congress leaders) do road blocking and bike rallies. DH photo I would like to think that Karnataka Police have been more alert than Delhi Police; no permission has been given by Karnataka Police to farmers to proceed to ‘Freedom Park’ in Bengaluru, using ‘Tractors’. In Karnataka, Police gave permission…

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Central Government Approves Underwater Research on RAMA SETHU

By Suresh Rao / January 25, 2021

The government has approved an underwater research project to ascertain the origins of the Ram Setu — a 48-km-long chain of shoals between India and Sri Lanka. (Source of News ‘Divya A at Indian Express.’) Talking about the aim of the exploration, Union Minister of State for Tourism and Culture, Prahlad Singh Patel, said, “The…

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About NADAs and Izrar Bunds

By Navneet Bakshi / January 23, 2021

About NADAs and Izrar Bunds Why is it that thoughts on Nada just don’t stop coming to me? Is it a symptom of Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder? Nah! You can’t call it that unless I keep tying and untying the Nada of my Pajamas repeatedly. Am I a “Nadaphile” then? Hahaha, or I am just a borderline…

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First death in first phase of vaccine drive

By Suresh Rao / January 23, 2021

New Delhi: A 56-year-old healthcare worker in Gurgaon, who was given the ‘COVISHIELD’ coronavirus vaccine last Saturday, died in the early hours of 23rd January. The cause of the death is not yet known; body of the deceased (a woman) has been sent for an autopsy, doctors said. According to her family, Rajwanti did not…

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सिर्योझा – 8

By Charumati Ramdas / January 22, 2021

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…

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17 Executive Actions in first hour of Presidency by President Joe Biden

By Suresh Rao / January 21, 2021

Guarded by 25000 Armed Home Guards, amidst pomp and pageantry of a ceremonial pipe band, President Joe Biden finally walked the last 200 feet on Pennsylvania Avenue in Washington DC, accompanied by his immediate family, and, entered White House through the front gates on a chilly, windy day of January 20th. Previously, after brief prayer…

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