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Dandeshwar Mahadev, Uttarakhand

By Namita Sunder / June 3, 2021

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,…

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Jageshwar group of temples in Uttarakhand

By Namita Sunder / May 26, 2021

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…

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*******A Picnic At Kregnaino********

By Navneet Bakshi / February 20, 2021

*******A picnic at Kregnaino******** When I was in school, picnics were a part of routine activity. I am not sure if the present-day children know the meaning of this word, but to us, it used to bring an immense thrill. It was customary for the school administrations to take the children to picnics at least…

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बुदम and his Dilemma with ‘illiterate’ Mom

By Vipin Kaushik / February 5, 2021

Let me take a break from my next episode, I want to get back to my ‘illiterate’ Mom, who was/is at the center of everything happening in बुदम’s life. बुदम noticed one thing, all the siblings in the family avoided him, loved him, and were extremely nice to him whenever बुदम used to be around…

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बुदम and his crude business models

By Vipin Kaushik / February 3, 2021

बुदम was a dreamer to become big in his life. But ‘work hard’ the main ingredient was missing to achieve his educational goals. बुदम was miserable for causing pain to his Dad (Mahesh) and wanted to pay him back. बुदम knew deep inside that he had hurt his Dad immensely, and he could/can not repay…

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Getting Ready – Aero India Show at Bengaluru (Feb 3 to Feb 5)

By Suresh Rao / February 1, 2021

Excerpts from the post of Nina C George, DHNS, Bengaluru, Jan 31 2021, 23:45 IST updated: Feb 01 2021, 03:39 IST Disclaimer: ALL PHOTOS BY COURTESY, Deccan Herald Bangalore.  India’s helicopter and fighter aircraft display teams are presenting their first-ever joint display at the Aero India show at the Yelahanka Air Force Station, Bengaluru, between…

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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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‘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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Growing Up

By Navneet Bakshi / January 6, 2021

Growing Up  Sunil was new to our colony. He was a few years senior to me and so naturally, I looked up to him for teaching me how to be a big boy. He wasn’t a kind one could take as an icon but he was all that was available to me. The bigger reason…

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Reaching for the Stars

By Navneet Bakshi / January 3, 2021

Reaching for the Stars Here on earth, perhaps the first toy that fascinates us as we learn to crawl, is a ball. As we grow up, the love for it grows too. Many of the outdoor games we play while growing up are ball-centric. Most of the men get hooked on to one or the…

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