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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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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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Mr. Red Bottom- From My Childhood Memories

By Navneet Bakshi / January 16, 2021

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…

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Sex Education….From my Childhood Memories

By Navneet Bakshi / January 13, 2021

Sex Education Mr. Handa taught us General Science (Sadhaaran Vigyan- that’s what it’s called in Hindi) in the eighth standard. He was very fat and we called him Sanda (a word from Saand in Hindi which means bull, distorted as a homonym of his Surname). We were very curious about the Chapter IV or V…

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LOOKING FOR PARASMANI

By Navneet Bakshi / January 10, 2021

STORIES FROM MY CHILDHOOD LOOKING FOR PARASMANI My mother told me once that there exists a stone known as “Parasmani” which when touched to anything made of metal turns that into gold. My life in those days consisted of collecting cigarette wrapping foils some of which were golden (sone ki) and the inferior ones of…

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ALL MAIDEN COCKPIT TO FLY AIR INDIA, SANFRAN TO BENGALURU, ON SATURDAY

By Suresh Rao / January 10, 2021

All women (maiden cockpit) of Air India will fly on Saturday over the North Pole, taking the Atlantic route from San Francisco to reach Bengaluru, a senior official of AI said. The aerial distance between San Francisco and Bengaluru is one of the longest in the world. If someone can do it, women can do…

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The Milkman of Patiala ……Part 1

By blogfriends / January 7, 2021

***** The Milkman of Patiala ***** – part 1 A Story By- Pradeep Mohan in Tales of Simla in FaceBook Pind in Punjab Give me a peepal tree around a village pond with black buffaloes and sugar cane blowing in the balmy breeze and the tinkle of bangles on the slim village belles in colorful…

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Abdul – death in the afternoon-A Story by Pradeep Mohan

By blogfriends / January 1, 2021

****Abdul – death in the afternoon ***** A Story by Pradeep Mohan in a Face Group Tales of Simla And now for something completely different. And over time, Miss Ferrara came to know Abdul, the Pathan coolie who had carried her luggage from the Railway Station on her first day as a teacher of the…

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THE WHITE TIGER – New Movie to release in Jan 2021

By Suresh Rao / January 1, 2021

‘The White Tiger’ –  Movie Story/Synopsis Balram Halwai (played by Adarsh Gourav) narrates his epic and darkly humorous rise from poor villager to successful entrepreneur in modern India. Cunning and ambitious, our young hero jockeys his way into becoming a driver for Ashok (played by Rajkumar Rao) and Pinky (played by Priyanka Chopra-Jonas), who have…

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Move over Ambani, China’s Water Bottle King is Richest Man in Asia!

By Suresh Rao / December 31, 2020

Billionaire Zhong Shanshan has become Asia’s richest person, surpassing Chinese tech titans like Jack Ma and Indian billionaire Mukesh Ambani, Bloomberg has reported. According to the Bloomberg Billionaires Index, Zhong’s net worth has increased $70.9 billion this year to $77.8 billion, making him the 11th-richest person on earth and Asia’s richest person.  In September, private…

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