I recently read two news reports that came as a big relief to someone who has gradually, over the years, fallen in love with UP, my adopted state. Read more

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On the face of it, the 15th Prime Minister of the country Narendra Modi managed to reduce the average age of his ministry by inducting some bright young faces. Read more

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‘I love my face’, said Laxmi and none in the audience could disagree. Minutes before that, Laxmi and other acid attack survivors had literally mesmerised the audience with their poise and resolve. Read more

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The society is sharply divided over Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal’s decision to go on a dharna as many think he has the coveted chair, just like journos have their pen, to raise issues and resolve them. Read more

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Both are a challenge, accept it. The message is for the Congress leaders who despite their humiliating defeat in four states refuse to admit it. Read more

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A saint had a dream about gold deposits and the ASI pitched in, about to start digging for a 19th century treasure of 1,000 tonnes of gold. Read more

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Every Environment Day I am reminded of my visit to Denver in the United States few years back. The day had begun with watching a spectacular ‘Green procession’ by the students and ended with a ‘Green dinner’ at somebody’s sprawling house. Read more

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I quote a few lines from the Eid greetings sent by one of our readers Dr Mustafa Kamal Sherwani while wondering why there is this palpable tension across the country. Read more

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It was about two years back in Rae Bareli when I had met a group of enthusiastic women. Barring one, all were ‘angoota chaap’. They had formed a self-help group (SHG) and their dream was to take a road building contract. Read more

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I was enraged by Rahul Gandhi’s comment that had described the hardworking people of Hindi heartland as ‘beggar’. But after a while I thought what was wrong in the statement? Not the intent at least. Read more

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