On August 15, when the young generation across India was listening to lectures on the responsibility they have to shoulder to drive away the ills that have stayed on even after 66 years of Independence, two politicians were publicly fighting over unfurling the flag in Mussoorie in Uttarakhand. Read more

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Recently a beggar contributed Rs 10 for building a corruption free society. Someone casually asked him, “Do you know what jan lokpal bill is all about?” Read more

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A Silent Pledge

Often surveys tell us how bad the new generation is about the country’s Independence struggle — knowing little or nothing. Read more

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He, in his early 20’s, was dressed in flashy jeans, black shimmering shirt, dark shades with a cigarette between his lips. Read more

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Perhaps for the first time, a Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh stayed away from the tradition of garlanding the statue of Mahatma Gandhi in the heart of UP’s capital Lucknow on October 2 last. Read more

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Call them pappus or munnas. But you must have encountered them near major crossings or busy market place in whichever city you live in.

I met this boy on the Independence eve near a busy roadside-eating joint. Read more

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