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International Mother Language Day – A Tribute

February 21st – this date holds a significant position in the history of mankind. This day is celebrated as the International Mother Language Day, first announced by UNESCO in 1999. Since 2000, the day has been observed as the International Mother Language Day to promote linguistic and cultural diversity, and multilingualism. Its observance was also formally recognized by the UN General Assembly in 2008 as the International Year of Languages. The International Mother Language Day traces its origin in present day Bangladesh. It represents a day in 1952 when demonstrating for the recognition of their mother language Bengali, many students

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My Favourite Tendulkar Knock: Chennai 1999

Adversity is supposed to bring out the best in us. We all cherish that don’t we? If we were to define adversity as Saqlain Mushtaq, Waqar Younis, Wasim Akram put together, at the peak of their careers, adversity assumes a little more importance than a word with 9 letters. I had left the erstwhile Essar Stand(‘A’ stand ) at the M.A.Chidambaram stadium, at 5 in the evening, with my mother after an action packed day, where Pakistan collapsed from 275-4 to 286 all out, and India were left to chase 271 in a  little over 2 days. India got off

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India Opinion Social Issues Top

Say No to Polio!!

What does the next door boy feel when he sits in his balcony and watches the neighborhood children play football? Can we even imagine his pain? I see my brother making fun of him when the boy tries to walks. He is handicapped. He was deprived of polio drops. Who are culpable for the boy’s situation? His parents, his weak immunity system or his friendship with the servant’s son who has the same disease? He has absolutely no friends. The society blames his parents for having allowed him to play with their servant’s son. However, is this argument justifiedThe society

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WAAR – Pakistan’s Turn For Jingoism

Recently an old acquaintance of mine from Pakistan excitedly pinged me a link of a movie while labeling it as the best movie to come out in Pakistani film industry. I was intrigued to be honest and while the trailer did not make any head or tail for me rather than give out the information that it was a patriotic movie I did some digging on the net. Well I did not have to go too far when Google threw up results about the movie. Basically the movie is about the terrorist attack on the Pakistani police academy in 2009 and

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हमला करोगे तो फेसबुक पर लिख दूंगा

पड़ोसी देश के सैनिक रातो-रात सीमा पार करके आये और दो जवानों के सिर काटकर ले गये। सरकार को बहुत गुस्सा आया। गुस्से में सरकार ने कड़ी चेतावनी दी— बहुत हुआ, अगर अगली बार ये घटना दोहराई गई तो कड़ी कार्रवाई की जाएगी। पड़ोसी सैनिक अगली बार फिर आये और पांच जवानों की हत्या करके चले गये। सरकार ने फिर से कड़ी कार्रवाई की बात कही। इस बीच विपक्ष ने सरकार पर कड़ा हमला बोल दिया। सत्तारूढ़ पार्टी के थिंक टैंक की बैठक बुलाई गई। बैठक की अध्यक्षता करने वाले नेता ने कहा—हम इस जघन्य कार्रवाई की कड़े शब्दों में

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Defining Moments : India at 66

From Dominion to Republic, 1950. The Dominion of India becomes the Republic of India on 26th January 1950 by adopting the newly drafted constitution. Today, we are the largest democracy in the world and the constitution is the largest one in the world and maintains its unique nature while adopting several portions from British, US & other constitutions of the world. Biggest Gamble in History : First General Elections 1951-52 It was like the biggest gamble in the history of India. Consider, first of all, the size of the electorate: 176 million Indian voters of whose more than 85% could

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No Reason Celebrating Independence Day In Kashmir: A Kashmiri Writes For MSK

It was called as the “Paradise on Earth”, but has instead been one of the most violent & bloodshed regions in recent years. Ajaz Ahmed writes on what importance does the Indian Independence Day hold to a Kashmiri youth and how they see their relationship with India. Let’s understand the literal meaning of independence and then decide who deserves to celebrate it. The Declaration of Independence prescribed the proper role of government to secure the rights of individuals and to affect their safety and happiness. Now let’s understand independence in terms of Kashmir, which has always remained on the edge. Since

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No Reason Celebrating Independence Day In Kashmir: A Kashmiri Writes For MSK

It was called as the “Paradise on Earth”, but has instead been one of the most violent & bloodshed regions in recent years. Ajaz Ahmed writes on what importance does the Indian Independence Day hold to a Kashmiri youth and how they see their relationship with India. Let’s understand the literal meaning of independence and then decide who deserves to celebrate it. The Declaration of Independence prescribed the proper role of government to secure the rights of individuals and to affect their safety and happiness. Now let’s understand independence in terms of Kashmir, which has always remained on the edge. Since

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Stumped!

Stumped! googlied! run out! (Inzamam Ul Haq style where u had no idea how could you get run out!) %^&*( %^&*( *()_+ ….>!!!!! I mean, I am speechless it feels like I’ve grown in a Truman show where I was asked to believe in a particular world, and it turns out absolutely opposite!!!! OK. I will try to explain as much as I can, but beyond this I cannot do anything. Use your imagination, logic, background knowledge or what ever you want to use to get decipher what I want to say. Hmm. clue number one. remember the moral science

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Exploring Goa – XV – The Road to Keri!

As you start the hill ascent, you leave behind beautiful memories of the Sweet Water Lake beach. As you trek along the edges of the mountains, you realise the Arabian sea is a a couple of wrong steps away! There’s always time for rest and taking time off to take in the breathtaking scenery during the trek! I’ve lost a lens cap and been stranded on a sunset trek once here.   And if you are confused on which path to take, do check with fellow travellers and if you have no one for company, do follow the dogs. Nobody

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