Saturday, June 24, 2017

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23 Jun 2017

Kindness, there’s a lot to go around

Maneshwar Singh Chahal23 Jun 2017 | 12:31 AM

THE tragic news about the death of a lady after a berth fell on her in the train recently was horrifying.

22 Jun 2017

Two drivers & a coolie

SS Mongia22 Jun 2017 | 12:27 AM

IT was the year of the Commonwealth Games in New Delhi and the city was being spruced up. My colleague, RK Sharma, a former Engineer-in-Chief Himachal, and I were frequent visitors to Delhi during those days, being members of an arbitral tribunal.

21 Jun 2017

Call it ‘jimnastik day’

Bhartendu Sood21 Jun 2017 | 12:21 AM

I HAVE no misgiving if our entire country assembles to perform exercises with leaders of saffron outfits, leading them from the front, with the hidden aim of pleasing our PM, but my rant is for calling it ‘Yoga Day’.

20 Jun 2017

The value of zero & much less

KR Bharti20 Jun 2017 | 12:42 AM

ALTHOUGH the great mathematician-astronomer, Aryabhatta had invented zero and its place value in the 6th century AD itself, people dismiss zero as valueless in day-to-day life.

19 Jun 2017

The dark light

Narinder Jit Kaur19 Jun 2017 | 2:05 AM

MOST of us must have read EV Lucas’s essay School for Sympathy in which he talks about Miss Beam’s School where students had to take an exercise of going through a blind day, lame day, dumb day or deaf day, the objective being to make the children have a firsthand experience about the life of physically challenged people, their special physical, psychological and emotional needs; and to generate empathy and a sense of special responsibility towards them.

17 Jun 2017

Weather it out

Ratna Raman17 Jun 2017 | 12:06 AM

WHEN we were growing up, conversations veered around the topic of the weather in England and its central role in routine discussions.