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The Importance of Being Clean

By Harsha Bhogle
A monk’s extraordinary patience can be a hindrance to desperate decision-making. The ability to bat for six hours can come in the way of playing a ten-ball explosive innings.

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Prof Suresh Amonkar- A Missionary of Scriptures

BY RAMNATH N PAI RAIKAR
Religion, over the years has been interpreted by many saints, Godmen, mystics, diplomats, statesmen, politicians, revolutionaries, and the public in general, in different ways; mostly to suit their own interests and means, rather than for the benevolence of mankind. Karl Marx famously quipped that “Religion is the opium of the masses”, while Swami Vivekananda maintained that “By the study of different religions, we find that in essence they are one.”

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Inheritance of Leadership

By Ambikanand Sahay
Last Thursday, an inspiring news report came from across the border in China: “A 102-year-old lady, Ma Xiuxian, took admission in grade one of Weshan Road Elementary School. She attended her class and took lessons along with five-year-olds cheerfully.”

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Temple Lamps of Tamilnadu

By M JRaju
Votive lamps are made in all parts of India. But of all these, the bronze temple lamps of Tamilnadu and Kerala have their own special charm and grace.

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Where Does the Buck Stop?

By Poonam I Kaushish
Remember Lord Alfred Tennyson’s famous poem, “The Charge of the Light Brigade”. Two stanza’s of this poem read thus:
“Forward, the Light Brigade!”
Was there a man dismay’d?
Not tho’ the soldier knew
Some one had blunder’d.

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The Present Day Political Challenges

By Tomazinho Cardozo   
Mankind faces threat to its very existence. Life has become insecure. Terrorism is the greatest menace which goes uncontrolled. We have not succeeded in eliminating illiteracy and unemployment.

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Behavior Problems in Children

By Marilia Priyanka Fernandes
Some children seem to be uncontrollable. They can never be found in one place for more than a few minutes. One moment they are doing homework, the next minute they are running in the garden, then climbing a tree and soon off to a neighbour’s house.

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Keep Cool this Summer

By Dr Kasturi Desai
April-May-June are known to be hot months in tropical countries. Moreover, to add to it we in the coastal region are bound to be sweating and draining off our energy. Instead, of cursing the situation it is better to see how best we can enjoy the weather by keeping ourselves healthy.

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The Final Verdict on Babri

By Khushwant Singh
The testimony in court on oath in the name of Sri Rama by Anju Gupta IPS who was then posted in Ayodhya, and in charge of L K Advani’s personal security,

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Bobby’s Dime

By Thomas Pucci
Bobby was getting cold sitting out in his back yard in the snow. Bobby didn’t wear boots; he didn’t like them and anyway he didn’t own any. The thin sneakers he wore had a few holes in them and they did a poor job of keeping out the cold.

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