It is a 'Eureka' moment for us Indians as researchers at the University of Edinburgh have irrefutably claimed that Prince William, the second in line to the British throne, is carrying an Indian gene. So when the coronation happens, he would be the first "Indianised British monarch". Charandeep Singh writes
Wearing her trademark Colgate smile, Sarita placed the bundle of ironed clothes inside my car and handed me the hangers with smartly folded dupattas and crisply ironed saris. "My face is sunburnt through long hours of working in the sun, didi, please get me a sunkreen (sunscreen) of your choice." Raji P Shrivastava writes
For someone who could never attract the attention of a single girl in college, getting to meet some of the most glamorous women within a span of a few of months can be a bit taxing for the heart of a 40-year-old man. However, of the many I had the pleasure of meeting recently, the one who stood out for me is certainly Gul Panag, who, I had met in Mumbai in the December of 2012. Khushwant Singh writes
In this season of many a star trek to Seats of Spirituality, the Gods must be having a tough time apportioning an audience among the crowd of celebrities knocking on their doors. Seeing the star parade making a beeline for shrines in recent Test-ing times, it would seem that divine intervention is the only option left to exercise for stars having an impending imprisonment complaint or those troubled by taint. Chetna Keer writes.
Please don't frown, I won't break into a sermon on how to be a good parent nor will I dwell on the dos and don'ts of ideal parenting. Why not? Because I am still struggling to wade through this whirlpool called parenthood, trying to unravel its mysteries. The dictionary defines parenting as "the act of rearing or raising a child". How I wish it was that simple! Parminder Kaur wrties.
India provided Britain with not just men and material, but money as well to fight the First World War. Apart from 1,440,437 men recruited, 1,381,050 men were sent for service overseas. India also bore the cost of these troops which were being largely used for Imperial rather than Indian purposes, and in 1917 she made an outright gift of £100 million towards the cost of the war. Mandeep Singh Bajwa writes.
I opened my eyes to the world and to his adulation. His first vocal reaction gave me my nickname. A person of few words, he mastered the art of setting examples and walking his talk. His actions spoke his intentions. Col Avnish Sharma (retd) writes.
Now that the painful memories of Operation Bluestar, which at best should have been left to rest, have been revived, first by building the memorial in the Golden Temple and recently by a TV channel that carried a detailed series on the army action, certain aspects of this episode need a re-look. Lt Gen Harwant Singh (retd) wrties.
As a child, I would often wonder what the clerk in the telegraph office did with that small machine run with a ticking finger. He sat with one of his legs crossed, holding a beedi in one hand and tick-tapping a gadget with a black handle on a table. The tick-tick clicks did not make any sense. Rajbir Deswal writes.
Glitzy gadgets, curvy phones, beautiful pads, smart 3D TVs, internet-enabled watches and most recently Google glasses have left most of us awestruck. Most of our conversations revolve around discussing latest apps, operating systems, new features in Smartphones and surely our Facebook and Twitter updates. Ankur Malhotra writes.
Every June, we undertake our annual summer visit to our farmland (pilgrimage for my husband and nothing short of an odyssey for me). No two journeys to the farm are alike. The perils of each are unique. From the order and method of City Beautiful (Chandigarh) one gets thrown into a chaotic universe where if anything rules, it is certainly uncertainty! Gurvinder Kaur writes.
It definitely rings a bell: A repeated lie said aloud becomes the truth but a truth said against it gently is considered a lie. It might be an adage, a truism or a plain speak but its categorisation would not rob it of its unfair hold on the mindscape of we the people. Rohit Gupta writes
Go to any marriage, or discotheque, or any celebration, the beats of Punjabi music force you to tap your feet in rhythm on dance floor. The credit goes to the beats, lyrics and the singers that have taken Punjabi music to the highest level of fame. This is, no doubt, a big achievement for Punjabi music, and I hope the fame grows. But am I the only one who feels these songs as biased? Manpreet Singh writes.
The Aul family originally from Nasrali, Ludhiana district, has a unique record. Both father Lt Gen Amar Aul and son Amit, then a Captain, were decorated while serving in the Dras sub-sector during Kargil War. Mandeep Singh Bajwa writes.
Not so long ago, life was simpler. Power cuts raise a sweat today but back then as children we would desperately look forward to the late evening routine in summer. Incredulous as it may sound to some today, but yes we really did. Swati Goel Sharma writes.