Working at my computer I normally press the right keys without even looking at them. I do so subconsciously. But the moment I grow conscious of which key to press first, I fumble, even press the wrong key.DC Sharma writes
When Sanam Marvi sings, sedition and other such concepts seem utterly meaningless. You have to hear her to know what I’m saying. She is a Pakistani, so be careful in rooting for her, especially if you are a Kashmiri sick of having soldiers as your perpetual cohabitants. Aarish Chhabra writes
On February 24, during Rahul Gandhi’s interaction with veterans, General KMKS Baraich addressed the gathering and spelled out the way forward towards implementation of the ‘one rank, one pension’ (OROP) demand giving out a viable time frame in which the government must act to fully satisfy the ex-servicemen. Mandeep Singh Bajwa writes
‘ONE PAG MORE’, the tavern signboard screamed. I wondered whether I had got drunk before even entering the ‘ahata’. I read it again. Yes, it was indeed ‘PAG’, not ‘PEG’. How ironic they had spelt a simple three-letter word wrongly, but their spelling of a relatively tough one (tavern) were bang on target. Vikramdeep Johal writes
This giant female spider had a web of circumference six feet. She was sitting pretty at her lunch table 10 feet above ground. Her hubby, who is sized much smaller in their spider clan, was seen in her web's background as an insignificant speck: a hovering, servile attendant who would await his turn for food scraps! Vikram Jit Singh writes
Panjab University, Chandigarh, now among the world’s most reputed institutions, is in no position to correct its spellings to the conventional “Punjab”, since it will render hundreds of degrees awarded over the decades unauthentic.The spellings once published on certificates stand frozen. Jagvir Goyal writes
This Women's Day ([/owa/]March 8), we will have varied issues to celebrate. Women empowerment, though, remains a vital issue. Exactly two weeks on, we will be celebrating the World Water Day ([/owa/]March 22). Have we ever thought that providing access to clean drinking water and improving inadequate sanitation facilities are some important issues for women's empowerment? Kiran Bedi writes
Once a thief went to a hermit and said, "I have resolved so many times to give up my sinful occupation but failed every time. Please show me the right path." The saint, an enlightened soul, replied, "Have no feeling of guilt for God's sake. No occupation is bad in itself. Only be sure that whatever you do, do it with awareness."Parvesh Sharma writes
You would always be proud of being an eligible bachelor if someone like Amrita Pritam starts taking interest in looking for a match for you.I found myself in such a flattering position in the late '90s when I was in touch with her and occasionally visited her Hauz Khas residence.Manoj Kumar writes
If you often repeat the statement “I can’t have heart trouble, I am a woman” to yourself in case of chest pain, you certainly aren’t alone. But you certainly can be wrong.The number of women who attribute symptoms of chest discomfort or pain to asthma land up on my operating table.Dr.Harinder Singh Bedi writes
During my early schooling years my father was posted in Ethiopia. I used to study in a convent school run by Maltese nuns. Obviously, they did not teach us Hindi. Although my siblings and I were quite conversant in spoken Hindi, we were not able to read or write it.
With a series of websites offering mock tests and reference material available online, students preparing for board exams are now spoilt for choice.
Earlier, soldiers (which includes sailors and airmen too) were required to cast their vote by a postal ballot. The procedure devised for this was so convoluted that it was simply inoperative. Less than 10% votes ever reached in time to be taken into account. Thus a citizen's (soldier's) most fundamental right in a democracy was, by design, denied to him. Lt Gen Harwant Singh (retd) writes
The Virgin Atlantic flight to London was smooth and comfortable. Two movies and a meal later, the captain made the final landing announcements as we descended into Heathrow airport. Earlier at New Delhi's Terminal-3, we were the last ones to check-in. Mahavir Jagdev writes
While driving along Sidhwan Canal passing through the southern part of Ludhiana, whenever I see teens bathing in the canal, it often sends shivers down my spine reminding me of an incident that took place way back in 1967.Darshan Singh writes