Stallion

Cutting and slashing the winds like a warrior With its magnificent flowing mane, Black as the darkest corner of night The stallion ignites a spark as time dims the light. Exotic is the sight of its strength . . .

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Mother- God’s Greatest Creation

  Love cannot remain by itself–it has no meaning. Love has to be put into action and that action is service. Whatever form we are, able or disabled, rich or poor, it is not how much we do, but how much love we put in the doing; a lifelong sharing of love with...

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Star-Studded KANK could not save the day for KJ

Imagination knows no bounds !! Going strictly by this parameter, KANK is a jewel in the kitty of Dharma productions. Unlike the previous ventures KANK isn’t a girl meets guy, enter the third actor love triangle; but explores the rather sticky terrain of infidelity. Though it is for the first...

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YOUNG AND RESTLESS…

I turned eighteen quite recently and quite suddenly. First things first, the ‘I am now an adult’ thing is majorly over hyped. All the problems of the world vanishing, a new dawn, a brilliant flash of light…nothing of the sort happened, what happened instead was this article,...

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THE FRENCH CONNECTION

I had always taken great pride in telling people that I was planning to pursue a language. French, I would say, with an air of superiority. Yes, I am going taking French lessons, from Alliance Francaise. I had done some French in school, and had always considered myself...

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Unnamed

He looks at the silhouette, A beautiful figure in the dark. She is silent, floating in a mist A creature of the night. Untamed. He tries to grasp her, hold her in his arms. She escapes once more. Like the dust which trickles through . . .

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Mall Review: The City Centre, Hyderabad

The Charminar with old-world charm, the city’s tehzeeb and the globally renowned Hyderabadi Biryani—rings a bell? Yes, to an outsider, Hyderabad, as a city is identified with these entities. An emerging capital of Information Technology, Hyderabad, unlike other tech-cities such as Bangalore and Gurgaon, is still on the verge...

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Social Networking Site: Orkut

In today’s busy lifestyles of people who work almost 15 hours a day, no one has time to go and meet their relatives and friends or call them up. In such a busy environment, social networking sites like MySpace, Cyworld, Facebook, Tagged, Jhoos, Gazzak, Bebo and many more...

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Copy cats

Experiencing déjà vu while sitting in the movie theatre or while listening to a song on the radio? This is Bollywood for you today. Or should I say Bollycat? Afterall a lot of the most popular songs and movies are blatant rip offs of Hollywood or some other international...

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INTERVIEWING “I”

I recently learned about a social networking community called Orkut. My friend urged me to join the community and sent me an e-form to be filled .As I sat in front of the CRT screen and began to fill the form; the first section demanded me to write few...

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Peace ? Its cool, man !

“Umm…not very much, I guess?”, “err….ahem……. I pray a lot before an exam!”, “Yes, I will answer your question but can you tell me the exact meaning of spirituality please?” were some of the responses received when a group of researches from a leading English daily, set out to...

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How the metro changed life in Delhi?

It’s strange how we get engrossed in our daily lifestyles in such a laborious manner that we forget to appreciate some of the good things in life. Delhi Metro is one of those good things that happened to Delhiites some three years back.Since then, there has been a gradual...

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Are Indians self-disciplined?

  Everyday we find ourselves blaming the government for our woes. Be it power shortage, dirty streets, traffic jams or water-logged drains, we say that the ‘system’ is faulty and the situation is never going to improve.It seems quite reasonable to do so. But pause for a moment and...

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Feminism Misunderstood …

The dictionary defines feminism as advocacy of equality of the sexes and the establishment of the social, political and the economic rights of women. As simple as the definition may sound, the truth is that not many of us really understand what it stands for, much less practice...

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n7w: THE TAJ VOTE

The Candidature of the Taj in the New7Wonders Contest may have only brewed a minor controversy, but has become a reflection of the eristic attitude of a segment of our society. Ask a random individual on the street whether or not he has voted in the n7w contest...

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Don’t end your relationship with a comma!

Sometimes a proper breakup is a necessary evil. It is much better than a relationship left incomplete, a relationship with more questions than answers, a relationship with more semi-colons and commas, a relationship which you still hope to revive. All you ladies and gentlemen out there, who are suffering...

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Grounded Flight

“Abhi to meri aasli udan baki hai” My real flight is yet to take off- This is her goal, her life motto. A girl yet to cross the threshold of adulthood. Eyes full of dreams, a heart brimming with aspirations and the aim to reach for the skies. She...

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Peace Redefined

The time that punctuates war cannot be branded as peace. The signing of documents lined with suspicion does not manufacture peace. The white sheet that conceals pain and misery does not symbolize peace. The quietness that leaves many a grieving cries unheard cannot be mistaken for peace. Peace is not the coward who...

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What Does The Youth Really Care About?

There is a meaning and importunacy in examining weather the youth really care about their society, when we embark on answering what does the youth really care. As far as my understanding is concerned, the youth really care about their community. The action resulting from the genuine care of the...

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Happy 60th India

It took just 15 minutes. But I knew that for once it was real. What 12 years of schooling and an innate sense of identity couldn’t do, 15 minutes of contemplation did. And in my mind’s eye India came alive. It all started with Ms Pratibha Patil.

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Cause-factor analysis of terrorism

Various causes are responsible for the growth of terrorism. Economic and Political deprivation, social disparity, psychological depression, bankruptcy of creative ideas and misinterpretation of religious codes are the chief causes behind the growth of terrorism.Political CausesIt is generally believed that the nature and objectives of terrorism are political....

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Homosexuality – The Larger Perspective

The debate over Homosexuality is not a debate on the ethics of a society, but is actually a reflection of the society’s moral background. For Homosexuality to gain acceptance in mainstream society, it is necessary for it to be discussed openly. India’s stand on the issue, at present,...

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Ram Jethmalani Uncle hai hai!

Well the title must have left you with one expression…ewww…. what a pain in arse this headline is, similar on the guidelines of not so vibrant ’eunuchs’. But I thought that this is the best way to reflect my opinion — in style. Manu Sharma, Jessica Lal...

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More Smiles Per Hour

Couple of days back, I learnt the supremacy and mesmerizing power of a smile. A motorcyclist hit me from the back and I was knocked on the road. Slightly was aching my right leg– but it was alright. However I was fuming, so was the rider, I presumed. I...

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Have a Right to Take Your Life?

Literally, this holds true for a patient in the advanced stage of Rabies, one who desperately seeks at least a sip of water but cannot have it. The moment he consumes it, he gets spasms and convulsions all over in his body (because of hydrophobia).

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Capital Punishment – Is it Wrong?

The recent awarding of death penalty to Yakub Memon In the 1993 Mumbai Blasts case has once again brought to fore the question of ‘capital punishment’. The Indian state has provided for capital punishment in the Indian Penal Code which states that it is awarded in cases of murder...

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Satyagraha 9/11

World over when we talk of 9/11 it is about the biggest terrorist attack in modern times. It is the day when Al Qaida rammed two commercial airlines into the twin towers of World Trade Center in New York.  This one event changed the World for ever.  Today we have...

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I wish BJP was a Hindu party

Over the last few months scores of articles have been written about the problems in the BJP and the sangh parivar and the debate about returning to core values of Hindutva. The very term Hindutva has been used to avoid calling itself a Hindu party. The RSS and the...

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Transgender Translations

Education is a privilege. It opens our mind to new avenues. My college experience offered me an experience that helped me confront an issue that is considered a taboo in our society. I got the opportunity to interact with the mother of a transgender child. Kia’s (name changed) first...

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Demystifying Delusions

Exploring the Truth using tools of Economics Have you ever wondered as to how a technological advancement can actually make farmers worse off? Cultivating the habit to save is good (remember the latest Bollywood flick “Tara Rum Pum” which prophesied the idea) but, what if all people start saving? OR, if...

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KNOW AIDS FOR NO AIDS!

The Sharmas are watching ‘Cyber world’ on television; their PC has been hit by a virus and they are looking for the possible solutions. During a set of commercials comes the ‘AIDS Awareness’ advertisement which, as a matter of fact, talks about safe sex and condoms. There is an...

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