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Safe And Sound in an Alien Land

American author and poet, Maya Angelou also known as Marguerite Ann Johnson once said, “The ache for home lives in all of us, the safe place where we can go as we are and not be questioned.” Many young Indians (brought up in India) want to make it big in ...

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Nuclear Family vs. Joint Family

Post marriage it is the choice of the married life partners to live in a nuclear or a joint family. Though the husband’s parents may or may not influence the decision, there are certain pros and cons associated with both the family types. The following four women have a very ...

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Burning the Old Man

Little Srivatsan called me loudly, “Mummy Aunty.” I was returning home after buying the afternoon milk bottle from the milk booth. I turned towards the boy and asked, “Hare Krishna. Well, my Krishna where are you going with all these bags?” His mother was with him and she smiled, while ...

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New Year Fantasies

Dr. Seuss, full name Theodor Seuss Geisel, humorous article writer and cartoonist once said “Fantasy is a necessary ingredient in living; it’s a way of looking at life through the wrong end of a telescope.” So let’s start looking at the wrong side of the telescope for the New Year ...

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Inter-Caste Marriages Welcomed

There was a time, when inter-caste marriage was an unthinkable prospect. Now despite Khap Panchayats and honour killings, the younger generation is getting attracted to the opposite gender belonging to different caste/language/religion even a different country. This is happening in the metros definitely, due to the spread of education. Girls ...

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Bonded For Life, But Not By Blood!

Adopting a girl-child is a big decision and Sayali Joshi (name changed) took it 8 years ago, when Ovee was brought home as a 6 month old baby. Today 13 years into her marriage, she has also decided not to have another child. It was a joint decision with her ...

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United We Stand!

“We have not invaded anyone. We have not conquered anyone. We have not grabbed their land, their culture, their history and tried to enforce our way of life on them,” said Dr. Abul Kalam. Coming from a former president of India, this is very apt for our country. India has ...

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Phir Bhi Dil Hai Hindusthani

They have left their motherland and settled abroad at least for some time. But NRIs are still Indians at heart. However, given the foreign ambiance, it often becomes difficult for them to maintain their complete Indianness like they would do back home. However, Indians in India already have a composite ...

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Discriminated Indians-Divided We Fall!

Decades ago the Britishers, realized that if they propagate discrimination among the people, India would be divided and fall apart and they did it as they left. Despite many efforts by our freedom fighters, the seeds that the Caucasians had sown have developed into saplings, what with the introduction of ...

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Dolly, My Doll

Today, how often have we read or heard about girl children being abandoned? Even in the 21st century, female foetuses are being aborted. Babies have been thrown in the dust bin, just because they were girls. Shockingly, many girls missing from Indian homes are often found buried in some graveyard! ...

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