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Cool Headed

The women of the Meitei community of Manipur have long depended on the cosmetic power of chinghi , a traditional haircare lotion.

Guru Power

Riding on the exponential power of networks, godmen and charlatans like Guruji exploit the fraternal feeling amongst fellow followers to offer specious solutions.

Atithi Devo Bhava in Japan

As a society, the Japanese exhibit exquisite politeness and immeasurable hospitality in the manner in which they deal with visitors and guests.

Dead Meat

At his death bed He said ‘I have no beef with you Dear neighbours Just an advice To think twice, nay, thrice Before you peer into someone’s plate Or ask his name to judge his faith And relegate to an imaginary box Where all made-up-enemies stay Away from your discriminating eyes And twitching hands...

The View from Above

Subsidies It is very hard for the theorist to make his voice heard above the raucous din of the uncultured voices that emanate from the underworld of a gaggle of radical elements who systematically inhabit the pages of such print excrescences as EPW, in which they make their case, once every seven...

Doing It Right

As far as teacher training in higher education is concerned, the University Grants Commission seems to have got it all wrong.

Citius, Altius, Fortius

The Olympic motto in Latin for “Faster, Higher, Stronger” may well bring on a paroxysm of passion as sports fans argue over which is the best sport in the world.

Linguistic Monopoly?

As the state promotes the predominant use of Hindi, there is a danger of India slowly becoming a one-language nation sans a multilingual and federal identity.

A Proud Tribe

Kocharethi, the award-winning work by Narayan, Kerala’s first tribal novelist, portrays the lives, triumphs and tribulations of the Malayarayar tribal community of Kerala in the 20th century.


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