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Unsung Heroes & Heroines

A BUILDER OF YOUNG LIVES Samarpita Banerjee Pune: Renuka and Anjana enter the room with a twinkle in their eyes. And why not? They had a big news to announce. “I scored 87 per cent in my class VII exam,” … Continue reading

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Easter : Christa Purana still moves faithful to tears

Christa Purana still moves faithful to tears Ashley D’Mello | TNN Mumbai: Avelino Rejoice Dhakul, 81, never fails to bring tears to people’s eyes when he renders the Passion of Christ from the Christa Purana, describing scenes from the crucifixion … Continue reading

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Islam and Peace:Muslims must speak in one voice against extremism

An article courtesy  TOI, of  17 March. It is very very rare to see such frank opinions on extremists, root cause for extremism, especially when linked to a religion with more than its share of violence and man made tragedies. … Continue reading

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Who destroys our forests? The forest department!

Starvation killing jumbos N D Shiva Kumar | TNN Of 105 elephants that died in 2007-08, post-mortem of 22 was done after 10 to 25 days of death. Due to the delay, between 2002 and 2008, the bodies of 23 … Continue reading

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Unsung :Girl tops exam, beats disability

Girl tops exam, beats disability Visually Impaired Is An Ace Ikram Khan | TNN Bangalore: She can’t see but is showing the way. Sumaiya Khan, 15, topped the exams at St Michael’s High School (RT Nagar) and promises to continue … Continue reading

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Top French honour for Pondy Sanskrit scholar

Top French honour for Pondy Sanskrit scholar Bosco Dominique | TNN BIRTHDAY GIFT: S Sambanda Sivacharyar, Sanskrit scholar and research assistant of French Institute of Pondicherry Puducherry: He has been working more than 10 hours a day for the past … Continue reading

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ANGLO-INDIANS IN BANGALORE :With Diginity

THEY CARE: Kyle Ian Fleming and Leroy Ashley Tills Giving dignity to a community Here’s an organization that works for the uplift of Anglo-Indians in Bangalore Yamini Nair | TNN They are a distinct yet minority community originating in India, … Continue reading

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“Who Hijacked Jamia” : A different muslim perspective on the issue

This is a wonderful article by Arif Mohammed Khan, citing the poor leadership offered to the Muslim community from self-proclaimed muslim bodies such as the Personal Law Board, Muslim Majlis-e-Mushawarat and Jamaat-e-Islami. These organisations he says hijack the core muslim … Continue reading

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Sister Alphonsa: Our Own Saint Alphonsa

OCTOBER WILL be a good month to be a Christian in India. On the 12th, Anna Muttathupandathu of Kottayam will become Saint Alphonsa. Anna was beatified by the Vatican in 1986 as the Blessed Alphonsa and on March 1, 2008, … Continue reading

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Extending Article 370 beyond Kashmir; Could this be a solution?

n 2004 my friend and mentor, Prasanna Lal Das, wrote an article called “Article 370 – a case to extend it beyond Kashmir“, and ofcourse as most Indians do, I was out of my wits on reading the title. To … Continue reading

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