Akshardhool

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A geographer par excellence

Searching on internet with a search engine has become a routine task these days. All of us use the search engine almost every day to find out about …

Physical Geography

Patients admitted to hospitals in Pune, loose a true friend

This morning's newspaper brought a very sad and untimely news of demise of Mr. Kondujkar, a person; who has done yeoman service for last so many …

Health Care

Waves

I was taught in my Physics classes that light displays dual properties. It behaves like a ray as well as like a wave. Let me explain. If we stand in …

Middle Age

Making Soya milk at home

Soya milk or milk made from Soya Beans is becoming more and more popular these days, because of many advantages over cow’s milk. A comparative chart …

Beverages

Living with pain

It all started a year ago; during the rainy season. It had rained continuously for couple of days making everything wet and roads rather slippery. …

Pain

The drone affair

Within days of the general bonhomie and the congenial atmosphere created by the meeting, that took place between the prime ministers of India and …

Drones

“The Great departure”: sculptured over centuries, across the sub-continent

Can you ever imagine an event or scene being sculptured in stone, repeatedly over a long period of several centuries and that too at places spread …

Ancient History

The name game

If there is one task that I have always hated; it is the task of filling forms, where I need to write my full name, address and telephone numbers. …

South India

How ancient Buddhist rock cut temples of Maharashtra were constructed?

A couple of years back, I took upon myself a task of visiting many of the rock cut Buddhist temples in Maharashtra state of India, excavated on near …

Archaeology

Relationships and expectations

When a child is born, he has an expectation that his mother shall feed him. If that does not happen immediately, he is angry and starts crying almost …

Marriage

Long forgotten musical tracks # 92

<i>That's how it is with me and you'll always be<br>The only love I ever knew<br>I'll forget many things in my lifetime<br>But darling I won't forget you</i><p>This week, …

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Gentlemanly lies

I recently faced an awkward situation, when one of my close relatives approached me to sign some papers as a witness. I casually went through the …

Education

Maggi in the soup

During my trip to Ladakh, about three years ago, visiting “Khardungla” (18380 feet) and “Changla” (17600 feet) passes were two “Once in a life time” …

India

The Dining car

Sometimes a byte of news comes across, that creates a soothing sort of feeling or makes you feel good, though it has no direct bearing on your …

Trains

The Harappan pot of Gold

2nd January 2011, proved to be a golden day for the archaeologists excavating an ancient site in India's Gujarat state. A labourer digging in one of …

Archaeology

Removing the scars

It is a common experience that wounds heal quite fast, perhaps in days or at the most in weeks, yet the scars remain for long, for years or even …

Arunachal Pradesh

Walking out of the family

Yesterday I watched a Hollywood film titled " Alex of Venice," that depicted a crisis in the life of a career oriented workaholic woman with a 10 …

Marriage

Tata Motors Nano sheds its people's car image

One of India's big vehicle manufacturers; Tata Motors, announced this week, a major marketing shift for its once hoped to be the flagship car; Nano. …

India

A mom is a mom even if she is a computer

For a young child, his <i>(includes her)</i> mother is his world. As long as she is there he has nothing to worry because she looks after his well being, his …

CES

The way to go

In the traditional Hindu marriages in India today, the bride is often offered and given gifts, by near relatives, friends and kin, consisting of …

Washing Machines

Smartphones and health

I think that I am fairly well qualified (obviously because of my age) to comment about life style changes that have happened over a course of last …

Simon Fraser University

Long forgotten musical tracks # 91

<i>Lonely rivers flow to the sea, to the sea<br>To the open arms of the sea, yeah<br>Lonely rivers sigh 'Wait for me, wait for me'<br>I'll be coming home, wait for</i> …

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India to build nuclear powered 65000 tonne aircraft carrier

I had reported only last month that Indian Navy was planning to launch indigenous construction of its largest-ever (65,000-tonne ) aircraft carrier …

Military

Dr.Hovarth's Clocks

The other day, we had a get-together of my schooldays friends, all of whom have now crossed seven decades of their lives. As happens at any such …

Longevity

On a slide

On one fine morning few months back, our entire fleet of domestic help, which consists of two ladies working for about an hour or two, every day for …

Motorola

Going in smiles and returning with tears!

Ms. Maha Mussadaq is a Journalist/News Reporter, presently working at one of the well known Pakistani news papers, The Express Tribune. On May 9th …

Gilgit-Baltistan

Summertime

Finally, the summer is here in my hometown Pune. We had a mild, almost pleasant, April this year with noon temperatures hovering around mid thirties …

Climate Change

Media and hyperactivity

It has been a general practice for me to watch news on TV every night after I have my dinner, ever since television came to my home town Pune in …

India

Long forgotten musical tracks # 90

<i>Now all I have is memories of Honey<br>And I wake up nights and call her name<br>Now my life's an empty stage<br>Where Honey lived and Honey played<br>And love grew</i> …

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