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WHO On Coronavirus: Lockdown Not Enough,
25.03.20 - Team PT

WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus on Wednesday said that lockdowns, being implemented by several countries to combat COVID-19, will not be enough to eradicate the virus from the world.

"To slow the spread of COVID-19, many countries introduced "lockdown" measures. But on their ...
  


Lucknow shows the way: Holi Milan in a mosque compound!
COMMUNAL HARMONY
17.02.20 - MARKANDEY KATJU

I have said several times that only some kind of French Revolution can solve the huge socio-economic problems of the Indian subcontinent (massive poverty, record and rising unemployment, appalling level of child mal-nourishment, almost total lack of healthcare and good education for the masses, widespread ...
  


Is Coronavirus a Bugbear?
11.02.20 - MARKANDEY KATJU

Novel coronavirus is a bugbear and a wraith looming all over the world these days, like a specter scaring and mortifying everyone.
 
In my recent flight from Hawaii to San Francisco I saw every third passenger wearing a white mask, and at the busy San ...
  


Racism has no boundaries
HISTORICAL PERSPECTIVE
21.01.20 - JUSTICE MARKANDEY KATJU

It is evident that the estrangement of Prince Harry and his wife Meghan Markle from the British royal family is because Meghan is half black.
 
Racism is still deeply entrenched in British (as well as in European and American) society, and Meghan was often taunted ...
  


Rama, the great grandfather of the Indian Nation (which includes Pakistan and Bangladesh)
26.11.19 - JUSTICE MARKANDEY KATJU

I have called Mughal Emperor Akbar (1542-1605) the Father of the Indian Nation (see my article ‘Emperor Akbar—the real Father of the Indian Nation’ in my blog Satyam Bruyat). 

I have also called Emperor Ashoka (who ruled from 268 to 232 B.C.) the grandfather of the ...
  


The Ibadat-khana function
AN INTERFAITH INITIATIVE
15.10.19 - JUSTICE MARKANDEY KATJU

The Indian community in Dallas, Texas decided to hold Eid-Diwali Milan on 9th November, and that gave me the idea that people in the Bay Area of California (where I am presently located) can also have a similar function, but including celebration of Gurpurab and ...
  


A load off your shoulders, 77 kilograms to be exact
Thanks, But NO Thanks!
26.09.19 - kanwar manjit singh

 
September 26 is an important day in my life’s timeline. This year, I marked it once again but with a decision I have been long mulling over. To me, it was significant, though it could be a passing trifle for others.
 
As you may well know, ...
  


An open letter from Stray Dogs to the Prime Minister
HAMARI BHI SUNEY ‘MANN KI BAAT’
18.09.19 - A STRAY DOG

Dear Prime Minister,

You are our guardian. We may not be able to cast the votes, but the Constitution of India has given us the Right to Life. The Supreme Court and few High Courts have also pronounced several decisions in our favor. Despite this, in ...
  


Flat numbering in Sector 48 is recipe for confusion
27.06.19 - Y.S. RANA

CHANDIGARH—There are a number of confusing puzzles surrounding us. Some of which are solved more easily than the others. The big one of course is, allotment of same number to two flats in a big has become a recipe for confusion. The cooperative housing societies’ ...
  


Kaise Acche Din: India way behind Pakistan, China, Bangladesh
UN World Happiness Report 2019
23.03.19 - Team PT

In the UN World Happiness Report 2019 released by the United Nations, India has slipped down by 7 places vis-a-vis last year among the happiest nations in the world. In what should be a matter of concern, India falls in the bottom half, ranking at ...
  



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