Kashmir state was a part of the empire of Maharajah of Punjab, Ranjit Singh. Earlier it was a part of the Mughal empire and Jahangir the emperor loved the place and compared it to paradise on earth. Thus Kashmir was a part of India for many...

Background Pakistan never accepted the accession of Kashmir to India and insisted on a plebiscite in the valley to ascertain the wishes of the people of Kashmir. As was his habit, the Indian PM Jawaharlal Nehru in his misguided zeal, agreed for a...

What Durga Pujo means to a Bengali?

The raison d’être of this article that it sets out to achieve and consequently narrate is so enmeshed in multiple layers of consciousness and meanings that the entire point of penning this piece is in danger of portraying a biased outlook on an...

Indian Gooseberry

Indian Gooseberry is popularly known as Aamla in Hindi and Amalik in Sanskrit. The tree of Indian Gooseberry belongs to Phyallanthaceace family and is of deciduous in nature. Indian Gooseberry is used in traditional Indian medicines in the form of...

Deepti Naval is a well known Indian actress with immense talent and versatility. She is popularly known for her image of girl next door. She contributed to Indian cinema with her critically acclaimed and close to life characters.  Her simple...

There is a battle royale in the offing between the two adversaries Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton. Both the contenders have some skeletons in their cupboard regarding their personal lives. Donald has married thrice and unwittingly has proved the...

Twist and turns of life

It was the time internet had started peeping in our lives, I was from well cultured family.  Well cultured and well to do family from Dombivali, so, my childhood was excellent compared to others.  I also, reciprocated the same way by...

Methi Poriyal

Methi Poriyal   Methi or Fenugreek is a small bitter brown seed that is  very nutritious and a healthy way to lowering blood sugar in diabetics. Methi poriyal is a dry dish which can be used as a side dish with rasam or sambar rice. It...

Smile-remedy for all ills!

After the common cold, the next thing,but the best thing that catches us quickly is a smile. A comic show on the telly, a baby that gives us a drooling smile in the train, an empathetic stranger in a long winding queue, anything makes you smile as...

Laughter Is The Best Medicine

Laughter is good for health. Since this is an era where everyone of us is busy with their lives, we rarely get time to laugh our hearts out. Everything around us is polluted. We no longer get clean water to drink, pure air to breathe and...

Let Go Attitude

Life is a journey which is full of surprises. It is a smooth hurdle free journey to some whereas for others it seems roller coaster ride. Every soul is on its own journey. Decisions once taken and the deeds once done, then one has to face outcome...

The Prime Minister Narendra Modi in his monthly " baat" ( talk) on the radio stated that India has an economic growth of 7.5%. One cannot fault him for this  as there is no doubt that the Indian growth rate is at the moment the highest in the...

The US Presidential election is now heading for the last lap. The conventions of the two main parties the GOP and the Democrats will be held next month and they will in all likelihood put the seal on the election  of the two candidates who...

America was at one time supposed to be the land of milk and honey and every educated Indian wanted to go to the "new world" and settle there. This has not changed, but the new lot are a bit wary of the prevalence of crime particularly with regard...

Yoga and its connection with ESP

Yoga is an ancient Indian science. One has to call it a science as it is not strictly a sport or a religious activity. It is a discipline with multiple facets and is known to have existed for at least 5000 years or even more. Mention of the various...

Webster dictionary defines superstition as a belief or practice resulting from ignorance, fear of the unknown, trust in magic or chance or a false conception of causation. In spite of living in an age of logical reasoning, we all, to a varying...

The dust has begun to settle and the stage show has commenced with the curtain going up. The battle lines are drawn and the candidates on the verge of bagging the nomination. The GOP is likely to nominate Donald Trump, never mind that old timers...

The American election is a 4-year affair. In addition by an amendment to the US Constitution, an incumbent is restricted to just 2 terms. This is wonderful as it acts as a check to unbridled power. This amendment was passed in the late forties...

Neighbors can be real companions

It is always observed that in huge metro cities and even in the tier 2 towns, the people in flats and apartments do not even know the names of those who live on the same floor, forget those above or below in the other floors of the same apartment...

Why do our joints crack?

You might have noticed many times your knee joints, finger joints  or knuckles frequently cracking.  Why do they crack? Is it really a serious problem? Do you need to be concerned about this popping sound? We all have these questions at...

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