Saturday , 20 April 2019


When Handwritten Letters were still in Fashion

By Mário Cabral e Sá
How’s that for a new year? One book published but yet to be released; one book commissioned; one column rejected; two books of history received as gifts; one superbly printed, designed and, so far as  I have read, excellently written from my old and much admired friend Bal Mundkur.

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Improve the Immune System

By Dr Kasturi Desai
In order to have good health one must consciously take care of few things regularly. Prevention is always better than cure. To enjoy a healthy life one must make sure that all the systems of the body are functioning in the best way possible.

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Historic Cologne

By Meher Castelino
Cologne is Germany’s most colourful city with its Roman history and its contemporary mix of art, culture and couture where it is a remarkable mix of the old and new.

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By Humra Quraishi
What is striking about the Association of Parents of Disappeared Persons (APDP), a movement of parents in Jammu and Kashmir (J&K) who have been, over the last one and a half decades, in desperate search of their missing sons – all of them believed to be victims of excesses perpetrated by the security forces in the state – is that it has been completely non-violent.

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The largest silver bazaar in the world

By Emma Ross
All that glitters is certainly not gold in the Aladdin caves of the London Silver Vaults that contain the world’s biggest collection of silver for sale. Sited opposite the Law Courts in Chancery lane, the vaults began life in 1876 as storage rooms for the jewels, gold and documents of the wealthy.

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Joan of Arc… The Ideal Patriot

Pheroze Kharegat
Our former Prime Minister, Ms Indira Gandhi was one of her greatest admirers and mentions that while playing games as a child at her ancestral mansion of Anand Bhavan in Allahabad, “All my games were political games; I was, inspired by Joan of Arc, perpetually being burned at the stake”.

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