Friday , 18 January 2019
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Lessons from Lanka

By Sirohmi Gunesekera
Lilani Perera (name changed), 39, exudes an air of calmness and peace. Considering that she is battling with HIV - she tested positive six years back - her tranquil exterior is commendable. She contracted the virus from her husband but she doesn’t blame him and instead wants to concentrate her energies on staying well for the sake of her two small children.

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Bribing Journalists

By Khushwant Singh
In the last 60 years of my journalistic career, no one has ever tried to bribe me. I have to concede that no one thought I was worth bribing as what I wrote was of no consequence. I also flopped as a fixer. I was asked to “put in a word” to somebody who mattered. I did so, but none of the people I recommended got what they wanted.

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To All of Our Mothers

By Kartik Bodawala
As I got up today, I smelled fresh coffee. I woke up to find a cup of it with some biscuits on my bedside table. This reminded me of home; the old school and college days, when mamma used to wake me up by serving a steaming cup of coffee. The aroma, the taste, so refreshing, still so fresh in my memories.

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Sea Soiree

By Meher Castelino
There is only one way to see the world and that is by ship. If I were a billionaire I would have lived on a ship all my life. The air is clean and healthy, everything is taken care of and all you have to do is eat, sleep and have fun.

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The IFFI 2010 Report Card

By Sachin Chatte
The dust has settled on the 41st International Film Festival of India, the biggest annual event in Goa. Even though it is the oldest festival in Asia, IFFI is yet to acquire a name for itself as far as International festivals are concerned.

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The Bright New Side of Advertisements

By Shweta Patwardhan
Of late I have been watching a strange phenomenon on prime time television. There are at least three advertising commercials in which a woman is seen thrusting her extra clean underarm at unsuspecting fellow male passengers with a super confident demeanour.

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Christianity in Mughal Miniatures

By Dhananjaya Bhat
In the Chatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Vastu Sangrahalaya in Bombay, also known as the Prince of Wales Museum of Western India, there is an unattributed 17th century Mughal miniature of Madonna with Infant Jesus, with priests of different religions, especially Hinduism revering the Child Jesus.

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