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A Toast to Success

By Surekha Kadapa-Bose
The new social mantra across several metropolitan cities and in the up-market pockets of smaller towns of India is to sip a glass of wine when meeting up with friends. Once frowned upon, it has now come to symbolise the fact that women have climbed the ladder of success and have lost some of their inhibitions along the way.

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The ‘Mask’ heritage of India

By K D L Khan
Masks are a blend of painting and sculpture that dramatically reflect the creativity of different cultures. Further, serving as symbols in rites of passage and in festivals of renewal masks tell you much about the culture they come from.

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Radiation Incidents in Delhi: The Way Forward

By Dr K S Parthasarthy
The unfortunate radiation incident in which several persons got exposed to radiation in Delhi highlights the need to enforce strictly the multilayer radiation monitoring system recommended by the Atomic Energy Regulatory Board (AERB).

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The Magic of Rabindra Sangeet

By S S Sanyal
Gurudev Rabindranath Tagore (1861-1941), India’s very first Nobel Prize winner for literature (1913), was born in Calcutta in a wealthy and prominent Bengali family. His father was Maharishi Debendranath Tagore, a religious reformer and scholar

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Health Care Reforms Vital

By Dr P K Vasudeva
Today President Barack Obama is the happiest person. His election campaign promise of providing health care to all deserving has been fulfilled with the historic health care legislation seeing the light of day through a slender margin victory for the Democrats.

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Challenges to Traditional Gender Roles

By Tomazinho Cardozo
Parents have traditionally played very different roles, and until recently, the obligations and rights of each were backed by social sanctions. The female was expected to look after the young, and society protected her claim for support in this task.

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Curing Indigestion

By Dr Kasturi Desai
Summer time is vacation time. It is a time when people tend to eat outside food more than home cooked food. At times, we spend time on the beach and enjoy the evening eating bhel or otherwise party having drinks and dinner at hotels.

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Balance of Life

By Catherine Pulsifer
Mary and Susan were friends for years. They grew up together and attended the same schools. They were now both in their 40’s, and both had great careers.

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Lady Judge

By Tripti Nath
The former Chief Justice of Jharkhand High Court, Justice Gyan Sudha Mishra, established an instant rapport with poor, semi-literate and tribal women from the remote villages of Jharkhand recently when she took a dispassionate look at social disparity.

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Incredible India – Dalhousie

By Ratnakar S
As a hill station, Dalhousie is something that really does not make you go ga ga over it. It does not have the exotic charm of a Dharamshala, nor the sheer majestic grandeur of Darjeeling.

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