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With dreams in their eyes, Kashmiri students head to Jammu

Jammu: 17-year-old Suraya Gulzar, a resident of South Kashmir’s Anantnag district, wants to join civil services while Khursheed (name changed) from Pulwama dreams of becoming a cardiologist. “But how will we compete in the world if we cannot study,” says Khursheed, a Class XII student who like several other children from Kashmir had no option

‘Queen of Katwe’ says anyone can realise their dreams: Mira Nair

Mumbai: Filmmaker Mira Nair says her new film “Queen Of Katwe”, the true-life story of a chess prodigy from the slums of Kampala in Uganda, conveys the message that dreams can be realised by anyone. The film is releasing in India on Friday. Excerpts from the interview: Q. Your film “Queen Of Katwe” tells a

Kumble, Ganguly, Sehwag pick their memorable Test matches

Kolkata: India coach and former captain Anil Kumble on Friday rated India’s win against England in the 2002 Headingley Test as the moment which changed the mindset of Indian cricketers. “The Headingley Test was the defining moment for me and Indian cricket. Since 1990 when I started playing and till I made my debut we

NYC exhibition sheds light on Sikhs, their religion

New York: Sat Hari Singh, a New York City subway operator, threw his train in reverse on 9/11 to send it away from the chaos at ground zero.Japjee Singh sued a school system in Georgia to get protections from school bullying. US Army Major Kamaljeet Singh Kalsi, a doctor, fought for the ability to wear

Why drinkers are their own worst enemies

Never drink alcohol before a job interview or you might do what my friend did and confuse the words “lecturing” and “lactating” in answer to the question: “How do you earn your living?” In fact, better to not drink at all, I reckon, after finding three news reports about alcohol in my reader contributions inbox.

PTI teachers block road in support of their colleague

Mohali: PTI Teachers’ Union on Wednesday blocked the road at Phase III B-2 to protest against suspension of a fellow teacher. Teachers raised slogans against Education Department and as well as government. Protesting teachers alleged that Education Department suspended one of their colleague Satish Kumar without any fault and demanded immediate reinstatement of their fellow teacher.

Wetlands in state losing their sheen

Three Ramsar sites in the state, namely Harike, Kanjli and Ropar wetlands, representing state’s rich flora and fauna are now posing a picture of neglect with the state government’s apathy over the years. Water pollution due to pollutants outflow from the adjoining industries to wetlands, erosion in the catchment areas, cattle grazing and fishing and

Our routine daily activities – and their chequered histories

  Title: A Million Years in a Day – A Curious History of Daily Life Author: Greg Jenner; Publisher: Weidenfeld and Nicolson/Hachette India   If any of us was sent back into the past, some centuries ago or even to the time before recorded history began, could the daily activities and home life of our

MCL adds new books in Public library at Guru Nanak Dev Bhawan Students allowed to, bring their books or laptops for reading in premises

Ludhiana: Having seen the demand of students for latest novels and books the Municipal Corporation, Ludhiana added new books in the public library at Guru Nanak Bhawan on Monday. Also students are now allowed to bring their laptops and study material if they want to sit in the library premises and read anything. The corporation


Men ask me to make their wives disappear: Magician Karan Singh

New Delhi: For seasoned psychological illusionist Karan Singh whose last name is Magic, the biggest challenge of his ‘topsy turvy’ professional life is making people understand that earning a living by doing magic is “not an easy task.” “What I do is not very common, especially in India. Getting people to understand that I do

Stories leave us wondering for some answers

Chandigarh: A major section of our society needs to know that if a woman is calmly enduring the atrocity on her, it definitely doesn’t mean that she is weak or unable to stand against it. She is shrugging off that turmoil because her strength allows her to give priority to happiness over her sorrows. But

President greets Portuguese on their National Day

New Delhi: President Pranab Mukherjee on Thursday greeted the government and people of Portugal on the eve of their National Day. In his message to the President of the Portuguese Republic, Marcelo Rebelo de Sousa, Mukherjee said, “On behalf of the government, the people of India and my own behalf, it is with great pleasure