IT was the short-name (user name) for his E-mail ID on the Net. Not many
perhaps would like to use it as a term of endearment for him. D-company’s
boss and the most notorious criminal in the subcontinent, Dawood Sheikh
Ibrahim Kaskar, alias Dawood Ibrahim, however, wanted to log on as
simply janu---which in Urdu is often used in a lovey-dovey sort of
fashion by couples to address each other. It is derived from jaan,
Building a nation sans
by Amar Nath Wadehra & Randeep Wadehra
integration is a perennial process that demands a sustained supply of
material, emotional and spiritual inputs. It involves mutual
understanding and a continuous dialogue among the various segments of
the polity. It is a prerequisite for nation building.
government can now rely on the ignorance. We
live in a world in which media and communications are all around us,
they travel with us wherever we go and, increasingly, a single device
will combine many different functions.
pursuit of precious pearls
Kaur Trewn & Trilochan Singh Trewn
thousands of years, a pearl has been an object of decoration for both
men and women, a precious marine gem found by human beings from oysters
from seabed and riverbeds. A natural pearl is a concretion formed by a
mollusc consisting of the same material (called nacre or mother of
pearls) as the mollusc’s shell.
ON THE SANDS OF TIME —
The year of
blockbusters and potboilers
Yash Chopra’s Silsila, Amitabh Bachchan gives up Rekha for Jaya
Bhaduri, who is the prospective mother of the child of his dead brother
Shashi Kapoor. Rekha marries Sanjeev Kumar. While the lovers meet and
even elope, their spouses suffer in silence.
Raising a toast to
presidents, ambassadors and such elite often raise and clink their
crystal champagne-filled stem glasses at banquets, to drink a toast to
peace and goodwill among nations or even a long life on imperial or
royal birthdays or toast any occasion, the protocol may demand.
Matters of protocol
Protocol Department of the British Government had a problem.It was 1901,
just after the demise of Queen Victoria and quite a number of Indian
maharajas were coming to attend the coronation of her successor King
Edward VII. Where should they keep the Indian rulers in the royal