wonders of the ‘wonder tree’
the Kiran theatre and near the boundary wall of Veterinary Hospital in
Sector 22, Chandigarh, is a tree which is worshipped by a large number
of people. The tree (prosopis cineraria) is known as
jand in Hindi and Punjabi, jandi
in Haryanvi, khejri in Rajasthani,
and sami or samri in Gujarati. Referred to as the golden
tree of Indian deserts, it plays a vital role in preserving the
ecosystem of arid and semi-arid areas.
He knew how to bring
out the artist in his students
the death of Kanwal Nain Kotra in June this year, Punjab has lost a
great artist and an illustrious teacher. Besides being excellent in
his subject, he was a very kind, soft-spoken and disciplined person,
who advised his students to adopt sincerity as their guiding principle
in life. He was both very positive and multitalented.
When are we going
to put a stop to ragging?
is an accepted phenomenon in colleges. It has been in practice for the
past thirty years. May be more. In professional colleges, it is really
severe. Instances of brutal beating and physical abuse of newly
admitted students by their seniors are often heard.
banana a day keeps brain stroke away
to a study carried out by Dr Deborah M. Green, MD of the Neuroscience
Institute at the Queen’s Medical Center in Honolulu, Hawaii, USA,
people with a low amount of potassium in their diet may have an
increased risk of brain stroke.