Saturday, September 28, 2002

How secure is India?
Reeta Sharma

THE problems confronting India today vis-à-vis cross-border insurgency, terrorism and international politics have their roots in the past. Four conventional wars with Pakistan have not deterred it from remaining hostile towards us. In fact, Indo-Pak relations have gone from bad to worse.

The wonders of the ‘wonder tree’
H.C. Gera
EHIND 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
D.S. Kapoor
ITH 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?
Jagvir Goyal
AGGING’ 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.

A banana a day keeps brain stroke away
Shirish Joshi
CCORDING 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.

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