Sunday, September 29, 2002
We are young, we see
Kashmir in a new light. Hopefully, from that will emerge solutions that
have not been looked at so far...
Omar Abdullah talks to Ashwini Bhatnagar
Generation next of Kashmir politics
Mirwaiz Umar Farooq: The founder
Chairman of the separatist Hurriyat Conference believes in a phase-wise
dialogue to resolve the Kashmir issue. He is of the opinion that
ultimately the solution has to be through tripartite talks—India,
Pakistan and the representatives of Jammu and Kashmir.
cost Rs 74 the day the Mahatma was born
K. R. N. Swamy
is interesting to consider, what the situation in the world was on
October 2, 1869, the day Mahatma Gandhi was born. Scarcely a dozen years
had passed since the First War of Indian Independence (Sepoy Mutiny).
The world had just celebrated the first birth centenary of Napoleon
Bonaparte, who was born in 1769 and had died 52 years later, in 1821.
The Suez Canal was in the final stages of construction and its opening
in November, 1869, was eagerly awaited.
is the salt of life
R. C. Sharma
has been generally seen that by temperament some persons are humorous
while others are serious. To be able to make a joke, or take a joke, is
a peculiar faculty of the mind that everybody does not possess. Some
people are excessively serious. It is their nature to be so. Others are,
by nature, frivolous though it is not the same thing as being humorous.
Humour is a faculty of the intellect. The puritan is a type of serious
man — you may expect no mercy from him. The comedian, on the other
hand, is a type of humorous man — he will not only laugh at himself
but make others laugh too.
Common people, uncommon
real name is Pokkan, quite an earthly name for an untouchable pulaya (a
downtrodden caste group of agricultural labourers and fisherfolk) born
in the 1930s in Kerala. When he was born, his umbilical cord was like a
blown-up balloon, or the bloated, elongated, seeds of the common
mangrove tree. Out of affection, his kith and kin called him Pokkudan.
He is now known as Kallen Pokkudan.