Saturday, December 7, 2002

Haryana's male-order brides
Raman Mohan

Haryana's male-order brides

MEET Haryana’s lesser husbands, lesser wives and lesser children. They are members of a growing community in which the husband isn’t sure whether he is truly the husband of the woman he married, the woman does not know whether she is the real wife and their children are not certain if they have any legal or social standing.

To the nation, with valour second to none
Ajay Banerjee
ORE than 30 years ago, just after the 1971 victory over Pakistan, Field Marshal Sam Harmusji Framji Jamshedji Manekshaw, the then Chief of Army Staff, while addressing the cadets of the Indian Military Academy, Dehra Dun, at the passing out parade, had said, are leaving here this morning as officers, as leaders.

Journey into dappled sunshine
Raja Jaikrishan
HE toy train to Shimla picked up speed. After shanties of Parwanoo, it halted at every station. At the concrete jungle of Solan, the halt was very brief. An old couple moved their baggage to the compartment door. The woman with coal black hair jumped out, but the man failed to leave the door bar.