Driven round the bend
‘relaxed drive’ in cities is a thing of the past. Rather, it has
become an oxymoron for now it entails tension and stress that
translate at times into what is called ‘road rage.’ Even those
people who are normally calm and good-humoured can turn into
foul-mouthed, wild-eyed, and fire-breathing individuals afflicted with
this modern disorder.
bridge between Hindi & Gurmukhi
All-India Hindi Sahitya Sammelan, Paryag (Allahabad), recently conferred the
honorary degree of Sahitya Mahopadhyaya to Satya Pal Gupta for his valuable
research in Hindi literature written in Gurmukhi script.
Unforgettable E.N. Mangat Rai
much-admired E.N. Mangat Rai passed away on January 8, at Dehra Dun. At the age
of 88 and in retirement since February 1972, he was no longer sought after by
the media. No wonder, therefore, that except for The Tribune no English
daily took note of the event or of his contribution to public administration in
Punjab, Jammu and Kashmir and the Government of India.
girls’ day out
were all tall, lean and attractively attired (some wee unwisely
considering that the temperature in the valley tumbles with the
sinking of the sun). With stretched smiles adorning their faces, these
glamorous butterflies flitted from one picturesque locale to the
other, only too eager to strike poses for the hovering lensmen.