is the beginning of summer and temperatures are already soaring. The northern
plains of the country are never the best of places to spend the summer but
travel agents expect a virtual exodus to the cool environs of the hills to
escape the scorching heat this year. No wonder they are all beaming from ear to
ear despite the turmoil in the Gulf and the SARS epidemic closer home.
sangam, thanks to the Ganga
the chanting of Vedic mantras, the couple took rounds of sacred
fire followed by seven steps. The man applied sindoor on the
woman’s forehead. They garlanded each other and thus their marriage
was solemnised according to Hindu rites in an Arya Samaj Temple in
Kanpur on April 8 this year.
Mums are the most reliable
aren’t what they used to be. Mothers ruling their daughters with an
iron hand seem like figments of a fevered imagination. The
mother-daughter relationship has evolved. Moms are no longer, well, just
Will the robot replace the
Heavy Industries of Japan have developed a robot called Wakamaru, which
combines the roles of nurse, companion and security guard. It will be
available soon to help the senior citizens of Japan, who live alone and
have no one to look after them.