by Gitanjali Sharma
summer vacations are here! No school from tomorrow. Now 45 days of unlimited
cartoons, movies and computers." Tomorrow
arrives, but so does the school bus! The bright yellow 25-seater rolls in at 9
am to find Junior waiting with neatly groomed hair, still wet from the recent
bath. Satchel in hand, he boards the vehicle to a school that promises to fulfil
every child’s fantasies and meet every parent’s aspirations.
love lives of celebrities
one of the greatest generals of history, was a victim of a sex
scandal; Hitler, Mussolini and Franco had secret lovers; Marry Ann
Chaworth was the only woman who broke the heart of the romantic poet
Byron; D.H. Lawrence’s wife had an Italian army officer as her lover
who was the model hero of Lady Chatterley’s Lover; Essex who
was favourite courtier of Queen Elizbeth I was in fact her secret
lover; and Einstein the brightest mind and the most famous scientist
of the twentieth century had a crush on a Russian spy.
CAME to know R.K. Kaul when we were contemporaries in Government
College, Lahore. In 1945, he passed his B.A. (Hons) in English with
flying colours, standing first in the Punjab. He was assistant editor
of Ravi (the college magazine), while Abdul Islam, later the Nobel
Laureate, was its editor.
sage on my bookshelf
follow this advice: next to acquiring good friends, the best
acquisition is that of good books. In
Tune with the Infinite (Ralph
Walds Trine) is memorable to me for two reasons. I
stumbled on it, figuratively, at a pavement "book shop" in
Sector 15, Chandigarh, when I was looking for the back number of a
magazine which had carried an article of mine.
bring out the best in you
you have a hobby? If not, you must have one. It can bring in fresh
mental vigour into your life! Dr
Robert Root-Bernstein, professor of physiology at Michigan State
University (USA), recently discovered that scientists make their best
discoveries not in their labs but outside the lab.