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WHAT IS IT ABOUT DYING IN VARANASI?

What is it about dying in Varanasi (or Banaras or Kashi)? Death is an event in life that though sums up everything for a life, leaves a lifetime of thoughts and afterthoughts for others who are associated with the departed. It leaves a void that remains there, throughout. The pain, that is unbearable initially, becomes a way of life with ...

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INDIAN DEMOCRACY: A DILEMMA..

REFLECTIONS “Indian democracy.. ..is a dilemma.. ..between being.. ..politically correct v politically relevant.. ..between being.. ..politically apolitical v apolitically political!” INDIAN DEMOCRACY: A DILEMMA.. ©/IPR: Santosh Chaubey

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VIPISM – FROM TEMPLES TO FUNERAL PYRES!

REFLECTIONS “We are so sucked in this VIP culture – – in life – – and in death – – from the VIP queues in temples – – to the VIP arrangement for funeral pyres!!” VIPISM – FROM TEMPLES TO FUNERAL PYRES! ©/IPR: Santosh Chaubey

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EITHER YOU TAKE ‘SIDE’ OR YOU TAKE ‘SIDES’!

REFLECTIONS EITHER YOU TAKE ‘SIDE’ OR YOU TAKE ‘SIDES’! ©/IPR: Santosh Chaubey

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LET GO OF..

“Let go of someone.. ..Well, it never happens. Time simply draws parallels.” LET GO OF.. ©/IPR: Santosh Chaubey

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WHEN YOU FEEL LETDOWN..

Developments making you feel low are part of your existence. They invariably come to you – and sometimes come to haunt you. Try hard but you are bound to feel so – its frequency depends on how you tackle it – and the first step (or the first offensive) that you need to take on this path – is – ...

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2016..A YEAR COMES..

Why do we celebrate events like a ‘new year day’ – in every calendar – when it doesn’t bring any qualitative change in life in practical terms? After all, if we don’t count exceptions, nothing much changes on a ‘tomorrow’ than what it is on a ‘today’. Well, it’s symbolic and therefore is important. It is always between ‘what is ...

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2015 GOES BY..REFLECTING ON..

It is always between ‘what changes from one calendar day to the next’ and ‘every day is a new day, a reservoir of hopes, a new opportunity to do, undo or redo things’. And it is always better to go with the later one – every day is a new day and every days is a new ‘you’. Welcome 2016. ...

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SURESH PRABHU’S ‘SOCIAL SENSITIVITY’ OF ‘SOCIAL MEDIA ALERTNESS’

TWEETS AND RETWEETS OF NOVEMBER 27 TWITTER POSTS BY SURESH PRABHU: Suresh Prabhu Retweeted Sapthagiri M ‏@SapthagiriM Nov 27 Neatness that I hardly saw before in railways stations.. Kacheguda right now.. @SCRailwayIndia @sureshpprabhu Suresh Prabhu Retweeted Ministry of Railways ‏@RailMinIndia Nov 27 NDLS- HWH is part of most congested section, long awaited capacity enhancement work is priority of MR @sureshpprabhu ...

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WE CAN DO A LOT BY BEING HONEST TO THEM AND TO US..

It is a busy public intersection in Delhi. All around are marketplaces, shops and big shopping malls. And there are street food vendors of all hues dotting the stretches on all sides. The traffic red light at this public intersection is quite a busy one with long queues of vehicles on each side waiting for the signal to turn green. ...

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