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A very huge question-mark

- Vijay Phanshikar THERE is little doubt that each 10th standard or 12th standard child bringing in very high percentage of marks also brings a great happiness to the teachers and family and others. Each summer sees a tremendous celebration about high ma..

A Failed Entity - IV

As a State that had its systems controlled by its own Government, Pakistan should have designed its own policies, its own priorities, its own plan with a long-distance vision. That did not happen. For, no sooner than it was formed did Pakistan become sort..

New Overture

New Overture..


real crisis..

When Dhantoli expands

Vijay Phanshikar Our teacher of Physics had taught us in ninth standard that matter does not expand, and new energy is never created; both these only change form. But a strange scientific phenomenon came to light in Dhantoli in just few days in immediate..



Sensing path of faith

  By Vijay Phanshikar Faith is the bird that feels the light and sings when the Dawn is still dark - Gurudev Rabindranath Tagore OF COURSE, faith has been described variously by various people, but this one perception by Gurudev Rabindranath Ta..

Rebels without a cause

Rebels without a cause..

Of listening to art!

  By Vijay Phanshikar, The whole culture is telling you to hurry, while the art tells you to take your time. Always listen to the art.- Junot Diaz WHAT a profound statement! And how simply has Junot Diaz stated it! It has always been the experien..

Decks Cleared For TAPI

DECKS have been cleared for the much touted and long awaited TAPI gas pipeline project that would bring gas from Turkmenistan to India and Pakistan. The ambitious $ 10 billion project, which has had a checkered past, has gained momentum particularly after..


PRIME Minister Mr Narendra Modi has raised a vital point of need to choke terror funding, at a global conference of CBI and State anti-corruption bodies, which was attended by 34 countries. Paris terror attack, in which 134 people were killed, was natural..

Rejuvenating Closer Ties

THE recently concluded India Africa Forum Summit in New Delhi has put into sharp focus the significance of a vibrant India and a resurgent Africa to once again work in close cooperation. India has a long association with some African States and some key p..

The monsters

  Oct 6 By RACHANA DATKE UNDOUBTEDLY, technology has become indispensable today. We cannot afford to avoid the use of TV, computers and mobile phones. But we must have the sensibility to understand where to put a full stop. Otherwise, th..