Author Archives: Amrita

I think the Facebook is really weird!

Lots of FB users are in a tizzy these days and quite justifiably so, about a change in “FB policy” As individuals, we want complete and inviolable control over access to the content on our profiles. Status updates, photographs, comments, … Continue reading

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The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night Time – by Mark Haddon

A 15 year old autistic boy investigating the murder of a dog! That didn’t sound too promising to me at first glance. But Christopher, our protagonist, wants to write about something “real” as he cannot lie. And he cares about … Continue reading

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We worry about what a child will become tomorrow, yet we forget that he is someone today. ~Stacia Tauscher   When I was growing up, there used to be a joke about a child…

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Why is Fast food served at Fortis Escorts Heart Institute?

The reception area of the hospital… Burgers, pizza, cakes, sandwiches, chole bhature, pasta, chow mien, aerated drinks….all displayed attractively. This is the place where people who are attending to or visiting the patients admitted to the premium Hearts have to languish long agonizing hours and … Continue reading

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Book Review: 2 States-The Story of my Marriage

Love him or hate him, but you cannot ignore Chetan Bhagat.Now that is as cliched a way of introducing an author as possible. But isn’t that just the way an author who thrives on cliches and stereotypes should be introduced….through a cliche   … Continue reading

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Bloggers of a feather flock together at Indiblogger’s Meet

One fine Sunday in October, 100 odd women bloggers decided to congregate, confer,  mingle, schmooze, gab, wander, watch listen and interact in person rather than online. And I was one of them  This happened on 14 October, 2012. The occasion was … Continue reading

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What is this life if…..

What is this life if, full of care,
We have no time to stand and stare.

No time to stand beneath the boughs
And stare as long as sheep or cows.

No time to see, when woods we pass,
Where squirrels hide their nuts in grass.

No time to see, in broad daylight,
Streams full of stars, like skies at night.

No time to turn at Beauty’s glance,
And watch her feet, how they can dance.

No time to wait till her mouth can
Enrich that smile her eyes began.

A poor life this is if, full of care,
We have no time to stand and stare.

William Henry Davies

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मातृ-भाषा के प्रति – भारतेंदु हरिश्चंद्र

भारतेन्दु हरिश्चन्द्र आधुनिक हिंदी साहित्य के पितामह जन्म: ९ सितंबर, १८५० वाराणसी, उत्तर प्रदेश, भारत मृत्यु: ६ जनवरी, १८८५ वाराणसी, उत्तर प्रदेश, भारत निज भाषा उन्नति अहै, सब उन्नति को मूल। बिन निज भाषा-ज्ञान के, मिटत न हिय को सूल।। अंग्रेज़ी पढ़ि के जदपि, सब गुन … Continue reading

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Life is……

…..a great teacher.  But I have strong objections to its “Trial and Error” method of teaching. Learning from our mistakes is never easy. Life takes it role as the Teacher so seriously that until and unless we learn our lesson, … Continue reading

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Indian Railways can breathe easy now

Thanks to the roll back of the fare hike.  Dinesh Trivedi had gone ahead and raised the  fares across board claiming that this was a  necessary step to raise funds  to not only improve the service provided by the Indian Railways but … Continue reading

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