Posts Tagged Kurukshetra

Gurgaon, Gudgaon, Gurugaon, Gurugram or Gudganma?

Indian elite are prone to debating non-issues ad infinitum. One such raging debate is about the change of a name in Haryana. It has fuelled the imagination of the English media moguls, who were spurred to instant offence at the Haryana government announcing suddenly their decision to change the name of Gurgaon to Gurugram. Both mean the same. It is only a change in spelling. For correct phonetic transcription, it is right to do so. For the elite, Gurgaon is the millennium city, a city to which they “belong”. All debate must end with right spelling of the place as “Gurugaon” without introducing the stronger to pronounce Gurugram. It needs effort on the part of the user to say Gurugram whereas Gurugaon flows smoothly. It should satisfy the government and the elite alike.

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By-election results make the opposition gay!

Last month by-elections to some state assemblies were held. In Bihar elections were held for 10 seats. The decimated opposition comprising sworn enemies for decades like the JD(U) of Nitish Kumar, RLD of Lalu Yadav and Congress of Sonia Gandhi sewed up an electoral alliance to check the BJP. These parties have been accusing each […]

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The Age of Innocence in a Life Full of Struggle

What should be the age of innocence in a person’s life? When does one get over the emotional self? Is there any real value of emotions in the purest form? Is being an excessively calculating in the affairs of life a better option? What distinguishes innocence from shrewdness? Does one outgrow innocence or should one […]

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