Our education system needs a complete overhaul

  I have read in books, seen in historical TV serials and movies that in ancient times children were being sent to 'Gurukuls' for their educational needs. There they were being taught life skills like taking care of the animals, farming, collecting firewood, cooking food and so on, besides the Vedas and Upanishad etc. This…

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My recent trip to Paradeep, Odisha.

  Paradeep is a small town in coastal Odisha with big commercial value. The commercial value is primarily due to the huge sea port it has and also due to presence of industries like Iffco Fertilizers, Paradeep Phosphates Ltd (PPL), Oil refinery of IOCL, Essar Steel etc.   I had been there recently on a…

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Be careful with drinking water in summer

  Hello friends, still gulping those panipuris (golgappa, gupchup) at the road side? Pouring in those lemon sodas and road side juices? Well, be careful. The typical problem in the cities during summer is that drinking water becomes scarce and hence there is a chance that 'not so healthy' water is used in all the…

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Pros and Cons of Social Media Addiction

Social Media – I don't think I need to tell anyone nowadays what these two words mean. Ask anyone, even if he or she can't give a perfect definition of social media, can still give examples like Facebook, WhatsApp, Twitter, Instagram etc. So, if everyone knows, then why am I writing about it? Simple, I…

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Buying Used or Refurbished Electronics

  Folks, have you ever bought anything refurbished, especially electronics? Many of you must have. This story is from my own experience and my suggestions coming out of that.   With so many years of nice online shopping experience, I am usually very much in favour of buying online. The option to return most of…

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Holi: How this festival of colors is disappearing gradually

  The word "Holi" in India, that too during the months of Feb-Mar means only one thing, that's the amazing festival of colors. When it's normally linked with the Lord Krishna and his playfulness, I strongly believe that just playing Holi with colors isn't limited to the religion; that's the great thing of this festival.…

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