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Not many citizens are aware about the fact that it is their right to meet anyone occupying an official position in their region/state/country. The chief minister of any Indian state is also obliged to meet the people of his/her state as long as citizens follow the due process to prove their request for a meeting […]
Two Asiatic lions outside the Gir protected area in the Amreli district have proved once again that even in the animal kingdom, love does not acknowledge gender. a social forestry officer noted an interesting coupling incidence among lions from the point of view of behavioural patterns in a lion pride with respect to sexual preferences. […]
Interestingly, the term “Impressionism” has it’s origin in an insult. The snooty art critic of the day did not approve of the style adopted by a group of artists in a direct affront to the style prevalent in that age. Louis Leroy, a critic pejoratively used the word “impressionism” to denote the ” “Impression, Sunrise” […]
The Talking Point: Today, Thursday Sept 1, is Samvatsari, the last day of Paryushan for the Shwetambar sect of Jains. It aligns itself with Shukla Panchami each year in the Jain calendar month of Bhadrapada, somewhere between mid-August and mid-September in the Gregorian calendar. What is the day’s significance: It is the last day of […]
Pic: Wagah-Attari border The Indo-Pak manmade border defied all emotional quotient, especially along the Gujarat-Rajasthan demarcation line. It cut across bonds that run deeper than religion. This is largely true of Pakistani Hindus seeking entry into India. For Pakistani Muslims, the visits are usually due to a wedding in the Indian side of the family. […]
Some festivals are not entirely rooted in religious significance.Raksha Bandhan or Rakhi is one of them. This day celebratesthe bond between a brother and sister. Among the many storiesthat surround the origin of Rakhi, one is related to Mahabharata.Lord Krishna once cut his finger which then started bleeding.Seeing this Draupadi tore a piece of cloth […]
Monday with Manjul, August 8.
Gujarat Revenue minister Rajendrabhai Trivedi is in action mode. Close on heels of the Kheda “fake farmers” racket unearthed on Saturday, Trivedi has ordered an investigation into the illegitimate enterprise. The natural question that comes to mind: What are the benefits of being a fake farmer? Well, in Gujarat, many. The Gujarat Agriculture and Tenancy […]
With friends around, family becomes an add-on. Some bonds are a pillar of support while some are an emotional spring to go to each time life deals a low. The level of comfort and camaraderie one enjoys with friends stands at a higher level vis-à-vis the family. A certain decorum of respect must be maintained […]
Mondays with Manjul, August 1.
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Creativity and enterprise can flourish even in captivity. These are not caged by four walls. The mind and spirit are always free to explore avenues beyond the surroundings. Furniture, multi-purpose bags, kitchen apparel, storybooks, wall hanging storage for children to packaged ready-to-eat food… these are not things you would generally associate with jail inmates. But […]
Young and Spirited, these words perfectly fit Hasti Modi, a 22-year-old girl from Bhavnagar, Gujarat. Hasti Modi, a student of Public Administration from the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE), made Gujarat proud. She became the only Gujarati-Indian to receive the Diana Award 2022. Hasti shared her environmentally driven journey with Team VOI. […]