Bushra Alvi is a freelance writer and editor and writes on society and culture. She translates literary works from Urdu and Hindi to English. She has also taught English in her native India, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates. Many of her poems have appeared in various anthologies. Bushra’s first book, a collection of her poetry and other writings, will soon be published.
For a 12th grade boy to be hauled up thus, the matter had to be pretty serious. I knew it did not have anything to do with his academic performance -- his teachers had already given up on that! "Well," he said, "they were livid because I hadn't shaved."
Arvind Kejriwal, the hero of the moment, is the cynosure of all eyes. He should know that aapsolute mandate = aapsolute responsibility. In his own words, "It's scary." But he has a team of solid workers along with him, competent professionals with politically viable people and a well chartered plan.
17/02/2015 8:17 AM IST
Harvest festivals are celebrated all over the country at this time of the year though by different names--Pongal in Tamil Nadu, Magh Bihu in Assam, Pedda Panduga in Andhra Pradesh and Makar Sankranti in Gujarat and other parts of India. All these festivals signify health, wealth and prosperity and the coming of warmer days.
13/01/2015 6:45 PM IST
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