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At point blank range

The Taliban gunmen who shot their targets, unarmed children, on their heads did so at "point blank range". The heinousness of that act, accompanied by that description of the range, took me back to when, a child myself, I wanted to know what "poin......   | Read..
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Still lagging behind

Sir - People are trying to make the Swachh Bharat campaign a success. Durin... | Read»

Caught in the web

Sir - Reports that the number of under-trials in Tihar Jail is on the rise ... | Read»

Caution, please

Sir - The existing rape laws are weak. This is why we have not been able to... | Read»


Charmed circle

By announcing its first woman bishop, the Church of England has started a debate that shows up the gender bias at the heart of organized religions...   | Read..
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I must say a word about fear. It is life's only true opponent. Only fear can defeat life. It is a clever, treacherous adversary, how well I know. It has no decency, respects no law or convention, shows no mercy. It goes for your weakest spot, which it finds with unnerving ease. It begins in your mind, always... so you must fight hard to express it. You must fight hard to shine the light of words upon it. Because if you don't, if your fear becomes a wordless darkness that you avoid, perhaps even manage to forget, you open yourself to further attacks of fear because you never truly fought the opponent who defeated you.