November 2020


Shivin opens up on nepotism

Voicing his opinion on the never-ending debate on nepotism, television actor Shivin Narang says nepotism is not just limited to the entertainment industry. He says, “Yes I believe nepotism exists, favouritism exists, and not only…



10% Sainik College seats for women

Chandigarh: The Defence Ministry has reserved seats for girls in Sainik Schools. “One seat per category for girls is to be ensured. Ten per cent of the strength of Class VI or 10 seats, whichever…



The Tiger of 1 Dogra

Lt Gen SR Ghosh (retd) The Indian Army has one class of soldiers which can truly be termed “exceptional”. These are the Drill Ustaads. They come from all regiments, but predominantly from the…


Karuna, Isher & all different rockstars

Ira Pande I CANNOT remember another year when we have lost so many dear ones, nor one where we have been unable to console the bereaved family personally. Whether these were beloved family…


A jalopy journey from Kargil to Zanskar in 1981

Nehchal Sandhu The commissioning of the Kargil-Padum alignment in 1979 had remained a non-event. This 240-km link providing motorable access into Zanskar for four months in a year enthused none: trekkers frequenting this…