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The saga of Armed forces Flag Day

Col Dr Virendra K Sahi World over the Armed forces are held in high esteem. Successful leading nations maintain prestigious, efficient, well equipped and effective Armed Forces. While the governments do their best to uphold the image of their forces, the people at large feel indebted to the men in uniform and stay keen to observe a day to express their gratitude by observing a Flag Day in honour of those who sacrifice their 'today' to save the tomorrow for the nation. Collections are made voluntarily to augment facilities for the war widows, war wounded and rehabilitation ... More

Bollywood Buzz

Vidya Balan shines in riveting thriller

Saibal Chatterjee A decent enough follow-up to the 2012 sleeper hit that unveiled a new kind of woman-centric Bollywood thriller, Sujoy Ghosh’s Kahaani 2 is a grim, gritty and gripping drama that addresses a serious theme in the garb of a fast-paced genre film. Parts of the final quarter of the 130-minute film are somewhat pat and predictable, which softens its overall impact. Yet, its taut screenplay (written by Ghosh himself) and sustained narrative pace make Kahaani 2 an edge-of-the-seat ride that is as exhilarating as it is unsettling. It tells the dark, disturbin... More


Mastering the mind

Er. Rabinder Shekher According to Buddhist scripture, "Our life is the creation of our mind," Buddhist philosophy developed an entire science of training the unruly mind to help anyone overcome its constant fluctuations to achieve stillness, and eventually, enlightenment. But even if it's not enlightenment you're after, developing a good relationship with your mind is critical to building a life that is successful on your own terms. Unless you learn to be the master of your mind, you will never find the peace of mind that you so dearly want. The mind is an amazing tool, b... More


Continuous Renal therapy

Dr Surinder Sodhi CRRT is a mode of renal replacement therapy for hemodynamically unstable, fluid overloaded patients and patients with sepsis and septic shock in management of acute renal failure especially in the intensive careunit setting. The popularity of ‘slow continuous therapies’ for the treatment of critically ill patients with renal failure is increasing. The techniques which are most commonly used are slow continuous hemodialysis and hemodiafiltration. Slow continuous hemofiltration and slow continuous ultrafiltration also are commonly used.Management in ini... More

Career & Education

Getting in leather technology

Gauri Chhabra One industry in India that has comfortably established itself both in international as well as in the domestic market is the Leather industry. This sector is known for its consistency in high export earnings and is among the top ten foreign exchange earners for the country. Abundant raw material, skilled work force, compliance with environmental standards and growth shown by the associated industries has helped the sector to grow manifolds. Being an employment intensive sector, it creates a plethora of job opportunities for youth today. Till... More


Pir Panchal a Gujjar region

Shamsheer Hakla Poonchi Far from being a dividing line, the well known range of Pir Panchal a Gujjar region is in fact the major linking range of hills and mountains around which the saga of heroic Gujjars and Bakerwals is woven from times immemorial. Strange as it sounds, this watershed has bound together rather than distanced the two climatically and topographically varying regions of the State, viz. Kashmir valley and Jammu Division. In a sense, Pir Panchal is the westward extension of the Siwalak Hills though in their totality, geographers consider it among Himalayan... More

  • Jews in India

    G V Joshi The Jewish community in the Pune city is thankful for the minority status granted to it af More

  • Of Parasites

    Maneka Sanjay Gandhi One of the most disturbing movies I have seen was in 1975 “a virus comes thro More

Book Review

A recipe book for all

Maneka Sanjay Gandhi Mala Barua and Nandini Gulati are from Assam and Punjab respectively. Two states which, inspite of having delicious vegetables and amazing kinds of cereals, are now mainly non-vegetarian (Punjab less so, because village women are still vegetarian.) Nandini was thirty kilos overweight, had hypertension, rheumatoid arthritis and was pre-diabetic. As she learnt how to do “mindful” eating she developed an understanding of her body and the world around her. She now is disease free and very slim. A profound lesson which she learnt, tha... More


Have organic manicure and pedicure this winter

Shahnaz Husain An organic manicure or pedicure is a way of grooming one's finger and toe nails without using any chemicals that might be toxic to humans or the environment. Some of the chemical substances found in nail polishes include formaldehyde and toluene. These items are not good for the environment or for the human body. They can also cause toxic accumulation in the nail bed or skin around nails. An organic manicure and pedicure uses natural oils and natural substances. You can have an organic manicure and pedicure at home. Manicure For the organic manicure, remov... More


Kishtwar A land of adventure beauty

Junaid Malik Kishtwar, once a princely state a kingdom and now one of the districts of J&K state is also known as the land of saffron,sapphire and sufis due to its rich natural, geographical and religious identities bestowed upon it by the nature. Its a unique land with ubiquitous talents both in its geographical and social stratifications. There are various theories and legends to the origin of the name of Kishtwar ranging from Rajtarangni of Kalhana to that of local tell tales and folk lores. The valley surrounded by lush green forest, snow clad mo... More

  • Save Surya Putri

    G L Khajuria The Jammu city which is known as City of Temples throughout India for its monumental, a More

  • inner voice

    Feelings …!   Mixed are the emotions that arise, Mixed are the lives that survive, Mixed More

Science & Technology

WhatsApp now has video calling Feature

Yantragyan WhatsApp has now officially launched video calling, and the feature is now being rolled out to Android, iPhone, and Windows users. Updated WhatsApp with support for video calling for Android and iPhone has officially been released, so you simply need to update the feature to make your first video call. If your iOS or Android device is not set to receive automatic updates, or if you are not sure if WhatsApp has been updated, simply go to the App Store or Google Play and check for available updates. If you don't see the video calling option, or if WhatsApp vide... More

Art and Culture

Pahari A Vanishing Culture

Ayaz Mughal Pahari, a socio-linguistic group living at the foot hills of Peer Panjaal Mountainous range of J&K state recite a story of rich cultural and traditional history of hills. People with traditional attires, language, food, music, folksongs scattered throughout the state viz. Poonch, Rajouri, Muzaffarabad, Karna, Uri, Baramulla, Budhal etc comprises one-third of state linguistic group. Pahari tribesman adorned with long white shirt, salwar, Saafa (turban) or Kulla (Afghani Topi) with embroidered shoes playing musical instruments like Algoza, banjili & jori ... More

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