Rakshabandhan

In reference to Mr Jubel D'Cruz's letter dated 10th-16th August 2019, a brother enters into a bond with a sister to protect her in any eventuality, as the bond has social, religious and cultural bearing in response to sister's goodwill for brother's well-being, while 'Raksha', a symbol of their sisterly and brotherly mutual love and respect, is being tied.

The light is extinguished

BJP stalwart Sushma Swaraj, the External Affairs Minister in PM Modi’s last government, passed away at a relatively young age of 67. 

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