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. 

I would like to thank regular, long standing readers of AV/GS who have been reading my contribution to AV, well over three thousand, that include letters, short stories, poems, travel log, interviews of prominent personalities, as well as covering...

So often criminals jailed for serious offences like murders, keep taunting their victims’ families while behind bars. Many even refuse to reveal the location where they have hidden, buried their victims’ bodies, depriving grieving family members...

I am indeed avid reader of Asian Voice and Gujarat Samachar for a very long time. As I do not regularly buy national newspapers, these weeklies are more of less my only source of information, supplemented by TV media. 

I am sure most of us Indians were put to the Tebbitt test when India played against England in the ICC cricket world cup on 30 June. 

I don’t have any personal experience or knowledge about guide dogs but I do know that they are trained from very young age and for the ‘master’ they are inseparable.  I am very disappointed that all kinds of places, taxis, religious places have...

None of the two contestants for the Prime Ministership Boris Johnson and Jermyn Hunt have any idea what will happen after 31 October, 2019. 

I have noticed recently that certain contributors of this column use bombastic or, pompous words in their letters which seem to have been picked at random. These, on occasion, become out of context or are difficult to comprehend and are lost...

In a way we are fortunate that there is rainfall practically every week, unlike most countries where rainfall is seasonal, monsoon drenches India for some three months in summer while we had all our rainfall in Tanzania, from late March to mid-May....



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