He made spitting on road, littering chewing gums on road etc. punishable offenses. A profile.
My legs zipped through it to the other side with an unusual pace and ease.
The drones and planes flying overhead were constantly disrupting the ongoing discussions bringing them to halt each time they flew over our head.
It is how one would write a diary, personal recordings not meant to be shared with the larger world. But I think this languid and casual style endears her to her readers – and she has a huge fan following particularly among women readers.
“In what circumstances you had to leave Kashmir? Was there genuine threat to you and your family?”
Advance in knowledge of genes has been accompanied by a yearning to manipulate genes to create perfect humans. Gene An Intimate History by Siddhartha Mukherjee
A murder has happened on a train and Hercule Poirot is looking for the killer only to find that all the passengers on the Orient Express have collectively murdered the person, a man who kidnaped and then killed a child some years ago which in various ways affected and altered the lives of all the passengers who have boarded the Orient Express to avenge the murder.
Free speech has been and will always be a casualty, sometimes in the guise of Salman Rushhdie, sometimes Padmavati.
Then, why do companies spend money on arranging for these two-hour or one-day soft skill workshops and why we attend them? Because we cherish our technical skills and believe learning smattering of soft skills will help us further our career – be creative, good communicators and so on. The problem is soft skills are more intricate than technical skills. Technical skills are easy to acquire because they involve clearly defined instructions but soft skills don’t.
This regimental nature of communism not only denies basic freedom but also stores too much discretionary power in the hands of those in power. And because communism doesn’t accommodate democratic practices like participatory politics, the power stays with a few who, to continue being in power, plug in all ventilations within the system blocking free passage of air – and slowly rot sets in.