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Why we'll never be a first-world country


Are we licensed to create nuisance?
Aghast at the manner in which a youth discarded waste food at the prestigious Koyambedu bus station in Chennai, I gently reminded him that there was a dustbin not so far away, and that he should please put the food only into the dustbin. The ...

The ubiquitous queue crashers


Sai Baba: an insider's account
In his article (Open Page, May 15, 2011) P. M. Bhargava sought to evaluate ‘objectively and unemotionally,' the life and legacy of Sathya Sai Baba. Like the writer, I too come from a scientific background with, however, one important ...


MAY 31, WORLD NO TOBACCO DAY
Let not nicotine seduce you again
Each year, May 31 is observed as ‘World no tobacco day'. The day just comes and goes without leaving a palpable impact on the global health scenario. The killer weed tobacco continues to grow, gets cured and rolled into ...

Empathise with the smoker ... and win him over
On the World Anti Tobacco day (May 31, 2011), the media will be full of advice to the smokers from medical and other professionals. However, they adopt an intimidatory approach rather than an empathetic approach. The former usually consists of ...



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