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Wednesday June 29, 2022

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New Town Smart Library is a Community Space

There is a children’s section where young readers like to curl with comic books on circular seats. The library has a Kindle section with eBooks of one’s choice that can be downloaded. There is a reading room with movable ladders to reach the top shelves and three cozy workshop rooms.

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sheroes of bollywood
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The Sheroes of Bollywood

The word Shero, first used in 1836, refers to female heroes or women known for their outstanding courage and achievements. These days it also refers to female protagonists in films who do not need a hero to back them or romance them or lead to a happily-ever-after ending.

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Keep Walking

Gita Balakrishnan has embarked on a 1700 km walk from Kolkata to Delhi spreading awareness on architecture. A special tribute on International Women’s Day.

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The Silent Candidates

This was not something that was peculiar to just one party contesting the polls. Several candidates or better still ghost candidates, talked along the same lines about their spouses, who in reality were the ones actually nominated by the party.

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Time Management for Children

A child’s daily routine comprises some core activities, like study, eating, grooming, physical training, leisure and sleep. We live in an era when the level of competition every child faces and the pressure of life goals is set in stone from a very early age.

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Believe in Love

It isn’t surprising then that ancient spell books from Egypt that offered solutions to worldly problems related to health, demonic possession and wealth, also have popular magical rituals claiming to solve lovers’ problems.

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Home is Where the Soul Lives

I would often wander through the open front door and stand in the hollow rooms and gaze at the stains on the whitewashed walls where photo-frames of family portraits once hung.

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