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Indian sports women
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The Era of Sports Women

Not long ago there were only a handful of noteworthy female names like P.T. Usha, Anju Bobby George, Karnam Malleswari, Rani Rampal who would come to one’s mind. But in the recent past many more names have been added to the illustrious list of Indian women achievers like Sania Mirza, Anjum Chopra, Saina Nehwal, Jhulan Goswami, Sakshi Malik, Mithali Raj, Mary Kom, PV Sindhu, Mirabai Chanu, Manu Bhaker to name just a few

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The Picnic by Thomas Coles
Chronicles

Picnic Pleasure

picnics are more like an obsession with the denizens and are as much integral to the winter traditions of Kolkata as is feasting on Christmas cake or gorging on nolen gur sandesh.

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Keeping New year resolutions
Chronicles

Keeping New Year Resolutions

According to an article published by New York Times, a study conducted by FranklinCovey, a time management firm revealed that one third of people who make new year resolutions, don’t get past the first month. Resolutions are merely new habits. Developing good habits and eradicating the bad ones.

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christmas cake
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The Magic of Christmas Cake

The simple oats porridge evolved, as people began to improvise by adding spices, honey and dried fruit, especially plums or prunes and it transformed into the more popular Christmas pudding. Further, with time and the introduction of new ingredients, oats gave way to flour to which now eggs and butter was added along with an assortment of exotic dried fruit and the batter was placed in a muslin cloth and boiled. Those who could afford ovens, began to bake this batter.

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black naped pheasant pigeon bird
Feature

A Race Against Time

The latest State of the World’s Birds report estimates a decline in the population of as many as 48 per cent of the birds worldwide, with almost 1,409 species at the risk of going extinct.

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David miller proteas
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Teaching Children Ethical Values

Children must also have ideal role models they can emulate. Whether it’s a sportsman, a superhero, a celebrity or their own parents and guardians. One must remember that children do as they see.

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chatting
Chronicles

Cut out the Compliment

And even though a compliment might be a little thing, a fake compliment can do more damage than one can imagine. Since honesty is an important trait upon which the foundation of trust is laid and crucial when it comes to sustaining any relationship, a fake compliment at the very outset can make a woman become wary of the man’s character and lead to her doubting if she can ever trust him in more important matters.

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freedom of women
Chronicles

A Woman’s Dream of Freedom

When India won Independence from British colonisers 75 years ago, woen played a key role in the freedom movement. But, are they free in the Indian society? Lesley Biswas tries to find an answer.

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