Goodbye my bumble,
Goodbye my friend
May you ever grow in our hearts,
You were the grace that blessed us all.
You used to captivate me
By your resonating life
Now you belong to heaven
And the stars spell out your name

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you and I born of the same mother, struggled for life from the same womb, yet unknown to each other, they killed you, plunged their knives into your fragile body, like Brutus hath done to Caesar 

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Professor Papiya Ghosh

It was my great fortune to be neighbour to Papiya during six happy months at the Indian Institute for Advanced Studies in Shimla in 1995. Papiya was on leave from her home city and university of Patna. She had a very friendly and warm personality, a powerful voice and infectious laugh, and was supportive of all her many friends. She was not above putting them straight when they needed to be, without causing offence.

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Most people knew Papiya Ghosh as a professor, a teacher, and a historian. However, very few knew her as a poet who penned a number of short poems that expressed her true feelings about things she cared.

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Nearly 15 months after her brutal slaying at her home in Patna, Prof. Papiya Ghosh's books 'Community and Nation - Essays on Identity and Politics in Eastern India and Civil Disobedience Movement in Bihar, 1933-34, were released by the then Lok Sabha Speaker Mr. Somnath Chatterjee at a function in Delhi on March 9, 2008.

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Prof. Papiya Ghosh's book Muhajirs and the Nation: Bihar in the 1940s (New Delhi: Routledge), 2010; that was published posthumously three years after her death in 2006 is reviewed by Meher Fatima Hussain in the Economic & Political Weekly Nov. 13, 2010 issue.

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I’m thinking of Rashid and Zahid and Humar.  I’m thinking of the mirror man who makes the glass with which we see ourselves.

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Does Your College Have Anything To Do With The Pay Package You Command?

College Placements are not really the true indicators of quality of the graduate a college produces. Graduates from certain colleges may command a premium entry level salary. However, over a period of time, with a work experience of about five years or more, his/her salary evens out with that of the graduates from any other renowned colleges.

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A Wholesome Nutritious Diet and a Tonic for Ramazan Worshippers

Many fruits and fruit bearing plants have been mentioned in the Qur’an, but it is the date palm that finds maximum references. In Surah Nahl, Allah Says "With it He produces for you corn, olives, date palms, grapes, and every kind of fruit: Verily in this is a Sign for those who give thought (S XVI - Verse 11).

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