How many times have you seen crucial decisions being taken on gut and nothing else? How many times have you sat in a meeting where decisions were taken with assumptions that the target consumer would think and act like the decision makers? – ‘If I were to buy I would choose this over others. What do you think?’ Have you ever counted on the times such decisions have failed/ backfired?

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I live near the airport and so my life is punctuated by the roar of jet planes either taking off or landing. At times, when my mind is not preoccupied, the sound brings to me mixed feelings of happiness and sorrow. I think some loved ones of unknown fellow beings are arriving and some are leaving. I empathize with those unknown millions who stand at airports, railway stations and bus stops either in the pleasant anticipation of a member of family or close friend arriving or the concealed sorrow of watching them go. I have been through this roller coaster of emotions myself through my life so far.

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अनूप जलोटा को लेकर तरह-तरह की टिप्पणियां सोशल-मीडिया पर आ रही हैं। कुछ तो उनके पक्ष में हैं और कुछ उनके विपक्ष में। सौ बात की एक बात है कि व्यक्ति जिस तरह से जीना चाहें, जिये। यह उसका अपना निर्णय है। मगर इस ‘जीने’ की नुमाइश क्यों?

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Kashmiri Pandits observing 'Balidan Diwas' in New Delhi on Friday.

14 सितम्बर को कश्मीरी-पंडित-समुदाय ने विश्व भर में बलिदान-दिवस मनाया। जगह-जगह पंडितों की कई सारी प्रमुख सामाजिक, राजनीतिक, सांस्कृतिक और साहित्यिक संस्थाओं ने जनसभाएं आयोजित कीं। जुलूस और कैंडल-मार्च निकाले।

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Did I hear a similar refrain some time ago somewhere? Oh, yes, it was Virendra Sehwag tweeting - he did not score triple centuries, only his bat did. That’s pretty witty play of words that even @mrsfunnybones would love. But stay put, Mr. Jaitley is a Finance Minister who is fully ‘immersed’ in his job, he won’t exchange pleasantries over matters as grave as foreign exchange. So, what did he mean?

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हिंदी-दिवस अथवा हिंदी-सप्ताह या फिर हिंदी पखवाड़ा आदि मनाने के दिन निकट आ रहे हैं। सरकारी कार्यालयों में, शिक्षण-संस्थाओं में, हिंदी-सेवी संस्थाओं आदि में हिंदी को लेकर भावपूर्ण भाषण व व्याख्यान,निबन्ध-प्रतियोगिताएं,कवि-गोष्ठियां पुरस्कार-वितरण आदि समारोह धडल्ले से होंगे।

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The universally accepted World Teacher's Day is 5th October, but In India, the Teacher's Day is celebrated on 5th September every year and this tradition started in 1962. This is the date when the great philosopher, thinker, scholar and former President of India Dr. Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan was born.

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11वां विश्व हिंदी सम्मेलन मॉरीशस में संपन्न हुआ। अपने यहां तो हम हिंदी को पूर्ण रूप से एक सम्मानजनक स्थान नहीं दिला सके, सम्भव है विदेश में इस भाषा की पैरवी कर कुछ संतोषजनक नतीजे निकलें होंगे।

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For quite sometimes, it is seen that the Bihar police picketing along the major roads in Bihar have only two agenda at hand - one is to chase and catch the liquor to earn both quick bucks and also save their skin from administrative wrath and the other, to catch the two-wheeler rider for their missing helmets.

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