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Posted on: 2014-08-17

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Whenever we see or travel in the public vehicles crowded with passengers, we curse the driver and conductor for loading so many passengers. But we do not hesitate to ride such a crowded bus/micro/tempo as we don’t have patience to wait for a bit, catch one that is less crowded and travel comfortably. How often do you travel in such vehicles and ...

Posted on: 2014-08-10

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The recent visit of the PM of India left everyone impressed. The preparation was on full swing to welcome him. The most noticeable was the cleaning of the roads, which shows, if the authorities want, anything is possible. What is your say on this? Illustrate. Send your replies in not more than 200 words by Friday, August 15 by 2 pm to Feat ...

Posted on: 2008-08-03

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What you plan and expect often do not go according to your wishes. For instance, you may work very hard, but the appreciation may not follow. Validation, nonetheless, is not the ultimate truth. How do you deal in such a situation? Do you doubt your abilities or find a way to better yourself? Illustrate with an example. Send your replies in no ...

Posted on: 2014-07-27

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Every family has its eccentricities and the drama that follows is entertaining if you keep calm and take notice. Do you have any memorable drama that occurred in your family? Illustrate. Send your replies in not more than 200 words by Friday, August 1 by 2 pm to Features Department, The Himalayan Times, e-mail

Posted on: 2014-07-20

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Everybody is ecstatic while receiving gifts. But what is more important to you — a very expensive gift that you have always wanted or an ordinary one which holds a lot of emotional value? Be honest and tell us why? Send your replies in not more than 200 words by Friday, July 25 by 2 pm to Features Department, The Himalayan Times, e-mail

Posted on: 2014-07-13

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Everybody is ecstatic while receiving gifts. But what is more important to you — a very expensive gift that you have always wanted or an ordinary one which holds a lot of emotional value? Be honest and tell us why? Send your replies in not more than 200 words by Friday, July18 by 2 pm to Features Department, The Himalayan Times, e-mail

Posted on: 2014-07-06

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The World Cup 2014 has been an interesting watch. We’ve seen underdogs rise to the occasion, while champions have just scraped through. From bites to cracked bones to fantastic goals to amazing celebrations to new stars, this WC has been worth the wait as compared to 2010. Anywhere you go, talks always veer towards 'football' from roadside teast ...

Posted on: 2014-06-29

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It is believed that how you think can be be effective. If you think positive along with the effort, the path will lead to what you have been trying to achieve. Do you think it is so? Has such a thing happened to you? Illustrate. Send your replies in not more than 200 words by Friday, July 4 by 2 pm to Features Department, The Himalayan Times, ...

Posted on: 2014-06-22

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We often hear of teenagers dating and some at a very young age. Many parents and teachers often coax them not to get romantically involved at their age. What is your view on dating? How young is too young to be in a romantic relationship? Illustrate. Send your replies in not more than 200 words by Friday, June 27 by 2 pm to Features Department, ...

Posted on: 2014-06-15

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Our children, like the adult population, are fans of different kinds of TV serials, masala movies and reality shows broadcast through the different television channels rather than children centred programmes. Such programmes are sure to make an impact on these innocent children. Should children be allowed to watch such programmes, or not? Why?

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Freedom of expression — what does this mean to you? Does it mean that you have the right to express your views regardless of anything, or does it mean you would practice self-censorship before airing your views? Give reasons for your answer.