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Anoop Kohli

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Point, cover, keeper, no slips

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Anoop Kohli The hangover of the crucial World Cup match shall remain a hangover for a few days, even few years, as you hear stalwarts as Sachin, Kapil, Patil discuss encounters, remembering every turning point of matches, including the bowler, and who dropped ... More »

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Politics and poli-talks

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Anoop Kohli   Some imagination on the Chennai port-Kanyakumari eastern corridor There is something about our PM—no one knows his next move, and yet it is well thought of strategically, pragmatically, politically, as he is the captain of the team that plays the... More »

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On course? Of course

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Anoop Kohli During my days as a faculty in an Institute, it had become a ritual to make a monthly visit to the bank in the premises. It was “time out” from the usual medical jargon. One… via TOI Blog More »

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A Nation asserts itself

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Anoop Kohli The EV machines punched in their belly, At times with a vengeance, to squeeze the jelly Finally, when came their time to pour, Said they, with a tone close to a roar Gentlemen, it’s yesterday… via TOI Blog More »

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First among equals

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Anoop Kohli The next four days shall pass with less anxiety. There shall be re-polling, further complaints to the EC, and certainly a question why all the three members of the EC think alike! From a common viewpoint, the members of the EC are bringing up an ar... More »

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Winnabees, wealthabees, wannabees

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Anoop Kohli The one week wait till next Sunday seems prolonged like a month. Almost as though the mother-in-law (MIL, one of the necessary evils of life), had splashed in for a “few” days. Suddenly all promises of the Holy seven rounds of bondage, for unlimite... More »

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Be wise, be otherwise

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Anoop Kohli Curse or embrace social media. The old adage, that, “The biggest fool can fox the utmost intellectual with the brightest of questions” has transformed to “a naughty social out-cast can smear the noblest with something, probably as closely indelible... More »

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How green is your tea

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Anoop Kohli The wheelchair was rolled in slowly. That was acceptable, realizing the 120kg weight, is not the standard of resilience for Indian ball bearings. There was another reason. At least it had wheels. All other strong teakwood chairs of power, are well ... More »

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With your free lunch—drinks are free!

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Anoop Kohli With your free lunch—drinks are free!“I asked him to go and vote for me, and he said he was hungry,You’ll get yours from “Dhaba X”, and remember it’s not for sundry,But I need spirits, he said, to gulp it down, for my mind works as a laundry,OK, th... More »

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Nyay, Upaay, Rupay

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Anoop Kohli Referring to the constantly mentioned seventy years of self-rule of this land, this election brings forth a diatribe of opposing blames as to how they were used or wasted. Quite naturally, though one may not call it reasonable, it is easier for the... More »

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The feel of a nation

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Anoop Kohli Breathes there a man with a soul so dead, who never to himself had said,This is my own my native land  Walter Scott The winters were prolonged this year. The spring was pleasingly delayed. But will this reprieve, compensate for worse heat ahead. Sp... More »

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Channelopathies

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Anoop Kohli It is understandable that technology shall borrow names from day to day parlance, and common words shall be replaced by technical ones. So, the first audio-visual model that sent news and entertainment to your home, along with more than necessary s... More »