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Anoop Kohli

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Flood is thicker than water

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Anoop Kohli The waters that submerged the country’s third most populated city in the North, the capital of the second most populated state, mercifully are receding after almost a week of deluge. This was the second major flood in the state, the earlier in Madh... More »

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Yankee Dandiya

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Anoop Kohli The splash of “Howdy Modi” Even with the best of planning, a synergy of circumstances, blessings of 135 Cr (as appreciated), the sequence of events of the Indian PM and his entourage, leave space for Divine Blessings, to account for the favourable ... More »

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Make hay before the sunrise

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Anoop Kohli “If you can bear with the bears, and bully the bulls, then, and then alone are you the Master Wolf of Dalal Street” A rather hailed Indian economy, as it flew to the $ 5-trillion target, just caught flu. Not a disease to worry about, but often cont... More »

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Odd cops, even cars

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Anoop Kohli The humble animal, that taught us rules in pedestrian safety Rules are always hard to gulp in the world’s largest democracy. Any restriction introduced, has a predictable resistance. Most administrators and their political masters are aware of this... More »

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Paradise regained, well almost!

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Anoop Kohli Wisdom dictates, that it is of much greater benefit to ponder over one’s achievements, when the chips are (obviously temporarily) down. Paradise was lost as expressed in Milton’s first epic. It finally ended with a satisfying “regained”. Philosophe... More »

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September sorties

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Anoop Kohli Of all the political parties, their names, symbols, there used to be, and perhaps even exists beyond the walls of the Parliament, a three, or four-member conclave headed by a much published and quoted Mr “Chitta Basu”. His remarks on wisdom were we... More »

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Healthcare: Make it thick, and spread it wide

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Anoop Kohli Let’s face it. India’s Healthcare access and quality (HAQ) stands at 145 amongst 195 countries in healthcare access. To soften the embarrassment for us, the well- off and presumably healthy, (till the dangerously high cholesterol… via TOI Blog... More »

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A pocketful of rye

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Anoop Kohli The 73rd Independence flag fluttered in the cloudy breeze, and in what may metaphorically be called – “a more composite manner”! It happened to be a full moon. Chandrayaan- 2, scheduled to enter the lunar… via TOI Blog More »

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Kash-mire may bring regional stability

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Anoop Kohli Receding armies often leave more destructive stuff, than they have for demolition for purpose of assault. This is an unwritten military rule. There is nothing called an “honourable retreat”, but to be prevented and inflicted by a chasing enemy, suc... More »

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NMC- the test of the pudding

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Anoop Kohli One is more often between the devil and the deep sea though at times the realization comes when someone else hails that your precarious position is affecting his, in a similar manner. After the self… via TOI Blog More »

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Dam the rivers

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Anoop Kohli India, is what no other country is. Keeps its name mostly in the superlatives, as the largest democracy, largest railway network (or whereabouts), the biggest extravaganza in cricket as IPL, but on the flip side, the largest roadway deaths and inju... More »

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Amends and Amendments

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Anoop Kohli Those who check out in the wee hours, due to emergencies, or on a regular basis, and  have been through a cadet course program, are tuned to make a turn-out in less than fifteen minutes, even in a somnolent state. With no  time to rewind the toothp... More »