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Love is a funny thing...

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Saurabh Thu, 07/07/2016 - 15:01

"I’ve had this store since 35 years. A lot has changed since then but this stall has been a part of my life for every one of those days and there have been so many memories attached to it. 

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Why some of us should never follow our dreams (Funny Story)

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IANS Fri, 06/24/2016 - 03:03

The car window winds down and new age author Paolo Coelho asks for directions to the expressway. "Here, have this map," I reply, handing him a folded piece of paper with "Follow Your Dream" on it.

Okay, that hasn't happened yet, but scientists say we live in an infinite multiverse which means that it is statistically guaranteed to happen somewhere at some point.

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We need three types of relationships, because the world is big (The Funny Story)

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Rock_star Fri, 06/17/2016 - 02:10

"We need to talk," my wife says. I sit nervously on the edge of a chair. She continues: "I want to hear your views on the comparative merits of the warp propulsion systems of the Millennium Falcon and the Starship Enterprise in tedious detail." For ten seconds, I am the happiest man who ever lived. And then I wake up.

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A witch-hunting survivor takes up crusade to save Assamese women

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IANS Tue, 06/14/2016 - 07:51

Guwahati, June 14 (IANS) In her mid-60s, Birubala Rabha looks like any tribal Rabha woman next door. What distinguishes her from the others is her commitment to fight the evil practice of witch-hunting -- after being at the receiving end three decades ago.

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Short of land, water, education; not aspiration: Babban's story

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IANS Tue, 06/14/2016 - 02:35

Clad in denim, white tee shirt and possessed of the self-confidence of a Mumbai collegian, Babban Chavan, 25, looked distinctly out of place in the ragged tarpaulin-and-bamboo migrant camp that houses drought refugees in the teeming central suburb of Ghatkopar.

The attire and confidence belie Chavan's reality.

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I haven’t told my colleagues my story out of fear that I will be outcast

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Saurabh Sun, 06/12/2016 - 13:47

“I grew up in a small village where my family couldn’t afford to send me to school, because we couldn’t make ends meet. When I was 6 years old, my neighbor who was like a brother to me said that he will take me to Bombay and will provide education to me. So desperate was my thirst to learn, that without telling my parents I went off with him. It was the biggest mistake of my life. He sold me to a Nepali family for 50,000 Rupees and ran away.

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