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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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Cake walk for 'Saniya Lone' a Kashmiri woman entrepreneur in a man's world

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IANS Fri, 06/10/2016 - 06:01

New Delhi, June 10 (IANS) Twenty-six-year-old Saniya Lone had many easier career options. But she rather made a more difficult choice and the tryst with entrepreneurial success for the hijab-clad management graduate turned out to be a cake walk, literally.

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The Story of a girl who cycled 24km in a day for education

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IANS Mon, 06/06/2016 - 07:02

Ranchi, June 6 (IANS) This Jharkhand girl cycled 24 kilometres every day to and from her school. And today, Neelu Kumari has made her village in Latehar district proud by clearing the matriculation examination - inspiring 17 other girls to also do so.

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News items show widening East-West gulf (The Funny Story)

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IANS Fri, 06/03/2016 - 03:12

Asia contains literally four billion people. So it's kind of weird that every time I visit the West, people say: "You're from Asia? I met a guy from there once; I wonder if you know him?" The really weird thing is that I always do.

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