People's Stories

Freedom from noise pollution will be true independence

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IANS Mon, 08/29/2016 - 08:20

Last week a person who gives out on hire his Dolby music truck for marriages and other functions used a vacant plot near our house to test his equipment. The heavy dose of bass that he blasted from his truck towards our house made me sick to the core. Such loud music is a common occurrence in cities and small towns of India, more so during the various religious festivals like Ganpati, Dussehra and the like. This noise pollution is further exacerbated by firecrackers during Diwali and marriage festivals.


Everyday was filled with fear, wondering if it was my last.

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Nishant Trivedi Wed, 08/10/2016 - 02:22

“Since I was a 3 month old baby, I would have to get my blood pumped every two weeks… that is the life of a thalassemia major patient. It wasn’t my parent’s fault, but the negligence on the part of a doctor to inform my parents that because they were both thalassemia minors, there was a high possibility that their child would be a thalassemia major. Even though he profusely apologized after I was born, what was done was done.


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. 


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.


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.


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.