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Vimla Patil

A View of History from the Rajabai Tower

0 Rajabai Tower, standing in the Mumbai University complex, is counted among the 14 Revival-Gothic heritage buildings in South Mumbai’s ‘Fort’ precinct. It is more than 125 years old! It is exciting that this whole precinct, with Gothic and Art Deco buildings created during the British rule in India, is...
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GUJARAT’S FOUR PROUD WONDERS…

0 Lothal, a city from the ancient civilization in Mohenjo Daro and Harappa, the Nal Sarover with its fabulous water bodies and bird population, Sidi Sayed’s unique carved window in the historiccity-centre mosque in Ahmedabad and also the incredibly-designed, multi-storeyed Adalaj Vav – all these are fabulous wonders of the western state of Gujarat! Seeing all these in the time-span of one weekend was a fabulous experience… By...
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Window to my World | Vimla Patil

2 Why do we want to know what we want to know? This question has been asked by many learned people through the centuries. The only satisfactory answer they have all given is that knowledge enriches us in a unique manner and makes us rooted human beings who understand many cultures and their expressions through...
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How can women remain safe in today’s sex obsessed society? | Vimla Patil

0 Do scantily or provocatively-dressed women attract trouble? Do women who live alone make good targets for sexual perverts? Women’s rights groups all over the world are fighting for their freedom to dress and live as they please. “Men must change their aggressive and lascivious attitude towards women and stop treating them as sex objects,” they say. Is this really possible? Will...
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NO FAMILY, NO WELFARE STATE…

0 Millions of new-age Indian families are stuck in the groove of helplessness. Their young ones have flown the coop and dispersed all over the world. Life is rushing forward so fast that there is time just for a phone call or email. So, who will take care of elders,...
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