In Nagpur Central Jail's 'Anda Cell' languishes a 90% disabled, ailing, professor, sentenced to life imprisonment for Maoist links, reports Jyoti Punwani. Illustration: Uttam Ghosh/Rediff.comAs the harsh Nagpur winter approaches, the inhabitants of the city's Central Jail brace for a period of discomfort. One among them will find it particularly hard to cope.
'It is obvious that the lakhs who come to see it do not see it through the prism of religion,' says Jyoti Punwani. I first saw the Taj Mahal when I was in school. The sight of it literally took my breath away. After that, every time I've seen it, the effect has been the same. I haven't seen the other wonders of the world, but I know, as does everyone who sees it, that the Taj Mahal is indeed a wonder -- how can anything so solid be so ethereal, as if suspended in air?
Mumbai Marathi Patrakar Sangh refuses to 'retreat in the face of threats'. Jyoti Punwani reports. Will the 9th Anuradha Ghandy memorial lecture be held on Friday, October 13? "Of course," says Narendra Wable, president, Mumbai Marathi Patrakar Sangh, the venue of the lecture. "If we retreat in the face of threats, then who will stand up?" On the other side, Vinay Joshi, convenor of the Legal Rights Observatory, is certain the lecture won't be held.
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