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Posted on: 2014-03-30

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With the way we are texting nowadays, sometimes it’s almost impossible to decipher the messages we receive. English language purists are up in arms saying that technology speak is bringing about the death of the language, while the rest say that language is always evolving and it is being enriched as the years go on. What are your views on this? ...

Posted on: 2014-03-23

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Everyone has a time in their life, which is unforgettable. Given a choice, you wouldn’t think twice turning back the time. Do you have any such fond memory? Why is it so memorable? Illustrate. Send your replies in not more than 200 words by Friday, March 28 by 2 pm to Features Department, The Himalayan Times, e-mail

Posted on: 2014-03-16

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Many people find it difficult to accept criticism even if it is constructive. Have you ever been criticised for your action, why? Did it affect your future actions? Explain. Send your replies in not more than 200 words by Friday, March 21 by 2 pm to Features Department, The Himalayan Times, e-mail

Posted on: 2014-03-09

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The festival of colours is around the corner. Like any season or festival, we always have memories associated with them. Which is the one Holi memory that you would want to relive? Why? Send your replies in not more than 200 words by Friday, March 14 by 2 pm to Features Department, The Himalayan Times, e-mail

Posted on: 2014-03-02

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Voices are raised about and for women year round. However, it is also seen that women consider themselves the ‘weaker’ sex, not worthy or strong enough to rise to situations, or at the least — speak for themselves even in small matters. They wait for others to ‘always’ help them out. With Women’s Day approaching, how can women help them ...

Posted on: 2014-02-23

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The wedding season is on and someday perhaps you would want to get married. What kind of ceremony would you prefer — lavish or simple? Why? Do you have an ideal wedding dream? Illustrate. Send your replies in not more than 200 words by Friday, February 28 by 2 pm to Features Department, The Himalayan Times, e-mail

Posted on: 2014-02-16

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Visiting Durbar Marg or New Road, you notice that parking at public space has become free. But everything seems so unmanaged, people randomly park their vehicle not leaving enough space for another vehicle. What are your views on this? Have you faced any problem while parking? Illustrate. Send your replies in not more than 200 words by Friday, ...

Posted on: 2014-02-09

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A few more days and the Valentine’s Day fever will change the atmosphere. Which is you most memorable Valentine’s moment? Illustrate. Send your replies in not more than 200 words by Friday, February 14 by 2 pm to Features Department, The Himalayan Times, e-mail

Posted on: 2008-02-02

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“I wish I were more confident ... more outspoken ... diplomatic ... level-headed ... not so emotional ...” Yes, all of us have one personality trait that one is unhappy with. Which is yours? Why? How would you go about rectifying that? Send your replies in not more than 200 words by Friday, February 7 by 2 pm to Features Department, The H ...

Posted on: 2014-01-26

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While on the roads, you see almost everyone (pedestrians, divers/riders) breaking traffic rules and many are not even aware of it. This ultimately leads to accidents. For once, let’s not blame the traffic police or the government. How would you help solve this problem? What have you contributed on your part? Illustrate. Send your replies in not ...

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Penalising and detaining jaywalkers is the latest step taken by our traffic police. Similar steps were also taken a few months back to punish jaywalkers. However, as these did not continue for long, people forgot about the rules and started jaywalking with ease again. Are such ‘short-term’ efforts really effective in making people follow traffic rules? Or should such efforts be carried out for a longer period of time — say a year or so — so that people get into the habit of following traffic rules? Why?