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Posted on: 2008-05-04

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One always wishes: "If I were this... or if I were that... then I would do this fo r the country." Supposing your wish did come true and you found yourself in an influential position - that you could turn the tide of your country - what would be your first task to better the country? How would that act of yours help the country?

Posted on: 2014-04-27

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Everyone is beautiful in their own way; one just needs to recognise the strength. But some opt for cosmetic surgery to enhance their beauty. Do you think it is wise to go under the knife for purely cosmetic reasons? Why? Send your replies in not more than 200 words by Friday, May 2 by 2 pm to Features Department, The Himalayan Times, e-mail

Posted on: 2014-04-20

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Tattoos — a forever body art; once inked in, it stays with you for life. Removing, as many say, is more expensive than getting one in the first place. So, what do you think about getting a tattoo? Taking into consideration that it is permanent, do you think the design should be thought out thoroughly, planned and then needled into skin? Or would ...

Posted on: 2014-04-13

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Kids these days spend their hours on the latest gadgets instead of playing outdoors. It is understandable that the coming generation must be tech-savvy, do you think it is wise to expose them to such technology at such a tender age? Give reasons. Send your replies in not more than 200 words by Friday, April 18 by 2 pm to Features Department, Th ...

Posted on: 2014-04-06

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The Metropolitan Traffic Police Division has announced the ‘Best Microbus Driver Award’ to reduce accidents and havoc created by public vehicles on our roads. Do you think such a step will be effective in bringing about the desired results? Give reasons. Send your replies in not more than 200 words by Friday, April 11 by 2 pm to Features D ...

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 ...

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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?