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Interaction with Manoj Kumar

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  A few weeks ago, I took a taxi from terminal 3 of New Delhi airport to my home; as usual, I started interacting with the cab driver. Manoj Kumar [1] , He was an interesting person, from Bihar working in the taxi business for more than a decade, he belongs to a socially agrarian family, and he has sufficient agricultural land, on which he & his getting crops, mainly paddy/wheat, and they are also able to get a modest yield of Dalhan / talhan [2] . I have a particular interest in agriculture and agrarian society, so I had a deep talk with Manoj, and subsequently, both of us discuss politics & society. He was particularly upset about the freebie schemes of the Delhi provincial government, I can sense, his irritation and anguish, from where he was talking. He tried to explain to me that; government should not provide any things free of cost to people.   I tried to offer my argument about the freebies, and why the government should take care of people's requirements. I

Reading Anne Frank’s Diary Led To A Difficult Chat With My Daughter

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Toda is the birthday of Anne Frank, born on June 12, 1929, in Frankfurt, Germany. When she was only around four years old, she moved to Amsterdam in Netherlands, after Adolf Hitler and the Nazi Party gained control over Germany. In May 1940, the German police trapped her Amsterdam and she lost her German Citizenship in 1941, thus becoming stateless. Then, the hardship and persecution began for little Anne and her family. They went from one place to another to hide. Her father, Otto Frank, worked until the family was arrested by the Gestapo (secret state police) on August 4, 1944. Anne kept her diary, which she received as a birthday gift, when her family went into hiding and wrote in it regularly about her emotions, suffering, and the society of the time. In 1945, Anne died in the Bergen-Belsen concentration camp. Otto was the only one from the “Secret Annex” (where Ann and her family were hid for over two years and she wrote her diary) to survive the war. He wa