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The most important Ramadan lesson I learnt from my maid

By Anjana Sankar

As someone who grew up in India, the holy month of Ramadan has always passed quite unceremoniously for me. We were aware that our Muslim neighbours  and friends were fasting during the month, but no one abstained from drinking or eating in public. It was business as usual. We ate and drank oblivious to those who silently abstained from any kind food or drink.

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How Comic Con has resurrected a giant robot’s popularity

By Keith Pereña

Here’s a riddle: What’s red, white and blue, saves the world from oppression and is utterly gigantic. No, it’s not America. It’s Gundam — a term for giant robots who towered over television screens and were piloted by select humans who used them to fight tyranny. Gundam first came to life four decades back — on April 7, 1979 — with the release of the anime show Mobile Suit Gundam. Japanese network Sunrise is credited with the creation of the series which now boasts hundreds of spin-offs.

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