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Reader's Digest India

Reader's Digest India August 2018

Reader’s Digest has been the world’s biggest-selling magazine for nearly nine decades. It is also India’s largest-selling magazine in English. Beneath the fun and excitement of its pages, the Digest is, above all else, a serious magazine that never loses sight of the fact that, each day, all of us confront a tough, challenging world. To the millions who read the Digest, it is not a luxury—it is a necessity. Deep within its widely varied package of humour, real-life dramas and helpful information, there is in every issue of the Digest a subtle power that guides people in every aspect of their lives.

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in this issue

2 min.
guardians of india’s soul

ANKIT SAXENA, 23, WAS KILLED because he loved a young woman from a different community. His parents tried to physically stop his assailants, but couldn’t save him. Ankit’s father Yashpal mustered some strength to speak about the hatred that devoured their only child, when Reader’s Digest visited their home. His mother Kamlesh just looked vacantly into space. It has been impossible, for me, to get past the agony of a woman who has seen her child bleed to death. Our lives will go on, but what about Kamlesh? And she isn’t alone. There are any number of people whose lives have been shattered by the rage and violence that you can touch in the air today. Armies of brutal hatemongers let loose upon us are going about their mission with chilling…

3 min.
feedback on our june issue

WRITE & WIN! THROUGH THE LENS Your cover story, ‘A World Of Wonder’, was truly wonderful! Each picture recounts a different tale. My thanks to the photographers for their painstaking work. I feel Gemma Ferrando needs a special mention for the lovely photograph of her daughter yawning! URINDER PAL, New Delhi A MESSAGE OF PEACE ‘If I Ruled The World’ that featured Ustad Amjad Ali Khan was thought-provoking. What is happening around the world today is truly sad: man against man, the proliferation of nuclear power and the destruction of human beings. Why? Where is all the compassion, love and humanity? S. N. SAROJA, Pune IT’S HEADS-UP NOW ‘Dial Down Your Migraine’ was well-researched. As I have been suffering from migraine for over a decade, I can vouch for it. Last year, I consulted an Ayurvedic doctor in…

1 min.
humour in uniform

MY WIFE AND I were watching a documentary about US Navy SEALs going through POW (prisoner of war) training. Part of the exercise called for them to be placed in dog cages to simulate being captured. “You know,” I said to her, “when I was in the service, I went through similar training.” I expected her to be awed and impressed. Instead, she asked, “Do you think you can still fit in the cage?” JOHN UMHEY WHILE STATIONED at Fort Hood in Texas, I encountered a major on the pavement. As I saluted him, I noticed that his name tag was upside down. Being the good supply sergeant that I was, I brought it to his attention. He stopped, tilted the name tag up and read it. “Looks OK to me,” he said and walked…

3 min.
work perks

FROM THE ONION Great Work–Home Ratio Laid-back organization allows employees to work from home after 6 p.m. GRESHAM, OREGON—Underscoring the benefits of working for a relaxed company like SocialFire Marketing, founder and CEO Matt Avalon told reporters Tuesday he’d instituted a policy permitting employees to work from home anytime after 6 p.m. “If it helps them be efficient and get more done, I have no problem with people working remotely once they’ve left the office,” said Avalon. “That’s the kind of relaxed culture we strive to create—one where you can even be working from your living room couch at 2 a.m. if you’d like.” Avalon added that employees may work from home on weekends and holidays as well. Sympathetic Co-Workers Helpful colleagues advise woman on strategy for speeding ticket HAGERSTOWN, MARYLAND—Local sales manager Patricia Carson reportedly received…

2 min.
the case of nowhere to live

ROMA RAJESH TIWARI and Rajesh Dinanath Tiwari could not find marital bliss. They shared a child, but little else. Things finally came to a head on 8 December 2013 when Roma was forced to move out of their shared home in Mulund, Mumbai, and take refuge with her parents. Compelled to leave her matrimonial home against her wishes, Roma lodged complaints with the Colaba Police Station and the Maharashtra State Women’s Commission. Following the complaints, a female police officer accompanied Roma to her matrimonial home in February 2014, but she was not allowed in. She made another failed attempt in March 2014 with the help of the police. Following these, Roma filed for an interim injunction at a family court restraining her husband, Rajesh, and his family members from dispossessing her. She…

1 min.
the verdict

On 12 October 2017, Justice Dr Shalini Phansalkar-Joshi of the Bombay High Court ruled in favour of Roma, and restored the earlier order of status quo. The court noted that there was no document placed on record to show that the respondent husband was residing in Navi Mumbai. Justice Phansalkar-Joshi ruled, “… till the dispute started between the Petitioner and Respondent, both of them were very much residing in the flat at Mulund and, therefore, as they have lived together in the said flat as a ‘couple’, as ‘husband and wife’, in a domestic relationship, it becomes her ‘shared household’, as stated in the definition of Section 2(s) of the D. V. Act [Protection of Women from Domestic Violence Act, 2005]. In such a situation, whether the said flat belongs to…