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Readers all around the world, waiting eagerly for Harper Lee’s second book, ‘Go set a Watchman’ now have the cover of the upcoming book to at least partly douse their burning impatience. Or maybe it’ll just add to it.

Generations of readers have been left high and dry by the fact that Harper Lee has written just one book. But when last year, the 50 years old manuscript of ‘Go set a Watchman’ was discovered accidentally by Lee’s ‘dear friend and lawyer Tonja Carter’, many knew there is going to be more of Harper Lee than just Mockingbird.

The publishers, William Heinemann in UK and HarperCollins in US, have kept the theme of the cover very similar to Lee’s previous book, ‘To kill a Mockingbird.’ The UK edition has a silhouetted bird on a leafless tree against an orange background while the US edition has a tree in the foreground with an approaching train in the background of blue.

Earlier rumors were rife that the elderly author was being pressured into publishing the book. Hollywood actress Mia Farrow showed concern over the matter and tweeted, ‘ Is someone taking advantage of our national treasure, 88 year old Harper Lee?’

But publishers have since denied such rumors and even Lee has said that she is ‘ happy as hell’ with the response to the book.

The book written before Mockingbird, follows the life of Scot as she comes back to visit her father Atticus. The book is a true crime story.


People stroll early morning at the Mumbai promenade.

Prior to the brutal second wave of the pandemic, Prime Minister Narendra Modi had cautioned civil services probationers against developing the despised "babu mindset". He gave the invaluable piece of advice while addressing civil services probies at the well-known Lal Bahadur Shastri National Academy of Administration in Mussoorie via video-conferencing. He also outlined the keystone mantra of "minimum government and maximum governance".

With the recent collapse of the under-construction flyover in Bandra Kurla Complex which injured 14 labourers, it seems like the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) has got the PM's keystone mantra all wrong. The recent flyover collapse isn't an isolated incident, in fact, a month ago a similarly bemusing incident took place in the eastern part of the suburbs.

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Kashmir's natural splendour, with its beautiful valleys and towering mountains, is really unlike anywhere.

Along with the undeniable natural beauty, the Kashmir valley has developed a reputation for adventurous activities like trekking, hiking, and river rafting. Kashmir has maintained its charm, allowing us to time-travel into beautiful destinations which make one forget about the stress and worries of life. The hikes in Kashmir offer adventurers to go on a self-discovery trip through nature's lap over the mountains while taking in the breathtaking scenery that surrounds them on their journey. In addition to the hikes, there are many thrilling adventure activities, like rock climbing, rope climbing, etc. Trekking across the region of mountains and lakes will allow you to experience living in the "Paradise on Earth," and you wouldn't want to return to your regular life after that.

The following are some of the finest hiking destinations in Kashmir:

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Pind Daan at Jagannath Ghat, Kolkata.

The Pitru Paksha starts after the Full Moon day, and this day marks the beginning of the waning phase of the Lunar cycle. This event is roughly of 15-day period, and is of great significance. From this day, rituals like Tarpan or Tarpanam and Shradh are carried out to pay respects to dead relatives and ancestors.

It is believed that from the very first day till the last day, the unhappy souls of the deceased return to the Earth to see their family members. So, in order to ensure that the dead attain Moksha, i.e. to get liberation, family members of these souls quench their thirst and satisfy their hunger by performing the Pind Daan, which includes offering food consisting of cooked rice and black sesame seeds. The literal meaning of Pind Daan is the act of satisfying those who no longer exist physically.

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