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Dead Roses and Dead Soul

Dead Roses and Dead Soul No one saw his major loss

Every morning 
walking up to miles
he collects roses
with the hope
he can give them to her one day Every afternoon
forgetting disappointments
he collects hope
with the dream 
she will be with him one day Even by the end of the day,
those fading roses on his desk
and depressed soul within him,
both continue to live
with a desire of reconciliation someday Times changed
but she didn’t. His soul continues to breathe
he sprays water to roses
hoping neither of them dies
hoping they both live for one more day
where they can hope for one more. She never came back
she decided she won’t. Roses withered and died
his soul grieved and died.
He buried roses and his soul
with no hope of a further journey
with no desire for tomorrow. All saw dead roses
being sorry for its loss
but the dead soul within him
no one cared to search
and remained invisible forever. Suraj Ghimire 2020 This poem was first posted on

Salient features of census 2011 (Notes for statistics)

Salient features of census 2011 (Notes for statistics)

Below are listed salient features of census 2011: It will be 7th census after independence and 15th census since 1872 that starts on April 1, 2010

Finger prints and photographs of all residents will be collected by the enumerators

Information about mobile, computer and internet users will be gathered

It will cover an estimated 1.2 billion residents living in 35 states and union territories

Enumerators have to visit 24 crores households for 2011 census

It will cover 640 districts, 5767 tehsils, 7742 towns and approx. 6 lakh villages.

It will cost around Rs 2209 crore and will be a comprehensive database of citizens

Approved cost of the scheme for creation of NPR (National Population Register) is Rs 3539.24 crore

This register will include photographs of all population

Entire population of the country will be under one database

President Pratibha Patil will be the first person to be enumerated

National Population Register (NPR) or compu…