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A sari and a dress

Saturday, 19 May 2018 | Pioneer

Actress Priyanka Chopra, basking in her international stardom and having anointed Meghan Markel as the new “people’s princess” who keeps it real through a signed piece in Time magazine, expectedly showed up as a privileged guest at the royal wedding of her BFF and Prince Harry. But for all her...

Costly Ride

Friday, 18 May 2018 | Pioneer

As the farcical political drama in Karnatala plays out and throws us back to the horse-trading dramatics of the 90s, we are witnessing new lows of legislator appeasement. With Congress MLAs huddled at Eagleton Resort and the JD-S at Shangri-La over the last three days, there were stories of the...

Malaise & Remedy

Friday, 18 May 2018 | Pioneer

The old adage – every cloud has a silver lining – has been proved yet again by the events of the last few days in Karnataka. The atmosphere in the State in the run up to the Assembly election was severely vitiated by the bitter campaign and mud-slinging by all...

Cricket conundrum

Thursday, 17 May 2018 | Pioneer

The International Cricket Council (ICC) has identified the problem in taking the game to uncharted territories and ensure cricket is sustainable for all its members as an ‘over-dependence’ on Indian money. But the solution it has suggested is bizarre, as it relies even more on Indian icons, markets and moolah...

Remembering Manto

Thursday, 17 May 2018 | Pioneer

At last, we were treated with respect at the Cannes film festival as we emerged from the billowing drapes of cosmetic endorsements. Nandita Das’ film Manto, based on the tumultuous life of writer Saadat Hasan Manto, premiered to a packed theatre and rave reviews. And like the short stories by...

An enduring mystery

Thursday, 17 May 2018 | Pioneer

Four years after the mysterious disappearance of Malaysia Airlines flight MH370 which was flying between Kuala Lumpur and Beijing, the Australian ‘60 Minutes’ news show is all but claiming that the commander of the plane Zaharie Ahmad Shah effectively did a murder suicide. The show with several aviation experts which...

Married, so what?

Wednesday, 16 May 2018 | Agencies

Sonam Kapoor flaunts her henna-decorated hands while wearing a fusion lehenga from Ralph and Russo at the Cannes red carpet. She does not mind pairing them with a very western Vera Wang nude-hued couture gown with a corset that flowed into a big tulle skirt for her second red-carpet appearance...

The BJP’s southward march

Tuesday, 15 May 2018 | Pioneer

One reason the Congress went all out in its defence of Karnataka was to essentially to prevent the BJP from making inroads into the south. The electoral victory in Karnataka, and given how well the BJP has done in the ‘Hyderabad Karnataka’ region where Telugu speakers have significant numbers and...

First among equals?

Tuesday, 15 May 2018 | Pioneer

Now that the day has been tufted, dusted and settled in Karnataka, it is JD-S chief HD Deve Gowda who is standing tall and being feted. With the Congress promising to support his bid at governance by supporting his son HD Kumaraswamy's bid to become CM. And the BJP hoping...

Exit poll confusion

Monday, 14 May 2018 | Pioneer

There is no doubt that one of the exit polls on the Karnataka elections will get it right, but given that various exit polls have managed to predict all possible scenarios short of NOTA winning the election that is statistically the easiest prediction to make after the exit polls came...

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Court proceedings end in a lighter vein

20 May 2018 | PNS

New Delhi: “Now, let us enjoy our holidays,” this is how the Supreme Court concluded the hearing on the Karnataka power row on Saturday. The courtroom burst into a bout of laughter as Justice AK Sikri, who headed the three-judge Bench, made the jovial remark ...

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Six hours traffic block, dozens of trains affected

20 May 2018 | Ashis Sinha | Bokaro

More than dozens of the trains were affected after a traffic block conducted by railway on Bokaro-Kotshila rail block on Saturday. The traffic block was conducted to eliminate two unmanned railway crossing between Bokaro and Kotshila and to construct limited height subway there, informed S K Srivastava DRM Adra Division...

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