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From a wink to a storm

Sunday, 25 Feb 2018 | UMANG AGGARWAL | in Agenda

Priya Prakash Varrier, the 19-year-old whose 10-second wink video recently went viral, has opened up discussion about male gaze, North India culture, religion, and censorship, writes Umang Aggarwal Ten seconds — like one, two, think, blink, and over... What’s the biggest achievement that you have managed in that duration of time? According to the Guinness Book of World Records, people have managed to run, snort, kiss, click the mouse, clap with one hand, and send text messages a crazy, record-breaking number...

‘Hope never to be a former author’

Sunday, 25 Feb 2018 | UMANG AGGARWAL | in Agenda

Shashi Tharoor talks to UMANG AGGARWAL about his upbringing, an Indian identity, and his hopes for himself as a writer Shashi Tharoor’s latest book, Why I Am A Hindu, talks about how rigidity and superstition do not mix with the Hinduism that his parents taught him. The author-politician, who is best...

Love amid water war

Sunday, 25 Feb 2018 | Navneet Mendiratta | in Agenda

Radius 200 Author - Veena Nagpal Rs299 Navneet Mendiratta talks to Veena Nagpal about her new book, which depicts two contrasting realities, and the thoughts that encouraged her to pen this engrossing tale Author Veena Nagpal recently launched her fourth novel, Radius 200, at the 11th Edition Jaipur Literature Festival. A story of a...

No fixed variables

Sunday, 25 Feb 2018 | Dinesh Sharma | in Agenda

Redemption Author - Anuradha Dutt Publisher - Evolutes Publications, Rs700 This book demystifies the politics of gender, religion, and caste which bedevil Indian society, says Dinesh Sharma The starting point for this book that tracks significant periods in India’s history, meshed with individual stories, is the premise that the country’s ethos and people’s...

Tripura polls 2018: From Ground Zero

Sunday, 25 Feb 2018 | Pradip Bhandari | in Agenda

The State is yearning for a change, with the BJP’s slogan of ‘chalo paltai’ reflecting an undercurrent against Manik Sarkar’s Government after 25 years of continuous rule Tripura went to poll on February 18, where the BJP-IPFT alliance is contesting the CPIM-led Government in a direct battle. The Congress, though contesting,...

‘Political gold’ at PyeongChang: Who’s the winner?

Sunday, 25 Feb 2018 | Rajaram Panda | in Agenda

Kim Jong-un’s master stroke was in sending his sister to Seoul, where she invited Moon to visit Pyongyang for a summit meet, says Rajaram Panda The North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un staged a diplomatic coup by responding to South Korean President Moon Jae-in’s invitation to send a delegation to the PyeongChang...

Fifty million... and more

Sunday, 25 Feb 2018 | Miniya Chatterji Lilaramani | in Agenda

Corporations in India have a rather long journey to make on understanding the gender gaps and giving the attention and resources the discrepancies deserve in order to be eliminated Saadia Zahidi’s new book launched this month is called Fifty Million Rising. It is an apt title for the work of a...

The spirituality of love

Sunday, 25 Feb 2018 | Sant Rajinder Singh | in Agenda

Love is divine, godly, and a spiritual quality, writes Sant Rajinder Singh One of the great dilemmas many people have is understanding what love is. It is a question that has been explored since time immemorial. Millions of poems and books have been written about love. Philosophers in every age have...

Complete concept of God

Sunday, 25 Feb 2018 | Ajit Kumar Bishnoi | in Agenda

If we get stuck with either the manifest or unmanifest form, we will have great difficulty in developing unflinching faith in God, believes AJIT KUMAR BISHNOI Everyone talks about God sometimes, but why do so few have faith in Him? Shouldn’t this question bother us? According to the Bhagavad Gita, God...

Astroturf | Learning the Shiva way of being

Sunday, 25 Feb 2018 | Bharat Bhushan Padmadeo | in Agenda

Picking up threads from the previous issue, Mount Kailasa, said to be the place of abode of Lord Shiva, is one of the high peaks in the Himalayan range to which lot of perennial rivers are sourced. Contextually, however, only the river Ganges alone emerging out of the Himalayan range...

Briefly Speaking

Sunday, 25 Feb 2018 | Pioneer | in Agenda

Depressioncan cause injuries Women suffering from depression, anxiety, stress and fatigue are more likely to be injured at work. According to the study published in the Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine, these health factors significantly affect women’s risk of injury but not men’s risk. The findings of their study demonstrate...


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Pragya Kendras set to play health kiosks for masses

26 Feb 2018 | PNS | Ranchi

Jharkhand would be probably first state of the country where the fleet of common service centres (CSCs) or Pragya Kendra spread all across, especially in smaller towns and villages, would double as telemedicine centres. Department of IT and e-Governance has prepared itself to launch the medical service through CSCs under which any family can get consultation with doctors as many as eight times in a month, get prescribed medicines over there...

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