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I AM an other

Sunday, 10 Dec 2017 | Garima Dutt | in Agenda

Shashi Kapoor is difficult to pin. For most legends of cinema, one can place the personae, define a certain style, one overarching characteristic of the cinematic craft or one sustained strain of gold that is more accentuated than the others. Not Shashi Kapoor. For him, Rimbaud’s saying ‘Je est un...

US and North Korea set for head-on collision

Sunday, 03 Dec 2017 | Rajaram Panda | in Agenda

North Korea recently fired an ICBM that flew both higher and longer than previous such launches, in an obvious act of defiance against the US President Donald Trump after he put the country back on the list of state sponsors of terrorism. Under these circumstances, is there still room for...

From illness to awareness

Sunday, 26 Nov 2017 | UMANG AGGARWAL | in Agenda

Celebrities have always been guarded about their personal lives, more so about their health. But of late, many have used their spotlight to raise awareness about lesser-known illnesses they suffer from or those with stigma attached to them. They have triggered a discussion and helped others be more accepting of...

The Everest of the Seas

Sunday, 19 Nov 2017 | Arvind Vijaymohan | in Agenda

The Volvo Ocean Race spans nine months, in which seven teams battle it out over 45,000 arduous nautical miles, sailing to 12 ports covering six continents and four oceans, their every bend in water followed closely by a community of over a billion fans the world over I’m standing at the...

India in the web of N Korean cyberwar

Sunday, 12 Nov 2017 | Prabha Rao | in Agenda

Around one-fifth of North Korea’s cyber attacks originate from India, and this should set alarm bells ringing in the corridors of security establishments as well as the strategic community, explains Prabha Rao According to studies conducted by Recorded Future, a US based cyber security firm, and Kaspersky, a multinational, cyber-security, anti-virus...

#MeToo: What took it so long?

Sunday, 05 Nov 2017 | UMANG AGGARWAL | in Agenda

The widespread discussion triggered by Hollywood’s Harvey Weinstein debacle seems to be paving the way for a much-needed change. But it’s telling that Bollywood actors are still reluctant to name the Indian Weinsteins they talk about, writes UMANG AGGARWAL Finally a protest against the “social epidemic” of sexual harassment, a “collective...

Indira, Naturally

Sunday, 29 Oct 2017 | Chandan Mitra | in Agenda

Jairam Ramesh's meticulously researched monograph on the former Prime Minister's deep commitment to protecting India's environment and wildlife, masterfully etches a lesser known facet of India's ‘Iron Lady’, writes CHANDAN MITRA Indira Gandhi: The name immediately conjures up the vision of a stern, even ruthless, authoritarian politician, who ruled India with...

Re-emergence of Indian flavours

Sunday, 22 Oct 2017 | Navneet Mendiratta | in Agenda

Plating of Indian street food, resurgence of regional cuisine, farm to table, and the growing demand for tasting menus — these are a few trends that have emerged in the country lately. Whatever be the choice, a clear winner in all this is Indian food, writes Navneet Mendiratta One of the...

Chronicle of a relationship foretold

Sunday, 15 Oct 2017 | Ashok Behuria | in Agenda

TCA Raghavan has come out with a narrative that isolates oddities, incongruities, and counterfactuals from over seven decades of roller-coaster engagement, forcing you to not lose hope in the familiar terrain of India-Pakistan relationship India-Pakistan relationship has often been regarded as a pessimist’s paradise. It is a relationship signifying deep pathological...

The deepening North Korean imbroglio

Sunday, 08 Oct 2017 | Rajaram Panda | in Agenda

The war cry, stemming from threats and counter-threats by the US and North Korea, must be avoided at all costs. Stakeholders must seek merit in dialogue as the only option. The mention of a ‘looming World War III’ must be banished from all discourses Tension in the Korean peninsula stemming from...



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Himalayan region shows lack of political will: Chipko leader

12 Dec 2017 | PNS | Dehradun

The Chipko Movement leader and noted activist Chandi Prasad Bhatt said that the Himalayan region is experiencing the effects of lack of political will and absence of ground level implementation of various environmental laws. He said this while delivering the second RS Tolia memorial lecture on the occasion of International Mountain Day at the regional science centre of the Uttarakhand State Council for Science and Technology (UCOST) here on Monday...

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