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The reel Kaala versus real Rajinikanth

Sunday, 24 Jun 2018 | Kumar Chellappan | in Agenda

Thalaiva’s political ideology seems to be far removed from that of the character he portrays in his recent film, Kaala. Can he fill the void left by the death of AIADMK leader Jayalalithaa, asks Kumar Chellappan Yatha raja tatha praja (As is the king, so are the subjects) is an ancient Indian saying, which quite substantiates the current situation in Tamil Nadu. Jayalalithaa, the supreme leader of the ruling AIADMK, breathed her last almost two years ago, and since then, the...

The historic handshake

Sunday, 17 Jun 2018 | Rajaram Panda | in Agenda

Donald Trump and Kim Jong-un have become the first sitting US President and North Korean leader to meet — a historic development that comes after a year of exchanging threats. But is the summit a false dawn or will it spell real peace? The first ever summit meeting between a sitting...

Love at first swipe? The wild world of digital dating

Sunday, 10 Jun 2018 | AAKASH AGGARWAL | in Agenda

In this day and age, digital love may be the Twenty20 avatar with many takers, and classic love may be a version not found easily. But Aakash Aggarwal thinks one should swipe cards, not love The problem with love today is that it is available in all customised sizes and can...

Trump-Kim meet cloaked in uncertainty

Sunday, 03 Jun 2018 | Rajaram Panda | in Agenda

After going back and forth on meeting Kim, Trump has now kept the door open for the summit. But as long as Washington insists on ‘complete, verifiable, and irreversible denuclearisation’ of North Korea, and Pyongyang keeps its vow never to give up its nuclear deterrence until it feels safe from...

The meeting point of ordered complexity

Sunday, 27 May 2018 | Debraj Mookerjee | in Agenda

Debraj Mookerjee — who teaches literature, but is also a keen student of the sciences — attempts to peel the layers of self-inflicted deception that seek to separate the sciences from the arts in the minds of people. He does not merely argue that the twain should meet, he believes...

India-Russia ties: 70 years and counting...

Sunday, 20 May 2018 | Asoke Mukerji | in Agenda

The strength of India-Russia strategic relations will be enhanced by supporting the work of talented individuals from both countries in all aspects of human endeavour to give direction to the future development of bilateral relations in the 21st Century In April 2018, the year-long calendar of events marking the 70th...

The last romantic hero

Sunday, 13 May 2018 | AAKASH AGGARWAL | in Agenda

From a time when filmmakers could not look beyond boy-meets-girl-and-falls-in-love story, the romantic hero seems to have slowly been forgotten by Indian audiences. Is it creative exhaustion due to retelling of the same story? Do viewers want to move beyond love or is there a wider variety of movies that...

The path to peace in the Korean Peninsula

Sunday, 06 May 2018 | Rajaram Panda | in Agenda

The Asian geopolitical theatre is witnessing dramatic turnaround with a flurry of diplomatic events aimed at securing peace in the continent — which not many months ago, feared to have drifted towards potential nuclear conflagration While the European theatre remains considerably disquiet following US President Donald Trump’s ‘America First’ policy triggering...

Being Salman

Sunday, 29 Apr 2018 | AAKASH AGGARWAL | in Agenda

The incorrigible bad boy of Bollywood or the benevolent Bhai? Aakash Aggarwal writes about the Salman Khan you know and you don’t In today’s world of hashtags and headlines, it is easier to prefix an actor’s name with a name given by fans than ever before. Titles like ‘superstar’, ‘heartthrob’, ‘Shahenshah’,...

Delhi, dining under the stars no more

Sunday, 22 Apr 2018 | Sanya Dang | in Agenda

Is the rooftop cafe ban in some parts of the Capital simply a domino effect or the need of the hour? Sanya Dang surveys some areas and lays down the facts The rooftop is a significant part of a building — whether it is at home or a commercial space. At...

IPL: Indian cricket’s Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde

Sunday, 15 Apr 2018 | AAKASH AGGARWAL | in Agenda

IPL took a novel cricket format and married it to Bollywood entertainment and money, making a heady cocktail. But what has been the tangible benefit — minus moolah — for Indian cricket? What has prevailed eventually — cricket or controversy? AAKASH AGGARWAL finds out June 1, 2008, 10.45 pm. My house...



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Sinha takes IIM-R students from ‚ÄėFarms to Frontiers‚Äô

24 Jun 2018 | PNS | RANCHI

Taking the vision of ‘New India’ and the challenges ahead among the aspiring business managers, Minister of State for Civil Aviation, Jayant Sinha discussed elaborately on the concept of ‘Farms to Frontiers’ to accelerate the Gross Domestic Product (GDP) growth rate while addressing the students of new batch of Indian Institute of Management-Ranchi (2018-2020) here on Saturday. Sharing his insights, understanding of business ventures and a few examples from his public...

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