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‘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...

Juvenile crime A new-age offence

Sunday, 18 Feb 2018 | Kuldeep Surolia | in Agenda

We are all as responsible for a child breaking the law as the child himself, and need to work towards a solution together, writes Kuldeep Surolia Juvenile delinquency or criminal offence by children is increasing day by day. The recent few examples, such as the much talked about case of ...

Civil aviation in India: Flying high despite glitches

Sunday, 18 Feb 2018 | SRINATH RANGARAJAN | in Agenda

Recent news reports might paint a sad picture of the civil aviation sector, but if one digs deeper, potential of the sector shows, writes Srinath Rangarajan The civil aviation sector in India, in 2017, came on primetime news for all the wrong reasons. There were two main issues that...

Kausani: An opera in the Himalayas

Sunday, 11 Feb 2018 | Somen Sengupta | in Agenda

Nature, history, and literature came together to make Kausani the treat that it is for travellers. The cherry on the cake is that pollution is yet to find this town, writes Somen Sengupta There are several reasons for which this Himalayan hamlet situated on the banks of a river can become...

Predict today for a fulfilling tomorrow

Sunday, 11 Feb 2018 | Anjali Malhotra | in Agenda

Anjali Malhotra gives some tips to millennial parents for a brighter and better future of their children The generation of millennials, who rose beyond unconventional opportunities and treaded lesser-travelled career paths than their parents, are now bustling parents themselves. Approximately 26 million Gen Y-ers are raising kids today. While the numbers...

Saif Ali Khan’s Bollywood woes

Sunday, 04 Feb 2018 | Shakya Mitra | in Agenda

The performance of his post-2009 movies might make his future in Bollywood seem bleak, but he might have more ways to ‘wow’ us, writes Shakya Mitra A lot of big Bollywood stars have said that they do not quantify success with numbers. Perhaps they are right — the money a movie...

Florence: An iconic city, an epic history

Sunday, 28 Jan 2018 | Vissa Venkata Sundar | in Agenda

The magic spell of the city is everlasting and continues to endure even today for anybody even remotely interested in architecture, arts, culture, and fashion, writes Vissa Venkata Sundar Florence has held sway since the medieval times. It was a centre of flourishing trade and finance and one of the richest...

Margazhi Festival A confluence of artistic creativity

Sunday, 21 Jan 2018 | Kumar Chellappan | in Agenda

Margazhi, which refers to a particular festive period during winter months in Chennai and even finds mention in the Hindu mythology, returned in 2017 after a hiatus of two difficult years, writes Kumar Chellappan Every October, New York-based Ramnath Narayanan, rings up this writer asking to reserve tickets for the month-long...

Undaunted spirit of Urdu poets in Pakistan

Sunday, 14 Jan 2018 | Madan Lall Manchanda | in Agenda

Two revolutionary Urdu poets — Josh Malihabadi and Faiz Ahmed Faiz — lived and died in strikingly similar conditions. Both challenged orthodoxy with their remarkable poetry but met a tragic end, writes Madan Lall Manchanda Josh Malihabadi was one of the most renowned poets of Urdu after Iqbal who championed the...

For the love of Taj

Sunday, 14 Jan 2018 | Madan Lall Manchanda | in Agenda

Taj Mahal might be synonymous with love, but for Sahir Ludhianvi, it mirrored exploitation, writes Madan Lall Manchanda For you, Taj Mahal may be a symbol of the manifestation of love. Rightly so, because this magnificent monument was built by the Mughal emperor Shah Jahan in loving memory of his beloved...


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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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