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A quaint house in the hills

Sunday, 22 Jan 2017 | AMITAV CHAKRABORTY | in Agenda

Pahadi House in Kanatal, Uttarakhand, is the perfect place to savour the simple life of the hills and also to see the Himalayan landscape, writes AMITAV CHAKRABORTY Tired of three months of driving and high altitude treks with my St Bernard, Leo, I decided to call it a day and decided...

Be careful while making choices

Sunday, 22 Jan 2017 | Bharat Bhushan Padmadeo | in Agenda

The other day a question was put up by someone seeking guidance for dealing with his internal struggle: “What wrong I did that both my personal life and career got knocked down around the same time? Is my chart so cursed that I had to go through such a long...

The importance of the right soap

Sunday, 15 Jan 2017 | Dr Nivedita Dadu | in Agenda

Ordinary commercial soaps have pH levels between 9 to 11, which increases the skin pH level, leading to problems, writes Dr Nivedita Dadu Showering and bathing is a part of daily life. However, it is good to be informed about the bath products, especially soaps, which we use on a daily...

Coping with childhood cancer

Sunday, 15 Jan 2017 | Dr Vikas Goswami | in Agenda

Environmental factors such as radiation exposure, exposure to pollution or environmental disasters, like the Bhopal gas tragedy, have been linked to some childhood cancers, writes Dr Vikas Goswami According to data published in the Indian Journal of Cancer, approximately 45,000 children are diagnosed with cancer every year. The common cancers found...

Diabetes takes toll on fertility

Sunday, 15 Jan 2017 | Dr Anubha Singh | in Agenda

Diabetic men may take longer to bring about conception in their wives, who may also be prone to a higher incidence of miscarriage, explains Dr Anubha Singh Today, millions of people are suffering due to diabetes. In the past four years, the number of diabetes sufferers has gone up by 30...

Friendliness for a smooth life

Sunday, 15 Jan 2017 | Bharat Bhushan Padmadeo | in Agenda

We are all born with a sense of freedom deeply ingrained in our mind. Accordingly, we all wish to be a ‘free bird’ and be in control of things in life. Given a choice, one would like to fly out towards one’s dream destination unhindered, and that too at one’s...

The land of divine union

Sunday, 08 Jan 2017 | Somen Sengupta | in Agenda

Baijnath Temple holds significance because, according to Hindu mythology, it stands near the confluence of River Gomati and Garur Ganga, where Lord Shiva and Parvati got married, writes Somen Sengupta With a breathtaking 300-km-wide angle view of splendid Kumaon Himalaya in the background, a small village on the bank of River...

Offering lead to reshape destiny

Sunday, 08 Jan 2017 | Bharat Bhushan Padmadeo | in Agenda

Am I cursed?” This question was posed by an astrologer in his mid-fifties, himself known for precise predictions. “For, my Moon, the mind-signifier, is not simply debilitated but being opposite Karmic Saturn. True to the fact that since nobody could be spared from what planets have to grant or deny,...

The digital renaissance

Sunday, 01 Jan 2017 | Ananya Borgohain | in Agenda

The digital revolution in India has established that a country mocked for its backwardness finally has a forum to showcase how progressive and creative it can be A couple of years ago, the digital entertainment space in India charmed its then limited audience and how! Having successfully established itself as a...

Ladli year in sports

Sunday, 01 Jan 2017 | Meenakshi Rao | in Agenda

Here’s reliving the year gone by from the tracks, badminton stadia, rowing stations, and wrestling mats where history was made and written from rather unexpected quarters It was 2008, London. The star moment of the Big Games was about to sparkle. Superstar Usain Bolt was to run the 100 metres final...


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State lags behind in education status, reveals ASER report

17 Jan 2018 | PRAGYA PALLAVI | Ranchi

Annual Status of Education Report (ASER-2017) released on Tuesday covering 28 districts of 24 States on ‘Beyond Basics’- A survey of rural India youths, presented a gloomy picture of Jharkhand on a few basic parameters in comparison with the districts of Bihar, Odisha, West Bengal and Chhattisgarh. The survey based on 4 As (Activity, Ability, Awareness, Aspirations) covering the age group 14-18 years, Jharkhand lags behind in enrollment status, digital use,...

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