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Sunday, 20 May 2018 | Ajit Kumar Bishnoi | in Agenda

There’s always a limit to how much we know about the future and what we can do about it. Having faith in God has no such restrictions, writes AJIT KUMAR BISHNOI What is this fate, luck or destiny? The dictionary meaning is: the things that will happen or have happened to...

Briefly speaking

Sunday, 20 May 2018 | Pioneer | in Agenda

Measles in U.S. causes alarm New Jersey residents may have been exposed to measles after two people with the virus visited several places, including Newark Liberty International Airport, in recent weeks, the state’s health officials announced. New Jersey Department of Health said a person with measles stopped in New Jersey...

Astroturf | Orderly mind proves an enabler

Sunday, 20 May 2018 | Bharat Bhushan Padmadeo | in Agenda

Picking up threads from previous issue, a look into the chemistry of mind becomes imperative, so as to understand the order underlying working of the three functional tools of mind in right perspective. Be it known that mind is an instrument, which can’t work on its own. But then, it is...

Some good, some bad news for the economy

Sunday, 20 May 2018 | Shivaji Sarkar | in Agenda

Rising oil prices and a falling rupee have hurt the country the most. But the silver lining is that the Indian economy is much stronger today. We just need to make the upward trajectory smoother The world economy is in turmoil as crude oil prices touched a new-high since 2014 in...

The elephant in the room

Sunday, 20 May 2018 | nadeem paracha | in Agenda

A discussion about the mutant growth of extremist violence and mindset in Pakistan is never quite complete without lamenting how, in his attempt to appease the Right-wing Opposition, ZA Bhutto and his regime started the rot. And also how what Bhutto began witnessed a manifold expansion during the reactionary Gen...

Palestinian despair fuels Gaza theatre

Sunday, 20 May 2018 | Gwynne Dyer | in Agenda

Deaths in Gaza are but a reflection of the despair of people for whom all seems lost. The current generation know that they are never going ‘home', and will have to live out their lives in what amounts to a not-very-large, open-air prison: The Gaza Strip When all is lost, entire...

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...

Making it to history

Sunday, 13 May 2018 | Tejasvini Akhawat | in Agenda

It’s both artless and juvenile to boil down the learning of history to merely remembering the dates of events. Rather, one’s focus should be on the importance and value those events hold, writes Tejasvini Akhawat Winston Churchill once said, “Study history; it is in History that all the secrets of statecraft...

Saving Taj Mahal

Sunday, 13 May 2018 | Madan Lall Manchanda | in Agenda

From marble white to a polluted green, from a classic wonder of the world to a ‘no go’ for tourists — what have we done to Taj, asks MADAN LALL MANCHANDA Taj Mahal has been in news for all the wrong reasons in the past few months. It started with the...

A bubble of respite

Sunday, 13 May 2018 | ANUBHAV PRADHAN | in Agenda

the cloudfarers Author - Stephen Alter Publisher - Puffin Books, Rs 199 The Cloudfarers is a whole balloon full of hope for the days you could use happy thoughts, writes ANUBHAV PRADHAN Sometimes, we want to turn our back to the world, to life’s daily cares and thousand worries. We want to switch off,...



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Street vendors reluctant to committee polls

21 May 2018 | PNS | Ranchi

With State’s biggest Urban Local Body (ULB) gearing up to conduct vendors’ committee election in June second week for formation of first Town Vending Committee, the members of Ranchi Footpath Hawkers Association covering quite a number of street vendors appear reluctant to take part in the upcoming election. Notably, as per the rule, allocation of shops to street vendors at the vendors market is done on the recommendation of the...

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