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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...

Ally trouble for Cong

Sunday, 29 Jun 2014 | Hari shankar vyas | in Agenda

Ahead of the Assembly Elections in Maharashtra, the NCP is said to be looking for an exit route to break its alliance with the Congress. That is why NCP chief Sharad Pawar is demanding that the Chief Minister of the State be changed. It is being said that whether or...

Baboos, bibis and the Bangals of Kolkata

Sunday, 29 Jun 2014 | Kanchan Gupta | in Agenda

The Empire’s Second City was never a homogeneous society. The north was home to the Ghotis; the south had its Bangal residents; and somewhere between the two existed a cosmopolitan, English-speaking Calcutta There’s a north-south divide in Kolkata that runs deep beneath any apparent bonhomie between residents of Jorasanko and Jadavpur....

Hexa ho!

Sunday, 22 Jun 2014 | Meenakshi Rao | in Agenda

Spain out, Brazil struggling, two draws, three own goals, eight penalties and four red cards already — where exactly is the 20th World Cup going in football’s most exotic and passionate home? MEENAKSHI RAO tries to make some sense of all the upheaval and the chant for Brazil hitting the Hexa...

Needle in the haystack

Sunday, 22 Jun 2014 | Navneet Mendiratta | in Agenda

The flora-fauna rich Bandhavgarh National Park in Madhya Pradesh is known for sure-shot tiger sighting, a thought not many tiger conservationists and naturalists are comfortable with, says Navneet Mendiratta It is impossible to ignore the sweet fragrance that fills the forest air. I look at kids, some diligently collecting and others...

Purpose of Truth

Sunday, 22 Jun 2014 | DALAI LAMA | in Agenda

The purpose of explaining the Two Truths is that we are basically confused and ignorant about reality. His Holiness The Dalai Lama familiarises us with the four tenets which form the Two Truths We are all human beings who want happiness and do not want suffering. There are different kinds of...

How to build a nascent race

Sunday, 22 Jun 2014 | Swami Vivekananda | in Agenda

Being judgmental will spell doom but compassion will build a happy race, says Swami Vivekananda In each nation, an individual is the external expression of an ideal to be embodied. The collection of such individuals is the nation, which also represents a great ideal in itself. Therefore, it is rightly assumed...

Briefly Speaking

Sunday, 22 Jun 2014 | Pioneer | in Agenda

Smartphone addiction a disorder? Do you find it difficult to leave your smartphone even for a minute? Chances are you have become an addict and need professional help. According to psychiatrists, medical authorities worldwide need to formally recognise addiction to internet and digital devices as a disorder. According to Adrian Wang,...

Reading India

Sunday, 22 Jun 2014 | Sachidanand Sinha | in Agenda

Sachidanand Sinha estimates the education scenario for SCs and STs with reference to interstate attributes The coefficient of variation in literacy rates for SCs and STs in India shows wide interstate variations. This variation is far greater than that observed for non-SCs/STs, for whom the coefficient of variation in the case...


Sunday, 22 Jun 2014 | Pioneer | in Agenda

‘GHOST’ lurking in Alcatraz prison cell spooks couple A couple was left spooked after a ghostly figure appeared in one of their holiday photos.The eerie photo, taken by Sheila Sillery-Walsh, appears to show a mysterious woman visiting the notorious Alcatraz Federal Penitentiary in Alcatraz Island, off the coast of San Francisco,...

Caste in stone

Sunday, 22 Jun 2014 | Pioneer | in Agenda

Caste and Democracy Author: Vivek Kumar Publisher: Gyan, Rs990 The book looks at development of jaati-based politics and the political consciousness at grassroots of subcontinental Hindu culture, says ANUBHAV PRADHAN Caste has been seen as an integral part of the Hindu social order and being so, has been considered as one of the primary...



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Renowned Mussoorie-born Author Anita Desai turns 81

25 Jun 2018 | JASKIRAN CHOPRA | Mussoorie

Anyone who has a sincere interest in English Literature would be very familiar with the writings of world renowned author Anita Desai, who was born in this hill station on June 24, 1937. This widely read writer celebrated her 81st , it is indeed a great honour for the Doon valley and Mussoorie for being closely connected to the lives of this graceful writer and her family members...

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