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A glimpse into Burma

Sunday, 13 May 2018 | Excerpt | in Agenda

Miss Burma Author - Charmaine Craig Publisher - Penguin Random, Rs 499 The transformation of Burma through the tumultuous tides of history, through war and colonialism, is presented in this novel through the eyes of Benny and Khin. An excerpt: When nearly twenty years earlier, Louisa’s father saw her mother for the first time,...

How to destroy a city

Sunday, 13 May 2018 | Pioneer | in Agenda

The fumes from millions of cars, construction dust, smoke from brick kilns outside the city, and massive amounts of smoke coming in from Punjab have resulted, quite literally, in the pronouncement of a death sentence for Delhi and its people Between seventy and fifty thousand years ago, the planet earth had...

Culture lane

Sunday, 13 May 2018 | Pioneer | in Agenda

New Princess Margaret in The Crown Helena Bonham Carter has said she is terrified to be taking over from Vanessa Kirby as Princess Margaret in the third series of the drama, The Crown. Bonham Carter, who was previously rumoured for Netflix’s show, was officially announced for the role alongside Jason Watkins,...


Sunday, 13 May 2018 | Pioneer | in Agenda

Springsteen escorts Van Zandt into New Jersey Hall of Fame Oh what a night: Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons were inducted Sunday into the New Jersey Hall of Fame, but it was Bruce Springsteen who stole what could have been Meryl Streep’s show. The Boss made a surprise appearance at...

Four years of Modi sarkar and the emphasis on employment

Sunday, 13 May 2018 | Hari shankar vyas | in Agenda

The Narendra Modi Government is going to complete four years and celebrations are about to begin. What is interesting is that even before the completion of four years in power, the Government has gone into election mode. So, it is being speculated that this year’s anniversary celebrations will include listing...

The age of unreason

Sunday, 13 May 2018 | Pramod Pathak | in Agenda

According to the Hindu conception of time, we are in the thick of Kalyuga. While what Kalyuga will be like has many descriptions, the one given in Ram Charit Manas in the conversation between Kakbhushundi and Garuda seems to be one of the most appropriate ones. But rather than debating...

Krishna Bhakti

Sunday, 13 May 2018 | Radhanath Swami | in Agenda

Our biggest mistake in life is the time we waste in criticising others or feeling jealous of them instead of finding peace within, writes RADHANATH SWAMI In order to be loved, there must be freewill. Human Life is especially meant for self realization. ‘Atatho Brahma Jigyasa’. This is the beginning of...

Our assumptions are flawed

Sunday, 13 May 2018 | Ajit Kumar Bishnoi | in Agenda

Favourable conditions are not supposed to be God’s gift to us; we are required to work hard and build our own peace and happiness with Him as our eternal guide, writes AJIT KUMAR BISHNOI What are these assumptions? I am referring to the most common ones. One, things should be...

Briefly Speaking

Sunday, 13 May 2018 | PNS | in Agenda

lyme disease on the rise again Lyme disease was once unheard of in western Pennsylvania, where Barbara Thorne, now an entomologist at the University of Maryland, spent time as a kid. Thorne knew that if black-legged ticks are infected with bacteria called Borrelia burgdorferi, they can transmit Lyme to people and,...

Astroturf | Disorderly mind proves a trickster

Sunday, 13 May 2018 | Bharat Bhushan Padmadeo | in Agenda

A disciple of mine, thanking me for having helped him in his personality building exercise, happily recounted what he has gained thus far in the process. “Since I have been in touch with you seeking your guidance, my productive abilities have considerably gone up. My confidence level has significantly improved....



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Modi visits J'khand today, to review aspirational districts' dev

25 May 2018 | Santosh Narayan | Ranchi

When Prime Minister Narendra Modi during his Jharkhand visit on Friday sits with the Deputy Commissioners and officials of the 19 aspirational districts it would boost hope of speedy development of the areas that have been in the red zone. It is learnt that all the DCs concerned have been told to be ready with crisp presentations highlighting not only the good works done in their areas identified but also...

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