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Astroturf : Correct self before blaming others

Sunday, 05 Nov 2017 | Bharat Bhushan Padmadeo | in Agenda

Life is all about how well we understand our relationship with the environment, the people around us, and with society at large. For, this world is essentially structured into an interdependent framework. Remember, no individual is born capable enough to service one’s existential needs by oneself in one’s own...

Rahul Gandhi all set to take charge before Gujarat polls

Sunday, 05 Nov 2017 | Hari shankar vyas | in Agenda

This is almost decided by now that Rahul Gandhi will take charge of his party before the Gujarat elections. The Congress leaders, who were advocating deferment of Rahul’s anointment till Gujarat and Himachal elections, have failed in their mission. In fact, those leaders were arguing that if the Congress faces...

The toughest thing to digest

Sunday, 05 Nov 2017 | Pramod Pathak | in Agenda

What is the toughest thing to digest? Well the answer to this question may not come from even the most competent of the dieticians. Who, then, will give the answer? Only someone who has studied psychology may do it. If guesses so far have not yielded any cogent answer, here...

Indira, Naturally

Sunday, 29 Oct 2017 | Chandan Mitra | in Agenda

Jairam Ramesh's meticulously researched monograph on the former Prime Minister's deep commitment to protecting India's environment and wildlife, masterfully etches a lesser known facet of India's ‘Iron Lady’, writes CHANDAN MITRA Indira Gandhi: The name immediately conjures up the vision of a stern, even ruthless, authoritarian politician, who ruled India with...

Free, bold, tolerant: Revisiting Mahfouz

Sunday, 29 Oct 2017 | ANUBHAV PRADHAN | in Agenda

The meaning of civilisation Author- Naguib Mahfouz Publisher- Speaking Tiger, Rs 599 Naguib Mahfouz had mastered the art of not just good writing but also pragmatism in an individual’s approach to public life — something we all could use, writes ANUBHAV PRADHAN The public life, a life of letters, is a life of incessant...

Trauma, abuse, and the self

Sunday, 29 Oct 2017 | Avantika Pokhriyal | in Agenda

Trail of broken wings Author- SEJAL BADANI Publisher- LAKE UNION Rs 399 Trail of Broken Wings is impressive in its portrayal of the complex and turbulent journey of the daughters from a broken family that is forced to come together when the abusive father is hopsitalised, says AVANTIKA POKHRIYAL The narrative of Trail of...

Resistance to Anthem is a Bansky tee, why bother?

Sunday, 29 Oct 2017 | Kanchan Gupta | in Agenda

Thanks to the Supreme Court, prompted by the petition of an obscure film society, revisiting its earlier order making the playing of the National Anthem mandatory before the screening of movies in cinemas, we have been subjected to endless monkey chatter on nationalism, patriotism and whether or not people should...

For an equitable deal to tribals

Sunday, 29 Oct 2017 | Pravir Krishna | in Agenda

The trade in 5,000 tribal haat bazaars of India is over Rs 2 lakh crore a year. But, according to a CAG report, the tribals receive less than 20% of the value of their produce It is Friday. The weekly market day in Lohandiguda, close to the famous Chitrakoot Waterfalls in...

The Fall of Kirkuk and what it means

Sunday, 29 Oct 2017 | Gwynne Dyer | in Agenda

Recently, two big cities fell within 24 hours of each other. The fall of Raqqa in Syria, once the capital of all the territory ruled by ISIS, came after a five-month siege and was no surprise at all. The fall of the Kurdish-held city of Kirkuk in Iraq took less...

What next for the old guard of India’s Grand Old Party?

Sunday, 29 Oct 2017 | Hari shankar vyas | in Agenda

Amidst the hustle and bustle of the preparations for Rahul Gandhi’s anointment as party chief, all eyes are on three big leaders. Rahul is expected to assume charge this month. The Congress session is scheduled for next month on Indira Gandhi’s birth anniversary, and the decision on Rahul will be...


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Charges filed against 592 in PMT 2012 case

24 Nov 2017 | Staff Reporter | Bhopal

The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on Thursday filed a charge-sheet against 592 accused persons, including promoters of three private medical colleges from Bhopal - JN Choksey, chairman of LN Medical College, SN Vijaywargiya of People's Medical College and Ajay Goenka of Chirayu Medical College - and one from Indore - Suresh Singh Bhadoriya of Index Medical College, in the MPPEB scam. In the charge-sheet, four MPPEB officials, three persons...

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