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The Rise and Fall Plotted

Sunday, 29 Apr 2018 | Shweta Duseja | in Agenda

The rise of hastinapur Author - Sharath Komarraju Publisher - Harper Collins, Rs 299 Refreshing portrayal of mythological figures like Amba, Gandhari, and Kunti, a deeper analysis of their male counterparts, and reinterpretation of boons and curses in The Mahabharata make this book a must-read, writes SHWETA DUSEJA The Rise of Hastinapur is...

Abe faces political storm as scandals hit Japan

Sunday, 29 Apr 2018 | Rajaram Panda | in Agenda

The news of his tenure ending soon is gaining credence, writes Rajaram Panda In a swift turn of political fortune, Japan’s Prime Minister Shinzo Abe finds himself in a shaky foundation from what looked invincible a couple of months ago. Political volatility in a democracy is nothing new but it goes...

Analysing Bollywood classics

Sunday, 29 Apr 2018 | Excerpt | in Agenda

In a cult of their own Author - Amborish Roychoudhury Publisher - Rupa, Rs 295 Is a film’s box-office performance the only parameter to judge it? Amborish Roychoudhury begs to differ, and presents his theory of ‘classics’ in his book, In a Cult of Their Own. Excerpt: It was in the late 1980s that...

Challenges before Yechury

Sunday, 29 Apr 2018 | Hari shankar vyas | in Agenda

Sitaram Yechury has been elected as the CPM General Secretary, and to some extent, he has moulded the political line of the party according to his ideologies. However, he will face great challenges over the next three years, especially at the time of devising the strategy for the Lok Sabha...

Culture Lane

Sunday, 29 Apr 2018 | Pioneer | in Agenda

Javier Bardem defends Woody Allen Javier Bardem has come to the defense of Woody Allen in response to other actors distancing themselves from the filmmaker. The Oscar-winning actor, who worked with Allen on 2008’s Vicky Cristina Barcelona, has said in a new interview that he is “absolutely not” ashamed of starring...

oddlyenough

Sunday, 29 Apr 2018 | Pioneer | in Agenda

University’s robot builds Ikea chair in 20 minutes Scientists at a university in Singapore showed off the capabilities of their robots by having one of the machines assemble an Ikea chair. The Nanyang Technological University researchers released a video showing the robot using two mechanical arms to build an Ikea Stefan...

Thank God!

Sunday, 29 Apr 2018 | Sant Rajinder Singh | in Agenda

Being thankful in general, appreciating life, and helping others selflessly are the best ways to be closer to God, writes Sant Rajinder Singh How can we show our gratitude for the miracle of God’s love? There are three ways by which we can show gratitude. Open god’s gift One way is to make...

For living in a sustainable world

Sunday, 29 Apr 2018 | Pramod Pathak | in Agenda

A highly used or abused word today is sustainability. We all are talking, but how much is being understood is an altogether different story. Never before in the history was there so much noise about sustainability. Ironically, never before in the history did the world appear so vulnerable. It seems...

What did the Lord promise?

Sunday, 29 Apr 2018 | Ajit Kumar Bishnoi | in Agenda

When even God’s believers suffer for ignoring moral instructions, the Gita reiterates that He exists and is fair, writes Ajit Kumar Bishnoi The verse # 18.66 has been misinterpreted over the years. What does it really state? To understand this verse, we must go to the beginning of the Gita when...

Briefly speaking

Sunday, 29 Apr 2018 | Pioneer | in Agenda

Vitamin Ddeficiency and diabetes Are you deficient in Vitamin D, also known as the sunshine vitamin? Beware, you may be at a greater risk of developing diabetes, warn researchers. A team of researchers found that individuals with 25-hydroxyvitamin D levels below 30 ng/ml in blood plasma were at up to...


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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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