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Astroturf | Awareness is key to a smooth life

Sunday, 29 Apr 2018 | Bharat Bhushan Padmadeo | in Agenda

The living world, with all its diversity and enormity, happens to be a unified organic whole, where no individual entity has a reality independent of the entirety, and which includes the observer. It is compulsively set into an interdependent framework. For, no individual entity is capable enough to meet one’s...

A sober look at automated journalism

Sunday, 29 Apr 2018 | VV SUNDAR | in Agenda

With news organistions experimenting with newer technologies like Artificial Intelligence, is it a dawn of a new era in journalism? May be. But machines can never replace journalists The media industry has been at the forefront of technological evolution. In the last decade or so, the rate at which the...

Threading the eye of a needle

Sunday, 29 Apr 2018 | nadeem paracha | in Agenda

As an idea, nationalism is no more than 300-years-old. According to the British historian, Linda Colley in Britons: Forging the Nation, it first emerged in England in the early 18th century. It fully matured in the mid-18th century, especially during the 1879 French Revolution. The Industrial Revolution in Europe (between...

Discussing the Muslim diaspora

Sunday, 29 Apr 2018 | Gwynne Dyer | in Agenda

Mark Steyn’s prediction of Eurabia (Islamified Europe) has not come to fruition. Predictions may be underestimating the speed at which Muslim birth rates fall to match those of their non-Muslim neighbours. In any case, what is so bad about having a higher proportion of Muslims in the population? Every continental (European)...

Delhi, dining under the stars no more

Sunday, 22 Apr 2018 | Sanya Dang | in Agenda

Is the rooftop cafe ban in some parts of the Capital simply a domino effect or the need of the hour? Sanya Dang surveys some areas and lays down the facts The rooftop is a significant part of a building — whether it is at home or a commercial space. At...

When ethereal rules

Sunday, 22 Apr 2018 | Nilosree Biswas | in Agenda

A visit to the Tulip Gardens of Kashmir is enough for one to appreciate the very impact of natural beauty that poets often talk about, writes Nilosree Biswas A message from Shaheen — my oldest friend in Kashmir teaching at the Kashmir University — woke me up that morning. It...

Water conservation: Need of the hour

Sunday, 22 Apr 2018 | Dr Abhay Kumar | in Agenda

Dr Abhay Kumar reminds us of the ways to make every drop count With the present state of consumption and depletion of natural resources, striking a balance in the ecosystem is indisputably the need of the hour. Safe drinking water which is a basic necessity for healthy living has become a...

Woes of the Queens

Sunday, 22 Apr 2018 | Shweta Duseja | in Agenda

The Queens of Hastinapur Author - Sharath Komarraju Publisher - Harper Collins, Rs 350 This retelling of Mahabharata paints comprehensive pictures of the mythological queens who are believed to have ‘sealed’ the fate of many, says Shweta Duseja In the last few years, we have seen several retellings on the Mahabharata. They are a...

Love in the time of Partition

Sunday, 22 Apr 2018 | Excerpt | in Agenda

The Tale of Two Countries Author - BK Karkra Publisher - Rupa, Rs 281 The Tale of Two Countries has a couple of lovers struggle through the Indian Partition and eventually move to England to build a happy life. But then, they have to make a trip back to India. An...

Indian astrology riding high on digital multimedia technology

Sunday, 22 Apr 2018 | Pioneer | in Agenda

The unexpected rise of astrology-related online ventures began a decade ago in India and continues unabated, with big players now taking an interest With the advent of new media, astrology, or Jyotish Vidya, as it is known in India, seems to have caught up with people’s imagination across the world like...


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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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