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Ambitions cannot be open-ended

Sunday, 23 Jul 2017 | Ajit Kumar Bishnoi | in Agenda

We must always assess how practical our ambitions are, writes Ajit Kumar Bishnoi A boy was good in cricket since school days. Children always sought him to be in their team. This almost ensured their victory. This went to his head and he began to imagine himself to be a Sachin...

Briefly speaking

Sunday, 23 Jul 2017 | Agencies | in Agenda

Enzyme that preserves nerve function Researchers have identified an enzyme that plays a crucial role in the degeneration of axons, the threadlike portions of a nerve cell that transmit signals within the nervous system. The discovery could open new pathways to treating or preventing many brain diseases since axon loss occurs...

Astroturf: Start in a flash and end in a crash

Sunday, 23 Jul 2017 | Bharat Bhushan Padmadeo | in Agenda

Someone, keen to become quickly rich, suddenly gave up his lucrative job, and got into entrepreneurial venture. This, despite being forewarned that time was not conducive to business initiatives. “Someday, I had to take the challenge. So, why not today?” he reacted. Now after three years in business, which initially...

Record stocks’ upsurge, mayhem for economy?

Sunday, 23 Jul 2017 | Shivaji Sarkar | in Agenda

The stock market is booming. It is said to be a global trend, but the world economy is still weak. So, does this mean that it is a good time for investors? Nothing is predictable because whatever goes up, comes down The stock market is booming. It is said to be...

A case for making voting compulsory

Sunday, 23 Jul 2017 | Prafull Goradia | in Agenda

Voting for all parliamentary and Assembly elections should be made compulsory by amending the Representation of the People Act. Such a reform would go a long way in electing competent representatives from those standing as candidates. Most importantly, what has come to be called as vote-bank politics would cease to...

Mystery of absent Presidents

Sunday, 23 Jul 2017 | Gwynne Dyer | in Agenda

Absent Presidents in Nigeria and Zimbabwe have written two different stories. While Robert Mugabe is a case of a good man gone bad, Buhari is the opposite. Nevertheless, both have stoked uncertainities for their countries Newspapers still need copy to hold the advertisements apart even when nothing much is happening. So...

Storm in a platter

Sunday, 23 Jul 2017 | Shalini Saksena | in Sunday Pioneer

After the much reported stomach burst of a customer at a Gurugram pub, molecular gastronomy has come under the scanner. SHALINI SAKSENA speaks to chefs to bring you a perspective Earlier this month, a young businessman at a bar in Gurugram consumed a cocktail from a glass chilled with liquid nitrogen....

‘Responsibility of chefs to serve correct food’

Sunday, 23 Jul 2017 | Shalini Saksena | in Sunday Pioneer

Celebrity Chef Akshay Nayyar, MD, Kopper Kadai (Delhi & Bangalore), tells SHALINI SAKSENA all there is to know about molecular gastronomy What is molecular gastronomy? It is an advanced stage of culinary science which uses certain gases in different forms, in limited and right quantity, to create a unique dish. It is...

‘Most difficult role of my career'

Sunday, 23 Jul 2017 | Parth Tayal | in Sunday Pioneer

Talktime | Kunal Kapoor Having given remarkable performances in Rang De Basanti, Lamhaa and others, Kapoor tells Parth Tayal why playing General Shahnawaz Khan in Raaag Desh is the most challenging role of his career How did Raag Desh draw you in? When I read the story, I was surprised why such a...

Local is the new sold-out

Sunday, 23 Jul 2017 | Meenakshi Rao | in Sunday Pioneer

Staycations have grown into a distinct segment over the past couple of years and local hotels have been cashing in big way on this trend, says Meenakshi Rao Environment and the concern around global warming is big in minds worldwide and that has gone a long way in altering – or...


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Sanskar Bharti holds Rangoli-Mehndi competition

25 Jul 2017 | PNS | HAZARIBAGH

The Hazaribagh district unit of Sanskar Bharti organized Rangoli-Mehndi competition in the premises of Hindu +2 High School. Despite continuous rain 140 participated in the Rangoli competition and 78 in Mehndi competition...

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