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Inside the Millennium City

Sunday, 15 Apr 2018 | Sanya Dang | in Agenda

Gurgaon Diaries Author - Debeshi Gooptu Publisher - Rupa, Rs 295 A combination of the author's sociological observations and satirical perspective unveils the flimsy curtain of modernity and shows the reality of life in Gurugram, writes SANYA DANG Gurugram, as we know it today, owes its boom to globalisation, influx of overseas companies and...

Facebook testimony: Confusion than clarity

Sunday, 15 Apr 2018 | VV SUNDAR | in Agenda

The social media giant is uncomfortably sliding into a situation where it has self-appointed itself a role of a guardian to run world affairs. The new Internet economy needs a new script and playbook Hush. Lights, camera, privacy! Agreed, the words sound a discordant note in this order. But this is...

Fake news and the difference from fact

Sunday, 15 Apr 2018 | nadeem paracha | in Agenda

Contrary to the belief that social media is empowering free-thinking young democrats, it has formulated a generation that has little or no idea of what is fact and fake On March 21, 2006, The Guardian published an article titled, ‘Blogging is not journalism'. Written by French journalist Agnes Poirier, the...

Reflections on dubious agenda

Sunday, 15 Apr 2018 | Sashanka Banerjee | in Agenda

Attempts at distorting life-saving reform movements of the most threatened sections of the society, as is being projected for narrow unquantifiable electoral gain, should be discouraged, says Sashanka Banerjee As a student of history, the political debate kicked up by the Indian National Congress, demanding a religious minority status for the...

Suspense continues on Lok Sabha byelections

Sunday, 15 Apr 2018 | Hari shankar vyas | in Agenda

Will the byelections be held on the vacant seats of the Lok Sabha or not? The suspense over this is deepening with each passing day. Normally, bypolls should be conducted within six months of when a seat goes vacant. In India, elections are usually under way in one or the...

Culture lane

Sunday, 15 Apr 2018 | Pioneer | in Agenda

Yoko Ono’s £12,400-stone stolen Toronto police are searching for a woman who allegedly stole a stone from a Yoko Ono exhibition at the city’s Gardiner museum. The stone, inscribed with the words “Love yourself”, was taken from the museum on 6 April. Security camera footage showed the suspect walking away from...

Oddlyenough

Sunday, 15 Apr 2018 | Pioneer | in Agenda

Panda’s weight snaps tree, sends fellow tumbling A panda that misjudged its own weight followed its friend up a tree and caused a branch to break, sending its comrade falling to the ground. The video, filmed last month at a giant panda sanctuary in China, shows a panda named Qi Yi...

The heart of transformation

Sunday, 15 Apr 2018 | Excerpt | in Agenda

Kamlesh D Patel and Joshua Pollock’s The Heartfulness Way: Heart-Based Meditations for Spiritual Transformation teaches one to do everyday activities mindfully. An excerpt: I have found that new aspirants are often nervous about trying meditation,’ I said. ‘They think they will have trouble handling their thoughts.’ ‘Many say that the mind’s...

Briefly Speaking

Sunday, 15 Apr 2018 | Pioneer | in Agenda

Free chemo in Maharashtra The State Government of Maharashtra has announced that cancer patients would be provided with free chemotherapy treatment at district hospitals. The first phase of the plan would start in June 2018. The plan will start with hospitals in Nagpur, Gadchiroli, Pune, Amravati, Jalgaon, Nashik, Wardha, Satara, Bhandara...

MATERIALISTS DENY SPIRITUALISM

Sunday, 15 Apr 2018 | Ajit Kumar Bishnoi | in Agenda

Respecting one’s time and intelligently channelising energy is the first step towards leading a spiritually rich life, says Ajit Kumar Bishnoi What else can explain someone not following God’s instructions in spite of all the benefits doing so brings. It is not that most people do not have faith in...


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Shelter homes for passengers soon at Khadgada terminal

26 Apr 2018 | ADREESH BHATTACHARYA | Ranchi

The Birsa Munda Bus Terminal at Khadgada from which numerous long route buses, including daily services to Delhi, Bhubaneshwar and Kolkata, operate will soon get shelter homes for the ease of passengers boarding and getting off in the wee hours. The Ranchi Municipal Corporation (RMC) has elaborate plans to make the inter-state bus terminal even more passengers centric so that this state of the art bus terminal can operate on...

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