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Two worlds in 25 mins

Tuesday, 16 Jan 2018 | Angela Paljor

Israeli artistes Jill and Amnon Damti dance not just because it’s their passion but to convey the message that everything is possible, says Angela Paljor What is more novel than an ensemble of Two Worlds — a deaf dancer and a hearing dancer-narrator sharing the same space? What exactly do the...

Contemporary resonance

Tuesday, 16 Jan 2018 | Pioneer

Dr Rekha Mehra believes dance can deliver social messages better To many, kathak is just confined to the amalgamation of music and legwork but Dr Rekha Mehra has taken the classical dance form to a new trajectory. Her repertoire ranges from performing on issues like HIV/AIDS, Mumbai bomb blasts and Kargil...

A fusion that makes perfect sense

Tuesday, 16 Jan 2018 | Uma Nair

Ravi Aggarwal and FranÁois Daireaux bring together Indian cultures that share traditions and face local crisis, says Uma Nair When an Indian author, researcher, environmentalist photographer and video installation artiste combines with a French artiste who has been developing sculpture and photography for 20 years, then the alchemy is one of...

Breaking barriers

Monday, 15 Jan 2018 | Kritika Dua

Fitness model Ninu Galot doesn’t consider vitiligo as an imperfection as it adds a unique element to her beauty. By Kritika Dua From being a contestant at America’s Next Top Model to becoming the face of Diesel’s un-retouched spring/summer 2015 campaign, featured in Ted Talk, along with being the covergirl...

The dreamer

Monday, 15 Jan 2018 | Ramya Palisetty

As Badshah relishes the release of his new single Kareja, he tells Ramya Palisetty how music is a representation of the society The debate over the negative influence of musical lyrics — sexual innuendos and cuss words has always been a concern for many. But with the increase of such songs...

The game changer?

Monday, 15 Jan 2018 | AP

Facebook edits feeds to bring less news and more sharing for the users Facebook is changing what its users will see to highlight posts they are most likely to engage with and make time spent on social media more “meaningful.” By cutting back on items that Facebook users tend to passively...

Trend Blazer

Monday, 15 Jan 2018 | Pioneer

Kangana, Karan played well The news of Kangana Ranaut making an appearance on Karan Johar’s forthcoming talent hunt based show India’s Next Superstars stirred the entire nation with curiosity. To everyone’s surprise, the two behaved like utmost professionals and were seen forgetting their past differences and hugging each other throughout the...

An ugly affair

Monday, 15 Jan 2018 | IANS

Regional publishers feel that ever since the World Book Fair has turned into an annual affair, it has lost its appeal. It is more or less the same books one finds every year Amidst the huge rush at the stalls of prominent publishing houses like Penguin and Harper Collins in English...

Spirituality is the only solution of society

Monday, 15 Jan 2018 | Rajyogi Brahmkumar Nikunj

There is an urgent need to cleanse the society of crime and fostering a culture of spirituality, says Rajyogi Brahmakumar Nikunj ji Recently the news of brutal murder of an 88 year old woman by her own grandson jolted the entire society and has once again raised the issue of safety...

AI to boost kidney disease prognosis

Monday, 15 Jan 2018 | IANS

Researchers, including one of Indian origin, have developed a new computer model based on artificial intelligence (AI) that can quantify the extent of kidney damage and predict the life remaining in the organ. The findings can help make predictions at the point-of-care and assist clinical decision-making, especially in low-resource regions. “While the...

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Myanmar Army‚Äôs admission of killings a ‚Äėpositive step‚Äô: Suu

14 Jan 2018 | AFP | Yangon

Myanmar’s civilian leader Aung San Suu Kyi has welcomed an unprecedented army admission that security forces carried out extra-judicial killings of Rohingya Muslims as a “positive step”, state-backed media reported on Saturday. After months of staunch denials of abuse, the army on Wednesday said a probe found four members of the security forces helped kill 10 Rohingya militant suspects at Inn Din village on September 2, leaving their bodies in a...

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CM retorts, says he was not so weak

20 Jan 2018 | PNS | Ranchi

Under searching questions for quite some time, Chief Minister Raghubar Das responded with all firmness to the unified Opposition in the House and answered some of its allegations to turn the tide. In his reply, particularly on the charges of inaction and being under pressure, the CM trained the gun on the JMM for running ‘baap-bete ki sarkar’ in the State...

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