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Reinventing roots

Tuesday, 09 Jan 2018 | Upasana Singh

Maestro RANI KARNAA talks about the relevance of preserving traditional dance forms in contemporary times. By Upasana Singh An evening of Sufi melodies, awe-inspiring performances of kathak dancers took us to the courtyards of bygone era. Such was the kind of ambience created at Sajan Saan Rooh Rihaniyoon (two lovers are...

The topical woman

Tuesday, 09 Jan 2018 | Team Viva

Artist Asit Kumar Patnaik talks to Team Viva about his series based on the dominant figure in our orthodox culture Women have been an object of desire from time immemorial. Her ability to reproduce has been her biggest attribute in the society. She was defined by her flaws but in the...

BON VOYAGE

Monday, 08 Jan 2018 | Team Viva

Travellers will seek experiences that are defined by their personality, interests and style, says a survey Destinations continue to determine the kind of trips one wants to take but one cannot ignore that ultimately immersive experiences will take precedence over destinations. In the coming years, travellers will seek experiences that are...

TREND BLAZER

Monday, 08 Jan 2018 | Team Viva

Sushant starts a social book club If his Instagram handle is anything to go by, one can gauge that Sushant Singh Rajput is an avid reader and regularly posts profound thoughts, quotes and poems over his social media. In an attempt to further his love affair with the written word, the Gen-X...

The sound of music

Monday, 08 Jan 2018 | Angela Paljor

Singer Mohammed Irfan takes time out from his hectic recording schedule to talk about his special gig at Gaana Bollywood Music Project. By Angela Paljor Have you hummed to the tune of Banjaara (Ek Villain), Muskurane (Citylights) or even the newer version of Pal Pal Dil Ke Paas (The Unwind Mix)?...

Transform your body

Monday, 08 Jan 2018 | Kritika Dua

CrossFit trainer Shivoham talks about workout techniques sans any gym equipment or machines. People use hectic lifestyle as an excuse on a day-to-day basis, saying ‘I don’t have time for exercise’, ‘I have to spend time with my family’, ‘I have work and other prior commitments’. But what they are...

The perfect companion

Monday, 08 Jan 2018 | AP

Scientists hope to inject robo-cat with AI to help provide comfort to seniors Imagine a cat that can keep a person company, doesn’t need a litter box and can remind an aging relative to take her medicine or help find her eyeglasses. That’s the vision of toymaker Hasbro and scientists at...

Stop glorifying violence

Monday, 08 Jan 2018 | Brahmakumar Nikunj ji

Freedom of media is extremely important and should be zealously guarded, but at the same time responsibility should co-exist with freedom, says Rajyogi Brahmakumar Nikunj ji One of the notable changes in our social environment in the 20th and 21st century has been the saturation of our culture and daily lives...

Digital detox

Monday, 08 Jan 2018 | IANS

Working on mobile devices from home may affect family life Too much office workload? Do not bring it home as it might spoil the intimacy you share with your partner and affect your professional life too, warns a new study. According to the researchers, using a mobile device at home for work...

Perils of perfectionism

Monday, 08 Jan 2018 | IANS

Social media pressurises young adults to perfect themselves in comparison to others, which makes them dissatisfied with their bodies and increases social isolation, says a survey The drive to be perfect in body, mind and career among today’s college students has increased by more than a third over the past three...

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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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State in dilemma over SC orders on Padmaavat release

19 Jan 2018 | Staff Reporter | Bhopal

With the decision of the Supreme Court setting aside notification issued by the Madhya Pradesh Government banning the release of Hindi movie ‘Padmaavat’, the State Government is in dilemma.The Government does not know what to do in the new scenario...

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