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Full of sunk treasure: Delhi’s public libraries

Sunday, 15 Jul 2018 | ANUBHAV PRADHAN | in Agenda

For those who predict the end of reading culture, Delhi’s public libraries are an affirmation of their utility and enduring charm, believes Anubhav Pradhan Virginia Woolf’s quip that public libraries are “full of sunk treasure” is apt for Delhi. Our city is a good place to be if you’re fond of...

The Benazir I knew

Sunday, 15 Jul 2018 | Sashanka S Banerjee | in Agenda

There are many versions of what the real Benazir Bhutto was like and why she was assassinated, but for Sashanka S Banerjee, she will always be the woman who went from offending him to befriending him, and sharing dark secrets Ironically, my first experience of meeting Benazir Bhutto was quite unpleasant,...

Saga of Cyberwarfare

Sunday, 15 Jul 2018 | Gautam Mukherjee | in Agenda

THE PRESIDENT IS MISSING Author : BILL CLINTON and JAMES PATTERSON Publisher : Penguin, Rs 1,878 With fictional President Duncan as the protagonist and former POTUS Bill Clinton as a co-author, this book about cyberterrorism is thrilling, eye-opening, and very readable, writes GAUTAM MUKHERJEE This is the first novel from the former two-term...

Exploring controversies, nation, and identity

Sunday, 15 Jul 2018 | Kalyanee Rajan | in Agenda

Will to Argue Author : Sumanyu Satpathy Publisher : Primus, Rs 850 This book would undoubtedly appeal to researchers, literature enthusiasts, as well as general readers interested in a deeper understanding of this multifaceted nation, says KALYANEE RAJAN Today’s globalised world is fraught with a set of controversies affecting all domains of human existence...

Migration and development

Sunday, 15 Jul 2018 | Chinmay Tumbe | in Agenda

India’s position on the global migration map is unique as it sustains considerable volumes of internal migration, emigration and immigration, alongside involuntary migration generated as a reaction to developmental activities, writes Chinmay Tumbe “An ideal society should be mobile, should be full of channels for conveying a change taking place in...

Famished farmers, oppressed workers

Sunday, 15 Jul 2018 | Madan Lall Manchanda | in Agenda

To make India a welfare state was the vision of Nehru, but his socialistic pattern of society did not fully evolve. Traces of the miserable plight of farmers and workers manifest in Urdu literature of the period, says MADAN LALL MANCHANDA Some 100 years ago, Mahatma Gandhi had said that villages...

‘I am a girl, see what I can be’

Sunday, 15 Jul 2018 | Miniya Chatterji | in Agenda

Eunice Olsen’s book is about the lives of courageous women; she hopes that little girls and boys will read it and be inspired about the immense potential that lies within them to be what they want to be The most (and perhaps only?) useful consequence of panel discussions — the...

oddly enough

Sunday, 15 Jul 2018 | Pioneer | in Agenda

Anonymous shopper buys toys worth $1M from store An anonymous person bought $1 million worth of toys at a Raleigh, NC Toys “R” Us last week and reportedly donated them to children. Employees at the store said that they spent all of Friday — the last day the toy store chain...

Culture Lane

Sunday, 15 Jul 2018 | Pioneer | in Agenda

Daniel Craig visits CIA headquarters Daniel Craig visited CIA headquarters in Langley, Virginia, as part of the CIA’s attempt to engage with the public and increase understanding of how intelligence work operates in the real world. Craig is currently preparing to shoot the 25th James Bond film, his fifth and apparently...

Inventions of God

Sunday, 15 Jul 2018 | Sant Rajinder Singh | in Agenda

Human beings have repeatedly tried to use science to argue that God did not create us. But that’s bound to be a losing battle, says Sant Rajinder Singh No matter what religious background we come from, we all are taught that God is the Creator. It is from Him that the...


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Tourism has enhanced in MP: Governor

20 Jul 2018 | Staff Reporter | Bhopal

Governor Anandiben Patel has said that tourism has enhanced in Madhya Pradesh in recent years. Employment to maximum people could be provided through tourism industry...

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