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A legacy of conflict

Sunday, 19 Aug 2018 | Kumar Chellappan | in Agenda

A succession war is brewing in the DMK after Karunanidhi’s death, with both Stalin and Alagiri staking a claim to their father’s political legacy. This, along with the churning in the AIADMK after Jayalalithaa’s death, is bound to have an impact on the political landscape of Tamil Nadu in the run-up to 2019 Lok Sabha polls, writes Kumar Chellappan Tamil Nadu politics sans Muthuvel Karunanidhi is like the drama Hamlet without the Prince of Denmark. Karunanidhi and Jayalalithaa (who predeceased him...

Cong might play Priyanka card in UP to rein in Modi

Sunday, 19 Aug 2018 | Hari shankar vyas | in Agenda

It seems that speculations over Priyanka Gandhi’s foray into active politics never stop. Some now say she will fight the Lok Sabha Elections from Raebareli, her mother Sonia Gandhi’s seat. Rahul Gandhi is not expected to leave his seat, Amethi, and Sonia will head to the Rajya Sabha in all...

Mothers’ role in nurturing India

Sunday, 19 Aug 2018 | Vishwajeet Kumar / Aarti Kumar | in Agenda

The world’s fastest growing economy that ranks 131 on the Human Development Index may witness a million child deaths this year, mostly due to preventable causes. Over 10 million children who survive every year will have stunted growth and development that will cripple their human potential and diminish their economic...

The death of Indian TV

Sunday, 19 Aug 2018 | UMANG AGGARWAL | in Agenda

Censorship and taste of the masses have been two of the major arguments used in defence of the content churned out by traditional TV post-2000, as compared to the more recent digitalised content. But the family audience-friendly content of TVF's latest web series, Yeh Meri Family, shows that there's more...

Rescuing the story of Kashmir

Sunday, 19 Aug 2018 | UMANG AGGARWAL | in Agenda

Kashmir: Glimpses of History and the Story of Struggle Author - Saifuddin Soz Publisher - Rupa, Rs 595 Saifuddin Soz displays how there cannot be a single, reliable account of Kashmir’s past. His balanced and well-researched book highlights the lived experience of Kashmiris and adds a rare, human touch to their story,...

Caustically engaging

Sunday, 19 Aug 2018 | JIGYASA HASIJA | in Agenda

Acid Author - Sangeetha Sreenivasan Publisher- Penguin, Rs 499 Sangeetha Sreenivasan’s Acid is powerful and almost corrosive in its use of natural imagery. Its unique style forces the reader to look at life from unusual points of view, writesJIGYASA HASIJA An unpretentiously titled book, Acid, which is Sangeetha Sreenivasan’s translation of her 2016...

teaching a billion people

Sunday, 19 Aug 2018 | Miniya Chatterji | in Agenda

Unless we offer our children education that opens up the mind with questions rather than closes it with answers learnt by rote, we can’t nurture solutionaries who will deliver freedom from starvation to those amongst us who are hungry A hundred years ago, learning by rote, standardised tests, and a homogenised...

Culture Lane

Sunday, 19 Aug 2018 | Pioneer | in Agenda

‘I’m sorry for unprofessional behaviour’ Actor and director Casey Affleck has addressed allegations of harassment for the first time, saying he contributed to an “unprofessional environment” on the film set of I’m Still Here. The 42-year-old said he took responsibility for the “really unprofessional” atmosphere on the set of the 2010...

Oddly enough

Sunday, 19 Aug 2018 | Pioneer | in Agenda

martial arts schools face off for front-flipping record A pair of Chinese martial arts schools faced off on TV to compete for an unusual front-flipping Guinness World Record. The Zhonghua Martial Arts School and Tagou Martial Arts School appeared on a Guinness World Records Special in Beijing to compete for the...

Declare independence from worry

Sunday, 19 Aug 2018 | Rajinder Singh | in Agenda

Trust God in all areas of life. We can do so through meditation where we will experience God’s presence firsthand, writes SANT RAJINDER SINGH In the past few years, there has been a great interest amongst doctors, researchers, and people in the field of psychology concerning the effect worry has on...

A song for the moment

Sunday, 19 Aug 2018 | Pramod Pathak | in Agenda

Seventy-two years of Independence is not a small period. We need to think where have we come and where we are heading. Over seven decades ago, a Prime Minister had spoken about our tryst with destiny that culminated into Independence after a long struggle. He exhorted all Indians on the...


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Ranchi girl wins Int’l beauty contest

19 Aug 2018 | PNS | Ranchi

Yet another girl from the Capital City Khushboo Vijay became the winner of Miss India International Global 2018 and will be representing India next year in Malaysia 2019 for World Finale. The event was held in Guwahati on August 2018...

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