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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...

India's Iran dilemma

Sunday, 08 Jul 2018 | Rajaram Panda | in Agenda

In light of Trump’s diktat on stopping oil imports from Iran, India must craft its policy carefully, so that it protects its interests with Iran In another of many policy reversals of the previous administrations, US President Donald Trump withdrew from the nuclear deal with Iran that was signed by...

Who let the trash out?

Sunday, 01 Jul 2018 | UMANG AGGARWAL | in Agenda

Virushka’s brush with ‘litter man’ Arhhan Singh is a reminder that every bit of waste makes a mountain of garbage. But the problem is not one individual, it’s the culture of not owning up to the lack of civic sense. It’s time we took responsibility for our own trash, says...

The reel Kaala versus real Rajinikanth

Sunday, 24 Jun 2018 | Kumar Chellappan | in Agenda

Thalaiva’s political ideology seems to be far removed from that of the character he portrays in his recent film, Kaala. Can he fill the void left by the death of AIADMK leader Jayalalithaa, asks Kumar Chellappan Yatha raja tatha praja (As is the king, so are the subjects) is an ancient...

The historic handshake

Sunday, 17 Jun 2018 | Rajaram Panda | in Agenda

Donald Trump and Kim Jong-un have become the first sitting US President and North Korean leader to meet — a historic development that comes after a year of exchanging threats. But is the summit a false dawn or will it spell real peace? The first ever summit meeting between a sitting...

Love at first swipe? The wild world of digital dating

Sunday, 10 Jun 2018 | AAKASH AGGARWAL | in Agenda

In this day and age, digital love may be the Twenty20 avatar with many takers, and classic love may be a version not found easily. But Aakash Aggarwal thinks one should swipe cards, not love The problem with love today is that it is available in all customised sizes and can...

Trump-Kim meet cloaked in uncertainty

Sunday, 03 Jun 2018 | Rajaram Panda | in Agenda

After going back and forth on meeting Kim, Trump has now kept the door open for the summit. But as long as Washington insists on ‘complete, verifiable, and irreversible denuclearisation’ of North Korea, and Pyongyang keeps its vow never to give up its nuclear deterrence until it feels safe from...

The meeting point of ordered complexity

Sunday, 27 May 2018 | Debraj Mookerjee | in Agenda

Debraj Mookerjee — who teaches literature, but is also a keen student of the sciences — attempts to peel the layers of self-inflicted deception that seek to separate the sciences from the arts in the minds of people. He does not merely argue that the twain should meet, he believes...

India-Russia ties: 70 years and counting...

Sunday, 20 May 2018 | Asoke Mukerji | in Agenda

The strength of India-Russia strategic relations will be enhanced by supporting the work of talented individuals from both countries in all aspects of human endeavour to give direction to the future development of bilateral relations in the 21st Century In April 2018, the year-long calendar of events marking the 70th...

The last romantic hero

Sunday, 13 May 2018 | AAKASH AGGARWAL | in Agenda

From a time when filmmakers could not look beyond boy-meets-girl-and-falls-in-love story, the romantic hero seems to have slowly been forgotten by Indian audiences. Is it creative exhaustion due to retelling of the same story? Do viewers want to move beyond love or is there a wider variety of movies that...


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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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