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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...

Culture Lane

Sunday, 12 Aug 2018 | Pioneer | in Agenda

Demi speaks out after her overdose The American pop singer Demi Lovato has spoken out about her battle with addiction, saying she needed “time to heal and focus on my sobriety” days after media reports said she was taken to a Los Angeles hospital suffering from a suspected overdose. “I have...

Oddlyenough

Sunday, 12 Aug 2018 | Pioneer | in Agenda

Patriots fan turns Brady’s autograph into a tattoo A young Connecticut woman didn’t want to ever lose the autograph she got from Tom Brady. The New England Patriots star signed 19-year-old Megan Uhrynowski’s arm after a practice at Gillette Stadium on Monday night that she had attended with a friend. Uhrynowski,...

Fit as a mother

Sunday, 05 Aug 2018 | Miniya Chatterji Lilaramani | in Agenda

All the cliches about the pleasure of being a mother are true; it is the greatest pleasure one can ever experience. But it is also hardwork and responsibility, and for this, each mother is fighting fit A few years ago, 32-year-old Maria Kang in California posted on social media a photo...

Culture Lane

Sunday, 05 Aug 2018 | Pioneer | in Agenda

Hathaway attacks ‘white privilege’ Anne Hathaway has urged white people to ask “how decent are we really” after a black teenager was killed in California. Nia Wilson, 18, died after being stabbed in the neck in Oakland recently. A suspect, John Lee Cowell, was arrested in connection with the...

oddlyenough

Sunday, 05 Aug 2018 | Pioneer | in Agenda

Ballet to cure Mexico City’s traffic blues Remedios Rosas was walking down a Mexico City street Saturday when she saw seven tutu-clad dancers tiptoe to the sidewalk, their chins held high, and join pedestrians waiting to cross the road. When the light changed, music started and the dancers leaped into the...

Culture Lane

Sunday, 29 Jul 2018 | Pioneer | in Agenda

Taylor Swift to star in Cats movie Taylor Swift is to take her first lead acting role in the film adaptation of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Cats, directed by Tom Hooper. Swift, 28, has one significant screen credit to her name: She voiced the environmentalist Audrey in the 2012 animation The Lorax....

Oddly enough

Sunday, 29 Jul 2018 | Pioneer | in Agenda

Lady Antebellum calls police lip sync of its song ‘amazing’ An Ohio police department’s entry in a lip sync challenge sweeping the nation has gotten rave reviews — including from the country music group whose song is featured. Middletown police Chief Rodney Muterspaw says he’s “overwhelmed” by the response to a...

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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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