We can achieve God

We can achieve God

Sunday, 13 January 2019 | Ajit Kumar Bishnoi

The requirements to achieve God are a handful, but the rewards are phenomenal. The best part is getting benefits right through the process; we don’t have to wait till reaching the goal, writes AJIT KUMAR BISHNOI Throughout our lives, we try to achieve some goal, like being self-sufficient, gain respect in...

The making of Michelle Obama

The making of Michelle Obama

Sunday, 13 January 2019 | UMANG AGGARWAl

Becoming Michelle Obama is a classic example of the American dream coming true. It narrativises the journey of the first African-American First Lady as she strives to find her voice in an impartial world, writes Umang Aggarwal She might not be the US First Lady anymore, but Michelle LaVaughn Robinson Obama...

Politics of raising safety bogey

Politics of raising safety bogey

Sunday, 06 January 2019 | Sanjeev Kumar Tiwari

Naseeruddin Shah, Aamir Khan and their ilk have already made a fortune through the same public cheers, but now they ‘fear safety’ in India. The latest is from Zameer Uddin Shah, ex-Lt General in the Indian Army. Considering their successes, such reactions on safety seem fake, pregnant with sinister design We...

Making of modern south india

Making of modern south india

Sunday, 06 January 2019 | Excerpt

The architecture, culinary culture, commonly shared beliefs, and inherent diversity of South India has intrigued travellers as well as historians over the years. This book by Rajmohan Gandhi offers detailed history of the region. An edited excerpt After combining to defeat Vijayanagara in 1565, the Deccan sultanates of Bijapur, Ahmadnagar, Golconda...

Taking the lihaaf off progress

Taking the lihaaf off progress

Sunday, 06 January 2019 | Kalyanee Rajan

An Uncivil Woman Author : Rakhshanda Jalil Publisher : OUP India, Rs 550 This book offers critical insights into the works of Ismat Chughtai and discusses the position of the controversial author vis-a-vis the Progressive Writers’ Association, writes KALYANEE RAJAN Ismat Chughtai (1911-1991) was a fearless and trailblazing stalwart of Urdu fiction, unequivocally...

Oddlyenough

Oddlyenough

Sunday, 06 January 2019 | Pioneer

Girl’s facial swelling caused by a leech A six-year-old girl brought to a Vietnam hospital with swelling in her nose turned out to have a leech living inside her face. A video filmed at Bat Xat General Hospital in Lao Cai province shows a doctor using tweezers to pull a...

Culture lane

Culture lane

Sunday, 06 January 2019 | Pioneer

The year of UK’s female pop stars Female pop stars have seen their popularity rocket in comparison with their male counterparts, according to analysis of time spent in the UK Top 40 chart this year. Data analysis by the Press Association found that five of the top 10 most popular acts...

When The ‘Very Very Special’ Batsman Writes

When The ‘Very Very Special’ Batsman Writes

Sunday, 06 January 2019 | AAKASH AGGARWAl

281 and Beyond Author : VVS Laxman Publisher : Westland, Rs 699 Full of rare inside stories about the Fabulous Five of the Indian cricket team woven into an engaging and personal narrative, VVS Laxman’s 281 and Beyond is one of the most honest cricketer biographies, writes AAKASH AGGARWAL Cricket today is a lot...

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