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Sunday, 12 Aug 2018 | Pioneer | in Agenda

Hookah more harmful than cigarette Smoking hookahs is more harmful than traditional cigarettes, say scientists who found that puffing the water pipe for just half an hour can lead to the development of cardiovascular risk factors. The study by researchers at University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) in the US...

Opulence enhances the quality of life

Sunday, 12 Aug 2018 | Ajit Kumar Bishnoi | in Agenda

One often mistakes money, fancy clothes, comfortable furniture, and shiny objects as markers of opulence. The real wealth of human life lies in the sense of peace that we experience when we understand the ways of God, writes AJIT KUMAR BISHNOI Opulence is the results of earlier good /spiritual deeds done...

Monitor your thought trends

Sunday, 12 Aug 2018 | Bharat Bhushan Padmadeo | in Agenda

A regular reader of this column wishes to know as to what lies in store of her destiny. But at the same time she asserts that she doesn’t believe in astrology, palmistry, tarot cards and such destiny-defining disciplines. She, however, believes in the theory of karma. I am not surprised...

India-US relations in new orbit

Sunday, 12 Aug 2018 | Virendra Gupta | in Agenda

New Delhi and Washington need to show greater maturity and confidence in dealing with each other. We have to get rid of past prejudices which dogged our relations during the Soviet era. In this perspective, the US must recognise that Iran is one of the largest suppliers of crude oil...

Trump’s America First and Trans-Atlantic divide

Sunday, 12 Aug 2018 | Manan Dwivedi | in Agenda

Before his visit to London, US President Donald Trump had raised questions about whether the UK’s current Brexit plan is ‘what they voted for’. What troubles Donald Trump is the manner new trade understanding with the EU is being prepared by the May Government following a common rule book with...

Imran Khan’s Pakistan

Sunday, 05 Aug 2018 | Ashok Behuria | in Agenda

The cricketer-turned politician’s charisma has finally worked in Pakistan. What remains to be seen is how he will address the outstanding issues with India. Will he, as a favourite of the Army, make it understand the value of giving peace a chance? Or will he just toe the line? Imran Khan...

Ruthlessly yours

Sunday, 05 Aug 2018 | ANUBHAV PRADHAN | in Agenda

If we were to go back to historians’ definition of a courtesan, we will find out that they were female intellectuals who belonged to unconventional households and earned a living through poetry, song, and dance, Ruth Vanita tells ANUBHAV PRADHAN South Asian cultures have a richly varied history of courtesans. Far...

Of love, memories, and the self

Sunday, 05 Aug 2018 | JASBIR JAIN | in Agenda

The Last email Author : Mridula Garg Publisher : Speaking Tiger, Rs 299 Mridula Garg’s The Last Email shows that in a relationship, one can almost never know what’s real and what’s not. Even after years of conversation, there’s always scope for ‘rewriting’. It can only be understood in retrospect, says JASBIR JAIN A...

For the environment

Sunday, 05 Aug 2018 | SRINATH RANGARAJAN | in Agenda

The Climate Solution Author : Mridula Ramesh Publisher : Hachette India, Rs 550 The book undertakes the important task of making theories and facts about climate change accessible to common people, says SRINATH RANGARAJAN The fact that climate change has become a ubiquitous phenomenon needs no emphasis. The effects are there for all...

Maya meets Pawar: The birth of Maharashtra mahagathbandhan?

Sunday, 05 Aug 2018 | Hari shankar vyas | in Agenda

It was a successful meeting between Mayawati and Sharad Pawar. Pawar, after consulting with the Congress, has decided to give space to Mayawati in the alliance for Maharashtra. Sources say that talks for an alliance between the Congress, NCP, and BSP have finished and distribution of seats will also be...

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Steel sector witnessing positive growth: Narendran

17 Aug 2018 | PNS | Jamshedpur

Tata Steel celebrated Nation’s 72nd Independence Day with patriotic fervour at its Jamshedpur Works and across its locations. The celebrations began with TV Narendran, CEO& Managing Director Tata Steel, hoisting the tricolor, which was followed by a ceremonial march past and the National Anthem...

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