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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...

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,...

The power of a hug

Sunday, 12 Aug 2018 | Pramod Pathak | in Agenda

Though a now-famous hug in the Indian Parliament created a flutter and became the subject matter of social media gossip, the seriousness of a hug cannot be overlooked. It is a gesture with many manifestations. From a means to strengthen friendship bonds to a technique of public relations, a hug...

Pride of Knowledge

Sunday, 12 Aug 2018 | Sant Rajinder Singh | in Agenda

In order to lead meaningful lives, human beings must understand that they don’t know everything; they must trust God, writes SANT RAJINDER SINGH Ego manifests itself in different forms. We usually refer to ego as pride. Pride means that we think we are responsible for our attainments. We attribute all that...

Briefly speaking

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...


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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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