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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...

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...

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...

Briefly Speaking

Sunday, 05 Aug 2018 | Pioneer | in Agenda

Baby’s sex, pregnancy issues Scientists have found that the placentas of male or female babies control the level of small molecules which may explain the reason behind why pregnancy complications may vary depending upon the baby’s biological sex. The findings show that the genetic profile of the placentas of male and...

The art of devotion

Sunday, 05 Aug 2018 | Yogi Ashwini | in Agenda

The concept of guru was introduced to bring human beings closer to God. With the guru’s help, a shishya can attain moksha, writes YOGI ASHWINI Let’s try to understand the guru-shishya relationship from the perspective of a shishya. The guru has been given the highest place in the shastras. He is...

The pieces of peace puzzle

Sunday, 05 Aug 2018 | Ajit Kumar Bishnoi | in Agenda

There is no one scientific formula or magic trick that can lead you to happiness. Happiness is a way of life. Happiness comes from generating inner peace and building a life upon it, writes AJIT KUMAR BISHNOI A jigsaw is a picture printed on cardboard or wood that has...

Birds of a feather

Sunday, 05 Aug 2018 | Pramod Pathak | in Agenda

Birds of a feather flock together. This is an old, school-time proverb that suggests that people of similar tastes, likes and preferences choose to be together. The origin of this proverb is not certain, some attribute it to the mid-16th century satirist, William Turner. Others believe that it is much...


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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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