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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...

Learn to gracefully accept change

Sunday, 05 Aug 2018 | Bharat Bhushan Padmadeo | in Agenda

A stressed out mother daughter duo came seeking guidance on how to combat serious mental issues the family was faced with. The old lady in her opening remarks said: “Hell has broken in my life. Nothing good is happening. My daughters are not getting married. I know that my end...

Structuring a new BRICS

Sunday, 05 Aug 2018 | Nalin Kumar Mohapatra | in Agenda

Two large countries of BRICS — India and China — are facing terrorism and challenges of energy security. Russia has plenty to offer, but the problem for BRICS is that the member states do not have a coordinating structure which can chart out an effective energy policy for Global South....

Otherisation of migrants in Kerala

Sunday, 05 Aug 2018 | VR Jayaraj | in Agenda

It is an irony that Kerala, which is witness to inhuman discrimination against its emigrant workers in the Gulf, is subjecting migrants from other Indian States to undergo the same agony in God’s Own Country A strange kind of dislike is spreading fast among the people of Kerala towards the migrant...

HECI a step to revamp higher education system

Sunday, 05 Aug 2018 | SUDHIR HINDWAN | in Agenda

The efforts of the Government can be considered successful if the proposed reforms via Higher Education Commission of India raise Indian higher education standard to the global level and stem the brain drain The proposed Higher Education Commission of India (HECI) has brought to light the need for reforms in higher...

But Natural

Sunday, 29 Jul 2018 | Navneet Mendiratta | in Agenda

A new wave of awareness is driving consumers to pay attention to the composition of products they have so far been blindly using for daily care, and check labels for ingredients that have gone into the products they are buying, finds out Navneet Mendiratta Health is serious business. As people are...

‘Trans’forming gender norms in India

Sunday, 29 Jul 2018 | APOORVAA NAVEEN JOSHI | in Agenda

India has come a long way in its approach to transgenders in society. But considering the state of transgender students in Indian universities, a lot more still needs to be done for them, writes APOORVAA NAVEEN JOSHI After West Bengal and Maharashtra, Assam became the third State to get a transgender...

Decoding desire in India

Sunday, 29 Jul 2018 | SANYA DANG BERI | in Agenda

Infinite Variety: A History of Desire in India Author : Madhavi Menon Publisher : Speaking Tiger, Rs 599 This book studies changes in attitudes towards desire in India, and gives readers an alternative version of the nation’s history. It shows how and why a cloud of conservatism hovers over India’s culture, writes...

Within the family

Sunday, 29 Jul 2018 | APOORVAA NAVEEN JOSHI | in Agenda

A Place for Us Author : Fatima Farheen Mirza Publisher : Hogarth, Rs 599 A Place For Us is a readable and relatable novel about the highs and lows of an Indian Muslim family. It has cathartic moments and lessons for almost all families, writes APOORVAA NAVEEN JOSHI Set in California, A Place...

Sena-BJP ties: Doubt looms after no-confidence motion

Sunday, 29 Jul 2018 | Hari shankar vyas | in Agenda

Uddhav is said to be ready to fight the Lok Sabha Elections on the old formula of seat sharing, but wants the old formula for the Assembly Elections as well, apart from the CM’s chair for his party. This is said to be the bone of contention between the BJP...

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....


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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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