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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...

Netarhat Beauty behind the cavern

Sunday, 22 Jul 2018 | Somen Sengupta | in Agenda

Netarhat is a place so beautiful that even the British felt the need of keeping it hidden, writes Somen Sengupta As the calm and almost underpopulated road is taken on the way to this destination, one tends to wonder, “Is it Netarhat or nature hut?” But, well, as William Shakespeare...

Almost a masterpiece

Sunday, 22 Jul 2018 | ANUBHAV PRADHAN | in Agenda

The Evolution of Ghalib Author : Hasan Abdullah Publisher : Rupa, Rs 995 Abdullah has managed to make his book unique in content and style. If only he had tempered his passion with the reason to which he so early lay claim in the narrative, this book would have been a true...

Mental health and law in India

Sunday, 22 Jul 2018 | Archana Jyoti | in Agenda

Forensic Psychiatry: An Indian Perspective Author : Dr RC Jiloha, Dr Prerna Kukreti, Dr Dinesh Kataria Publisher : JAYPEE Brothers Medical, Rs 1,295 This book is ideal for those interested in the field of Forensic Psychiatry, which is still in a nascent stage in the country. It deals with related legal...

Congress inching towards Mahagathbandhan in UP?

Sunday, 22 Jul 2018 | Hari shankar vyas | in Agenda

Sources say the SP, BSP, Congress, and RLD have almost arrived at the seat-sharing agreement. This is a conventional formula, which ensures seats for the winning candidate and for those who are on the second position. According to this formula, the Congress might get eight seats For some time now, there...

Culture lane

Sunday, 22 Jul 2018 | Pioneer | in Agenda

Downton Abbey film confirmed to shoot A big-screen transfer for Downton Abbey has been rumoured for almost as long as the show has been on television. But on Friday the movie was confirmed, with creator Julian Fellowes scripting, The Book Thief’s Brian Percival to direct and Universal Studios to distribute. Production...

Oddlyenough

Sunday, 22 Jul 2018 | Pioneer | in Agenda

Rapper buys every seat to take strangers to movies A Maine rapper surprised moviegoers with free tickets to a sci-fi satire movie. Rory Ferreira, who goes by the stage name Milo, bought all 129 seats to the 4.20 pm showing of the movie “Sorry to Bother You” at the Nickelodeon in...

Briefly Speaking

Sunday, 22 Jul 2018 | Pioneer | in Agenda

An orange a day for better eyesight People who regularly eat oranges are less likely to develop one of the leading causes of blindness, according to a study. Researchers based in Australia investigated whether eating the citrus fruit affects the likelihood of a person developing macular degeneration. One of the most...

Spirituality through holistic education

Sunday, 22 Jul 2018 | Raunak Jain | in Agenda

Giving our children the gift of an education system that focuses on holistic development and is spiritually rich could be our best contribution to the world, writes RAUNAK JAIN Holistic is a word that originates from ancient Greek and which means to encompass “an entire thing”. Ancient Greeks had created a...

Someone has the key

Sunday, 22 Jul 2018 | Ajit Kumar Bishnoi | in Agenda

Life would not seem like a lock without a key to humans if they believe in God, writes AJIT KUMAR BISHNOI Do we feel complete? Or is there a feeling that something is missing? Why are our minds so restless? What are we looking for? We, humans, being the intelligent species...

Take charge and work on the self

Sunday, 22 Jul 2018 | Bharat Bhushan Padmadeo | in Agenda

Worried parents of a female child came seeking answer to a volley of questions: “What’s there in my daughter’s course of destiny that her marriage is not coming about despite our best efforts during the last couple of years? She has already completed 33. Many a times, we came...


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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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