Around 50,000 students from Telangana, currently in their intermediate first year in colleges in Seemandhra cities, are planning a return journey so as to not lose the local status in Eamcet-2014. As per Eamcet rules, students can appear as local candidates only if they complete their intermediate studies in the same state. In Eamcet 2014, […]
There is something fundamentally wrong with our country’s outlook. India still goes around as if it was a major global power and yet it hardly take a firm stance to justify its own beliief. The latest is an American ship that floated around Indian waters with weapons in it. Our three major wings of Defence […]
There’s a study that reveals that 33 per cent of urban Indians believe that the pros of having slum dwellers outweigh the cons. To be exact, it’s the services rendered by these people that curry favour with their betters. What about the grime, the slime, the dirt, the disease, the half-clad kids, the shelters of […]
Sunday’s stampede near a famous temple in Datia, Madhya Pradesh, claimed 115 lives and maimed an unspecified number. This only brings a whiff of déjà vu, something so familiar as not to sustain our attention for long. But look at the pattern. Sixty-five years after freedom, the country does not have a map of places […]
It isn’t failing after all. India’s disaster management system is a topic under intense discussion in the light of Phailin. Kudos to their preparedness in the wake of the impending natural calamity, which resulted in minimising loss of human lives! Also, thanks to the multi-media channels for making weather the top headline. The recent Uttarakhand experience was obviously a lesson in learning. Comparisons to its US counterpart Katrina helped garner added alertness.
The globular onion, king of kitchen, represents the whole of vegetable kingdom. And, it is this ‘humble but important’ veg that will set the tone to the forthcoming Assembly polls in five states. Onion has always held a special place in Indian culinary culture. There are few delicacies that can scorn at onion and yet […]
Ego hardly has a role to play when the talk is about people who have experienced similar childhoods, have faced life’s battles head-on and managed to ride its ebb and flow with a calm, stoic equanimity. My grandmother — dad’s mother — has 11 sisters and 1 brother. On an impromptu plan, as most such things are, […]
There is something about the ‘holy earth’ of this country that makes our leaders reserved in speaking about rotten mess that lies under its colourful, much-flaunted facade of democracy and pluralism. Advani had to go Pakistan to speak his mind on Jinnah (the man responsible for India’s partition, according to his party). Shashi Taroor also […]
Evolution is defined as “a gradual process in which something changes into a different and usually more complex or better form”. The phone evolved into a phone/camera/music and video player and GPS all in one. Humans, depending on who you talk to, evolved from monkeys – if you ask my mom, I still act like a monkey at times. But not all humans are created equal. In a short span some of us have evolved – or at least had slight changes that occurred due to lifestyle.
What has finally happened as a fallout of the exposing by media of the slave camps run by Qatar? It may have to forego being the host to the football world cup. That it? That all? What happens to all the men who died trying to make Qatar the splendorous host that Qatar had aspired […]