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Social engineering: BJP's Bihar formula to swing a vote?

Aiming to send the right signal to different sections of society, the BJP has embraced figures like Chuhar Mal, Emperor Ashoka, Ramdhari Singh Dinkar and Maharana Pratap. Mayank Mishra reports. The......

Why we must lose sleep over Hindu terror

Symbols are very crucial in nation-building. As a national symbol of a secular country, the adoption of Emperor Ashoka as a role model and adopting some of the symbols established by him, is......

A P J Abdul Kalam: All human beings carry divinity inside themselves

'This can lift us out of confusion, misery, melancholy and failure, and indeed guide us when it is contacted.' 'For us to ignite our spirituality, we need to look inward and transcend our egos. We......

When Hindus ate beef, India was NEVER conquered

'There is a remarkable link between the eating of beef (or at the very least, tolerating the eating of beef) and India being a superpower.' 'In India, whenever an empire was strong, religion took a......

Prayers, stupas & more: Modi's date with Sri Lankan history

"Looking forward to a wonderful day," Prime Minister Narendra Modi tweets before he leaves Colombo. G Sudhakar Nair/PTI reports from Anuradhapura Prime Minister Narendra Modi offers prays at the......

Vedanta chief's Emperor Ashoka inspiration?

Rajni Bakshi argues that if people don't struggle for fair and equitable prosperity right now, they might lose the chance of doing so in the future.Sometime last year a non-governmental......

India's new export: video games

With multiple limbs and each hand wielding a different weapon, the fearsome Indian warrior-goddess Kali is a natural video-game character. And next year, Kali will be coming to game consoles, PCs,......

Meet India's king of gaming

Last year, Indiagames, the Mumbai -based gaming company, hit the jackpot when China's Tom Online acquired 80 per cent stake in a multi-million dollar buyout.Coming soon from Indiagames are the......

INTERESTING television shows coming up in 2015

Here's a look at the shows coming up! Television might just get more interesting this year, with some good new shows coming up. We take a look:   Chakravarti Ashoka Samrat, Colors Image:......

'Ajay Devgan will become a valued character actor'

Rajkumar Santoshi's Halla Bol, which releases on January 11, looks quite interesting. The film has Ajay Devgan play a struggling actor, who soon becomes a star. His humbleness is swiftly replaced......

Sushmita Sen to play Ashoka's wife

SushmitaSenhas repeatedlyconfessed wanting to bepart of ahistorical project. It has never happened, until now.If all goes well, she will play Emperor Ashoka's fifth wifeina film on the Mauryan......

Will Salman make a good Lord Rama?

Can you imagine any other actor playing the father abandoned by his children in Baghban, besides Amitabh Bachchan? Do you know that one of the major reasons why Santosh Sivan's Asoka failed was......
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'Sad Bihari' RS Prasad dubs Swabhimaan rally as 'Apmaan rally'

11 pm Patna, Aug.31 ( ANI ): Dubbing the Swabhimaan Rally organised by the Mahagathbandan of the Janata Pariwar at Gandhi Maidan as an... ...

http://www.aninews.in/newsdetail2/story231241/-039-sad-bihari-039-rs-prasad-dubs-swabhimaan-rally-as-039-apmaan-rally-039-.html
On a little-known architectural trail in Madhya Pradesh

Do you know where lime mortar for cementing was first used in India? Which Garuda pillar was built by a Greek? Know about India's antiquity at... ...

http://www.outlooktraveller.com/article/on-a-little-known-architectural-trail-in-madhya-pradesh-1008000
Rs.5 postal stamp on Ashoka released

Union Telecom Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad on Monday released a Rs.5 postal stamp in honour of Indian emperor Ashoka."This postal stamp in honour... ...

http://www.prokerala.com/news/articles/a578962.html
Archaeologist-caterer Kurush Dalal dissects evolution of modern foods

The evening had just wound down at Katy's Kitchen, Kurush and Rhea Dalal's Mazgaon central kitchen from where they run a raging catering business.... ...

http://www.mid-day.com/articles/archaeologistcaterer-kurush-dalal-dissects-evolution-of-modern-foods/16476195
Around the world with Ratan Thiyam

In driving rain and on the road leading to the campus of Ratan Thiyam's Chorus Repertory Theatre in Imphal, dozens of Manipuri women can be seen... ...

http://www.livemint.com/Leisure/HElSRyXJ2t9lb4TBr6DB9O/Around-the-world-with-Ratan-Thiyam.html

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