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'For 1,400 years India led the world in science'

'Indian science was perhaps more rational than the European science of the time.' 'Nobody tried or convicted Aryabhata just because he said Rahu-Ketu is nonsense.' 'Some Indians take the extreme......

Rationalist Bhagwan booked for 'outraging' religious feelings

An FIR has been registered against rationalist free-thinker and Kannada writer K S Bhagwan, who is facing the wrath of fringe rightwing outfits and threats to his life, for allegedly......

Who's who in the Congress's infamous 25

Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan came down heavily on Congress leaders for "persistently and willfully obstructing the House" and suspended them for 5 days. The members who have been punished......

You could tell Dr Kalam was unhappy when he said...

'You are a funny guy, I say...' 'The amazing thing about A P J Abdul Kalam was how he retained his composure even when some of the engineers challenged his assumptions.' 'It must have been hard for......

'Chinese naval vessels in Indian Ocean should not be taken as a threat'

Justifying the docking of Chinese submarines in Karachi and Colombo, a Chinese think tank questioned criticism in India of the presence of Chinese naval ships in the Indian Ocean, saying China has......

20 key predictions for India and the world in 2016

It's that time of year when columnists are tempted to speculate about what this New Year will bring. Who am I to resist the temptation?  Image: Global economic growth will continue to be......

Balance of payments: Why we should not be complacent

Actually, the BoP crisis had been in the making for several years, rues Shankar Acharya It has been just over two years since India suffered a mini balance of payments crisis in the summer of 2013.......

Few pointers that suggest Modi's Bharat is away from major reforms

To better understand what is going on, it may be useful to break up the problem into four different (but related) parts: setbacks to major reform efforts; slowdown in other reforms; inaction or......

The dual economic logic for 'Make in India'

Most economists would agree that rapid manufacturing-led growth is what India needs and must seek to promote, says Ajit K Ghose. The prime minister's 'Make in India' campaign signals a key......

'Modi@1: It has been a good year for the economy'

The Modi government's first year was certainly better in terms of economic policy initiatives than any of the 10 under the previous government, notes Shankar Acharya In less than a fortnight the......

Why Quentin Tarantino's mythology will outlive his filmography

'The real problem that has affected Tarantino's films is not their amorality. On the contrary, it's their misplaced morality.' 'The basic pitches for his movies, off late, tackle such pre-resolved......

'Live from the heart. Dil Se'

'Embrace all that this life has in store for you, let your heart be as deep as the deepest ocean and as wide as the farthest horizon.' Beautiful words from Shah Rukh Khan. Shah Rukh Khan's messages......

Why we admire Satyajit Ray so much

To his uninformed detractors -- including the late Indian actress Nargis Dutt -- filmmaker Satyajit Ray was a tireless chronicler of Indian poverty whose Pather Panchali captured the attention of......

Hitler-built stadiums hosting Europe's biggest Jewish sports event

Jewish athletes will compete in European Maccabi Games, hosted by Germany for first time People walk in front of the Olympic Park during preparations for the 14th European Maccabi Games in Berlin.......

MS Dhoni gets honorary doctorate

Indian skipper Mahendra Singh Dhoni was on Monday awarded an honorary doctorate by De Montfort University after the conclusion of a Twenty20 practice match against Leicestershire. Dhoni was praised......

Has Indian cricket peaked?

India, says Shankar Acharya, can stay at or near the top in the ICC Test and ODI rankings for a year or two, but it's downhill thereafter. Every Indian has views on two subjects: Pakistan and......

Another feather in the cap for Gerrard

England and Liverpool football ace Steven Gerrard was conferred honorary fellowship by Liverpool John Moores University on Thursday.The 28-year-old midfielder, who was awarded the MBE last year,......
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Teri names RK Pachauri executive vice-chairman

NEW DELHI: Former chief of The Energy and Resources Institute (Teri) R K Pachauri has been appointed executive vice-chairman of the organisation... ...

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Whither Presidency

My first foray into writing columns for The Statesman was an article on Presidency College, titled The Turning Point (January 6, 2011). It was my... ...

http://www.thestatesman.com/news/opinion/whither-presidency/122269.html
Justice Anil R. Dave launches Press Law and Journalists Watchdog to Guidedog by Prof. (Dr.) S. Sivakumar

Previous story: eHosting DataFort To Provide Next Generation Data Centre Services with its Cisco Next story: New Delhi: Honble Mr. Justice... ...

http://www.apnnews.com/2016/02/07/justice-anil-r-dave-launches-press-law-and-journalists-watchdog-to-guidedog-by-prof-dr-s-sivakumar/
Descendants of G.U. Pope retrace his days at Ooty

G.U.Pope (1820-1908) spent 40 years in Tamil Nadu and in 1858 translated Thirukkural and Thiruvasagam into English. He lived in Ooty for some... ...

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Farewell to G.S.N. Raju

Andhra University has witnessed progress during his tenure due to the support and cooperation he had received, Prof. G.S.N. Raju said at a function... ...

http://www.thehindu.com/news/cities/Visakhapatnam/farewell-to-gsn-raju/article8201560.ece?ref=tpnews

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