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Bush names Jamshed Choksy to humanities council

A professor of liberal arts at Indiana University was nominated by President George W Bush to the prestigious National Council on the Humanities for a six-year period beginning January 27. Bush......

India-born poet Vijay Seshadri wins 2014 Pulitzer Prize

India-born poet Vijay Seshadri has won the prestigious 2014 Pulitzer Prize in the poetry category for his collection of poems ‘3 Sections’. The 98th annual Pulitzer Prizes in......

He served tea, I am a mason, says the man facing Modi at home

Narendra Modi's mother washed utensils to make a living. Madhusudan Mistry's grandmother, who brought him up, was a vegetable vendor. Mistry's trajectory from poverty to membership of the all......

'There can be no second Khushwant Singh'

Khushwant Singh was a courageous writer. He was a superb mentor of young talent, had great generosity of spirit, was extremely tolerant and was, on many levels, a true secular Indian, says Shobhaa......

Memories of '62: Does India know China today?

On the title page of the Top Secret Report, Henderson-Brooks quotes the Chinese tactician Sun Tzu: 'Know yourself, know your enemy: A hundred battles, a hundred victories', says Claude Arpi,......

India needs leaders at many levels: Sam Pitroda

Sam Pitroda, chairman of India's National Knowledge Commission, believes the United States' model of a liberal arts education is applicable in the revamping of higher education in India and that......

Allow varsities to hire foreign faculty: Montek

The Plan panel on Friday supported changing laws to allow varsities to hire foreign faculty and said it is aiming an increase in enrollment ratio in higher education to 30 per cent in the next 15......

Dubai-based Indian donates $20 mn to Boston Varsity

UAE-based Indian-origin global entrepreneur Rajen Kilachand has donated $25 million to Boston University, the largest single donation in the college's 172-year history.The money will support BU's......

Diesel prices may be freed next fiscal: Rangarajan

Prime Minister's Economic Advisory Council Chairman C Rangarajan on Thursday said, diesel prices may be freed from the government control by next fiscal. The proposed move would lead to......

Men behind top Indian tycoons' success

In 2005, Lanco Infratech was a bit player in the power sector with 400 Mw capacity. Come March 2011 and Lanco will have 4,000 Mw capacity, making it among the largest power producers in the private......

Gulaab Gang is a thought-provoking, masala movie

Hindi cinema seems readier than society to focus on women. It is not just rape one is talking about, though an act of rape and its consequent injustice unfolds in most narratives. Suddenly women......

Review: Tom Cruise saves mankind YET AGAIN in Oblivion

Oblivion, outside its spectacular, smooth surface, is only a middling effort that borrows liberally in tone and technique from just about every science-fiction movie there is, writes Sukanya......

Review: Tom Cruise saves mankind YET AGAIN in Oblivion

Oblivion, outside its spectacular, smooth surface, is only a middling effort that borrows liberally in tone and technique from just about every science-fiction movie there is, writes Sukanya......

First Look: Nagarjuna's socio-fantasy film Damarukam

Of late, Nagarjuna has been acting in different genres of films. In the last year the superstar was seen in Gaganam (a song-less thriller) and Rajanna (where he made an entry into the film 40......

Birthday Special: Zohra Sehgal turns 100!

Like most memorable stories, this one too, begins long, long ago. On April 27, 1912, to be precise when a naughty little girl was born. She loved to climb trees and engage in all sorts of antics to......

Team India aim to break home jinx in World Cup

Having faltered twice at the doorstep of the title contest previously when they hosted the World Cup, India would be eager to break the jinx this time around and regain cricket's most coveted......

Ferguson shocked as Rooney says he wants to go

Wayne Rooney has told Manchester United he wants to quit the club, leaving manager Alex Ferguson "shocked and bemused" and paving the way for a bidding war to start for the England striker.......

Saddened Tiger Woods says divorce took a toll on his game

Tiger Woods said on Wednesday the break-up of his marriage was far more difficult for him than he had let on and that the fallout from his string of infidelities had poisoned his golf game. Woods,......

French Open 2010 poster by Pak-born Indian artist

The Indian representation in this year's French Open is not confined to just the Somdev Devvarmans and Leander Paeses alone.The official poster for French Open 2010 iscreated by 64-year-old artist......

  People speak for liberal arts

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mahamootha
Q. how many of them study
Mahamootha:  A.  more

http://qna.rediff.com/questions-and-answers/how-many-of-them-study/27240993/answers/

Prakash Chandra
Q. Quest Smile : My ex gf from Karachi says Art exhibition is becoming popular in Pakistan. Paintings are sold more and more.Is Pakistani brand of Islam becoming liberal ?
Prakash Chandra:  A. Liberal studies may also be considered "liberal arts." It consists of studying various subjects to acquire a broad base of knowledge in...... more

http://qna.rediff.com/questions-and-answers/quest-smile--my-ex-gf-from-karachi-says-art-exhibition-is-be/26107084/answers/27241000

Quest
Q. hindi desh ke rastra bhasha kyun honi chahiye?koi aur bhasha kyun nahi?agar haan toh kaunsi?why only hindi should be the nationla language of india and why not some another language?If yes then what is the main reason?
Quest:  A. can'y comment on this type of qsn....sorry more

http://qna.rediff.com/questions-and-answers/hindi-desh-ke-rastra-bhasha-kyun-honi-chahiyekoi-aur-bhasha-/25473490/answers/26107094

seluraaj
Q. why did the Pope resign ?
Seluraaj:  A. Hindi should be the national language of India because Hindi is the most widely spoken and understood language in almost every part of India....... more

http://qna.rediff.com/questions-and-answers/why-did-the-pope-resign-/25206070/answers/25473548

truth exposed
Q. what are the accepted basic beliefs of Sanatana dharma ?
Truth Exposed:  A. HOLY SEE In a shocking press conference Sunday, Pope Benedict XVI revealed to the world that he will be stepping down from the Catholic Churchs...... more

http://qna.rediff.com/questions-and-answers/what-are-the-accepted-basic-beliefs-of-sanatana-dharma-/24800899/answers/25206079

  Web results for Liberal Arts
Dartmouth President Calls for End of "High-Risk and Harmful Behaviors" that Stand in the Way of College's Future

/PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The president of Dartmouth College has called for an end to high-risk and harmful behavior on campus that is hurting... ...

http://in.sys-con.com/node/3061965
Fable for democracy

One of the eeriest ironic stories I have read recently is by the Portuguese novelist, Jose Saramango. The novel, titled Seeing is a story of an... ...

http://www.deccanchronicle.com/140417/commentary-columnists/article/dividing-lines-fable-democracy
Doom or boon?

Category ** Automation: doom or boon?- Roar Bjonnes While the Progressive Utilization Theory (PROUT) propounder P.R. Sarkar and many other... ...

http://www.speakingtree.in/spiritual-blogs/masters/wellness/automation-doom-or-boon
Rio Hires AGB Search, Announces Presidential Review Committee

PRWeb 2014-04-16 AGB Search will coordinate the national search for the 22nd president of the University of Rio Grande. Current Rio Grande... ...

http://www.bizwireexpress.com/showstoryPRWeb.php?storyid=194907
Mines Names Joel Lueken New Athletic Director

PRWeb 2014-04-17 Joel Lueken has been named athletic director at the South Dakota School of Mines & Technology in Rapid City, S.D. Lueken... ...

http://www.bizwireexpress.com/showstoryPRWeb.php?storyid=194897

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