Author: Statesman News Service

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  • The intrepid traveller

    The intrepid traveller

    A rendezvous with travel gurus? Check. Yummy food. Check. Virtual travel to exciting locales? Check. The second edition of the Gypsy Travel Festival 2018, held recently at The High Street Phoenix, Mumbai, ticked all the boxes for a wholesome travel and entertainment show. India’s only curated Business-to-Consumer travel event, it represented a rich congregation of …

    March 22, 2018
  • Mobile technology

    Mobile technology

    After successful events in California, Beijing, Berlin, Moscow and Paris, AppsFlyer’s Mobile Attribution and Marketing Analytics (MAMA) conference touched down in the Capital on 7 March. The conference brought together some of the industry’s biggest players and thought leaders, including executives from Google and Facebook in India, to discuss the latest opportunities, challenges and trends …

    March 22, 2018
  • Colourful Kerala

    Colourful Kerala

    Kerala is one of the states blessed with an abundance of natural beauty that is a major attraction for tourists. With the Arabian Sea along its entire coast-line, Kerala, also known as God’s Own Country, receives not only a good number of domestic tourists but also foreign tourists. And the state wants to continue this …

    March 22, 2018
  • Celebrating women artists

    Celebrating women artists

    A recent art exhibition, showcased women artists and their contribution to Indian art. A review by Aruna Bhowmick.

    March 22, 2018
  • Power of arts

    Power of arts

    The HCL Concerts received an overwhelming response for their sensational show, comprising Bollywood and Beyond, the specially curated fusion of popular Bollywood songs by Kavita Krishnamurthy and the mesmerising Violin numbers by L Subramaniam and his versatile orchestra; and Parampara, presented by Hema Malini, Esha Deol and their Natyavihar Kalakendra, in Bharatanatyam and Odissi dance …

    March 22, 2018


    The year was 2014 when the newly-appointed Prime Minister Narendra Modi strongly advocated in his maiden Independence Day speech for building a toilet in every household in the country. Of course, his speech from the ramparts of Red Fort drew praise from every quarter of society as he mentioned how lack of toilet led to …

    March 22, 2018
  • To live, and die, with dignity

    To live, and die, with dignity

    A latest Constitution bench judgment of the apex Court has authoritatively held that “meaningful existence of a human being” includes his choice to die without suffering. The Court enunciated a broader legal framework protecting the dignity of terminally ill patients or patients in persistent vegetative state (PVS) with perceived less scope of recovery. The jurisprudence …

    March 22, 2018
  • The Aadhaar conundrum

    The Aadhaar conundrum

    After more than seven decades of our independence, we finally saw a moment when our right to privacy culminated against the State exigencies. Inter-alia several path-breaking rulings, through Justice K. S. Puttaswamy (Retd) vs. Union of India, the Supreme Court preserved our right to privacy and placed it within the four walls of Article 21 …

    March 22, 2018
  • Why the Left is withering away

    Why the Left is withering away

    Talking to reporters after the defeat of the CPM in Tripura, the Politburo member of the party, Brinda Karat said that the BJP was able to win the elections on money and muscle power. The Left leader is not ready to analyse the defeat. Such an approach is an insult to the people’s mandate in …

    March 22, 2018
  • Giving as real wealth of ‘human-omics’

    Giving as real wealth of ‘human-omics’

    The ‘Massachusetts Institute of Technology Review’ has an interesting article this March titled ‘If you’re so smart, why aren’t you rich? Turns out it’s just chance’, featuring Alessandro Pluchino’s computer simulation to explore how people become wealthy. Professor Pluchino and his colleagues at the Italy’s University of Catania tackled questions such as: What factors influence …

    March 22, 2018
  • The ‘rogue’s gallery’

    The ‘rogue’s gallery’

    Since 1979, the US Department of State has routinely designated certain countries as ‘State Sponsors of Terrorism’, indeed countries that have “repeatedly provided support for acts of international terrorism”. Apart from countries, the department has also mentioned organisations and individuals to expose, isolate and deny them access to the US financial system. These listings can …

    March 22, 2018
  • AIADMK’S dilemma

    AIADMK’S dilemma

    The AIADMK government in Tamil Nadu of the Edapadi K Palaniswami-O Pannerselvam duo, propped up in Fort St George by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, is hoist with its own petard. When the party’s official spokesman and former Lok Sabha member K Palanisamy, reflecting the popular sentiment of party cadres, announced that it would back the …

    March 22, 2018
  • Copybook blotted

    Copybook blotted

    Nobody can deny that if the management of foreign affairs has notched up a single success under the stewardship of Mrs Sushma Swaraj it has been when repatriating/assisting Indians caught in the troubles in West Asia. And it would be churlish not to recognise its efforts ~ alas, now proven unsuccessful ~ to trace the …

    March 22, 2018
  • Two varsities in Haryana granted autonomy by UGC

    Two varsities in Haryana granted autonomy by UGC

    Haryana’s two universities, including Kurukshetra University, Kurukshetra (KUK) and Guru Jambeshwar University (GJU) of Science and Technology, Hisar are among the 21 state universities granted autonomy by the University Grants Commission (UGC) giving these varsities different degrees of freedom in academic and administrative decision-making. While stating this on Wednesday, Haryana Education minister Ram Bilas Sharma …

    March 21, 2018
  • ‘All Commissions reports to be tabled in Assembly‘

    ‘All Commissions reports to be tabled in Assembly‘

    The Punjab government will table all reports of the various Commissions set up by it in the Assembly, Chief Minister Amarinder Singh announced on Wednesday. The CM said this while replying to a query raised by the Leader of Opposition Sukhpal Singh Khaira during the speech of MLA Sukhjinder Singh Randhawa on the motion of …

    March 21, 2018
  • Amarinder govt taking credit for Badal govt’s works: SAD

    Amarinder govt taking credit for Badal govt’s works: SAD

    Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) president Sukhbir Singh Badal on Wednesday said that the Amarinder Singh government is taking credit of the work done by the previous Parkash Singh Badal government. Addressing a press conference, Badal said from the each and every achievement listed out in the Governor’s Address on Tuesday, during the opening day of …

    March 21, 2018
  • CAG raps Haryana for non-utilisation of funds

    CAG raps Haryana for non-utilisation of funds

    The Comptroller and Auditor General (CAG), has slammed the Haryana government for non-utilisation of funds on welfare of construction workers despite the existence of schemes and availability of eligible workers. In its latest report tabled in Haryana Assembly, the CAG revealed that an amount of Rs 2,535.94 Crore was received by the Haryana Building and …

    March 21, 2018