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MISSING COMEDY

BY T N ASHOK / Historically comedy has been the piece de resistance of Indian films, whether from the south or the north. For almost five decades of the more than seven decade era of Indian films, comedy was a must and often movies had a parallel comedy track. It was like an insurance policy for the financiers, if the main story was not appealing, the parallel comedy track..

Sex and Octopus

BY BOSCO CELESTINE / Even after death,the popularity of Paul Octopus, who shot to fame during this World Cup Soccer in South Africa has not diminished.
So many powerful Presidents and Prime Ministers have died but failed to find space in news papers and electronic channels the world over as Paul’s demise in an aquarium in Germany. “Paul amazed the world by correctly ..

RE-SURGENCE OF KHADI

By ANGSHUMAN DEY/ Khadi and non-violence were two powerful weapons with which Mahatma Gandhi equipped Indians to throw out British colonial rulers. In 1920, Indian National Congress had at its Nagpur session first declared its aim to promote khadi as the nationalist fabric which Gandhi referred to as “livery of freedom”. Soon, khadi became the symbol of defiance as massive ..

Fairy Queen back on track

The ‘Fairy Queen’, the oldest surviving functional steam engine in the world is once again ready to entice the people. The historical train would be on track between National Capital Delhi and Sariska National Park, Alwar, Rajasthan. The majestic Fairy Queen rolled out for the erstwhile East Indian Railway. For the first time after 1908, the Fairy Queen rolled again on ..

Date : The Superfruit From Arabian Desert

Here comes Holy Ramadan, the month of fasting, prayers, charity, abstinence, spirituality, tolerance, family and social bonding, and other rewarding deeds.

Unfortunately, some of us misinterpret or are unaware of the concept, implication, and benefits of fasting during Ramadan. The practice of fasting is not meant to deprive the body of food, but to detoxify and purify ..

Repository of knowledge and harmony

Khuda Bakhsh Library is not merely a library; in fact it is a nucleus of multi-dimensional activities. It caters to the needs of intellectuals and scholars, promotes research, advocates communal harmony and also serves public. During the last fifty years it has organised about 200 extension lectures, talks, group discussions and debates. Eminent personalities have delivered..

Taj is most popular Asian destination

NEW DELHI (TIA /AGENCIES)- India’s most beautiful architectural monument, Taj Mahal has been chosen as most popular Asian destination. Built by Mughal emperor Shah Jahan in 1653 in memory of his wife, Mumtaz Mahal, is the grand winner of the voters’ choice for the most popular Asian destination.For centuries, the Taj Mahal has inspired poets, painters and musicians..

Kashmir in Korea

Though a world apart from each other, there are quite a few resemblances between Korea and Kashmir other than a militarized line dividing the region. Iftikhar Gilani reports from Seoul, Gwangju and Korean border..

Those desiring to become instant milliona

Strive for excellence

The youth constitute the majority of India’s population and for the next few decades, India will continue to have a large proportion of young people. I believe that when the 540 million youth of our country are educated, and they work determinedly in the spirit of service for the country..

SPORTS

IOA on its own cannot pull out of the 2022 CWG Games: Sports Minister

Harpal Singh Bedi / New Delhi Sports minister Kiren Rijiju on Tuesday made it clear that a decision abou ...

ICC World Cup: Australia beat England by 64 runs, enter semis

@icc Australia crushing victory dashed England's World Cup semi-final hopes Australian captain Aaron Fin ...

“Women Hockey team made India Proud”: Kiren Rijiju

Harpal Singh Bedi / New Delhi Union sports minister Kiren Rijiju on Tuesday hailed the Women’s hockey te ...

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MARQUEE

116-year-old Japanese woman is oldest person in world

  AMN A 116-year-old Japanese woman has been honoured as the world's oldest living person by Guinness ...

Centre approves Metro Rail Project for City of Taj Mahal, Agra

6 Elevated and 7 Underground Stations along 14 KmTaj East Gate corridor 14 Stations all elevated along 15.40 ...

CINEMA /TV/ ART

Bollywood expresses grief over death of Girish Karnad

AMN / MUMBAI Celebrated filmmaker Shyam Benegal, who directed Karnad in critically-acclaimed films "Manthan ...

Girish Karnad is no more

WEB DESK / Bengaluru Renowned actor, dramatist and Jnanpith awardee Girish Karnad passed away in Bengaluru to ...

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ART & CULTURE

Noted English writer Amitav Ghosh conferred Jnanpith award

    AMN Renowned English writer Amitav Ghosh was conferred the 54th Jnanpith award for the ...

Sahitya Akademi demands Rs 500/- from children for Workshop

Andalib Akhter / New Delhi India’s premier literary body, the Sahitya Akademi, which gives huge awards, p ...