Thursday, April 26, 2018

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22 Apr 2018

Are we ready for a social break-up?

22 Apr 2018 | 1:26 AM

Mark Zuckerberg’s testimony to the US Congress has brought a new wave of uncomfortable revelations about the social network. Like how it spies even on people off the platform and how even the Facebook founder’s data, too, has not been safe.

Putting agri-waste to agri-use

22 Apr 2018 | 1:26 AM

A biomass power plant is similar to a thermal power plant, but instead of coal, it uses green fuel. Agriculture waste — such as paddy and wheat straw, cotton stalks and leaves, which are left over after harvesting of the crop — comprise the natural fuel.

Giving back — a diaspora success story

22 Apr 2018 | 1:26 AM

A Canadian immigrant of Indian origin donated $10 million to the University of Lethbridge, the largest gift that the university had ever received.

15 Apr 2018

Rise of the marathon runner

15 Apr 2018 | 1:54 AM

Indians are lacing up and taking to the streets as marathon participation becomes a country-wide rage. As they surge, so do the numbers, year after year.

When the will became a weapon

15 Apr 2018 | 1:54 AM

Subedar Joginder Singh is a just-released Simarjit Singh-directed 1962 India-China War biopic. It has actor-singer Gippy Grewal in the lead with Aditi Grewal as his charming consort.

Mulk Raj Anand’s angst with ‘isms’

15 Apr 2018 | 1:54 AM

A few years before he died, I happened to meet Mulk Raj Anand at Hauz Khas, New Delhi. Anand wondered aloud why I should have travelled a good distance to see him and asked me humorously whether Indian researchers would ever give up the three chachas of early Anglophone Indian writing, the other two being Raja Rao and RK Narayan.

04 Mar 2018

No more blue boys & pink girls

04 Mar 2018 | 2:17 AM

What if I asked you to choose between the colour blue and pink? Would it be presumptuous of me to predict that a vast majority of men would pick blue? I think not.

The Irish matriarch of Punjabi theatre

04 Mar 2018 | 2:17 AM

In these times when the discourse has turned highly monolithic, it serves us to highlight the importance of hybrid spaces. And that is what makes it important for us to tell the story of this great Irish dame.

Living in a fair ‘word’

04 Mar 2018 | 2:17 AM

Acasual comment heard recently, “In many ways, a woman is like an onion; the layers are endless,” stirred something in me as a writer, reader and student of the past.

Break free from the male mould

04 Mar 2018 | 2:17 AM

THIS year only six days separate Holi and Women''s Day, providing an occasion for airing that well chronicled idea about how men''s lives are different from those of women, though they belong to the same species.

Drink, be merry

04 Mar 2018 | 2:17 AM

Women authors have been at the forefront of literary creation since eons.