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BY DR SAUMITRA MOHAN
National Rural Employment Guarantee Programme (NREGA) has been in operation for over four years and is being implemented in all the districts of the country. NREGA has turned out to be one of the most fascinating schemes launched by the State, generating lots of expectations because of the success story it has turned out to be.
Rachel Shelley, a British television actress, portrayed Elizabeth Russell in Ashutosh Gowarikar’s Lagaan. Paul Blackthorne played her villainous and racist brother Captain Andrew Russell. Having spent his early childhood on British Military bases in both England and Germany Blackthorne’s performance was brilliant, and his painstaking training in Hindi for six months paid off. But it did nothing to fetch him more roles in Hindi films.
By K D L Khan
The year 2010 marks the one hundredth anniversary of the construction of the famous edifice known as the Thibaw Palace at Ratnagiri, 225 kilometres from Mumbai.
By Mário Cabral e Sá
It is a very delicate juncture of time, when the world’s engines of growth are just about emerging out of recession. We have witnessed an almost unprecedented global economic meltdown which had taken the proportion of a crisis.
By Tomazinho Cardozo
Naxal violence is on the rise. During the last few months hundreds of security personnel have been killed. Earlier only the security forces were targets but now civilians are not spared too. Numerous innocent citizens are killed by the Naxals in cold blood.
By Marilia Priyanka Fernandes
The phone bill needs to be paid, the gate needs fixing, the diet program has to be started, the garden needs tending, groceries are needed at home and the deadline for the report at work is fast approaching.
By Dr Kasturi Desai
Lavender is an exotic plant introduced in India especially for its essential oils. It is a beautiful herb in the garden having gray-green, pointy leaves, which grow in a bushy shape. It is topped with tall spikes of pale violet flowers most of the summer.
By Khushwant Singh
When the RSS supremo Mohan Bhagwat nominated Nitin Gadkari as head of the BJP, he made it clear that his top priority was to replace old leaders, specifically L K Advani, by getting younger men and women to take over leadership of the party and chalk out programmes more suited to needs of modern times. However, at the recently concluded meeting of its executive, nothing seemed to have changed.
By Santosh Pradhan
Bhubaneswar revealed itself to us slowly and pleasantly. Exploration of this ancient city constantly surprised and kept us in awe. Our first brush with Bhubaneswar was nothing but pleasant, with broad roads and pavements, very little traffic and clean surroundings welcoming us.