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Wading through murkiness

Sujoy Gupta This book subtitled “Lessons from the entry and exit of CEOs” sounds like a heavyweight management text book. But it reads almost like a story book thanks to R Gopalakrishnan’s style. His self-confidence stems from his familiarity with opening and closing boardroom doors in Lever and Tata. The author doesn’t mince words describing anxious and ambitious career seekers …

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10 iconic DD shows

With Doordarshan recently completing 60 years, here’s a look at some of the shows that used to be extremely popular during the channel’s heydays HT MEDIA HUM LOG Made on the lines of a Mexican television series, ‘Ven Conmigo’ using the education-entertainment methodology, ‘Hum Log’ tackled social issues like family planning, empowerment of women, alcoholism, and drug abuse. A middle-class …

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The rise of the pop-up museum

Manoj Sharma Aditya Arya, a photographer and visual historian, believes museums are a great way to engage people in experiential learning, and if people cannot go to a museum for some reason, the museums should be taken to them. No wonder, in the past two years, Arya has organised over a dozen curated pop-up camera museums across Delhi-NCR. These pop-up …

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The humour within paraprosdokians

Karan Thapar You won’t find the word in the Oxford dictionary but it’s in Wikipedia. Paraprosdokians is defined as a figure of speech in which the second half of a phrase or sentence is surprising or unexpected. It can be a clever form of wit or a neat way of taking a dig. I most enjoy paraprosdokians when they’re used …

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India’s perception battle

India’s Kashmir policy has become a problem with the American Left, which is developing a narrative about the Narendra Modi government that is partly fallacious. Some of this was on display during the hearing on Kashmir by the United States House Foreign Relations subcommittee. The proceedings were largely symbolic, for the executive continues to dominate policy. Only 14 Congress representatives …

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A look at the strangest eyes in nature

Maneka Sanjay Gandhi Human eyes are among the least useful and become weaker with age, genes, or bad nutrition. The animal kingdom on the other hand has the strangest, most complex eyes in it. From six eyed spiders to geckos that can see 350 times better than humans. Some animals see infrared, and ultraviolet, parts of the spectrum not visible …

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A pragmatic country sometimes has no past

Canadians are not boastful, though in fact they have a great deal to boast about. We have a lot to learn from them, though they don’t tell us to Ramachandra Guha I was in four countries in September. I began the month in my homeland, India, which once thought of itself as having shown the way to other ex-colonies by …

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Many words for one… in Romi Konkani

FREDERICK NORONHA Some books are more equal than others, or so it seems at least in Goa. That would have been fine, had it not been for the arbitrary basis on which such value is judged. Recently, I’d argued elsewhere that we in Goa judge the worth of a book based on such extraneous factors as where the book is …

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Decoding the Nobel Prize for India

It is the second time an Indian has been awarded a Nobel Prize for economics. This demonstrates that the best of Indian education is world-class. The award should also create awareness of the loss India is suffering by allowing an educational asset as valuable as JNU to be embroiled in controversy Mark Tully Economics can soar into the stratosphere of …

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Bramhan: The battle within

TENSING RODRIGUES Going by the names of places and the gotr (families) of all the bramhan that Parsuram ‘brought’ and settled in Parsuramksetra, leaving out the sarasvat, and possibly the citpavan, all were the Kuru-Pancal bramhan. Inclusion of sarasvat in this list seems to be an aberration. Sarasvat parted ways with the Kuru-Pancal bramhan very early; even before the latter …

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