Manipuri dancer explores human cost of war(19:08) By Siddhi Jain New Delhi, March 20 (IANS) The plight of refugees and their constant state of movement and instability became the central theme of "1 Sq Ft", a contemporary dance act by Manipuri choreographer Surjit Nongmeikapam, who was first inspired by the horrors of the World World II wreckage in Manipur.
Pakistan: It is more of the same (Column: Spy's Eye)(20:36) By D.C. Pathak The street smart tactics of the Pakistan army -- played out by Prime Minister Imran Khan at its behest -- to some how diffuse the overwhelming pressure of international opinion blaming it for collusion with Islamic militants, are not doing much for it this time.
Lost a battle, hope not the war (Column: Close-in)(19:52) By Yajurvindra Singh India, with a 2-0 lead against Australia in the five-match One Day International (ODI) rubber at home, looked certain to clinch another series. But the final result of a 2-3 defeat did come as a rude shock to the Indian camp.
Budding talent: Filmmaking gives freedom, confidence to young girls (IANS Special Series)(10:16) By Siddhi Jain New Delhi, March 17 (IANS) In a packed auditorium, a short film begins with the opening scene of a young woman worried about attending a meeting with her injured foot. Her friend cautions her that if she does not wear high heels she wont be able to make a good impression. The woman heeds the advice but even before she can make it to the meeting, she stumbles and her heels fall off.
The return of the Brahmin? (Comment)(12:49) By Saeed Naqvi In 1996 my book "The Last Brahmin Prime Minister" was on the stands. The title was so controversial that friends like Dilip Padgaonkar stopped talking to me - but only for a short while. He was too dear a friend.
Biotechnology can be Indian economy's next success story (Column: Active Voice)(12:30) By Amit Kapoor Over the last two-to-three decades, the major success story of the Indian economy has been the stellar growth of its IT industry. But as the dividends from the sector reach the eventual inflection point, India needs to build similar competencies in other industries to ensure sustained growth and prosperity.
InvITs & REITS: Moves in the right direction (Column: Behind Infra Lines)(12:14) By Taponeel Mukherjee The recent news regarding the Embassy Real Estate Investment Trust (REIT) listing and the possible listing by Reliance of its fibre assets through an Infrastructure Investment Trust (InvIT) bring our attention to an important topic. Additionally, issues around participants in capital markets adopting sophisticated strategies to utilise capital for optimal projects and partnering with capital providers are worth analysing.
Ten weeks and five hits: Content matters (Column: B-Town)(10:10) By Vinod Mirani The superstars have been failing on a regular basis to deliver notwithstanding their Eid, Diwali, Christmas and other festival release dates not to mention 4000+ screens and enhanced ticket rates! Anything goes in the name of stunts and the special effects will do the job is not working anymore! So, now is the time to turn to content oriented films. When a maker has solid content, a superstar is not needed. Of the reigning but 50+ superstars, only Aamir Khan seems to have realized this fact! Or, so his film Dangal and his portrayal of a determined Haryanvi father, wanting to turn his daughters into world class wrestling champs, has proved!
TRS ahead of rivals as campaigning picking up in Telangana(15:20) By Mohammed Shafeeq Hyderabad, March 10 (IANS) Fresh from its landslide victory in the December 2018 Assembly elections, a confident Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS) is ahead of its rivals as the campaigning is picking up for the coming Lok Sabha polls.
Markets likely to continue to gain ground in coming week (IANS Insight-Market Watch)(14:28) By Arun Kejriwal Markets had a good showing last week and continued their gains from the previous week. The Midcap and Smallcap segment outperformed the benchmark indices on expected lines. BSE SENSEX was up 607.62 points or 1.68 per cent to close at 36,671.43 points. NIFTY gained 171.90 points or 1.58 per cent to close at 11,035.40 points. BSE Midcap gained 2.08 per cent and BSE Smallcap was up 3.91 per cent. This positive movement in the smaller stocks has brought smiles on the faces of many investors after a very long time.
DIEning TABLES (Column: Food Funda)(14:14) By Aditti Ahluwalia I have grown up in a typical Punjabi household. The place was Patiala. During the peak of any season, our oddly planned, 50's built house would be such a cacophony... the din
Money is the magnet: Big screen barons join the OTT bandwagon (Column: B Town)(13:16) By Vinod Mirani From being skeptical about every other form of entertainment available in town and considering it as an opposition, taking crowds away from a cinema hall, the film industry has now embraced all that goes in the name of entertainment. There were times when the arrival of a circus or a Ram Leela in a town were considered as major opposition to films playing in cinemas.
Kohli and his merry band of men all ready for the World Cup 2019 (Column: Close-in)(13:02) By Yajurvindra Singh The selection of the Kohli-led merry band of men for the most prestigious cricket tournament, the World Cup 2019, has never been so intensely discussed before. India seems to be the red hot favourites to lift the cup and so for the millions of fans, the sparkle of another World Cup victory seems eminently possible. This has, therefore, excited the brain cells of most Indian cricket followers.
India in the Islamic world (Column: Spy's Eye)(11:54) By D.C. Pathak Amidst the ongoing repercussions of the punitive air strike made by the Indian Air Force to take out the training camp of Jaish-e-Mohammed (JeM) at Balakot in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province of Pakistan, the address of India's External Affairs Minister - Sushma Swaraj - at the Foreign Ministers conference of OIC at Abu Dhabi on March 1 was an event of extraordinary significance for the geopolitics of South Asia, the future of India-Pakistan relations and the so-called Islamic world itself.
Why doesn't the Congress mention economic reforms? (Column: Political Circus)(12:20) By Amulya Ganguli Since there is a dreary sameness about the speeches of both Narendra Modi and Rahul Gandhi, the commencement of the elections will provide most people with the opportunity to not only vote for their favourite candidates, but also a respite from the political boasts and accusations.