The puppets of Nadia

Seventy-two-year-old Jagbandhu Singh is both happy and sad. He feels dejected that puppetry has lost its shine in the glamourous world of television and social media, even as he remembers the heydays of the glorious traditional art when he was flooded with shows and hardly had time

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Gender inequity dominate JLF this year

In January every year, book lovers converge in the pink city for the ‘Zee Jaipur Literature Festival’ (JLF). People browse through a remarkable collection of books and also listen to and interact with celebrity authors/writers over five days of debates, lectures and discussions. A huge attraction is

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An exotic bicycle museum

Columbus discovered USA and since then it has become a land of opportunities for many. This mystic land is also the world’s largest tourist destination. The most popular tourist destinations in the US are of course the magical Disneyland, Universal Studios, the Grand Canyon, Las Vegas, San

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Name and fame

There was once a finance minister, from non-South Indian State I might add, who used to call me Mr Alphabet because of the length of my name. His own name was a ­poverty-stricken two-word thing. Worse, both words were of two syllables. But I shan’t be churlish because he was right.

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What millennials want…

Fifty per cent of the world’s population is under the age of 30. This is the highest youth population in history, and the latest World Economic Forum Global Shapers Survey (covering more than 30,000 individuals under 30 from 186 countries) tells us what today’s young leaders think

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Ask the parrot

Amma Meenakshi, pick a card for Ramya after worshipping Kamakshi,” says Selvam. Meenakshi, the parrot, squeaks and hops out of the cage, climbs up a box seemingly to worship Goddess Kamakshi, who is placed on top of the box, alights and pecks at a stack of tarot

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Wash or Wipe?

When Indians go abroad they do not demand a health faucet; rather they try adapting to the western style, wiping after they are done in the washroom. Many dump the used tissue in the dustbin present in the toilet, for fear of a clogged drain which may

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Reaching for the stars

Rotary District 3250 celebrated their District Conference, Sitarey, at Delhi in the presence of RI Director C Basker, his spouse Mala and TRF Trustee Sushil Gupta. PDG J B Kamdar was the RI President’s Representative. Over 1,200 delegates attended the event. [caption id=”attachment_17719″ align=”alignnone”

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Handloom needs a hand

Rotarians of D 3011 payed a fitting homage to the indigenous culture of Indian handlooms while adding glitz and glamour to the Annual Rotary District Foundation Ball. Dubbed as Tana – Bana, a cultural extravaganza organised by DG Ravi Choudhary and spouse Ritu in Gurugram, the event

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