Friday, 31 March 2017

Opinion

A tobacco-free world?

When the World Health Organisation (WHO) opens its large conference in Delhi, India next week about tobacco and smoking, the whole conference site will certainly be tobacco-free, nothing less, of course, in the midst of the many puffing and tobacco-chewing poor Indians. The WHO conference goes under the name COP7, ...

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Kashmir burns once again

27March 2009. Kashmiri protester being beaten by Indian security forces with a brick and bamboo sticks as they detain him during a protest in Srinagar.

Indian authorities have imposed an indefinite curfew in most parts of Kashmir, following the killing of a top rebel commander in the disputed region. Indian officials have termed the killing of Burhan Wani, chief of operations of Indian Kashmir’s largest rebel group, HizbulMujahideen, as a major success against the fighters ...

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Wiki Leaks on Panama Leaks

The word ‘Leaks’ somehow exudes an aura of something sinister or done with a specific purpose by the powers or organizations who are the global movers and shakers. World watchers believe that the doctored information – taken out of context – leaked to the international media outlets is an effective ...

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Gaata Rahe Mera Dil

50 classic Hindi film songs With something for the masses as well as the aesthete, music has traditionally been the saving grace of Hindi cinema. It’s a case study in creative collaboration between people whose backgrounds couldn’t be more different. Authors Balaji Vittal  and Anirudha Bhattacharjee, on p.157 of their ...

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