An astonishing amalgam of murder mystery, dark feminist comedy and paean to William Blake from the Polish winner of the 2018 International Man Booker prize
By: Sarah Perry Olga Tokarczuk, whose 2007 novel Flights was awarded the International Man Booker in 2018, is a figure of considerable stature and controversy in her native Poland. An outspoken feminist and public intellectual, she has been castigated as a targowiczanin: an ancient term for a traitor. Drive Your Plow Over the Bones of […]
With a host of popular characters back this autumn, picking up from where you left off has rarely been more fun
By: Kitty Empire It’s easy to be sniffy about franchises, especially when they absorb all oxygen and shelf space. But there is such pleasure in catching up with characters in which you are invested. Returnees stud this autumn’s books calendar – few bigger than Jacqueline Wilson, whose most famous creation, care-home rebel Tracy Beaker, is […]
Ruskin Bond on impulses that shaped his literary endeavours
By: K.C. Vijaya Kumar Ruskin Bond finds joy in the small things. It could be a flowering shrub near a brook; a crow taking a swig from his beer; or just the mist swirling into his cottage at Landour, up in the Himalayas. Bond loves these vignettes and he has a way with words that […]
Why Supreme Court quarrels must be resolved within its walls
By: Krishnadas Rajagopal Senior advocate Fali S. Nariman’s God Save the Hon’ble Supreme Court is a reminder that the institution of the Supreme Court of India is cast in stone, permanent. The judges, men and women, who occupy the institution are but birds of passage. They come and they go. However, their frailties, ego, collegiality […]
Road safety knowledge and awareness should be disseminated amongst the population through education, training and publicity campaigns.
By: Dr.Tasaduk Hussain Itoo Road traffic accidents are an outcome of the interplay of various factors, some of which are the length of road network, vehicle population, human population and adherence/enforcement of road safety regulations etc. Road accident causes injuries, fatalities, disabilities and hospitalization with severe socio economic costs across the country. Consequently, road safety […]
Every morning one wakes up to a plethora of news and the talk about the prices of petrol and diesel have become a routine discussion. Without any doubt, the prices have risen to their highest compared to the earlier years even when the price of crude oil, a major ingredient in the production of domestic […]
Do well-known artists have a right to appropriate other people's photographs to make 'art'?
By: M Neelika Jayawardane Last week, the respected and well-known American artist Hank Willis Thomas’ work was exhibited by the prestigious South African gallery, the Goodman, at the Johannesburg Art Fair. One of Thomas’ works, prominently displayed at Goodman Gallery’s booth, was an image based on an altered version of an iconic photograph taken by […]
BY: Dr Ajmal Rashid Bhat The number of adults and older teens with diabetes in valley is increasing at a faster rate. Diabetes: ‘The hardest thing is waking up and part of your body has gone’ here has been a noteworthy increment in the predominance of hazard factors for Non-Communicable infections, for example, Type 2 […]
(Our job seekers, before their interviews need to pin down their strengths, outline their technical and soft skills, and define what makes them a desirable candidate. With such a huge flow of students aiming for the same jobs now, one should be clear with that why he/she should be given a job? They need to be at the top of their game, and try harder to leave a good impression in interviewers’ mind).
A knowledge sharing program was recently organized by the ICFAI group. The theme chosen for the program was ‘the role of teachers in enhancing the employability skills of the students’. The program started with the discussion whether job or career is ideal for our students? The unanimous answer was that job may be temporary and […]
By: Javeed Ali As the Muharram-ul-Haram 1440 AH is in progress, every one of us is commemorating the martyrdom anniversary of Imam Hussain (A.S.) and his companions which they gave for the revival of the Islamic principles in the battlefield of Karbala in Iraq. The event which happened in the year 61 of the lunar […]