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Book review: Aankhon Ke Us Paar - Foziya Rabab's first collection of poems

Foziya Rabab, Arshia Publications, New Delhi, September, 2017 ISBN 93-86872-02-1, 148 Pages, 500 Rs Reviewed by Manzar Imam

4 Feb 2019 9:12 pm
Patna blues is story of an IAS Aspirant

Patna Blues is Abdullah Khan's first novel. The background of the story is in Patna, a few small cities of North Bihar and nearby rural areas. The main character, Arif, is preparing for the Civil Service examination, which seems natural in Bihar's background, because the passion among youth for government jobs, especially of civil service is being seen for a long time.

30 Jan 2019 7:59 pm
Book review: Competition Act, 2002 : Principles and Practices ( 2nd Edition 2019) by Professor (Dr) VK Agarwal

Competition Act, 2002 : Principles and Practices ( 2nd Edition 2019) by Professor (Dr) VK Agarwal, Pro Chancellor, Jagan Nath University, Jaipur published by Bharat Law House Pvt. Ltd., New Delhi – 110 083. Pages 1020. Price Rs. 2195.

9 Jan 2019 9:41 am
Book Review: Anu-Gita In The Mahabharata - Re-affirming Bhagavad-Gita's Message of Good-of-all

Anu-Gita In The Mahabharata - Re-affirming Bhagavad-Gita's Message of Good-of-all by Satya P.Agarwal & Urmila Agarwal, published by the authors and printed by New Age Books, Delhi. ISBN-978-0-9914400-0-9. Pages 161. Price Rs. 250 in India $14.95.

31 Dec 2018 9:48 am
Book review: A Crusade Against Corruption on the Neutral Path by Manohar Manoj

My beloved India as independent, non-violent, democracy with integrity and amity has become the victim of the corruption at the hands of the politicians, bureaucrats and all others involved therein the operation of the economy at large. There is a strong case for zero tolerance against corruption needed to be diagnosed with remedies including good governance. It is believed by the writer that a crusade against corruption is going to take place in India may be with 2019 elections.

23 Dec 2018 7:31 am
Bruno Martinez creates a global identity for Match Boys Collective

Bruno Martinez concedes that before people meet him they often incorrectly believe that he is from Southern California. This graphic designer has had a major influence on the community through his work with a number of different brands.

6 Dec 2018 6:25 pm
The Teacher Plus periodical carrying articles on science teaching at school level

The Teacher Plus periodical had carried out articles on science teaching at school level in its various issues. The articles have been compiled in the form of an ebook, in which my article, based on musical intelligence and enhancement of working memory, titled 'Learning physics through verse' has been included.

4 Dec 2018 7:58 pm
Dr Kotha Krishnaveni: The Angel of mercy

Many surveys in the past had also indicated the ill-effects of the insensitive school system making primary school children carrying load of a school bag on an average of 10 kg and at high school level about 15 kg.

30 Nov 2018 8:16 am
Photographer Alex Barredo shoots stunning kitchens for Leicht

Alex Barredo is known across Canada for his versatility in his craft. He is an architectural, portrait, fashion, and commercial photographer. He shoots luxury homes and hotels, to portraits of artists and celebrities, to working with fashion brands on product and campaign, and also shoots advertising work for restaurants and commercial companies.

23 Nov 2018 9:28 am
Movie review of '22 July' by Paul Greengrass

Paul Greengrass lays out the deadliest terrorist attack of 2011, Norway had ever seen in her history, through his real-life thriller 22 July.

21 Nov 2018 7:46 pm
Novelist Amanda Smith explores the psychology of travel & relocation in her new book 'The Inner Fire'

The most significant part of the voyage is not the physical one. Writer Amanda Smith gives insight into this idea.

19 Nov 2018 7:57 pm
Book review: Visual Research Methods in Educational Research

With the smart phones, tablets and laptops with cameras becoming common with teachers and students, the photography and videography have become are the new tools being used a instructional and research purposes. However, use of visual data for research has not caught up yet in many countries.

17 Nov 2018 8:54 pm
Movie preview of Jhalki - an upcoming film based on child labour

Jhalki is a movie directed by Brahmanand Siingh, who has already a dozen movies to his credit. The story of the movie is based on child slavery and trafficking in every nook and cranny of India.

14 Nov 2018 5:24 pm
Roma Kong talks working with Disney and the magic of editing

Editing, for Roma Kong, is putting together pieces of a puzzle that has an infinite amount of possibilities; each piece can fit together in a different way, and it is her job to decide what is the most captivating. She is an artist, creating a visual masterpiece that enchants her audience. This mentality ensures she is always delivering the best work possible, and why she is such a sought-after editor.

19 Sep 2018 7:33 am
Photographer Hubert Kang travels the world shooting for Fairmont Hotels

Photography is a very rich visual language, according to industry leading photographer Hubert Kang. It allows the viewer to observe a frozen moment in time so there is space for quiet reflection and imagination. At the same time, it can be so powerful, emotional, and fascinating.

31 Aug 2018 8:34 am
Sunrise to Telangana weavers : Sailaja Ramaier breathes life into Gollabhama sarees

There are a good number of expert handloom weavers in the two Telugu states. But lack of patronage and pat have become a bane to them. Weaving was a sad victim in the combined Telugu states.

29 Aug 2018 9:13 pm
Building Easy Tiger Goods' marketing strategy from the ground up with Jeff Venida

There is a common understanding in the advertising industry that in order to successfully sell a product, a brand must first sell a compelling idea.

9 Aug 2018 10:06 pm
Antoine Navarro talks building memories through the design of buildings

When we think about elements of a design, we tend to focus on its visual components or its physical appearance. Our minds instinctively carry toward traits like color, texture, and shape. We look for combinations that aesthetically please our minds and unique formations we haven't ever seen before.

24 Jul 2018 3:52 pm
Tom Mattison talks working with Nike and living his dream

Always having an interest in art and design, Tom Mattison found a way to explore his passion in a way that allows those all over the world to appreciate his work.

24 Jul 2018 1:03 pm
How Cman Wong attracted global brands to 'Obscura' magazine with design work?

Born and raised in Hong Kong, Cman Wong has found that travelling the world has intensified her love of art and design. When she ventures from Hong Kong and begins working on a new project, she is immediately inspired.

12 Jul 2018 1:18 pm
Rajendra Thakurathi: Writing films with a universal perspective

Thakurathi crafts tales from all walks of life that are relatable no matter where you are from. Working with some of the most celebrated filmmakers from Hollywood, he has become a notable writer in the film industry.

28 Jun 2018 11:16 am
Jamie Maunder talks joy of getting to think outside the box with Dow

Ask most artists when they decided to become an artist, and they'll tell you they didn't. They'll tell you that becoming an artist happened to them. It's something you're born with. It's an eye for design, or a tune for your ear. It's something innate, to be carefully crafted and feverishly pursued. It's a calling and a destiny that few are fortunate enough to experience.

21 Jun 2018 4:48 pm
Oommen Chandy can break the jinx

There are many people who are acutely afraid of Number 13. This is the reason behind the origin of the word 'Triskaidekaphobia.' In India, number 13 came to be curiously noticed as it was related to the political fortune of AB Vajpayee. He was Prime Minister for just 13 days for the first time. Then he was Prime Minister for 13 months. Again he was sworn in as Prime Minister on October 13, after the 13th Lok Sabha election. Vajpayee completed full term as Prime Minister in the 13th Lok Sabha.

19 Jul 2013 9:29 am
Asia's rich and powerful turn to Myanmar's 'ET' for advice

The predictions of Myanmar's mystics are said to have helped the former junta. Widely consulted at home, the country's fortune tellers have also found a devoted following abroad. A tiny girl, now known as 'ET', who is barely able to speak, has become the most famous fortune teller in the country.

24 Jun 2013 8:11 pm
Number game behind Nitish Kumar's separation from BJP

Numerology rules the roost in the decision of the JD(U) to break ties with the BJP. Announcement came on June 16 (1+6=7). The decision has many things to do with the 16th Lok Sabha election.

18 Jun 2013 7:45 pm
Astrology: Advani under bad influence of 'Kandaka Sani'

BJP leader LK Advani is now under the adverse influence of planet Saturn. He is suffering from 'Kandaka Sani'. When planet Saturn moves through the 4th/7th/10th signs from one's moon sign, he is under the bad spell of 'Kandaka Sani'.

12 Jun 2013 1:33 pm
Kerala: Security of CPM's Pinarayi Vijayan should be beefed up

CPM's Kerala unit secretary Pinarayi Vijayan is now in one of the most significant phases of his political career. He was born on March 21, 1944. His birth number is 3 (2+1=3).

17 Apr 2013 10:28 am
India's next PM: Numbers favour Manmohan Singh and Narendra Modi

Rahul Gandhi has recently dismissed the idea of becoming the prime minister. Some names are speculated. But, only a very few people think about the possibility of Manmohan Singh getting a third chance.

8 Apr 2013 5:55 pm
The day an astrologer rightly guessed lady's underwear colour

Kerala has a glorious history of astrologers. Apart from that, every village had one or more astrologers. They were pious and god -fearing. For them astrology was only a means to just make both ends meet. They were not greedy for money. They were not selfish.

11 Mar 2013 10:35 am
What numbers have to say about PJ Kurien?

Congress MP from Kerala and Rajya Sabha's deputy chairman PJ Kurien is passing through a crucial period. Whether it is lucky or unlucky cannot be predicted instantly. However, it is quite interesting to note that there are some numerological factors surrounding his case.

19 Feb 2013 4:40 pm
Numerology: Significance of Planes

The greatness of an individual can be determined by certain forces produced by the alphabets in his name. Our name is the energy source like a reservoir and all energies will be used by individuals through different taps of the reservoir- physical, mental, intuition and emotional planes of the body.

22 Jan 2013 6:44 am
Numbers say MK Stalin as Karunanidhi's heir will strengthen DMK

Rising Sun is the symbol of DMK. The son is rising. DMK Supremo Karunanidhi has revealed his ambition to elect his son MK Stalin as DMK President. That is now only a matter of time.

16 Jan 2013 12:33 pm