How should we understand the idea of the frontier in the contemporary world, with spacecraft sailing beyond the solar system and quantum computing taking us deeper into the heart of matter? Many view human evolution as a continual expansion into new ... catchnews.com, 2 months ago
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'Our religion had some important philosophies regarding trans people that cannot be ignored.''Contemporary India is refusing and ignoring transgender people.' IMAGE: Kalki Subramaniam believes family rejection is the root cause of the transgender community's problems not only in India but around the world. 'When they are rejected and pushed out of their homes, they are forced to run away in search of their identity,' she says.Photograph: Kind courtesy Kalki Subramaniam She is an inspirational ...Rediff.com, 2 weeks ago
Cultural activities are the easy targets for the cuts in expenditure all over the world, President Pranab Mukherjee said today, as he emphasised on public funds for investment in culture. Addressingthe latest edition of 'Kochi-Muziris Biennale' here, he said ...Business Standard, 2 weeks ago
In the pitch dark of the African night, a herd of cape buffaloes gather at the watering hole for a drink, taking care to stay by the edge to avoid the crocodiles lurking in the depths. In Gangiova, a village in Romania, a doctor places her stethoscope to the chest of a newborn baby, listening intently for the beating of his tiny heart. These are just some of the moments that have been picked by the judges for the Sony World Photography Awards. For the 2017 competition, photographers ...Rediff.com, 3 weeks ago
Asserting that "maritime muscle flexing" by some countries and other factors have made the Indo-Pacific region "more contested and more volatile," naval chief Admiral Sunil Lanba on Tuesday said the engagement of the Indian Navy in these oceans was symbolic of India's dream for this region. IMAGE: Admiral Sunil Lanba, chief of naval staff, centre, spoke on 'The Indo-Pacific: Portents and Possibilities' at the geo-economic summit co-hosted by the Gateway House and the ministry of external ...Rediff.com, 1 month ago
Nothing, according to Deepak Lal. He argues that the contemporary attempts to control immigration in the US and UK are not nativist. IMAGE: On a derelict building in Bristol, England, is a mural of former London Mayor Boris Johnson, right, one of the biggest names leading Brexit campaign, and Donald Trump, who supported Brexit. Photograph: Matt Cardy/Getty Images. Nativism has been an important feature of the US -- though a nation of immigrants. It was characterised by John Higham, in his ...Rediff.com, 1 month ago
'It's very tough for someone, who doesn't have a filmi background, to get work in Bollywood. It's not a smooth ride unless you are really lucky. But I think one has to be prepared for that.''I must have given 30 auditions for films alone.' Rajkummar Rao survived the struggle to give us some brilliant films. IMAGE: Rajkummar Rao Rajkummar Rao's Trapped is bringing him some rave reviews, yet again. It's one of his toughest films, as the actor -- being the stickler that he is -- went through ...Rediff.com, 2 days ago
ON SUNDAY NIGHT, March 12th, a blizzard was heading straight for the East Coast of the US. The forecasters predicted 20 inches of snow, which would have made it a historic storm. While air travel was hobbled, Mohsin Hamid was bravely fighting the wind and ...Open Magazine, 5 days ago
Rediff.com's Rajesh Karkera shares his impressions from the Kochi-Muziris Biennale, India's landmark artistic extravaganza. Kochi these days is abuzz with a different kind of energy -- one that draws art lovers to experience the Kochi-Muziris Biennale, an international exhibition of contemporary art. The 108-day celebration, which opened on December 12, features 97 artists from across the world and endS on March 29. Some glimpses from the Biennale: The Kochi-Muziris Biennale 2016 is spread all ...Rediff.com, 1 week ago
IT WAS A sunny morning in the month of May in Peredelkino, a sleepy Stalin era writer’s colony in the suburbs of Moscow. The year was 1956. Boris Pasternak walked out of his dacha clutching a thick packet. “This is Doctor Zhivago. May it make its way ...Open Magazine, 1 week ago
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