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About 19 results for "contemporary world studies"

He knew what made India 'India'

Martand Singh, the master of weaves, took India to the world, notes Ritika Kochhar.Illustration: Dominic Xavier/Rediff.com Design curator and writer Mayank Mansingh Kaul says Martand Singh 'Mapu' was foundational to his work. "For my generation, his work was the benchmark that brought the rigour of thorough research and expert execution together, with great imaginative and creative leaps," he says. It's hard to think of national icons outside politics, movies and sports, but in the passing of ... Rediff.com, 1 month ago
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UPSC exam tips: How to crack General studies

These tips will help you excel in the competitive exam. The Civil Services Exam is one of the most coveted competitive tests of our country. Lakhs of aspirants from India will attempt the examination this year to qualify for approximately 980 job positions across the country. The preliminary examination will be conducted on June 18 this year, followed by the main examination in October. Three key factors are crucial for scoring good marks in the examination are -- 1) knowledge; 2) access to ...
 Rediff.com1 month ago

A love story in miniatures

Ritika Kochhar finds out how Indian miniatures, which were once buried in manuscripts, ended up drawing collectors the world over. IMAGE: A painting from the Hamzanama. Just 61 pages are known to have survived, and when a single page was auctioned at Sotheby's in London in 1986, it sold for £148,000 (11.9 crore). Apart from the delicacy and detail, it's the rarity of miniature art that has fascinated collectors the world over, including King George III. Photograph: Courtesy ...
 Rediff.com2 months ago

What cambodia wants to hide

MP Joseph in his book My Driver Tulong, (Partridge India, 2017) describes the contemporary situation of Cambodians, in the 21st century, who were simultaneously victims and perpetuators of one of the most forceful genocides in history, where the Khmer killed ...
 The Financial Chronicle2 months ago

Screensavour : Reign of the reel

Social media has a unique way of throwing up photos and news of film related matters from both contemporary and olden times. An ethereal close-up of a pensive Madhabi Mukherjee sitting on a swing from Satyajit Ray’s Charulata (1964) vies for attention with ...
 The Financial Chronicle2 months ago
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Enough of Baahubali!

'I hope against hope that Indian film-makers don't take their future cue from the creator of this insufferable franchise,' says J Jagannath. IMAGE: Prabhas in Baahubali: The Conclusion. For the last four weeks, the most read stories have been the myriad ones on the kind of money Baahubali 2 has been minting at the box office. At a time when the country is in the grip of mob lynchings and a new tax system where renewables (18 per cent) are taxed more than coal (5 per cent) and sanitary napkins ...
 Rediff.com2 weeks ago

Anees Salim: The Solitary Reaper

‘FOR WHATEVER WE lose (like a you or a me) / it’s always ourselves we find in the sea.’ Much like the four children in EE Cummings’s enigmatic little poem, maggie and milly and molly and may , the adolescent narrator of Anees Salim’s new novel The ...
 Open Magazine1 month ago

Nagaland woman creates history by designing Asia's largest church

[India], May 4 (ANI): Standing tall and majestic, on the hilltop over Zunheboto town in Nagaland, the Sumi Baptist Church has created history by becoming Asia's largest church. Architect Honoholi K. Chishi-Zhimomi, of the firm Akitektura and a mother of ...
 Sify1 month ago

Nicobar Fashion’s Alternative & Sustainable Subculture

You know you’ve hit jackpot when you come across a design team going through an existential angst--to be or not to be- -in a mall, that is! Yes, that’s what Raul R. Rai and Nirmal Kaur (Co Founder & CEO and Marketing Head respectively) of Nicobar are ...
 The Financial Chronicle1 month ago
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50 years of Naxalbari: No glorious red future awaits us. Nor corporate utopia

The richest sense of irony I ever felt was evoked by a PTI report, dated 13 May, 1997 from Siliguri, that a bust of Charu Majumdar had been decapitated. It went on to report the bandh called by Naxalite leaders 'to protest against the cowardly act'.
 catchnews.com1 month ago
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