In the summer of 1997, 150-plus years of British rule came to an end and the former crown colony Hong Kong was returned to the People’s Republic of China.
New cohorts of students are now arriving at my university and, of course, I want them to get the most out of their studies. But attitudes to learning have
A woman persecuted by her husband’s family, for possibly carrying a female foetus, it’s immediate death prophecied by a local astrologer, combines many elements of the hold of tradition in
In 2014, at an election campaign rally, Rahul Gandhi blamed RSS of killing Gandhi, following which a defamation suit was filed by a RSS functionary against him. Now, Gandhi
Woody Allen has turned 80. But his energy has not ebbed and his creativity has not dimmed
The prosecution of an extraordinarily honest civil servant like HC Gupta on alleged coal block irregularities has shocked the civil service, politicians and many intellectuals concerned with national welfare.
Ever since it became evident that Myanmar had embarked on a course of political modernisation, particularly since the formal end of military rule in 2011, the country has emerged from
THE 19th century posed specific problems to theorists about how they would view the statistics of suicides, the problems of an industrialising society, the birth of nations, the questions of
The sedition law was promulgated by colonial Britain to suppress nationalist opinion and voices for freedom, but even our colonial rulers used the law with responsibility and discretion. In
- Aug17By M Mahadevappa
When a man’s stomach is full it makes no difference whether he is rich or poor. ” So said the famous Greek poet Euripides aptly summing up the importance
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