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Digging up the Eurasian connection to human civilisations's development

    Updated On : Jan 21,2017   12:52 am
Jaipur, Jan 21 (IANS) Climate change is a fact and accounts for Eurasia, stretching from what is now Central Europe to China, becoming the centre of the world from the earliest times to the 13th century and guiding the course of human civilisation till now, says a distinguished British archaeologist. View More..

Is the IS the new normal for the Middle East?

    Updated On : Jan 20,2017   10:50 pm
Jaipur, Jan 20 (IANS) The Islamic State (IS) may be on the backfoot but is still entrenched in some of its strongholds like Mosul, leading to the worrying prospect if the terror outfit is be the "new normal" for the Middle East since the grievances that led to its rise have not been dealt with, warn area experts. View More..

'Trump's victory no disruption, but system's attempt to preserve itself'

    Updated On : Jan 20,2017   10:16 pm
Jaipur, Jan 20 (IANS) Donald Trump's victory in the US presidential election, deemed the biggest disruption among a string of similar unprecedented, unexpected developments, is actually a "mild correction" by the system in an attempt to preserve itself, contends Lebanese-American scholar of unpredictability and randomness Nasim Nicholas Taleb. View More..

In slugfest scenario, RSS presents its case at JLF

    Updated On : Jan 20,2017   9:32 pm
Jaipur, Jan 20 (IANS) The burning issues that have remained at the centre of national discourse ever since the NDA government came to power -- intolerance, Uniform Civil Code, reservation for Muslims, changes in textbooks, Hindutva and Hindu Rashtra -- and the views of Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) on these were extensively explored at a discussion at the Jaipur Literature Festival (JLF) here. View More..

No reservation should continue for long: RSS top brass

    Updated On : Jan 20,2017   9:14 pm
Jaipur, Jan 20 (IANS) Manmohan Vaidya, head of the RSS Communications Department, sparked off a row here saying that no reservation should continue for long and the reason for the poor socio-economic status of the Muslims is that a vast majority of them belong to economically backward states. View More..

No reservations should continue for long: RSS top brass

    Updated On : Jan 20,2017   8:12 pm
Jaipur, Jan 20 (IANS) Manmohan Vaidya, head of the RSS' communications department, sparked a row here on Friday, saying that no reservations should continue for a long time and that the reason behind the poor socio-economic status of the Muslims is because a vast majority of them belong to economically backward states. View More..

In slugfest scenario, RSS presents its case at JLF

    Updated On : Jan 20,2017   8:04 pm
Jaipur, Jan 20 (IANS) The burning issues that have remained at the centre of national discourse ever since the NDA government under the dispensation of Prime Minister Narendra Modi came to power -- intollerance, Uniform Civil Law, Reservations for Muslims, changes in textbooks, Hindutva and Hindu Rashtra -- and the views of Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) on these much debated subjects were extensively explored at a discussion at Jaipur Literature Festival (JLF) here on Friday. View More..

Book lovers go gaga as cine-star Rishi Kapoor takes centrestage at JLF

    Updated On : Jan 20,2017   6:52 pm
Jaipur, Jan 20 (IANS) Barely 50 metres away, acclaimed Indian poet Vikram Chandra sat discussing "the poetry of amazement" with poet Tishani Doshi and next to them were writers Mridula Koshy and Puneeta Roy exploring the freedom to dream. But the crowd of thousands of "book lovers" who have thronged from around the country and elsewhere were nowhere to be seen. View More..

Stop naming public structures after politicians: Actor Rishi Kapoor at JLF (Lead, correcting byline)

    Updated On : Jan 20,2017   3:50 pm
Jaipur, Jan 20 (IANS) Known for his sharp takes on Twitter and on other public platforms, Bollywood actor Rishi Kapoor on Friday expressed his resentment at the naming of public structures after political figures, particularly from "one family", in a session at the Jaipur Literature Festival here. View More..

Stop naming public structures after politicians: Actor Rishi Kapoor at JLF

    Updated On : Jan 20,2017   3:02 pm
Jaipur, Jan 20 (IANS) Known for his sharp takes on Twitter and on other public platforms, Bollywood actor Rishi Kapoor on Friday expressed his resentment at the naming of public structures after political figures, particularly from "one family", in a session at the Jaipur Literature Festival here. View More..

Remembering WB Yeats and his timeless poetry

    Updated On : Jan 20,2017   2:16 pm
Jaipur, Jan 20 (IANS) William Butler Yeats, one of the foremost figures of 20th-century literature, has cast his shadow over the history of both "modern poetry" and "modern Ireland" for so long that his pre-eminence is taken for granted, it emerged during an intense session on the life of the late poet on the second day of the Jaipur Literature Festival (JLF) here. View More..

Does the Indian Constitution need a revamp? No, rule legal experts

    Updated On : Jan 20,2017   12:16 am
Jaipur, Jan 20 (IANS) Does the rise of judicial activism, the conflict between the judiciary and the executive and the inability of parliament to properly carry out its mandate imply the Indian Constitution warrants a relook? And why is it so long anyway? View More..

So-called experts behind all problems, don't trust them: Uncertainty, randomness guru

    Updated On : Jan 20,2017   12:14 am
Jaipur, Jan 20 (IANS) People would be better of trusting experts like dentists and plumbers, and even rickshaw-pullers rather than economists or bureaucrats, whose incompetence has led to problems for millions of people and sparked backlashes like Brexit, Arab-American risk analyst-turned-scholar of uncertain random happenings Nassim Nicholas Taleb said on Thursday. View More..

Does the Indian Constitution need a revamp? No, maintain experts

    Updated On : Jan 19,2017   11:58 pm
Jaipur, Jan 19 (IANS) Does the rise of judicial activism and the conflict between the judiciary and the executive and the inability of parliament to properly carry out its mandate imply the Indian Constitution warrants a relook and why is it so long anyway? View More..

The Foreign Correspondent - a vanishing breed?

    Updated On : Jan 19,2017   9:44 pm
Jaipur, Jan 19 (IANS) With social media, intended to bring people around the world closer, ironically serving as instrument of the backlash against globalisation, one prominent casualty is the foreign correspondent who is needed more than ever at a time when there are multiple sources of news, but most scarcely reliable, a panel of top journalists said on Thursday. View More..

Ahead of Trump's 'terrible inauguration', celebrated American poet finds 'heaven' in Jaipur

    Updated On : Jan 19,2017   5:34 pm
Jaipur, Jan 19 (IANS) As US president-elect Donald Trump prepares for his swearing-in on Friday, celebrated American poet Anne Waldman has said that she finds solace and happiness amid the power-packed literary gathering here. View More..

World Sacred Spirit Festival to start from February 17

    Updated On : Jan 19,2017   4:34 pm
Jodhpur, Jan 19 (IANS) The World Sacred Spirit Festival (WSSF) will be back here with its 10th edition in February. View More..

'Ahead of Trump's 'terrible inauguration,' celebrated American poet finds 'heaven' in Jaipur

    Updated On : Jan 19,2017   4:08 pm
Jaipur, Jan 19 (IANS) As US president-elect Donald Trump prepares for his swearing-in on Friday, celebrated American poet Anne Waldman has said that she finds solace and happiness amid the power-packed literary gathering here. View More..

10th edition of Jaipur Literature Festival kicks-off

    Updated On : Jan 19,2017   2:24 pm
Jaipur, Jan 19 (IANS) The much-anticipated 10th edition of the Jaipur Literature Festival (JLF) kicked-off here Thursday morning with renowned poet and lyricist Gulzar and celebrated American poet Anne Waldman delivering the keynote address and mystic Sadhguru and Rajasthan Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje joining them on the stage. View More..

Status of poaching cases against Salman Khan

    Updated On : Jan 18,2017   8:06 pm
Jodhpur, Jan 18 (IANS) Salman Khan, who was acquitted in an Arms Act case on Wednesday by chief judicial court in Jodhpur, is facing three other cases relating to alleged poaching of chinkaras and blackbucks during the shooting of Hindi film "Hum Saath Saath Hain" in 1998 in Jodhpur. View More..


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