Writing poetry for the common people - and film superstars

New Delhi March 28 One problem a layman has with appreciating Urdu poetry is that their vocabulary may not encompass its ornate richness drawn from a variety of languages. Many gems are thus fated to remain mysterious to them unless decoded – and like jokes, poetry needing to be explained tends…

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Polls in 4 states will give indication of trend in 2019

New Delhi March 23 April is the cruelest month. And so will be May for many a reputation would be lost and many a kingdom felled and smashed. Such is the significance of the Assembly elections to be held in West Bengal, Kerala, Tamil Nadu and Assam in the next…

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TALIBAN REJECT PEACE OFFERS IN AFGHANISTAN

New Delhi March 22 With Taliban stepping up their terror attacks, the security situation in Afghanistan is deteriorating fast, despite efforts by the Quadrilateral Coordination Group to launch a process that would lead to negotiations and help Kabul regain control of lost territory. Pakistan has, so far, failed to implement…

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Electric buses daily earn 82 percent more profit than diesel vehicles

New Delhi March 21  Electric buses generate 27 percent more revenue and 82 percent more profits than diesel buses per day, according to an Indian Institute of Science (IISc) study evaluating electric vehicles for urban transport.

The findings have special significance because primary mass transit in Indian cities is provided…

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Writer's cut: Iconic films that could be books too

New Delhi March 21 Among the divisions in our already fractured world, one is between those who derive recreation from the printed word and those who like it on the screen. The two are not exclusive and have a large overlap but many adherents on either side can also never…

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