Dr. M.S. Kang: A Scientist with New and Positive Approaches
Dr. M.S. Kang


Dr Manjit Singh Kang is a scientist with broad vision, cosmopolitan outlook and a humanistic approach. A man in the street knows him as a soft-spoken and humane person. Before going into his contributions at various levels, it would be worthwhile to have a quick look at his qualifications, positions held and the published work.He

Bringing the flavour of van Gogh to grunge Kolkata Bringing the flavour of van Gogh to grunge Kolkata

Bringing the flavour of van Gogh to grunge Kolkata: What do Dutch post-Impressionist painter Vincent van Gogh and India’s grand old city, Kolkata, share in common? The answer lies in the leap of imagination that author Arnab Nandy has shown in his just over 200-page novel.”On The Road to Tarascon” is a novel where fact meets

Weighty reading: Books which provide physical exercise too Weighty reading: Books which provide physical exercise too

Weighty reading: Books which provide physical exercise too: Someone once quipped that the “universal aptitude for ineptitude makes any human accomplishment an incredible miracle” and devoted book readers know it too well. Any of the (sadly-diminishing) tribe would be familiar with responses of wonder over the fact that they manage to read even a modestly-long work

Rajkumar Hirani's wife to launch book Rajkumar Hirani’s wife to launch book

Rajkumar Hirani’s wife to launch book: Filmmaker Rajkumar Hirani’s wife Manjeet is set to launch her book, “How To Be Human – Life Lessons by Buddy Hirani”, which revolves around the family’s dog Buddy.The illustrated book, which will hit the stores in March, is about Buddy who was earlier named Nikku and featured in Hirani’s film

Science writing: A neglected form of literature that needs focus Science writing: A neglected form of literature that needs focus

Science writing: A neglected form of literature that needs focus. Along with philosophers, tax lawyers and computer programmers, scientists are perceived as speaking in a language which is supposedly the same as that of common people, but scarcely intelligible to them. And then they use strange symbols, complicated equations, and considerable jargon to talk of “things”

The other Pakistan: People beyond media and popular perceptions
The other Pakistan: People beyond media and popular perceptions

The other Pakistan: People beyond media and popular perceptions. What do a paraplegic artist seeking to inspire others to rise above their disabilities, a social media star who sought to flaunt her sexuality as a form of protest, and a policeman trying to solve a horrific crime with no complainants or witnesses, have in common?

Exam Warriors
PM Modi’s ‘Exam Warriors’ to launch today

Prime Minister’s Exam Warriors, a book that he penned to reach out to the students across the country ahead of their exams, will be launched here on Saturday. With 25 pithy mantras, advice to parents and teachers, and a set of useful yoga asans, Prime Minister Narendra Modi has done what perhaps no other head

Five books to look forward to in February 2018
Five books to look forward to in February 2018

Five books to look forward to in February 2018: After an exciting start to the New Year with releases of over 30 books across genres in January, the upcoming month is once again dotted with several interesting titles that may catch the attention of bibliophiles. Narrowing down a list of five books from dozens of books

beautifully capture true essence
8 Books that beautifully capture the true essence of India

8 Books that beautifully capture true essence of India: India, the land of rich cultural heritage has had many patrons falling for its vivid lifestyles and landscapes. Here are 8 engaging and compelling books that beautifully capture the true essence of India. 1.”Holy Cow” by Sarah McDonaldHoly Cow From hating India to loving it- a

Of longing, friendships, Buddha and desire
Of longing, friendships, Buddha and desire

Of longing friendships, Buddha and desire: Read a compelling translation of a masterpiece by Rabindranath Tagore, delve into the friendship of three flatmates in London, enjoy the thrills that an obsessed seductress unleashes on a perfect couple, and finally take a look at the world of godmen, spiritual seekers, and the men and women whose lives

Scholars, Educationalists present research papers
Scholars, Educationalists present research papers in English language in International conference  

More than fifty research papers were presented during the International conference on “Immigrant Literature “ at Gujranwala Guru Nanak Khalsa College.An International Conference on Immigrant Literature by the writers of Punjabi Origin was organised in Gujranwala Guru Nanak Khalsa College on January 16-17, 2018 under the patronage of Khalsa Education Council, Parvasi Sahit AdhyanKendra and Punjab Bhawan, Surrey, Canada. Besides having more than hundred

Author Julia Donaldson Gruffalo gigs first India New Delhi
Author Julia Donaldson to do Gruffalo gigs on first India visit New Delhi

Popular picture book author Julia Donaldson will be on her first India visit from Friday. He will get engage with teachers, librarians, educators, parents and children besides doing “Gruffalo” performances. Publishers Scholastic India is hosting Donaldson’s three- city tour of Delhi, Jaipur and Kolkata.”There’s no doubt that Julia Donaldson is the biggest name in children’s

Google Doodle dedicated to Mahasweta Devi
Google Doodle dedicated to Mahasweta Devi

Google Doodle dedicated to Mahasweta Devi: New Delhi, Jan 14 Search engine Google on Sunday dedicated its doodle to noted author and social activist Mahasweta Devi on her 92nd birth anniversBorn on January 14, 1926 in Dhaka in present day Bangladesh, Mahasweta Devi was a Bengali fiction writer who was honoured with various literary awards

A miscellany of 'misfits' and what we can learn from them
A miscellany of ‘misfits’ and what we can learn from them

A miscellany of misfits and what we can learn from them: In a materialistic world which emphasises more on conformity, convention and success, those who prefer not to abide by these rules of “normalcy” are rarely lauded. They can expected to be labelled mavericks, even weird, but usually “misfits”. But what do they think of themselves,

Simple Weddings – Simple Ceremonies
Simple Weddings – Simple Ceremonies

On the golden jubilee kisan mela of Punjab Agricultural University, the main theme was “Saade Viah, Saade Bhog- Na Karja Na Chinta Rog” (Simple Weddings, Simple Ceremonies;  No debt, No worries). It was an effort to cut lavish expenses on weddings and other social ceremonies. This was a historic and a bold initiative of the

Of cartoons, healthy foods, road safety and world records
Of cartoons, healthy foods, road safety and world records

Of cartoons, healthy foods, road safety and world records: New Delhi, Read about Rajinder Puri‘s virtuosity as a prescient columnist, fearless writer and activist and flick through a collection of his best political cartoons; know about the food that helps us strengthen our mind and memory; get guidelines on road safety through very interesting stories

beach house
A story of a house on a beach

Beach house: “My Home! I would spare a thousand houses on you and prefer never leave your door.”Throughout our lives, we try hard to build a house of our choice so that we can find the essence of living in a family. We invest time, money and resources — a process that consumes everybody, yet there

A Tribute to Punjab peasantry
A Tribute to Punjab peasantry

A Tribute to Punjab peasantry: A question often comes to the mind and is even discussed at various levels as to how the Punjab farmer has been able to adjust himself and deliver the goods in the current agricultural scenario prevailing in the Punjab. In order to find a satisfactory answer, one will have to have,

Dogs may become doggos soon: Merriam-Webster
Dogs may become ‘doggos’ soon: Merriam-Webster

Dogs may become doggos soon: Merriam-Webster. New York, The term “doggos” – internetspeak for “dogs” – has spread across social media in such proportion that the dictionary deciders at Merriam-Webster have taken note of the nonword and deemed it a word they will be watching in 2018.Twitter is awash with pictures of “doggos” meaning “adorable, photogenic

Five books to look forward to in January 2018
Five books to look forward to in January 2018

Five books look forward to in January 2018: New Delhi, After a significant year for publishing in India, the upcoming month of January in 2018 will set the literary mood for a new beginning. The Jaipur Literature Festival will see the release of several significant books, apart from hosting over 200 sessions that will witness