Jan 27

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

Power: A new paradigm to ponder over — and pursue

Power: A new paradigm to ponder over — and pursue: It is termed the ultimate aphrodisiac. It is that intense but intangible phenomenon that runs countries, corporations and society and is involved, in some way or the other, in how we relate to each other both professionally and on a personal level. But have we

Sacred Heart Convent School, Jamalpur organized Inter Religion programme
Sacred Heart Convent School, Jamalpur organized Inter Religion programme

Sacred Heart Convent School, Jamalpur organized Inter Religion programme: Celebrating the great Festival of Christmas Sacred Heart Convent School, Jamalpur organized an Inter Religion programme in its Own Premises on Friday. The representative of the different regions was accorded with a warm welcome by the School Management. The Whole School got the divine ambience which filled

'Punjab Agricultural University is our mother'
‘Punjab Agricultural University is our mother’

Soon after joining Punjab Agricultural University, I attended a lecture by Dr SS Johal, former Vice-Chancellor of Punjabi University. In the course of his well-worded discourse, the learned speaker referred to PAU as our mother. The very mention of the word ‘mother’, particularly with regard to a university, caught my fancy immediately. Earlier, I had seen

Gulzar pens debut novel in English on Partition

New Delhi, Nov 30 (PTI) Gulzar pens debut novel in English on Partition. Veteran lyricist Gulzar has come out with his debut novel in English which examines the status of refugees after the Partition. “Two” was originally written in Urdu, Gulzar’s medium of writing. “But then, it included many words and phrases in Punjabi, Saraiki and

Propagating French language is his religion in Jammu & Kashmir
Love for French language is his religion

Arun Sharma is a teacher, writer, mentor and an aspiring memoirist. Born and raised in Jammu, he has dedicated his life to study, promotion and propagation of French language in the state. Working as a guest faculty of French language at University of Jammu and Central University of Jammu, he has provided an ethical and

Kunwar Narayan (1927-2017): Among the last of the doyens in Hindi literature
Kunwar Narayan :Among the last of the doyens in Hindi literature

Kunwar Narayan: Among the last of the doyens in Hindi literature. WHEN FILMMAKER Satyajit Ray was shooting ‘Shatranj ke Khilaadi’ and wanted to make some changes in Premchand’s story, he did it while staying at Hindi poet Kunwar Narayan’s home in Lucknow. His stay involved long discussions and a dialogue on how precisely to make

K-L YES Program 2018-19 (Kennedy-Lugar Youth Exchange and Study )
Kennedy-Lugar Youth Exchange and Study (K-L YES) Program 2018-19

The American Center at the U.S. Embassy Dhaka is pleased to announce the Kennedy-Lugar Youth Exchange and Study K-L YES Program for academic year 2018-19.The K-L YES Program is a high school exchange program sponsored by the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs. The program is administered in Bangladesh by the

UK bars export of Shakespeare rival’s play

London, Nov 7 : UK bars Shakespeare rival ‘s play export. The UK has placed a temporary ban on a rare annotated copy of a book by William Shakespeare’s venerable rival Ben Jonson in an aim to keep it in the country. The rare copy of “The Silent Woman”, a comedy first performed in 1609,