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Sai Baba's love for humanity

Sai Baba was a gentle and compassionate man. He was always ready and willing to help those who were in need.The sick and ailing would always turn to him and he would do his best to help them get better. He gently tended a leper’s sores and nursed him till he got better while the rest of the people from the village hesitated to go near him. Sai led a […]

The Shape of Water book review: If you liked the film, you’ll love the novel

Guillermo Del Toro’s fantasy drama, The Shape of Water, was the belle of the awards season this year. Among other big awards, the 2017 movie — starring Sally Hawkins, Michael Shannon, Richard Jenkins and Octavia Spenser — was nominated for 13 Oscars and won four, including best picture and best director. Fine performances, stunning visuals, an award-winning background score, and a captivating and unusual love story – the movie has […]

100 years after conviction, Donald Trump pardons boxer Jack Johnson who infuriated white America

US President Donald Trump on Thursday issued a posthumous pardon to boxer Jack Johnson, the first African-American heavyweight champion who was jailed a century ago after having a relationship with a white woman. “I believe Jack Johnson is a worthy person to receive a pardon, to correct a wrong in our history,” Trump said. In a case that came to symbolize racial injustice, Johnson was arrested in 1912 with Lucille […]

CBSE Class 10 and Class 12 exam results to be available on Microsoft SMS Organiser app even in offline mode

It is that time of the year when students from across the country keep refreshing their web browsers to check for their broad exam results. The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) is expected to release the results of Class X and Class XII in the last week of May. And while there are many ways for the students to check their results online, all of them require internet connectivity. […]

Divinity does everything purposelessly

There is a very wonderful true-life story, which happened during World War II in the ill-famed German concentration camp, Auschwitz. Every day numbers were called out, and people were led to the extermination area. If your number was called today, you were going to be shot and buried en masse. There was a man whose number was called and he was terrified. There was a Christian missionary, young and healthy, […]

Deadly Nipah virus kills 6 in Kerala: Spot the symptoms, protect yourself

Kerala’s Kozhikode district has been affected by the deadly Nipah virus that has claimed six lives, according to Kozhikode district collector, while eight others have been kept under strict observation. The World Health Organization has reportedly said that there is no vaccine available to fight the virus, however, the Central government assured full support to the Kerala government. “We are closely monitoring the situation. I have also dispatched a Central […]

‘No need to be unhappy’

“Your life situation exists in time. Your life is now,” says ECKHART TOLLE As it happens, I am extremely unhappy with my life at the moment.This is a fact, and I would be deluding myself if I tried to convince myself that all is well when it definitely isn’t.To me, the present moment is very unhappy; it is not liberating at all.What keeps me going is the hope or possibility […]

Why are Indian Muslims using the Arabic word ‘Ramadan’ instead of the traditional 'Ramzan'?

It’s that time of the year again. As the annual month of dawn-to-dusk fasting begins, people everywhere are girding their social media loins to fight the inevitable lexical war that’s about to break out: Ramzan or Ramadan? This contentious battle is being fought over the name of the ninth month in the Islamic calendar, which is also when Muslims fast to commemorate the first revelation of the Quran to Prophet […]

Karnataka elections ‘most expensive ever’ in terms of party expenditure: Survey

The just-concluded Karnataka state elections were the “most expensive ever” assembly poll in the country in terms of money spent by political parties and their candidates, according to an analysis by a research organisation. The Centre for Media Studies, which describes itself as a not-for-profit, multi-disciplinary development research and facilitative think-tank on its website, has described the electoral exercise as “money guzzler”. According to the CMS, the money spent by […]

Modi govt has spent Rs 4,343 crore on publicity, RTI reveals

The Narendra Modi government has spent Rs 4,343 crore on publicity since it came to power in May 2014, an agency under the Ministry of Information and Broadcasting has said in reply to an RTI query. The expenditure was incurred on advertisements in the print and electronic media as well as outdoor publicity, the central government agency said in response to the application filed by city-based RTI activist Anil Galgali. […]