Modernity

  • 'Popular: A Memoir' a book everyone love to read 17-04-2014 10:32 PM

    I don't think I have ever been popular. I don't even know if I ever wanted to be popular in school or at college. It would have been nice to be known by everyone and probably accepted, but then looking back it was not so bad, or maybe it was...
  • Modern School's viral bullying video: Once the shock wears off, let's take a good, hard look at how we are raising our kids 13-03-2014 05:17 PM

    New Delhi: If you are on WhatsApp, you would have by now been forwarded a disturbing video of a group of boys bullying a mate at what appeared to be a school's brick-lined playground. A short message usually precedes the video, now viral on WhatsApp, revealing the purported identities of...
  • Not ashamed to say I love making money: Sofia Vergara 11-12-2013 03:04 PM

    Los Angeles: Actress Sofia Vergara does not shy away from accepting that she loves earning a profit. People.com reports Vergara told Glam Belleza Latina magzine: "I'm not ashamed to say I love making money." The 41-year-old also mentioned that she is more into saving than spending and likes planning for...
  • Shining Schools of India: Holistic development of students 09-11-2013 07:02 PM

    On this episode we take a look at the Modern School, Barakhamba Road and Delhi Public School, Vasant Kunj. ...
  • Indian envoy's book seeks to unravel mysteries of life 24-09-2013 11:16 PM

    New Delhi:How does one fathom time, does time exist beyond the grasp of the senses and the need of consciousness to be able to create anything - these philosophical questions are sought to be answered in a new book by an Indian diplomat. The book, "Unravelling Mysteries of Life -...
  • Gurgaon to have India's first air-conditioned bus stand 31-08-2013 06:42 AM

    Harayana's Gurgaon city, adjoining the national capital, will have the India's first air-conditioned bus stand in the country, a senior official said in Chandigarh on Friday. "The concept and design of this ultra modern bus stand has already been finalized and funds for the same have also been earmarked," Haryana's...
  • Air India art collection showcased for first time 16-08-2013 05:29 PM

    Eclectic artworks by Indian masters M F Husain, S H Raza, K H Ara and B Prabha among others, owned by Air India and housed in its various offices across the country, have been brought together for display for the very first time as part of a brand building exercise....
  • Britain's political parties invite Narendra Modi to speak on 'The Future of Modern India' 13-08-2013 05:39 PM

    Nearly 10 months after the British government warmed upto Narendra Modi, the India groups of the country's two main political parties have invited the Gujarat chief minister to visit the UK. The ball was set rolling by the Opposition party's Labour Friends of India when its chairman, Barry Gardiner MP,...
  • 'Hitched' of arranged marriage and the modern woman 05-08-2013 06:39 PM

    Arranged Marriages are dicey. It takes a lot to make them happen and with times changing, the concept of arranged marriages has also changed a lot. What is much needed today is a step-by-step guide on arranged marriages that combines humour and sensitivity. Random House India launches Nandini Krishna's book,...
  • 'Modern Warfare' mastermind Vince Zampella introduces 'Titanfall' 14-06-2013 11:53 AM

    Los Angeles: Vince Zampella is back at E3. After spending the past three years engaged in both legal battles and work on a new game, the Call of Duty: Modern Warfare co-creator has returned to the Electronic Entertainment Expo to debut Titanfall, the first title from Respawn Entertainment, the studio...
  • Nurses pivotal to health care system: Pranab Mukherjee 13-05-2013 05:59 AM

    New Delhi: President Pranab Mukherjee on Sunday said nursing has evolved into a modern medical profession and nurses have become an indispensable part of the country's health care system. "Nurses form a large part of the health workforce and are the backbone of the health care system. They are pivotal...
  • Government envisages over $12 bn investment in aviation 04-05-2013 05:57 AM

    New Delhi: Describing the decision on 49 per cent FDI in aviation as one which will transform the sector, Civil Aviation Minister Ajit Singh said on Friday the government envisages investment of $12.1 billion in the sector in the 12th Plan period (2012-2016). Singh said the rapidly expanding air transport...
  • Watch: The modern micro apartments available in New York 27-01-2013 03:57 PM

    In a city tight on living space things are about to get even tighter. ...
  • The evolution of modern Indian theatre

    From Heart to Heart |  H S Shivaprakash
    Indian theatre has an unbroken history of over two thousand years. Almost contemporaneous with Aristotle's poetics, ancient India produced an encyclopaedic manual on theatre called...

  • Contemporary Indian literatures

    From Heart to Heart |  H S Shivaprakash
    In spite of having an uninterrupted history of 200 years, Indian literatures, written in 22 officially recognized major languages, countless tribal languages and in foreign...

  • Handbook of Modernity in South Asia is pathbreaking 05-01-2012 06:32 PM

    Saurabh Dube's 'Handbook of Modernity in South Asia' is a significant contribution to the study of modernity and globalization in South Asia. The book has contributions by well-known historians and anthropologists. Combining a variety of disciplines and perspectives, the handbook interprets modernity as a contradictory process and probes its history....
  • A bumpy road to 'Modern Warfare 3' 09-11-2011 08:05 AM

    Los Angeles: Behind a pair of nondescript black doors on the second floor of an angular office building along an unremarkable stretch of Ventura Boulevard is the headquarters for Call of Duty: Modern Warfare developer Infinity Ward. It's out of sight from Hollywood in an unsuspectingly sterile place where one...
  • Study finds fewer gay characters on network TV 29-09-2011 12:36 PM

    New York: The number of gay and bisexual characters on scripted broadcast network TV has dipped slightly this season to 19 out of nearly 650 roles, according to the Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation. The 16th annual 'Where We Are on TV' report released Wednesday by GLAAD found that...
  • 'Mad Men', 'Modern Family' win again at Emmys 19-09-2011 11:03 AM

    Los Angeles: 'Mad Men' and 'Modern Family' won television's top drama and comedy prizes again on Sunday but elsewhere it was out with the old and in with the new at the Primetime Emmy Awards. On a night of surprises that brought a slew of newcomers to the Emmy podium,...
  • Is there a bit of Neanderthal in all of us? 22-08-2011 07:51 PM

    London: It seems that there's a little bit of Neanderthal in all of us, for scientists have claimed that interbreeding with the species may have helped in boosting the brainpower and immune system of modern humans. A team, led by Peter Parham of Stanford University, says that the interbreeding with...
  • 'Mad Men,' 'Modern Family' honored by TV critics 21-06-2011 11:23 AM

    Beverly Hills: In what amounts to a reflection of last year's Emmys and a bold prediction of this year's ceremony. 'Mad Men' and 'Modern Family' won the top prizes at a new event organized by television critics. The two shows, both critical darlings, took the respective best drama and comedy...
  • Husain, Raza art works at summer sale in London 25-05-2011 12:56 PM

    New Delhi: Paintings by MF Husain and SH Raza among other modern and contemporary artists figure among the highlights of Indian art in two upcoming summer sales abroad. "The Sixth Seal" by Husain estimated at 500,000 pounds and exhibited at Oxford's Museum of Modern Art's 'India: Myth and Reality, Aspects...
  • Muslims must embrace modern education: Vastanvi 09-05-2011 12:21 PM

    Bijnor: Vice-Chancellor of Darool Uloom Deoband seminary Maulana Ghulam Mohammad Vastanvi has said Muslims must embrace modern education as it will solve the problem of poverty faced by the community. Speaking at Shehzadpur Nagal village in Najibabad here, Vastanvi said the government alone could not bring Muslims out of poverty...
  • Modern Etiquette: Disagreements with grace 25-01-2011 03:04 PM

    Seattle: "We may not be able to stop all evil in the world, but I know that how we treat one another is entirely up to us," US President Barack Obama said this month in the aftermath of the Arizona shooting which claimed six lives and left 13 others wounded....
  • Art Market Is Back 13-01-2011 05:24 PM

    In 2002, Bhupen Khakhar’s Buddha in Thailand sold for $ 8,963 at Christie’s. The same painting was bought in 2010 for $ 52,500, having appreciated 486 percent in less than eight years. Never mind that the world went through a recession that saw the art market virtually collapse. Yes, the...