Modernity

  • 'Modern Family' actor Ty Burrell headlines gay-marriage event 20-06-2014 12:08 PM

    Salt Lake City: "Modern Family" actor Ty Burrell says he sees gay marriage in the United States is a "tide that can't be turned." Burrell headlined a fundraiser Thursday evening in Salt Lake City to help cover legal costs for couples fighting Utah's ban on same-sex marriage, lending his celebrity...
  • 'Modern Family' star Sofia Vergara announces split with fiance Nick Loeb 25-05-2014 11:18 AM

    Los Angeles: Actress Sofia Ahas called off her relationship with businessman Nick Loeb, she announced via a social networking medium. The duo is unable to decipher how to spend time together. The announcement was made via a screenshot of a note on her Who Say account Friday. "Not that anyone...
  • Britain's Timothy Spall 'bewildered' to win best actor award at Cannes 25-05-2014 09:12 AM

    Cannes: Britain's Timothy Spall on Saturday claimed the best actor prize at Cannes, nearly 20 years after he had to miss the festival because he was diagnosed with cancer. Spall described himself as "like a bewildered 16-year-old" after scooping the prize for his role as British Romantic landscape painter JMW...
  • Keep majoritarianism, authoritarianism at bay: Sonia Gandhi 09-05-2014 04:39 PM

    New Delhi: Keeping majoritarianism and and authoritarianism at bay is the best means of managing India's extraordinary diversity and holding the country together, Congress president Sonia Gandhi has said. Quoting Jawaharlal Nehru in her article "Architect of Modern India" on '50 Years After Nehru' in 'The Week' magazine, she said...
  • '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. ...
  • Gandhi Jayanti: Is Gandhi still relevant in our times? 03-10-2012 11:46 AM

    Sagarika Ghose: Hi there, yes today is October 2, the date on which in the year 1869 was born Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi. Gandhi's message centred around broadly the concepts of satyagraha or struggle for the truth, Khadi, Ahimsa or non violence, village reconstruction and upliftment of Harijans. How far are...
  • 'Modern Family' takes three early Emmys 24-09-2012 06:50 AM

    Los Angeles: 'Modern Family' got off to a strong start at the Primetime Emmy awards on Sunday as television's biggest night kicked off with a star-studded red carpet and high tension over who will win the top drama and comedy series trophies. Eric Stonestreet won his second supporting comedy actor...
  • Modern technology making us impatient: Expert 12-08-2012 03:48 PM

    London: Modern technology is driving us to make hasty decisions and follow our "animal instincts", a leading finance expert has claimed. According to a book by Professor Frank Partnoy, the "crush of technology" drives us to "make instant decisions" and follow our short-term animal instincts. It is often better to...
  • Much Wenlock, the birthplace of modern Olympics 06-08-2012 04:12 PM

    Much Wenlock in England, the birthplace of modern Olympics, hosts its own Wenlock Olympic games every year. ...
  • Sofia Vergara tops Forbes highest paid TV actresses 19-07-2012 01:58 PM

    New York: 'Modern Family' actress Sofia Vergara edged out Kim Kardashian as the highest-earning woman in U.S. television, taking in $19 million for the past 12 months on a list released by Forbes.com on Wednesday. The Colombian-born Vergara took the No. 1 spot thanks to her Emmy Award-winning role on...
  • 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...

  • Faridabad boy Arpit Agarwal tops IIT-JEE 2012 18-05-2012 11:51 AM

    New Delhi: Arpit Agarwal, a student of Faridabad's Modern Vidya Niketan School, reportedly topped IIT-JEE 2012 with a score of 385 out of 408. The second position was grabbed by Bijoy Kochar from Chandigarh, followed by Nishant Kaushik from Bhilai at the third position. According to JEE Chairman GD Reddy...