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Back To Nature
With ‘Ganesha Chaturthi’ just around the corner, one can see all kinds of Ganesha idols on roadsides and in markets. While innovative Plaster of Paris idols are flooding the markets, some nature lovers are bringing in a change by creating eco-friendly idols.There are many who strongly believe that since Ganesha was made out of clay by goddess Parvathi, the celebrations should include idols which are made out of natural products or clay. Madhavi Abhijeet Jadhav, owner of...
A Sound Apart
When Academy Award winner Resul Pookutty was approached by filmmaker Apoorva Kasaravalli to work in his directorial venture, ‘Niruttara’, the former agreed because he found the story and the style of narration very fresh and insightful.‘Niruttara’, feels Resul, has given him a break from the usual masala, commercial ventures that he has been working on. He particularly enjoys the challenge of having to work on aspects that he hasn’t really explored earlier. Resul...
Reaching A Milestone
This photograph was taken on May 15, 1982 when the then President Neelam Sanjeeva Reddy laid the foundation stone for the World Trade Centre project of Federation of Karnataka Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FKCCI). The World Trade Centre building was inaugurated by Kanteerava Narasimharaja Wadiyar Bahadur, the ‘Yuvaraja’ of Mysore in 1931.The picture brings back a flood of memories to me as it was an important event in the history of FKCCI. For me, it was an honour and...
On My Pinboard - Sivamani
Schooled in both Carnatic rhythmic tradition and Western jazz drums, ‘Kalaimamani’ Sivamani is synonymous with percussion.He has performed with some of the greatest international artistes and world music performers such as ‘Zakir Hussain World Drums Ensemble’, ‘SILK’, ‘Asia Electrik’ and ‘Shraddha’.The percussionist, who won the ‘Best New Music Composer Award’ for his work in the Tamil film ‘Arima Nambi’,...
The Culinary Rajasthan
Imagine a platter of rich Rajasthani flavours mixed with the alluring music of the ‘Manganiyars’ on the same platform. This is exactly what awaits one at the ‘Royal Rajasthan Food Festival’ being held at Le Jardin, The Oberoi.Like any traditional North Indian meal, the culinary experience starts off with the welcome drink, ‘chaas’. The aromatic cuisine is showcased in a splendid Rajasthani setup.From the tablecloth in the traditional patterns to the...
DH Education

The Need To Foster Soft Skills
Mayur consistently topped his class in Maths and Science. In Class 12, there was no doubt that he would walk into an engineering college of his choice. And sure enough, Mayur was admitted into a premium college, where he continued to win many academic accolades.Given his stellar record, he got placed in a reputed IT firm. But five years down the road, Mayur was dismayed that many of his friends, who didn’t shine as much academically, had overtaken him on the corporate ladder. In...
Rebooting Mba Programmes
Management field is undergoing transformation with changes in the expectations of the stakeholders — students, parents, business firms, government, and society at large. The expectations from MBA programmes are also changing with evolutions in business practices and markets.Management experts refer to them as challenges — the issues that have come to the fore and needs to be addressed on priority if the course has to retain or regain its relevance. The new business norms,...
Empowering Teachers
Maya Menon, founder director of The Teacher Foundation, believes that a great teacher is the perfect blend of head, heart and hand, learns A Varsha RaoA majority of reports and statistics point to one thing today: teacher absenteeism in the classes of the country. Did you know that as many as 6,404 schools of the 7.6 lakh primary schools in India do not have a teacher at all?Or that nearly 14% of government secondary schools do not have the prescribed minimum of six teachers? These numbers...
Start Where You Are
Dear Sir,I have scored 75% in PUC. I am interested in pursuing Electronics and want to take up research in the same. But I am confused between BSc and BE Electronics. Which one of the two is the better option for me, so that I can take up research?A studentDear student,An engineering degree does give a stronger foundation even for a person wanting to take up research. This is because the four-year professional course sharpens analytical, sequential and decision making skills. However, if you...
Of All Things Digital In Learning
In recent times, the education system has embraced many technological advances such as flipped classrooms and 3D printing, writes Anand SubramanianOver the last two years, the pace of ‘digital disruption’ has picked up and virtually every industry is feeling the impact. Digital disruption has empowered the education industry with its own set of opportunities.In a relatively short period of time, the focus has changed from teaching to learning, from teacher to learner, from...
Movie Guide
Darshan in 'Mr Airavata'

Aatagara (English subtitles): PVR (Koramangala): 4 pm, PVR (Orion Mall, Rajajinagar[...]

Photo Gallery
Film director Nitya Mehra, actor Sidharth Malhotra and actress Katrina Kaif during promotion...

Film director Nitya Mehra, actor Sidharth Malhotra and actress Katrina Kaif during promotion...

Spectators watch play between Stan Wawrinka, of Switzerland, and Fernando Verdasco, of Spain...

Spectators watch play between Stan Wawrinka, of Switzerland, and Fernando Verdasco, of Spain...

A stagehand gestures after checking lights backstage before the start of a play inside a theatre...

A stagehand gestures after checking lights backstage before the start of a play inside a theatre...

A view of historical ridge reflected in rain water after heavy rainfall in Shimla on Tuesday...

A view of historical ridge reflected in rain water after heavy rainfall in Shimla on Tuesday...

A PAC recruit of 23rd battalion jubilates with his mother after their passing out parade in...

A PAC recruit of 23rd battalion jubilates with his mother after their passing out parade in...

Prime Minister Narendra Modi with US Secretary of State John Kerry at a meeting in New Delhi...

Prime Minister Narendra Modi with US Secretary of State John Kerry at a meeting in New Delhi...

A labourer works at the construction site of a metro rail station in Kolkata...

A labourer works at the construction site of a metro rail station in Kolkata...

Masked protesters shout slogans at a protest march during a strike, after curfew was completely...

Masked protesters shout slogans at a protest march during a strike, after curfew was completely...

An Ambulance passes through a water logged road near AIIMS hospital after rains in New Delhi...

An Ambulance passes through a water logged road near AIIMS hospital after rains in New Delhi...

Children play on pontoons as clouds gather over the banks of the river Ganga in Allahabad...

Children play on pontoons as clouds gather over the banks of the river Ganga in Allahabad...

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