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“A BRIEF HISTORY OF NUMBERS” SAYS AS MUCH ABOUT THE FUTURE AS ABOUT THE PAST OF MATHEMATICS
• DORON ZEILBERGER, Board of Governors Professor, Distinguished Professor of Mathematics, Rutgers University • Our mental block in mathematics would be the laughing stocks of twenty third century mathematicians much as our past generation mathematicians have been our laughing stocks... Read full story.
ON EARTH, WE LIVE IN A VAST OCEAN
• By SARAH BARMAK, American journalist and author • Just like an ocean, air also has got currents that distribute warmth throughout the world, and it also has creatures moving through it.
LOUISE GLÜCK AND THE NOBEL PRIZE IN LITERATURE
• By PETER ROBINSON, Professor of English, University of Reading, UK • People receiving awards might be divided into those who are enhanced by it and those who enhance the trophy by winning it. Louise Glück may well combine these categories... Read full story
THE POST OFFICE: TAGORE’S PORTRAYAL OF UNIVERSAL HUMANISM
Amidst isolation due to serious illness, Amal makes all the people he meets through the small window of his quaint little home, see the romance of their lives, discover the joy in their work, and makes each individual feel unique, writes BASHABI FRASER, on the 169th birth anniversary of Rabindranath Tagore. Rabindranath Tagore’s life (1861-1941) … Continue reading THE POST OFFICE: TAGORE’S PORTRAYAL OF UNIVERSAL HUMANISM
THE RAY OF A GENIUS
• INTERVIEW • BY JAMES BLUE : This interview with Satyajit Ray was tape-recorded by Blue as preparation for his book on the directing of the non-actor in film. Blue, at the time of the interview, was visiting India while directing A Few Notes on Our Food Problem, a U.S. Information Agency film on the world food … Continue reading THE RAY OF A GENIUS
WAS SATYAJIT RAY TAGORE’S IDEAL AMBASSADOR?
• BY JIRAYUDH SINTHUPHAN • Director of South Asian Studies Center at Institute of Asian Studies, Chulalongkorn University. He holds PhD in Drama from University of Exeter and is based in Bangkok. Today marks the birth centenary of Satyajit Ray and 1961 was the year that marked the centenary of Rabindranath Tagore’s birth. On Tagore's … Continue reading WAS SATYAJIT RAY TAGORE’S IDEAL AMBASSADOR?
BUENOS AIRES – BOOKLOVER’S DREAM DESTINATION
Courtesy of Falena: Intimate Falena, a bookshop in the Palermo neighborhood, is filled with comfy furniture that invites you to sit and read for a while. With its hundreds of literature-focused shops, cafés, and events, this city is filled with places to enjoy a good book, surrounded by like-minded bibliophiles. It's typical smell you get … Continue reading BUENOS AIRES – BOOKLOVER’S DREAM DESTINATION
THE STRANGE ENCOUNTERS
• BOOK REVIEW • Shreya Sen-Handley's latest fiction Strange displays the author's literary flair and piques the reader's imagination in a collection of bizarre and gripping short stories with unconventional storylines which promises to gradually grow on the readers, haunt and force them into experiencing offbeat pattern of thoughts, writes GARGI BAGCHI. STRANGE by Shreya … Continue reading THE STRANGE ENCOUNTERS
SCIENCE EXPLORES THE SECRET OF THE ANCIENTS
• BOOK REVIEW • Zoya came to know that she was intrinsically a mutant child and Dr Faraday runs a secret research organization involved in exploring mysterious secrets of the ancients and at the same time in combating with ‘Aifra’ - an international terrorist organization, which in particular was hunting people with psychic abilities. PURUSHOTTAM … Continue reading SCIENCE EXPLORES THE SECRET OF THE ANCIENTS
AMITAV GHOSH – A POWERHOUSE OF WRITING
By JAEL SILLIMAN : Amitav Ghosh is no stranger to awards. His most recent, the Jnanpith adds to the many accolades he has won in India and abroad. These include the Padma Shri, the Arthur C Clarke Award and the Prix Medicis etranger. Ghosh is a virtual powerhouse of writing – his works span both … Continue reading AMITAV GHOSH – A POWERHOUSE OF WRITING
WHEN PAINTING AND PHOTOGRAPHY FLIRT
SUBHA DAS MOLLICK sketches her impressions of early modern art, inspired by a visit to the Chicago Art Institute. Painting as testimonial In 1434, the Flemish painter Jan Van Eyck created an oil painting titled The Arlonfini Marriage. The picture depicts Arlonfini, an Italian banker taking the hand of Giovanna Cenami in marriage. Van Eyck’s … Continue reading WHEN PAINTING AND PHOTOGRAPHY FLIRT
THE GREAT GAME IN AFGHANISTAN: RAJIV GANDHI, GENERAL ZIA, AND THE UNENDING WAR
By N. BAHRI : Dr. Najibullah, President of Afghanistan with Indian Prime Minister, Rajiv Gandhi and American troops in Afganistan (Picture Courtesy: Getty Images) A journalist by profession, Kallol Bhattacherjee has written extensively on South Asian affairs and on conflicts in the Middle East and North Africa. In writing The Great Game in Afghanistan, he … Continue reading THE GREAT GAME IN AFGHANISTAN: RAJIV GANDHI, GENERAL ZIA, AND THE UNENDING WAR
EPILOGUE : THE STEEL FRAME – A HISTORY OF THE IAS
Author : DEEPAK GUPTA :Publisher : ROLI BOOKS :Release : 8 March, 2019 in New Delhi : While the book was being edited, three important developments took place, which could have a significant impact on the service as well as the administrative system. The first was widely welcomed. So was the second, in principle, though there … Continue reading EPILOGUE : THE STEEL FRAME – A HISTORY OF THE IAS