I wrote a dissertation titled ‘Building of a Communal State in a Virtual World: Hindu-Muslim relation seen through the lens of YouTube and Facebook’. I was trying to interrogate the role of Social Media platforms in the ongoing ‘war’ between the fascists of the two religions.
Bhiwani, April 28
The Haryana Police’s sensitivity towards crimes against women has once again come under scanner, after two migrant Dalit women, who were allegedly gang-raped and paraded naked by their employer at a brick kiln in Dhanana village of Bhiwani district, had to approach the Delhi Police through an NGO headed by…
SALEM, Tamil Nadu: A pregnant woman was allegedly asked to pay a bribe for treatment at a government hospital here today, and unable to pay it, she was forced to deliver the baby at a bus stand.
The 24-year-old woman, a labourer hailing from Vijayawada in Andhra Pradesh, had come to the hospital with her husband and two children, aged five and two years, after she experienced labour pains this morning, but some nursing staff allegedly demanded Rs 1000 for her delivery, Dr Vallinayagam, Hospital dean said.
It is a well-known saying that the Hindu epic Ramayana teaches us what to do in life and the Mahabharata gives us lessons on what we must not do in life. Actually, the statement is very true. The Mahabharata and its characters has a lot of teach us. By invariably doing the wrong things, the characters of the Mahabharata tell what we must avoid in our own lives.
Mahabharata is one of the greatest Hindu epics and there are numerous characters in it. Every single character in the Mahabharata have a lesson for us. But it is virtually impossible to compile them all in a single article.
That is why we have picked the most favourite characters from Mahabharata and summarised what they taught us.
Union Finance Minister P. Chidambaram will respond to citizens’ questions on the Union Budget 2013-14, at 8 p.m. today by joining the multiparty video conference on Google+ Hangout.
This is for the first time that any Union Cabinet Minister is using this medium to interact with the citizens and to respond to their questions about the Union Budget.
This is a powerful communications platform and is accessible across the world for internet users. Google+ Hangouts allow up to 10 people participating at a point of time. One can later share the hangout on YouTube or live stream it using Hangouts on Air.
Chidambaram will be joined by a group of esteemed panelists on a Google+ Hangout. It includes among others Jahangir Aziz, Senior Asia Economist and India Chief Economist, JP Morgan, Anand Mahindra, Chairman and Managing Director of Mahindra and Mahindra, Amit Singhal, Senior Vice President, Google Inc. and Manish Chokhani, MD and CEO, Axis Capital.
The session will be moderated by senior journalist Senthil Chengalvarayan.
Citizens will be able to watch the special budget Google+ Hangout live through the Google India +Page at google.com/+GoogleIndia or on the InConversation YouTube channel.
Before the Hangout, the citizens can submit their questions to P. Chidambaram either by uploading a video or commenting on the YouTube channel, or through the Google India +Page and tagging text or a video with the hashtag #asktheFM.
Two real estate agents raped a 17-year-old minor in a hotel on the pretext of showing her property in Kandivli late on Thursday. After receiving a tip-off about their location, the police arrested the duo from Virar yesterday.
Simon Denyer/The Washington Post - Irom Sharmila arrives for a fortnightly court appearance, flanked by two police officers, in the northeastern Indian city of Imphal on Feb. 7, 2013. Sharmila began a hunger strike in 2000 to protest against a controversial law that grants the Indian army virtual impunity from prosecution.