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Untenable Tenets

Like the valley’s many prevailing paradoxes, its new construction habits too appear to have been devised with the sole purpose of protracted torture. Nearly five decades of building on alien customs, with little or no relevance to native climatic conditions, too have contributed in creating an untenable society, papering over its colossal blunders with artificial […]

New Zealand’s Vettori out of Sri Lanka tour

Wellington: Injury-plagued spinner Daniel Vettori will miss New Zealand’s tour of Sri Lanka, cricket chiefs said Thursday, forcing selectors to draft uncapped leggie Todd Astle into the 15-man Test squad. New Zealand Cricket said Vettori had failed to recover from an Achilles strain picked up at last month’s World Twenty20 tournament, where the Black Caps […]

Coming to Grips With a Bounced Cheque

  Living a normal life to descending into misery in an instant because of a bounced cheque MAHMOOD SABERI HEARING STORIES about people spending years in the cooler after their cheques bounced, has made me very nervous about signing cheques. As you know landlords here take postdated cheques for the yearly rent and God forbid, […]

J&K Bank Football League Tournament 2012

JK PDC ‘A’ Grinds Young Mahraja At J&K Bank Football League Tourney  The Supper Div  Ist Match played between J&K PDC ‘A’   V/s  Young Maharaja J&K PDC ‘A’ though tasted Victory beating Young mahraja in a lopsided affair. Bilal & Amir emerged the Standout performer for the winners scoring Hatric back to back. Bilal […]

Chinese writer Mo Yan wins Nobel literature prize

Chinese writer Mo Yan won the Nobel Prize in literature on Thursday, a somewhat unexpected choice by a prize committee that has favored European authors in recent years. The Swedish Academy, which selects the winners of the prestigious award, praised Mo’s “hallucinatoric realism,” saying it “merges folk tales, history and the contemporary.” Peter Englund, the […]

Sehwag fit for full Champions League

Virender Sehwag has recovered from his ankle injury and will be fit to play in Delhi Daredevils’ opening Champions League 2012 match, against Kolkata Knight Riders, on Saturday. He had played in the franchise’s warm-up game on Thursday, against Sydney Sixers. Daredevils’ team mentor, TA Sekar, confirmed that Sehwag was fit, and said that he […]

If the Mermaids Stop Singing

Only the previous day I was listening to the 105-year-old Ustad Abdul Rashid Khan’s repertoire of rare classical compositions. Was it to savour the rare experience a bit longer that I dodged the next day’s concert? Perhaps. But I think it was also the lure of seeing and hearing Prof Romila Thapar that I chose […]

Soon, jail term for sharing porn online, MMS

New Delhi: Sharing porn or obscene videos online or through multimedia messaging services (MMS) may soon attract a prison term up to seven years and a maximum fine of Rs.500,000, the government proposed Thursday. These stringent punishments are part of the amendments proposed in the Indecent Representation of Women (Prohibition) Act, 1986 (IRWA) that were […]

BPL 2013 to kick off on January 17

The second edition of the Bangladesh Premier League (BPL) is set to begin on January 17 next year, the Bangladesh Cricket Board has confirmed. The inaugural edition, played from February 10 to February 29, 2012, was won by Dhaka Gladiators. The franchise auction will be held on November 9 this year, and the players’ auction […]

Why Should Boys have all the fun?

If Airplanes are No Big Deal for Girls, Why Would Two Wheelers Be? Ambreen Hamadani Woman has always been in the shadows, working backstage and thereby giving way to the saying, “Behind every successful man is a woman.” This has been going on for centuries altogether with women being content with whatever they were given […]