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Shashi Tharoor’s word of the week: rodomontade

Hindustan Times | By Shashi Tharoor
UPDATED ON DEC 13, 2019 02:21 PM IST
Rodomontade is a personal, rhetorical and a musical style - of bombast, pomp and flourishes.
Lead researcher Patrick Markey said, “When a white child from the suburbs commits a horrific violent act like a school shooting, then people are more likely to erroneously blame video games than if the child was African American.”(Unsplash)
Lead researcher Patrick Markey said, “When a white child from the suburbs commits a horrific violent act like a school shooting, then people are more likely to erroneously blame video games than if the child was African American.”(Unsplash)

Video games blamed for school shootings if culprit is white

New York | By Indo Asian News Service
UPDATED ON SEP 18, 2019 12:29 PM IST
Lead researcher Patrick Markey said, “When a white child from the suburbs commits a horrific violent act like a school shooting, then people are more likely to erroneously blame video games than if the child was African American.”
Beijing wants to connect China and Nepal though rail link. But a proper investigation of the engineering challenges, geological disaster potential and environmental impact, along such a long corridor that, in effect, is a transect across the Himalayas, will be a large, complex and costly piece of work(PTI)
Beijing wants to connect China and Nepal though rail link. But a proper investigation of the engineering challenges, geological disaster potential and environmental impact, along such a long corridor that, in effect, is a transect across the Himalayas, will be a large, complex and costly piece of work(PTI)

The elusive China-Nepal rail link: High costs and risks, uncertain benefits

By Sam Cowan
UPDATED ON JUL 30, 2019 11:50 AM IST
Nepal will push hard, but does China really have the will to invest money, men and resources in a tough terrain?
Designer-turned-campaigner, Carry Somers, brought a semblance of equality in the world of fashion with the popular hashtag #WhoMadeMyClothes
Designer-turned-campaigner, Carry Somers, brought a semblance of equality in the world of fashion with the popular hashtag #WhoMadeMyClothes

The Fashion Edit: How Carry Somers is spearheading the revolution against fast fashion, one hashtag at a time

Hindustan Times | By Drishti Vij
UPDATED ON JUN 30, 2019 12:20 PM IST
The designer who popularised the hashtag #WhoMadeMyClothes and turned the spotlight on the real heroes of fashion, now talks about #Haulternative, promotes upcycling and swaps
Sherlock Holmes, the most unflappable detective in the world of literary crime(File photo)
Sherlock Holmes, the most unflappable detective in the world of literary crime(File photo)

A discovery of India via Conan Doyle: What coloured Sherlock Holmes creator’s views on India

By Debkumar Mitra
UPDATED ON JUL 09, 2018 12:09 AM IST
Was Sherlock holmes an unwitting mouthpiece of his creator Conan Doyle’s colonial theories?
A polling staff tallies the candidates’ names on the Electronic Voting Machines, Bengaluru, May 11, 2018(Arijit Sen/HT Photo)
A polling staff tallies the candidates’ names on the Electronic Voting Machines, Bengaluru, May 11, 2018(Arijit Sen/HT Photo)

Fake news is undermining poll processes in Britain, India

By Mark Tully
UPDATED ON MAY 20, 2018 05:28 PM IST
Personal experience suggests Ravi Shankar Prasad is having difficulty in controlling what is happening in his own backyard. Social media are most frequently misused by posting fake news
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