How Elon Musk dominates on a regular basis conversations and social-media feeds of his Indian followers
IT MAY be an extended shot however Gopi Gautham, a second-year engineering scholar at Chandigarh College, needs to ask billionaire Elon Musk as a speaker to his college’s Ted X occasion scheduled for this November. Thus far, he has made a number of makes an attempt: first tweeting, asking Musk to “come to India the place he has the most important variety of followers”, then reaching out to his huge on-line followers within the hope that somebody would put in a phrase to the world’s richest man.
Swati Ganguly’s Tagore’s College: A Historical past of Visva-Bharati (1921-1961) appears to be like again on the institute’s century-old legacy
By Angshuman Kar
Tagore’s College: A Historical past of Visva-Bharati, the results of painstaking analysis by Swati Ganguly, has simply come out because the institute completes its centenary celebration. The e book maps the historical past of Visva-Bharati from its inception to Tagore’s birth centenary yr to doc how the College, through the years, constructed up a cultural group of studying, instructing and scholarship. Ganguly has scripted this historical past utilizing archives, memoirs, official paperwork and oral narratives.
Regardless of the participating vignettes of Parsi life it presents, Berjis Desai’s novel ‘Towers of Silence’ suffers from a convoluted storyline
Berjis Desai has earned a status for writing wry, quick tales concerning the Parsis, usually based mostly on saucy gossip from days passed by. He has now moved on to the following degree and penned a novel, recounting the whimsical and bizarre story of the Bhamgara clan over 140 years, ranging from the sleepy city of Navsari in Gujarat and ending within the hustle and bustle of Mumbai’s Colaba. The recurring theme is of the spirit world — of babas, Sufi mystics, clairvoyants, cosmic forces, black magic and a long-standing curse.
Why almost every thing about geese makes you smile
Geese are wacky. And, quacky after all. Personally, I feel that considered one of their best skills is their skill to make even probably the most dour, bitter and lethal critical watcher (not essentially a bird-watcher) break into an involuntary smile, which is such a godsend very first thing within the morning. (We’re normally scowling ferociously at the moment).The opposite day, I went all the way down to the Yamuna Biodiversity Park and stood by the massive water physique. Blue and pristine, it was empty aside from a household of spotbilled geese. The little household swam serenely away, their faces made up like Kathakali dancers, with the identical huge, amusing smiles stretched ear to ear. They imparted an air of tranquillity to the place, leaving neat V-shaped wakes as they swam.
Overview: With its message of hope, The place the Cobbled Path Leads establishes Avinuo Kire as a singular voice from the Northeast
“In these sleepy little hill cities, there’s a secret path each little one is aware of, a path each nostalgic grownup remembers,” so begins Avinuo Kire’s riveting novel, The place the Cobbled Path Leads. This path is trodden by Vime, a younger Naga woman beset with grief and melancholy over her mom’s latest passing and her father’s remarriage.
Overview: Selby Wynn Schwartz’s Booker longlisted After Sappho is the lyrical story of Sapphists on the flip of the century
The ladies who inhabit Selby Wynn Schwartz’s After Sappho are by no means comfortable. Or by no means in a single place for too lengthy. The concluding years of the nineteenth century are disconcerting in a wide range of methods, and so they navigate its vexations solely to reach at a brand new century fraught with recent bother. They modify their names or depart a wedding or a baby or a rustic to change into, indelibly, who they are surely – sapphists, trousered and booted poets, vehement artists, lovers of journey guides and international grammar. This novel is, fairly actually, concerning the ladies who realise themselves absolutely after Sappho, the skeins of their lives gloriously knotted as their geographies, and destinies alter.
What our ancestors have taught us
As we observe the 16-day interval of remembrance of our ancestors within the Hindu calendar, I discover myself remembering my very own, with nice satisfaction and glee. Each units of grandparents, my parents and their siblings, and the prolonged household from all 4 branches has made for a familial fraternity that has taught me by way of their instance, by way of spoken phrases and deeds completed, what it takes to dwell a lifetime of respectful and respectable mindfulness.