Yet, I felt a void, a constant feeling that I am not doing the right thing. “But Amma, that feeling is priceless,” he said. “Which feeling?” I yelled, ready to give vent to more of my desperation. “That comforting feeling that you are there for us, always, is priceless,” he said, and rushed out to catch the school bus. Maybe I did the right thing in quitting the job.
March 17, 2018 18:33 UTC
Whether animals do smile or not, smiles of the human kind are perhaps not of the same type or of similar origin. Like many other human activities and expressions, smiles may also be complex in nature and origin. He who smiles often is happy often, and a smiling face is a welcome face (O, how we love our comedians!). And smiles are of course thought to be harbingers of peace and amity, beacons in the rather choppy waters of life. That would be a pity indeed because we believe pleasant and happy human interactions do brighten up our lives and the general flow of things.
March 17, 2018 18:33 UTC
more-inAlarmed over the spate of road accidents due to illegal racing during night hours, the Chenai City Police has planned to install high resolution cameras on arterial roads. During Christmas, the police rounded up over 200 bike racers on the city roads and charged them with rash driving and creating panic among the public. “Stopping a bike travelling at a speed of 100 kmph is dangerous — to the rider as well as the police personnel. After exploring various options, the city police have decided to install high-resolution cameras at vantage locations of the arterial roads in the city. We are yet to get the clearance.”Last year, as many as 1,212 persons died in road accidents and 5,205 were injured in the city.
March 17, 2018 18:30 UTC
more-inThe Chief Justice of Madras High Court Indira Banerjee has called upon lawyers not to provide “paid holidays” for judges by resorting to court boycott agitations. We get paid holidays. But we don’t want paid holidays,” she added. ‘Behave responsibly’Stressing on the crucial role played by the labour courts, the Chief Justice said it was equally important that the labour force should behave in a responsible manner. T. Raja, Judge, Madras High Court, thanked the Chief Justice for postponing her sittings at the Madurai Bench of the Madras HC to inaugurate the Labour Court at Kancheepuram.
March 17, 2018 18:28 UTC
The Gorakhpur Lok Sabha seat has been literally owned by the Gorakhnath temple's mahant for decades now. Praveen K. Nishad, the winning candidate, rubbed it in: "BJP got just 43 votes on the polling booth covering Gorakhpur Math where Adityanath cast his vote while SP polled 1,775 votes here. The manner of his humiliation in Gorakhpur has created new political possibilities. The BSP, on Mayavati's instructions, supported Nishad wholeheartedly in the Gorakhpur election. Gorakhpur demonstrated that the BSP can swing its votes to the SP.
March 17, 2018 18:22 UTC
The fishermen voiced concern over catch dwindling due to the oil spill over the past year with no revival in sight. “If the ship is allowed to sail before the compensation is given, we will block the Kamarajar Port with our boats,” said a representative of the fishermen panchayats of the three districts. The Madras High Court had recently directed the ship’s owner to pay the compensation due to fishermen, who had suffered losses. In the impact, there was oil spill from the storage tanks and it spread till Cuddalore. A section of fishermen have also said that the compensation offered to them was very less when compared to the losses they suffered this past year.
BJP leader Shobha Karandlaje, MP, on Saturday said that it had been decided not to field any seers in the Assembly elections. “Hence, the question of giving party ticket to either Shiroor seer or Rajashekharananda Swami of Vajradehi Mutt, Gurupura, does not arise,” she said. The party would field candidates on the basis of the Statewide surveys conducted by it. Asked if the BJP would face problems if the Shiroor seer contests as an Independent candidate, Ms. Karandlaje said the party’s prospects would not be affected. To another query, Ms. Karandlaje said the BJP would field its workers and leaders in the polls.
more-inThe Union government has turned down the request of the State government for extending the coverage of subsidised sugar to all priority household cardholders in the State. But, the subsidy would remain at ₹18.5 per kg, which would be given only to Antyodaya Anna Yojana (AAY) cardholders, representing the poorest of the poor. The total figure of PHH cardholders is about 95.3 lakhs, of which AAY cardholders account for 18.74 lakh and the rest, 76.56 lakhs. The State government, through its representations in June and August 2017, wanted the amount of subsidy to be hiked to ₹28.5 per kg for all PHH cardholders. It gets around 1,860 tonnes of subsidised sugar from the Centre.
Another highlight this season for her was ‘passamanaria’ (Portuguese for lace or trim) running along the tartans, stripes, contributing to surface texture, colour pop and a third dimension to textiles. (Source: APH Images) Another highlight this season for her was ‘passamanaria’ (Portuguese for lace or trim) running along the tartans, stripes, contributing to surface texture, colour pop and a third dimension to textiles. Although the inspiration is from a faraway land, these tartans have been hand-woven by local weavers residing in the hills of Himachal Pradesh. Another highlight this season for her was ‘passamanaria’ (Portuguese for lace or trim) running along the tartans, stripes, contributing to surface texture, colour pop and a third dimension to textiles. “We also carry forward our traditions of upcycling, by working on a classic trench coat and adding a twist to it.
more-inA businessman killed his seven-year-old son by cutting his vein before attempting suicide in K.K. However, he informed his wife that he was returning to the shop with his son. As Dolia did not return for a long time, his wife sent a worker to the shop. The worker found Dolia’s bike parked in front of the shop and the shop locked from inside. (Contact the State’s health helpline 104 or Sneha’s suicide prevention helpline 044-24640050 for counselling.)
So this is the reason why you don’t go out!”“No, not at all.” I pointed towards the dove swaying upon the plantain leaf and said, “See, Amal. This plantain leaf dancing in waves, unfixed and vacillating, is like our lacerated world totally exposed. But the evening scene of the plantain leaf swaying to a dance went on day after day before my eyes. Instead of the regular sight I found a robust figure gazing up at the swaying plantain leaf upon which the dove was not perched. Just then a 14-year-old girl of our neighbourhood entered and handed me a packet wrapped in a plantain leaf and said: “Dada!
Three Lok Sabha constituencies in Uttar Pradesh and Bihar voted decisively in favour of the candidate who defeated the BJP’s candidate. They include small farmers, landless agricultural labourers, family labour, village industries, vendors in the village markets, petty shopkeepers, and the small service providers. Their poverty affects every aspect of their lives — from their children’s education to access to healthcare to finding meaningful employment. Gross Capital Formation (GCF) in agriculture fell from 2.9 per cent of GDP in 2013-14 to 2.17 per cent in 2016-17. The message sent by the average voter is loud and clear.
The ideal WhatsApp group has between 10 and 15 people. The ideal WhatsApp group has some sort of diversity. The ideal WhatsApp group has some sort of voluntary theme to it. That reminds me, the ideal WhatsApp group has an element of unfamiliarity in its membership. Which is why the ideal WhatsApp group is not your family WhatsApp group.
March 17, 2018 18:19 UTC
more-inActor-turned-politician Pawan Kalyan’s Jana Sena Party seems to be moving fast on its political game plan. Without wasting much time after his aggressive public meet in Amaravati, Mr. Pawan Kalyan is preparing a blueprint for a novel manifesto which is scheduled to be released on August 14. Jana Sena is busy in district-wise study concerning both Telugu States -- Andhra Pradesh and Telangana -- with an objective to fix long-pending issues, according to a source close to the party. “The party is barnstorming on core and long- pending issues in both Telugu States. Problems concerning women protection, youth, the aged and the differently abled will be given special attention in the manifesto.
March 17, 2018 18:12 UTC
more-inA 60-year-old man was beaten to death by four people in north-west Delhi’s Wazirpur on Saturday over distribution of water. The police said that the incident occurred around 3 p.m. when a water tanker came to the victim’s locality and an argument broke out between Mr. Bahadur’s son Rohit and neighbour Sunny alias Gagan over distribution of water. “The victim intervened to pacify the duo, but the accused started punching him after which the man collapsed,” said Ms. Khan. The police said they received a call from the hospital about the death and a probe was taken up. The four involved in thrashing the senior citizen were nabbed from the area in a few hours,” said a officer.
March 17, 2018 18:00 UTC