Most Adults Stressed Over Chuseok Domestic Violence Rises Over Traditional Holidays Why Many Koreans Dread Family Gatherings More People Prefer Brief Lunar New Year Trips Many Dread Lunar New Year Holiday Men Spend Holidays at the Movies Instead of Helping at Home … [Read more...] about More Young People Duck Out of Family Gatherings
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The Citizenship Amendment Bill (CAB) saw protests in Meghalaya, Mizoram and Manipur this January, but the protests shifted to Assam when Parliament took it up again. ET explains why it has rekindled the anti-foreigner sentiment of the 1980s. Why is there a bitter protest in Assam?Except in Bengali speakers’ dominated Barak valley, people in other parts fear CAB will lead to lakhs of Hindus from Bangladesh swamping indigenous communities, burdening resources and threatening their language, culture and tradition. CAB has a 2014 cut-off date but protesters say Assam bore the brunt of immigrants from 1951 to 1971, while other states did not, and it is unfair to impose more on the state. Protesters say they do not trust the Centre and CAB will undo the Assam Accord. What is the Assam Accord?People noticed an unusual rise in voters for the Mangaldoi Lok Sabha bypoll in 1979, and suspected it was due to influx of illegal Bangladeshi immigrants. It led to a massive and violent … [Read more...] about Citizenship Amendment Bill: Why Assam is protesting?
He collapses crying at his predicament in a beautiful Mukhari ‘Deivame aha..’, breaking down and falling as a woman, but speaking as Arjuna when he talks about the uselessness of the Gandiva bow. He is tortured by thoughts of what others will think of him when they find out and this was handled most sensitively, as was the romantic scene with Draupadi in the famous Kathakali padam, ‘Tharithen mozhi’ (Bhairavi). As the year was to end, Arjuna takes on a manly countenance and prepares to be a charioteer for Prince Uttara Kumara, when suddenly someone walks in and he reverts to the coy woman in a split second, ending the dramatization on that high note. … [Read more...] about Refined dance-theatre experience
For decades, Iran and Saudi Arabia have been involved in power struggle and expansion of their sway across the Middle East, extending from Lebanon through Syria and Iraq to Yemen. They have shut down their diplomatic missions in the capitals of both states and continued war of words and proxies. … [Read more...] about Incoming “positive” signals might end conflict between Tehran, Riyadh
Among Rupa’s books are Coaches of Indian Cricket (Abhishek Dubey and Sanjeeb Mukherjea); Bahubali of Indian Politics (Rajesh Singh); Evolution of RSS from an Organisation to a Movement: How Successive Sarsanghchalaks Shaped the Sangh (Ratan Sharda); Ayodhya and Beyond: National Hindutva Awakening” (Subramanian Swamy); India’s Foreign Policy Blunders (Yashwant Sinha and Satish Misra), Rajiv Dogra’s The Prime Minister; and TRAI boss R.S. Sharma’s Aadhaar: The Inside Story. … [Read more...] about Books to watch out for in 2020: Jeet Thayil’s novel, Will Smith’s memoir, and more