Fishing harbours in the country will be upgraded to international standards with the aim of increasing the value of fish exports to Rs one lakh crore by 2024-25, Union Fisheries Minister L Murugan said here on Monday. The Minister, who was in the city, visited the Office of Marine Products Export Development Authority (MPEDA) here and held a meeting with senior officials.
Only an extremely tender mind can pen a work like Poonachi. A look at Perumal Murugan’s comeback Tamil novel that takes a worldview through a she-goat’s life along a less-green hill terrain:
The recent attack on Tamil writer Murugesan for his short story on alternate sexuality puts the spotlight on the state’s equation with its transgendered community.
'All majoritarian groups feel emboldened. Many fascist groups in the nation desire to suppress free thought and expression. Thiruchencode has become a laboratory. What happens here will affect writers across the nation.'
And now a protest and bandh in Tiruchengode, in Western Tamil Nadu, against a 2010 novel, set a century back, about consensual sex outside of marriage
He would take his colour, brushes and canvas outside to paint and talk with his love. He would stand close to the window and paint, keeping an eye on his muse.
They say the violin mimics the human sound. In his case, it was that of love, of longing. He didn’t know any other way of loving.
Younger people do not have much progressive beliefs; a 2017 survey found that one-third of young people opposed inter-caste marriage.
The pandemic has made it clear that virtual learning is here to stay. In the West, the big question is whether it will dilute the quality of the college experience and education. In India, which grapples with digital divide, the question remains whether this will reach most people at all.
Even after two years of the Covid-19 pandemic, many 'informed' individuals in India continue to deny the virus with unscientific claims and unfounded data. The latest? Omicron will end the pandemic.
Across Asia there are deeply entrenched obstacles to a mode of higher education that is liberal in multiple senses – disciplinary and epistemological but also social and political.
The two incidents in the recent past, one in Mon district of Nagaland and the other at Lakhimpur Kheri in Uttar Pradesh, undermined the core principles democracy and federalism.