Shiv Visvanathan


Shiv Visvanathan

Marginal dip in 4th cut-off list

Delhi University released the fourth cut-off list on Sunday but the dip in percentage was not significant — the average cut-off still being over 90 per cent. However, seats are still on offer in popular commerce and economics courses.

3 more post offices in Vishakapatnam get a modern look

Visakhapatnam: Three more post offices, Waltair RS head post office, P&T Colony sub post office and Lawsons Bay Colony sub post office, in the city had a change in their look and Feel as part o

Brand is looking for his future wife

Funnyman Russell Brand, who has dated a string of women since his 14-month marriage to Katy Perry ended, has revealed he is ready to marry again. Brand is currently seeing heiress Alessandra Balazs, 23, reported Daily Mirror.

Pitamah picks side, stands by Duryodhan

I feel odd writing this essay on a man one thought as being in antipodes with. L.K.

The landscapes of ethics

I wonder if we take the creative possibilities of newspaper seriously. A newspaper is a political and ethical landscape where the variety of scapes, to use Arjun Appadurai’s solicitous term, is amazing. One can use them to provide the ethnography of ethical debates that add deeply to the imagination of citizenship. A newspaper becomes an experiment in public policy.

Rahul on 2-day state visit

After getting a clear majority in the Karnataka assembly polls, Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi is seriously concentrating on Maharashtra and is likely to come to the state on a two-day visit.

Why some people like Narendra Modi

Our forthcoming Lok Sabha elections are a bit like the Indian Premier League — both boast of stars and star value. The three basic stars involved so far are Rahul Gandhi, Narendra Modi and Nitish Kumar. Each has their brand value, their bevy of cheerleaders and their retinue of fans.

SC: Airtel can’t provide 3G roaming in 7 circles

Bharti Airtel was today restrained by the Supreme Court from providing 3G roaming services to new customers in seven circles where it does not have licence to do so.

Belgians emerge from the shadows

Belgian chocolate is under threat. For long, the dark delicacy has enjoyed the numero uno status when it comes to Belgian products. But it may soon have to clear out the cherished spot, albeit in people’s memory than their refrigerators. The small European country now have a new range of “products” to be proud of.

The joys of being ‘third class’

Modern theories of efficiency and equality are such that one loses a celebration of the marginal. Ever since socialism, we have removed the category called “third class” from our trains and our lives. As an upwardly mobile nation, we want to travel first class and as a truly global country we want our institutions to be world class. Our presidents and vice-chancellors were upset when they realised that our IITs and IIMs are not world class.

No Articles Found

No Articles Found

No Articles Found

I want to begin with a little story that was told to me by a leading executive at Aptech. He was exercising in a gym with a lot of younger people.

Shekhar Kapur’s Bandit Queen didn’t make the cut. Neither did Shaji Karun’s Piravi, which bagged 31 international awards.