he said,Soon Ill not be a political entity and appealed to all elected MPs and MLAs to vote him President He attended the Congress Working Committee meeting on June 25albeit for the last time In Indian democracy is it possible to be apolitical after being a party politician for four decades Media and political parties are in high pitchbut do common people understand this potpourri in spite of being voters Do 480 million below-poverty-line people care whos going to live luxuriously in the worlds largest Presidential residence Surely it wont make any dent in their livelihood possibilities Real potpourri is preserving natural fragrance in fermented dried flowers Modern potpourri is as colourful but artificialyet retaining pourris real meaningwhich is rotten I wonder if all these episodes above are real or artificial potpourri Shombit Sengupta is an international creative business strategy consultant to top management Reach him at http://s.wwwshiningconsultingcom For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express App More Related NewsBy: Express News Service | Published: February 23 2016 12:01 am Umberto Eco best known for the international best-seller “The Name of the Rose” died Friday Feb 19 2016 (File/Reuters) Related News Umberto Eco who passed away on Saturday not only gave us new perspectives on the agglomeration we call culture but also literally created culture But in summing up his polymathic expanse as novelist and critic theorist and philosopher semiotician and academic it’s often forgotten that fame found him late — only after the publication of The Name of the Rose in 1980 by which time he was touching 50 The book was written for a publisher who demanded a cheap thriller but presented itself as a tour de force of semiotics philosophy literary theory biblical analysis and church history and of course a riveting murder mystery It was translated into 30-plus languages sold 10 million copies or more and inspired a simpler but well-made Sean Connery starrer The irony Tired of critics calling him “erudite” and “difficult” Eco gave them The Mysterious Flame of Queen Loana (2004) By his sales standards it bombed The Name of the Rose demonstrated what Eco decades later would claim: “People are tired of simple things They want to be challenged” Sadly the book came to define him in the public mind Eco’s fiction including Foucault’s Pendulum (1989) and Baudolino (2001) constitute a small fragment of his corpus which itself can only hint at the magnitude of his mind that being interested in everything it found in the world around demolished the wall between popular and high-brow From William of Baskerville’s medieval puzzles to the video game is but a single leap And underlying it all is a narrative impulse that’s universal and undying Eco’s gift to posterity has been his ability to use the genius of the past to anticipate the future Thus he leaves us firmly convinced about the book’s longevity irrespective of its form: “The book is like the spoon: Once invented it cannot be bettered” For all the latest Opinion News download Indian Express App More Related Newss heavy media investment mean the product is working so well in Bengal? Kumar has served on different posts right from Magistrate of Mathura and Firozabad cities during the initial years of his services to Managing Director of UP State Industrial Development Corporation in 1994. because I wasn’t seeing the shots that I wanted to see. The senior inspector would feed them from his own lunch box and they never ate food outside. an adopted stray dog guards the premises at night.Uniformity?the government has taken a small step in this direction ?

who had been more eager than most previous leaders to normalise relations with India. It’s a quota that would have alarmed even the Soviets at the height of Stalinist rationing. books and other 25 items to students mandated by the civic body, Recall that less than a third of the total produce is procured by the FCI ?young and secular. PMC, C Brathwaite (c),k. The collateral damage of the government? has little to offer to the risky borrower.

download Indian Express App More Related News Sinha,also involving Iran, Playing their fifth game,‘The Indian Express’ [email protected] With apparently little to gain from further appeasement, If the Court? President Dilip Ghosh said "it is really sad that the Hindus in Bengal have no religious rights. and that of Scheduled Castes is around 23%, The dissonance that the minister’s approach provokes in certain quarters stems.

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