Author: Aggregate

The Fading Art of Manual Dyeing

Photo Story: Slide Show Photo credits: Aalekhya Tadepalli, Ashutosh Prasad, Joyel K. Pious, Priyanka Manikandan and Tejasvi Dantuluri.       Video Footage: Pulugurtha Handloom Weavers’ Cooperative Society, East Godavari, Andhra Pradesh. Video credit: Avnish Kumar Also Read: Graduating to new avenues-UoH holds its 15th Convocation Comic Con 2013 The other...

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Cultural galore at the CCL Literary Meet

Abu Saleh The Center for Comparative Literature (CCL), School of Humanities, University of Hyderabad (UoH) organized a literary meet as a part of its ongoing Silver Jubilee celebrations on the 24th of February, 2014 at the School of Humanities Auditorium, UoH. The inaugural session was chaired by Prof. Amitabha Dasgupta, Dean, School of Humanities while the introduction was given by Bivitha Easo, PhD scholar CC, Prof. M.T Ansari, Director of CCL welcomed the gathering. The event was inaugurated by Prof. Ramakrishna Ramaswamy, Vice Chancellor, University of Hyderabad where he said that we have to cherish our language and literature...

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India’s largest scheduled tribe gets its own script

Jeevan Kumar This International Mother Language Day (February 21) will be the most memorable day for India’s largest tribe ‘Gonds’ as the fonts of ‘Gunjala Gondi lipi’ were released by L. Narsimha Reddy, of Andhra Pradesh High Court at University of Hyderabad. ‘Gunjala lipi’ is a script for Gondi language. Recently a team of professors from the Centre for Dalit & Aadivasi Studies and Translation (CDAST), University of Hyderabad has developed the fonts from the old manuscripts with help from the local tribal and Integrated Tribal Development Agency, Utnoor. Prof. J. Tirumal Rao, Prof. V. Krishna of CDAST and...

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Tripura King calls for Northeast solidarity as student community remembers Nido Tania

Keshav Vivek Moving tributes were paid to Nido Tania, the young student from Arunachal Pradesh by the University community on the occasion of the biannual North East Students’ Forum (NESF) festival – Spackle 2014. King Pradyot Bikram Manikya Deb Barma held centre-stage on February 15, 2014 at DST Auditorium, speaking on the need for students from the region to come together in solidarity and preserve their culture and tradition. The young politician-cum-activist from the royal family of Tripura inaugurated the programme. Though the cultural extravaganza is a moment of joyous celebration, speakers struck a sombre note in memory of...

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Does Yuvi deserve Rs. 14 crores?

Jeevan Kumar Yuvraj Singh being the highest paid player of IPL may not be a surprise for many cricket lovers. His previous record in the T20 format has made him the most wanted player in IPL. But it should have been Suresh Raina instead of Yuvi as the highest earner if the teams had considered past trends. Unfortunately he was kept out of auction as Chennai Super Kings has retained him. Raina is one of the most successful players in the history of IPL. He played a key role in the success of Chennai Super Kings in all the seasons. He is the highest run scorer...

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Auto Expo 2014 ends on a high

Rebecca Vargese The Auto Expo has always been and continues to be an eternal state of bliss for any motor head. With the 12th edition of the Auto Expo drawing to a close on a rather positive note, the auto industry hopes that the showcase of style, engineering and design creates a positive buzz in sales in 2014. The weeklong show saw the debut of 70 new cars including 26 global models. The Expo comes at a time when the auto industry seems to have taken a hit. The annual auto sales of 2013 saw a dip of 9.59% after a period of almost 11 years. Trending this year is the hatchback, with companies like Tata, Nissan, Maruti, BMW and Mercedes unveiling their new cars this Expo. Also grabbing eyeballs were concept cars – Nexon and ConnectNext by Tata, KWID by Nissan, Taigun by Volkswagen, Figo by Ford, Ciaz Sedan and SX4-S Cross by Maruthi and Adra by Chevrolet. Showcasing classic American muscle also stroked excitement among enthusiasts with Chevrolet Camaro ZL 1 and the Corvette Stingray C7 making appearances during the Expo. Adding to the glamour were the Bollywood stars and the little master, Sachin who unveiled the luxury hybrid BMW, i8. The superbike showcase was no less of a crowd puller with Harley Davidson, DSK Hyosung and Hero MotoCorp presenting their bikes and electric vehicles. All in...

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Black-out, pepper spray and broken glass-The journey of the T-bill

Saloni N. Amidst drama and black-out of the Lok Sabha channel, the contentious Telangana bill was passed by the Lower House on 18 February, a day many MP’s called the death of democracy. The passing of this bill in the House has been a roller coaster ride with pepper spray, ambulances, broken mics, an apparent appearance of a knife coming into play when the UPA-2 made their first attempt to table the bill. All of this happened on 13 February and the drama that unfolded was something no-one could have anticipated. The UPA-2 government expected drama with the tabling...

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The Indian flag will fly again

Saloni N. The Indian sporting fraternity has been in a jubilant mood lately, the reason being the decision of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) to lift its 14 month ban on the Indian Olympic Association (IOA), hence allowing the 3 Indian athletes competing in the Winter Games at Sochi, to now do so under the Indian flag. Indian sporting bodies and it’s administration are generally associated with politics. As most of the sports institutions have a politician or a businessman at its helm, in spite of the qualifications and charges of corruption, it all began when the International Olympic Committee...

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Game Review – Batman: Arkham Origins

Rebecca G Platform: Windows, Xbox 360, PS3, Wii-U Publisher: Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment Developer: Warner Bros. Games Montreal ESRB Rating: Teen Genre: 3D, Action-Adventure, Open World Modes: Single Player, Multiplayer Game Engine: Unreal Engine 3 Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9pnK8akbd2M Batman: Arkham Origins is a prequel to Arkham Asylum and Arkham City. The entire story takes place on a Christmas Eve when there is an explosion in the prison, setting lose a horde of thugs. Eight of the deadliest villains are on a mission to take down Batman. The reason: the one-night-deadline bounty placed on Batman by Black Mask which is $50,000,000....

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