In his world, writing was mythography and knowing the past was key to understanding the present

The Calasso code | The Indian Express

Roberto Calasso, the Italian writer who died on Wednesday aged 80, was a polymath whose books transcended the silos of genres. He was a novelist, mythologist, translator, publisher. His books reflected his esoteric interests: He wrote on Indian and Greek mythology, the Vedic Age, Kafka, Baudelaire and the idea of the modern, among other things. … Read more

Assam government’s advisory warning people against travelling to Mizoram is disturbing. It must withdraw it

Assam government’s advisory warning people against travelling to Mizoram is disturbing. It must withdraw it

If it were not disquieting enough that an inter-state boundary dispute has led to the death of six police personnel, that two chief ministers were seen sparring on Twitter having failed to prevent the clash, the Assam government has gone on to issue an astonishing advisory asking residents not to travel to Mizoram and risk … Read more

By not attending the standing committee meeting on Pegasus, the government takes its obduracy to a worrying new low

By not attending the standing committee meeting on Pegasus, the government takes its obduracy to a worrying new low

When a standing committee is stood up by representatives of three ministries on an issue of public importance that has raised serious questions and concerns, something is not right with parliamentary democracy. More specifically, Wednesday’s failure, evidently synchronised and reportedly last-minute, of officials of the ministries of electronics and information technology, home affairs and department … Read more

July 31, 1981, Forty Years Ago: Early polls

July 31, 1981, Forty Years Ago: Early polls

The Centre has sought the opinion of the Election Commission on holding mid-term elections in Karnataka and Andhra Pradesh. Although the elections to these states are due only in early 1983, they are likely to go to the polls a year ahead of the schedule along with Haryana, Himachal Pradesh and West Bengal. The issue … Read more

Leafy greens do a vanishing act at city vegetable markets

Rythu bazaars across the city are reporting a shortage of leafy greens, with most varieties except sorrel (gongura) unavailable for the past few days. Officials said that crops sown in vast areas were damaged in heavy rains that lashed most of Krishna and Guntur districts in the recent past. Amaranthus, also known as thotakoora, is … Read more

India’s 39th World Heritage Site: Ramappa Temple UPSC

The Ramappa Temple of Telangana (Built by Kakatiyas), also known as the Rudreswara Temple, has been selected as the UN Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization world heritage site (UNESCO). India’s 39th World Heritage Site : India now contains 40 UNESCO World Heritage List monuments and the Indian Archeological Survey (ASI) also guards 23 World Heritage … Read more

Steady rise of Covid cases in Chittoor

There is no respite in the COVID-19 graph of daily cases in the district with over 300 cases being recorded on any given day in the last couple of weeks. Vididhipalle, a village in Penumuru mandal, recorded 25 positive cases on a single day on Friday. Since a week, the pandemic graph is on a … Read more

APSDRF performs mock drill on life saving skills

The Andhra Pradesh State Disaster Response Force (APSDRF) personnel, who completed training with the Indian Rescue Academy, performed a mock drill on life saving skills in Krishna river here on Friday. The SDRF demonstrated various life saving techniques on the bank of the river and in the swirling waters, at Punnami Ghat. Director-General of Police … Read more

England player Stokes takes indefinite break from cricket to ‘prioritise’ mental wellbeing- The New Indian Express

Stokes returns in squad for first 2 Tests, Archer unavailable- The New Indian Express

By PTI LONDON: Star England all-rounder Ben Stokes has taken an indefinite break from the game to “prioritise his mental wellbeing” and withdrawn from the home Test series against India beginning August 4. In a statement, the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) has also said that Stokes has taken the break to also rest … Read more

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