The IPL in the form of cricketainment has become a mix of cricket, Bollywood, business and underworld activities. It seems that the golden era of cricket as a game is over. Unless something is done to bring back the glory of the game, cricket matches will be viewed and watched with distrust and bitterness.
According to the UN News Centre, the 15th International Day of Families was oserved at United Nations (UN) headquarters in New York on May 15 and several loal organisations held a special luncheon to mark the occasion. The UN chief Ban Ki-moon stressed the growing importance of inter-generational solidarity to mark the day.
The city of Sarnath in Uttar Pradesh is getting ready to observe Buddha Purnima in the coming week featuring a series of programmes. Sarnath, near Varanasi, is the place where Buddha preached his first sermon and is deemed to be one of the most sacred places by Buddhists. Both, the Maha Bodhi Society of India (MBSI) and UP Tourism are going to hold a two-day programme starting from May 25 combining both religious and cultural activities to attract foreign and Indian devotees and tourists.
A three-day International Conference on Liberating Learning is being organized jointly by Children's University, Gandhinagar, Educational Researchers' Association, Gujarat, and Bhartiya Shikshan Mandal, Gujarat Prant from June 7 to 9 at Tripada International School in Ahmedabad.