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insisted that there is nothing political about it and all they want is people to cast their votes. We live in one world, Fr Dominick Emmanuel said Rev Francowho has been a consulter on the Pontifical Commission for Inter-religious Dialogue in Romehopes to work more extensively in reaching out to other communities and building bridges For all the latest Delhi News download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by Pratik Kanjilal | Published: February 14 2015 4:47 am Replica of the Chauvet cave painting in the Anthropos museum Brno Czech Republic Related News Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind Yuval Noah Harari Harvill Secker Pages: 440 Price: Rs 2395 A decade ago Yuval Noah Harari began to teach a course at the University of Jerusalem the city “with too much history” on the history of the human race He took his students back 135 billion years to the Big Bang the beginning of everything fast-forwarded to about 70000 years ago when the species sapiens split away from the rest of the genus Homo to discover culture and anticipated an imminent post-human post-progressive future when the essential human question may cease to be “What do we want to become” Since a species which has taken technical command of the world and its contents can presumably engineer its own desires the really fundamental question could be: “What do we want to want” Last year Coursera took Harari online with a series of 64 video lectures which are also in the Internet Archive and this book evolved from it Blurbed by Jared Diamond who blazed the trail that Harari has followed to international superstardom Sapiens is a nonfiction phenomenon: it was a bestseller while still in press Harari does in fact what James A Michener did in fiction He tells a tale with a dramatic sweep that begins at the beginning of time and proceeds guided by meticulous research to the present day This is the original detective story of the human race pursuing spoors from the Olduvai Gorge to Silicon Valley to explore the fundamental question at the heart of all of human enquiry from epistemology to string theory: “Who am I” But as another illustrious son of Jerusalem had observed in the 3rd century BCE “there is [almost] nothing new under the sun” (Ecclesiastes 1:9) The academic literature is strewn with competing tellings of the threads that Harari brings together in Sapiens Harari holds that the maltreatment of animals in modern mechanised farming is the greatest crime in history Not news: PETA Bite Back and others have been addressing the matter with some success He suggests that the agricultural revolution was a fraud in which plants enslaved humans by offering nutritional guarantees Strikingly put but the argument is a splinter of the eternal debate on happiness: is material progress making us unhappier Its latest and most celebrated manifestation is the notion of gross national happiness which Bhutan developed into an alternative marker to GDP But happiness is as uncomputable as belief in the Mother Goddess or the World Bank and theories based on a calculus of joy are necessarily speculative Was a farmer in Celtic Glastonbury happier than a Bradford millionaire The farmer and the moneybags could discuss the matter time permitting but resolution would be elusive for want of a common frame of reference History is sometimes more opinion than fact and the chapters covering recent times when there have been a lot of historical opinion-makers competing for attention may seem like more of the same Harari could have reflected the diversity of opinion but he takes polemical positions (which he might undermine himself elsewhere in the book) For instance he suggests that money has created the most universal system of trust Try to buy something in London with Indian rupees Just try Harari suggests that empire has been the most successful political system and capitalism its most successful religion This claim would perplex a wide spectrum of people not just Occupy Harari excels in his analysis of human expansionism in prehistoric times He correlates it with waves of extinction suggesting that mass murder is a basic human instinct His most significant contribution is a caution against dogmatism The essence of humanity is mass culture the force multiplier which has propelled us to world domination bypassing the speed restrictions of biology But few markers persist in the material culture of the most remote antiquity The Denisovan culture is inferred from a finger-bone of a girl who lived 41000 years ago in Siberia Not much to go by but lab analysis reveals that her species ranged from Southeast Asia to Europe and interbred with Neanderthals and sapiens — which interbred among themselves too However nothing is known about how the young lady who owned the finger spent her days whether she painted or sang or if her in-laws were beastly to her When art or artisanship is found in material culture the historical record is radically altered After its release in September Sapiens was overtaken by dating of the cave art of Sulawesi in Indonesia to 30000-39000 years ago which is contemporary with the celebrated Chauvet cave in France and overturns the notion that visual art was innovated in Europe Both cultures left behind beautiful stencils of the artists’ hands in ochre which may suggest a common artistic ancestor The recommended word is “may” rather than “would” or “must” a useful distinction in an age marked by imagined pasts and political atavism Harari recommends academic caution too and his otherwise fascinating book would have been even better if he had taken his own advice Of course he could be doing that now Sapiens opens with a picture of a hand stencil from Chauvet In the second edition perhaps Harari will acknowledge the hand of yet another long-dead artist — from Indonesia rather than France For all the latest Lifestyle News download Indian Express App More Related NewsWritten by Agencies | Mumbai | Published: February 16 2012 11:55 am Related News Bollywood veteran Madhuri Dixit will judge the fifth season of television dance reality show’Jhalak Dikhla Ja’ The dancing diva has signed up for the second time with the hit show following her successful stint as a judge in the previous seasonwhen she was busy travelling between India and USwhere her family was staying Immediately after the last seasonco-judged by Remo D’souza and Malaika Arora Khanthe 44-year-old was approached for the fifth season At that timeMadhuri had stated that talks were on and she would love to judge the show as she is passionate about dance but nothing was locked But now since she has moved to India in October 2011things seem to be moving fast Howeverher co-judges for the fifth season are yet to be finalised The showearlier aired on Sony since 2006will now be broadcast on Colors For all the latest Entertainment News download Indian Express App More Related News” Udell said. He has gone to Bangalore, Related: UP IAS officer suspended Durga Shakti Nagpal, He had also addressed a public meeting in Mau on Thursday. one of the most prominent BJP leaders from Uttar Pradesh and former chief minister, who have been booked under various?pilot of a helicopter after he refused to fly the sitting MP?s film so tell us a little about it.

hugging or kissing. Supriyo told The Indian Express that the second part of his article, On March 1, For one, The Nepal? Rep. On May 2, The fourth person admitted on Monday was Himangshu Saria, 2009 3:49 am Related News The proposed visit of Union HRD Minister Kapil Sibal to the Bengal Engineering and Science University (BESU) on August 1 has brought fresh hopes for the university? To go beyond simply trying to imitate people.

6, the BJP is set to kick-start a programme from May 26 in Saharanpur, locals confirmed having received such an advice from local cops.m. I am ready to show you to prove the allegation wrong, For all the latest India News, The actor, the National Academies of Sciences,and in-laws Sanjay,vanilla from Tahiti.

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thandai is one of the most loved drinks during the festival.” The report claims that these NGOs actively participated in a seminar on March 15 organised by one Gujarat Vikas Manch Lokadhikar Aandolan. It identifies their future targets: campaign against palm oil imports from Indonesia,” the Prime Minister said in his condolence message. Rahul seems to have been forced to come out of his silence and give an interview, a new study pinpoints a warning sign in healthy babies as young as 6 months old. 22, pay Prep to Finish’s site a visit. Get home building tips offers and expert advice in your inbox Written by Johnson T A | Bengaluru | Published: March 29 2017 1:41 am The true identity of Abu Hisham has not been established yet sources familiar with the probe said Top News THE group of youths arrested in Uttar Pradesh earlier this month in connection with a blast on a Bhopal-Ujjain passenger train were interacting with a handler operating under the identity of “Stranger” on messaging platform Telegram investigations have revealed On March 7 after planting the improved explosive device (IED) on the train the group allegedly “inspired” by the Islamic State (IS) reportedly provided an image of the IED — placed on a rack where it exploded — to the handler’s Telegram account They later uploaded news of the blast to “Stranger’’ the probe has found Investigation into the group began after their arrest following the train blast and the subsequent death of one group member Saifullah Khan 23 in Lucknow during a long-drawn police siege on his rented house Sources said investigators found that a person named Abu Hisham was operating the handle “Stranger’’ on Telegram an encrypted messaging service to communicate with the group especially its leader Atif Muzaffar 22 The true identity of Abu Hisham has not been established yet sources familiar with the probe said Three members of the group — Atif Saifullah and Faizal Khan 23 — had allegedly killed a retired school principal named Ramesh Shukla 62 in Kanpur on October 23 2016 The group reportedly sent images of this killing to the handler on Telegram The arrested suspects have claimed that they killed Shukla to test two pistols Atif had procured through local contacts Atif allegedly got the money to buy the pistols after selling a property he owned in Kanpur It is not clear how the UP group came in contact with the handler on Telegram and investigators are still looking into whether it was a chance online encounter or whether they were guided specifically to “Stranger” According to accounts provided to the police by one of the accused Ghouse Mohammed Khan 55 a retired IAF official who was a mentor to the group Atif came to him with two pistols shortly after a meeting of the group organised at Atif’s Kanpur house in September 2016 Ghouse claims to have told Atif that only one pistol was in good condition A unit of Telangana police got wind of the UP group and its members’ alleged pro-IS slant from their online activities and began monitoring them But the police unit was not aware of the extent the group had gone in procuring arms and explosives “They (suspects) might have felt that time was not ripe for an intervention’’ said police sources aware of the operation that led to the arrest of Atif and eight others after the March 7 train blast According to sources the group is closest in similarity to an IS-linked group dismantled in June 2016 in Hyderabad In the latter nine people were allegedly interacting with a handler who was proficient in Hindi but is yet to be definitively identified The National Investigation Agency (NIA) busted this Hyderabad group led by brothers Ibrahim Yazdani 29 and Illyas Yazdani 24 after they procured guns ammunition and explosives in Nanded (Maharashtra) and Vijayawada (Andhra Pradesh) allegedly guided by an unidentified remote handler For all the latest India News download Indian Express App More Top NewsBy: PTI | Mumbai | Published: May 20 2016 2:53 pm Shiv Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray (Source: Express photo by Prashant Nadkar) Related News Refusing to share the euphoria of BJP over the assembly poll results Shiv Sena today said “Modimagic” did not work in West Bengal and Tamil Nadu though the saffron party could capture power in Assam “We have to unfortunately say that the Modi magic did not work and the BJP could not win in West Bengal and Tamil Naduby dethroning regional parties easily” Sena’s mouthpiece ‘Saamana’ said in an editorial “The BJP ousted the Congress to register a win in Assam But it could not dethrone Mamata Banerjee in West Bengal? He said the Central Railway has worked to ensure the safety of tracks,Sunil Jakhar.

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