Ben Affleck, accepts the award for best picture for “Argo,” as the cast and crew look on during the Oscars in Los Angeles-AP

Ben Affleck, accepts the award for best picture for “Argo,” as the cast and crew look on during the Oscars in Los Angeles-AP

Ben Affleck, accepts the award for best picture for “Argo,” as the cast and crew look on during the Oscars in Los Angeles-AP

Civilisational concerns and cultural diplomacy are unlikely to captivate the popular imagination at the time of celebrity murder.

Eight more young lives have been lost, this time in Manipur’s southern district of Churachandpur in the most recent explosion of violence since the agitation for and against the implementation of the