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A diplomat ahead of his times

'His negotiations with Idi Amin and his men for compensation for the Indians, who left Uganda, were particularly tough. Apparently, Amin warned him that the body of the British negotiator, who came......

Idi Amin solution for Prabhakaran?

Providing LTTE leader Velupillai Prabhakaran a ''safe haven'' abroad like Ugandan dictator Idi Amin "has been proposed for sometime", Sri Lanka has said while warning the elusive rebel leader that......

Former Ugandan dictator Idi Amin dies

Former Ugandan dictator Idi Amin on Saturday died in a Saudi Arabian hospital after a prolonged illness. He was 80. He had been admitted to the King Faisal Specialised Hospital in the Red Sea port......

Idi Amin in coma

Former dictator Idi Amin, who had forced many Indians based in Uganda to flee the country, is in coma and is under treatment at a hospital in Saudi Arabia.Amin ruled Uganda for eight years from......

10 African dictators Modi shook hands with

The third India-Africa Summit was the biggest gathering of international leaders in India since the Non-Aligned Movement summit 30 years ago. Over the last four days, Prime Minister Narendra Modi......

Gujjubhai the great!

Gujarat was among the earliest civilisations in the sub-continent, dating back four millennia, notes Shreekant Sambrani. Image: Prime Minister Narendra Modi, left, in a traditional Gujarati......

Unravelling India's innovative streak

This was the high noon of the shortage economy. Necessity, the old cliche goes, is the mother of invention. That must make scarcity the father of innovation. India had to make do with very little,......

UK list names Swraj Paul as 2nd richest Indian

NRI industrialist Lord Swraj Paul is the second richest British Asian with business interests largely based in the UK, next only to Mike Jatania, head of the Lornamead cosmetics group. According to......

How Mira Nair's hubby helped Forest

When Forest Whitaker was preparing for his role as Idi Amin in director Kevin Macdonald's The King of Scotland, he read a lot of books and met with several people -- the late Ugandan dictator's......

Pixar's desi star who may win an Oscar next year

'John Lasseter gave me such good advice. He said the reason why he wanted me to tell the story was because it was about my dad and me. He said if it is a father and son story, it will relate......

Review: Joe B Carvalho is a comedy of errors without the comedy

Joe B Carvalho is the crime scene of a murder-suicide where the script kills common sense and then puts the gun to it's own head, says Paloma Sharma Let's start off with the good......

Mira Nair, Abraham Verghese in conversation

Over a decade ago, Mira Nair turned Dr Abraham Verghese's best-selling memoir My Own Country into a well-received telly film starring Naveen Andrews. On Wednesday, Nair and Verghese met at Asia......

The Last King is worth a watch

Conscience. It is a word that makes a lot of people do things despite the fact that they get nothing from it.But, what happens when your conscience compels you to do something good for humanity,......
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The Ripper Has A Descendant

The book stops for a moment, allowing the reader to think everything is over and then starts it again... Ever since one realised that J.K.... ...
Eccentric eating habits of 9 ruthless dictators

Provided by The Independent In "Dictators' Dinners: A Bad Taste Guide to Entertaining Tyrants," Victoria Clark and Melissa Scott offer... ...
Diwali lights brighten UK's Little India

A giant Ferris wheel named the Wheel of Light was the highlight of the annual Diwali lights switching-on ceremony on Monday evening in the east... ...
10 African dictators Modi shook hands with

The third India-Africa Summit was the biggest gathering of international leaders in India since the Non-Aligned Movement summit 30 years ago. Over... ...
$10bn aid & more time to give it out

South African President Jacob Zuma on Thursday broke protocol to meet Congress chief Sonia Gandhi at her residence in New Delhi. Opposition leaders... ...

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