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Kalpana Saroj and Milind Kamble, who will get the Padma Shri this year, are epitomes of a new resurgence in the Dalit community, writes Aditi Phadnis When Kalpana Saroj, chairperson of Kamani......
UN commemorates 125th birth anniversary of B R Ambedkar
For the first time, the UN celebrated the birth anniversary of B R Ambedkar with a top official describing the noted Indian social reformer as a "global icon" for marginalised people and voiced the......
Ambedkar's birth anniversary to be observed for first time at UN
The birth anniversary of B R Ambedkar, the architect of the Indian Constitution and Dalit rights activist, would be observed at the United Nations for the first time with focus on combating......
'I would prefer to die serving the country than be sidelined'
'So what if the enemies take us as prisoners of war?' 'So what if they kill us?' 'I would feel proud that I could sacrifice my life for the country,' say these proud lady officers of the Indian......
Padma Awards 2013: The Winners
The 2013 Padma Awards were announced on the eve of the 64th Republic DayHere’s the complete list of the winnersPadma Vibhushan Sl No. Name Discipline State/ Domicile 1. Shri Raghunath......
Kalpana Saroj's incredible journey from despair to success
Hers is a rags-to-riches story for the ages, peppered with risks, determination and strokes of luck, says Ranjita Ganesan. Despair is a tough teacher. It can take you to the brink of suicide or......
Hrithik to present Saji Thomas's incredible saga on Discovery
Being a part of HRX Superheroes anchored by Hrithik Roshan is a dream come true for Saji Thomas, a class 7 dropout and a hearing-speech impaired person. IMAGE: Bollywood star......
Adi Godrej, Thyagarajan in list of Padma awardees
Ramamurthy Thyagarajan, the man behind the Tamil Nadu-based Shriram financial services group, and Adi Godrej, who heads the Godrej group, were on Friday awarded the Padma Bhushan. The Padma Shri......
'Mohd Rafi's work will be loved by people for thousands of years'
On the 90th birth anniversary of Mohammed Rafi, several Bollywood personalities, led by singing doyen Lata Mangeshkar, paid tribute to the legendary playback singer. Mangeshkar, 85,......
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