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Meet India's first three women fighter pilots

Avani Chaturvedi, Mohana Singh and Bhawana Kanth are soaring new heights! The three flying will shortly enter the history books by being the first three women cadets to be cleared to fly fighter......

Nothing wrong in celebrating our city, our state

'Opposition to the idea of a state flag has come from the small thinking pseudo-nationalists, who are the ones pushing Hindi-Hindu-Hindustan.''Identifying India wrongly as a one language, one......

Modi's ministers didn't mind Pranab scolding them

The President may not have agreed with the government on many occasions.Not once was this ever made public though he told off ministers in private, reports Aditi Phadnis. IMAGE: Pranab Mukherjee......

Who deserves to be India's President

'It was never the quality of the CV that defined an incumbent's performance or legacy.''It was that other, unquantifiable quality: Stature,' says Shekhar Gupta. IMAGE: President Pranab Mukherjee......

Will China set the new world order?

China is where the action is, and from where new ideas ('String of Pearls', 'One Belt, One Road') emanate.The Belt-and-Road initiative alone is unmatched in its sweeping dimensions, says B S......

India's fiscal deficits: A short history

India’s fiscal deficit trends are a bit like an alcoholic trying, unsuccessfully, to reform. Virtue does not last for too long, says Shankar Acharya. Thirty years ago very few people in......

Nifty tops 10,000 for a moment, Sensex slips from record

Major losers include Lupin 1.96 per cent, along with Tata Motors, Coal India and Sun Pharma. The historic 10,000 level proved to be short-lived today as the Nifty closed with a negative bias and......

Is this a good time to buy debt funds?

While an impending rate cut is a good reason to enter debt funds, another is the high valuations in equity markets, reports Joydeep Ghosh.Illustration: Uttam Ghosh/Rediff.com Recent reports on the......

Apple, Facebook eye control of digital payments IP in India

Both firms have made several applications for patents pertaining to digital payments in the country Apple has submitted at least five applications with the Indian Patent office over the past one......

Hurry, Hurry! Mr PM!

If Modi wants to be a man of history, he must make hard choices that will pay off down the road, says T N Ninan.Illustration: Uttam Ghosh/Rediff.com Narendra Modi is a polarising figure on whom......

Dunkirk Review: Redefining heroes and humanity

'It's not combat, but deliverance that dictates the action in Dunkirk,' notes Sukanya Verma. War is the ultimate state of chaos. And its damning, damaging consequences torment the screen from start......

Why I am thankful to Hasan Minhaj

'You made me realise that it is great to be brown, even if we are currently living under Donald Trump's false definition of America.''In my 36 years in America there have been few instances where I......

The women who won Cannes

And other top moments from the closing of the 70th Cannes Film Festival. India's real Cannes star: Nawazuddin Siddiqui IMAGE: Director Sofia Coppola at the photo call for The Beguiled.In 2003,......

Looking back at Shyam Benegal's mesmerising Mandi

Even after three decades, Mandi proves its lasting relevance and powerful impact on cinephile memory by inviting comparisons to Vidya Balan’s Begum Jaan.  Shyam......

Gurpreet scripts Indian football history!

First Indian footballer to play for the first team in the top-flight Europa League His night was cut short by a hand injury that prompted a change after 28 minutes IMAGE: Gurpreet Singh Sandhu in......

It's time to fix the IPL!

The IPL has produced more controversies in its short lifespan than any other sporting league in history, says legendary cricket writer Prem Panicker. IMAGE: IPL 3 saw drama around the Kochi......

Sports Shorts: Historic title win for Advani in Egypt

Pankaj Advani created history by becoming the first player to win world titles in the long and shorter formats of both billiards and snooker after pocketing the IBSF World 6-Red Snooker......

Sports shorts: Boston Marathon to feature second-largest field in race history

Some 36,000 athletes, including Kenyan and Ethiopian runners who are consistently ranked among the world's fastest, will run in the 118th Boston Marathon on Monday, putting the world-renown race......

Sports Shorts: Hamilton can equal pole record; ISL gets AFC nod

Hamilton can equal pole record, take F1 lead in Hungary IMAGE:  Lewis Hamilton of Great Britain and Mercedes GP celebrates. Photograph: Clive Mason/Getty Images If all goes to plan for Lewis......
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Arundhati Roy's new novel lays India bare, unveiling worlds within our world

Wearing two hats at once can be an uncomfortable fit, but it does not seem to bother the author Arundhati Roy , who for most of her life has railed... ...

http://www.catchnews.com/culture-news/arundhati-roy-s-new-novel-lays-india-bare-unveiling-worlds-within-our-world-74359.html
Post 50-over success, Mithali Raj says India must play more Tests

Twenty20s and one-dayers are the formats driving women's cricket forward but it is only the ultimate challenge of playing Tests that will help... ...

http://www.dnaindia.com/cricket/report-post-50-over-success-mithali-raj-says-india-must-play-more-tests-2515531
Police arrests accused Kesar Singh

The city police arrested a man on Wednesday in connection with the murder of history-sheeter Sunil Lakhera, was shot dead in broad daylight at... ...

http://www.dnaindia.com/jaipur/report-sunil-lakhera-murder-police-arrests-accused-kesar-singh-2515219
Never planned to remove Tagore from books

Amidst the debate at Rajya Sabha over the alleged recommendations of Shiksha Sanskriti Utthan Nyas regarding removal of thoughts of Rabindranath... ...

http://www.dnaindia.com/india/report-never-planned-to-remove-tagore-from-books-2515094
Delhi school principal, director get 2-month jail term for sending 7-year-old out of class

The director and principal of a school were awarded a two-month jail term today by a Delhi court which convicted them for causing mental trauma to... ...

http://www.dnaindia.com/delhi/report-delhi-school-principal-director-get-2-month-jail-term-for-sending-7-year-old-out-of-class-2515028

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