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Geneticist Raj Barathur passes into the ages

Raj Barathur -- Indian American entrepreneur, geneticist, professor and biopharmaceutical industry leader -- stayed the course even when diagnosed with lung cancer. IMAGE: Dr Rajendra Barathur.......

Why lack of testing must worry all of us

'Our government's claim that there are no undetected cases of infection that happened within our bustling cities because of exposure to infected international travellers are not credible,' notes......

Phase 2 of Lok Sabha polls concludes with 68% voting

A 67.84 per cent voter turnout was recorded in the second phase of Lok Sabha polls on Thursday in 95 seats spread in 11 states and a Union Territory, the Election Commission said. Barring sporadic......

Sheena Bora Trial: Will the real Mekhail Bora please stand up?

'Who is the right Mekhail? Mekhail I or Mekhail II?'Vaihayasi Pande Daniel reports from the Sheena Bora trial.Illustration: Dominic Xavier/Rediff.com It has been over 550 days since I started......

Sheena Bora Trial: Sanjeev's lawyer has Mekhail in a tangle

And then came the chief moment of Friday.If the courtroom had a soundtrack, Beethoven's 9th would be playing, providing a triumphant, dramatic prologue to the production of this last clip.A woman......

Qualcomm's chips to power Ola's electric scooters

Electric two wheelers require about 15-20 micro chips and sensors to perform different functions. From powering mobile devices, US chip designer Qualcomm has tied up with Ola Electric to power its......

Suez, de-globalization, and a Semiconductor Fab for India

'If the almost literally heart-stopping Suez block has any positive outcome, it is to be hoped that it will accelerate the setting up of a fab (perhaps Taiwanese) in India,' asserts Rajeev......

Gadkari asks automakers to cut EV cost, forgo profit

Asserting that India has full potential to emerge as a global hub for electric vehicles by 2025, Union Minister Nitin Gadkari on Friday asked automobile manufacturers to reduce cost and forego......

'$1.37bn pumped into real estate in smaller cities in 2015-18'

'In the absence of direct bank or NBFC funding, builders are unable to complete the stuck projects leading to a pile of approximately 5.75 lakh units stuck/delayed in top cities.' Photograph:......

India must have a future in Electronics

'It is in electronics that the gap between where we are and where we need to be is most obvious and most persistent.''It is not only a national security issue, but also a commercial issue,' argues......

A Story that INSPIRES Girls to DREAM!

'Skater Girl is India's first film on skateboarding and I hope that it inspires girls and boys across the world and brings them hope.' IMAGE: Rachel Sanchita Gupta in Skater Girl. Rarely does a......

Is Sandeepa a HOTTER Munni than Malaika?

'No one's comparing and everyone's taking the song as mine... that's a battle won.' We've been seeing a lot of Sandeepa Dhar in Web series like Abhay, Mum Bhai, Bisaat, Chattis Aur Maina. Chattis......

'I got more praise than the hero'

Movie veteran Chandrashekhar, best known for films like Cha Cha Cha, Surang and Street Singer and playing the role of Arya Sumant on the television serial Ramayan, passed into the ages on June 16,......

2020's BEST Non-Hindi Films

2020 should be a case study of how film-makers from around India coped with the pandemic and the lockdown. Some were ready with their films, while others rushed through post-production working......

'Bollywood can definitely be a better place'

'Discussions of favouritism and the #MeToo movement really unearthed a lot.' 'I really hope that these movements force people to look inwards and be nicer to each other.' 'But it's definitely not......

IPL aims to bring normality amid pandemic

IMAGE: The 2020 edition of the world's richest Twenty20 league was originally scheduled to begin on March 29 in India but had to be postponed indefinitely by the country's cricket board (BCCI) due......

Why UAE was ideal destination for IPL 2020

'Unlike India and Sri Lanka there was no internal air travel needed.''For all 8 teams different hotels are available, a separate one for the broadcasting team too.' IMAGE: Mumbai Indians Captain......

The Parsi Dronacharya

'I am a gadha (donkey)! But God has been on my side and I have managed to produce players,' Dronacharya Awardee Merzban Patel tells Laxmi Negi/Rediff.com. IMAGE: Merzban Patel's enthusiasm for......

PIX: Russell assault in vain; RCB ride on Kohli ton

Moeen Ali, who scored a 28-ball 66 earlier, defends 24 in the final over to take Royal Challengers Bangalore past Kolkata Knight Riders. Images from Friday's IPL match between Kolkata Knight Riders......

How AB made batting easy for Stoinis

'Make sure to keep head straight, watch the ball, keep it simple and then once you get in think about which balls you want to target.' IMAGE: AB de Villiers, left, and Marcus Stoinis during their......

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