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Can Dharamsala stop PLA's Tibetan gambit?

The first priority for the new Tibetan administration in Dharamsala should be to look at Tibetan recruitment in the PLA, suggests Claude Arpi. IMAGE: People's Liberation Army soldiers in Beijing.......

COVID-19: What Modi must do NOW!

The leadership needs to put all other government business aside, control the pandemic and save human lives.Searchlights are going to be held by the world community in the weeks and months ahead as......

Journalism in the time of Coronavirus

Coronavirus is the biggest story of our lives and a billion plus people expect us to be around, watching, reporting, editing, recording this for posterity and blowing the whistle to draw attention......

A lockdown for ventilators and hospital beds

'Why not simply make some more ventilators and find some more beds? How much would it cost?' asks Ambassador M K Bhadrakumar. IMAGE: People hold their ears while doing sit-ups as a punishment for......

A teacher like no one else

Anjuli Bhargava discovers Brand Abha Adams.Illustration: Dominic Xavier/Rediff.com   Abha Adams, 66, has an abiding memory of her own school days. Standing with her two thin plaits among a......

Cameron appeals for UK to remain in EU in tight 'Brexit' race

Opinion polls have suggested big business is broadly in favour of staying in the EU. IMAGE: British Prime Minister David Cameron delivers a speech to supporters of the 'Stronger In' campaign......

How the I&B minister can clean up the media

The growth of a credible, objective news media business in India requires political will and a belief in free speech, says Vanita Kohli-Khandekar. On an hour-long Facebook interaction last week,......

Thousands of jobs at risk as Tata Steel seeks British exit

Britain's traditionally anti-EU media have blamed Brussels for preventing London from taking greater steps to protect the industry, although supporters of membership say EU policy is not......

A few things that you don't know about Bill Gates

Bill Gates dropped out of Harvard when he was just 19 to start Microsoft with Paul Allen in 1975. Image: Bill and Melinda Gates. Photograph: Getty Images     Microsoft co-founder Bill......

He enriched the world with his magical voice

His songs were the anchor, the substratum, if you will, upon which life unfolded day after day, decade after decade -- across villages, towns, cities, and regions.Siva Sankar pays a tribute to S P......

'Shashi Kapoor didn't need to pretend'

A beloved actor and filmmaker, a generous promoter of theatre, a family man... the late Shashi Kapoor was all this and more. In Shashi Kapoor: The Householder, The Star, Aseem Chhabra gives us......

For the great love of British TV shows

Love Sherlock, Dr Who, and Downton Abbey?  Vanita Kohli-Khandekar finds out how the UK became one the world's largest creators of television content. The Pakistan that India loves! IMAGE:......

British pop singer George Michael dies at age 53

British pop singer George Michael, who rose to fame with the band Wham! and sold more than 100 million albums in his career, has died aged 53, his publicist said. 'It is with great sadness that we......

We, the schizophrenic Indian audience

Anchors who get their guests shouting and saying intemperate things -- like Arnab Goswami on Times Now -- get the largest audiences and revenues. Not BBC or Rajya Sabha TV.  Surveys show......

'Djokovic is writing the history of the sport'

'With Novak, it's like in the movies, you have to kill him 27 times to win. He keeps getting up' 'He's simply the best, and thrives on pressure' 'He came in as a huge favourite and he put in an......

Euros up for grabs as main contenders wobble

'It will be tricky to bet who's going to win this Euro because sometimes it's obvious to see a team going through playing so well.' IMAGE: Cristiano Ronaldo-led Portugal have struggled en route to......

Harsha Bhogle: My Hero, Sunil Gavaskar

We have all had heroes. We have all wanted to be someone else.But there was nobody I wanted to be more than I wanted to be Sunil Gavaskar, notes Harsha Bhogle.Continuing our series celebrating 50......

Maradona's shirt is not for sale: Hodge

'I have had it for 34 years and have never once tried to sell it. I like having it. It has incredible sentimental value.' IMAGE: Argentina's Diego Maradona scores during the 1986 World Cup......

Champion Tsitsipas in Nadal's group at ATP Finals

IMAGE: Greek Stefanos Tsitsipas beat Austria's Dominic Thiem to win the 2019 ATP Finals. Photograph: Arnd Wiegmann/Reuters Defending champion Stefanos Tsitsipas was placed in the same round-robin......

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