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When my mother danced for Chou Enlai and the Dalai Lama

No one on that glittery occasion could possibly have imagined that the Chinese were conspiring to invade India, nor could anyone have predicted that the seemingly benign Dalai Lama was plotting to......

The Spell of Sylvia Dyer

Sylvia Dyer’s life began nearly 90 years ago in a forgotten, untamed land. She spent her childhood on a plantation along the Bihar-Nepal border in pre-Independence India, lived through the......

The uncommon creator of that Common Man

Eminent cartoonist R K Laxman has died at a Pune hospital at the age of 94. Back in 1997, we had carried an excerpt from Past Forward, an autobiographical book which carried anecdotes of eminent......

The uncommon creator of that Common Man

Eminent cartoonist R K Laxman has died at a Pune hospital at the age of 94. Back in 1997, we had carried an excerpt from Past Forward, an autobiographical book which carried anecdotes of eminent......

Walking, skydiving, flying. All in a weekend's work

A Ganesh Nadar recollects the unsual last weekend he spent in Mumbai before returning to his native village in Tamil Nadu. Friday evenings are normally the best evening of the week as we have the......

The game corporate India plays

How bridge keeps corporate India sharp and quick-witted.Ranjita Ganesan and Manavi Kapur report. As the India managing director of a German steelmaker that describes itself as the 'global leader......

No looking back: India to grow at jet speed from now

As the market value of BSE-listed firms soared to Rs 100 trillion on Friday, (November 28), experts and industry stalwarts hailed it as one of the biggest news in the 140-year history of......

'Wasn't Bajaj the founder of Bombay Club?'

If attack is the best form of defence, Vijay Mallya seems to have enough punches in his bag. His debt woes may continue and losses double, but the King of Good Times was clearly in a defiant mood......

The Sensex story: From 1K to 20K

It was a terrific day for the Indian markets. The Sensexconquered the 20,000-mark on the back of frantic buying by foreign and local investors in blue-chip stocks. The Sensex made history after it......

How to train to be a pilot

Shyam Arora, all of 26 years, earns Rs 280,000 per month, visits at least five countries a month and has a glamorous lifestyle. If you thought he is an IIM graduate working with a multinational......

Amitabh@50: Stories you didn't know about the star

Rasheed Kidwai unearths little-known stories from the Dadasaheb Phalke awardee's past as Amitabh Bachchan celebrates 50 years in the movies this month. The long, fascinating and illustrious......

Bollywood grooves to EDM

The influence of EDM was seen in Bollywood songs throughout the year, reports Shrishti Negi. The year gone by saw a major shift in Bollywood music with Electronic Dance Music genre driving this......

How Ajit became a suave villain

'My father became a very popular villain and in some films, was paid more than the hero.' 'He was a very simple person. All he needed was six pairs of white shirts and trousers for the whole year,......

'Finally, Udta Punjab will fly!'

The top posts on social media from your favourite Bollywood celebrities: The Udta Punjab controversy seems to have finally come to an end, with the Bombay High Court clearing the film with......

Meet the Irresistible Lisa Ray

Most of us in India first got a glimpse of Lisa Ray in a towel. The stunner, unforgettably clad in Bombay Dyeing, immediately made the nation's collective jaw drop. She was spotted by an agent......

The First Great Indian Cricketer

One cricketer made all the difference when the first All India cricket team toured England in 1911.Baloo Palwankar startled the English with his guile and genius.A fascinating excerpt from Prashant......

'Politics in Indian cricket was sickening'

'I was actually appointed captain for the West Indies tour (in 1971).''But Mr Vijay Merchant (the then chairman of the selectors) didn't like me nor did he like 'Tiger' Pataudi. He thought we were......

V V S Laxman on the Magic of Cricket

'If fame, money and comfort are the only factors that drive us, then we are playing cricket for entirely the wrong reasons.' IMAGE: V V S Laxman celebrates his double century in the memorable Eden......

'That's Tendlya. Kaay ahe to!'

'When he cover drives, who the hell cares about where the ball pitched? I only know that he seems to move so lazily and has all the time in the world to make incredibly elegant and powerful......

'That's Tendlya. Kaay ahe to!'

'When he cover drives, who the hell cares about where the ball pitched? I only know that he seems to move so lazily and has all the time in the world to make incredibly elegant and powerful......

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