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Japan gets ready for a new Emperor

The emperor has no political power, yet he enjoys a unique place in Japanese society, notes Dr Rajaram Panda. IMAGE: Japanese Emperor Akihito, Empress Michiko, Crown Prince Naruhito and Crown......

Stunning contenders for Wildlife Photographer of the Year awards

A red fox in a derelict schoolroom, a Bengal Tiger in the forests of Bhutan and walruses are just a few of animals featured in the photos shortlisted for this year’s Wildlife Photographer of......

The man Putin fears most

Vaihayasi Pande Daniel glances at the life and political career of Alexey Navalny who has been banned from challenging Vladimir Putin in Russia's presidential election. IMAGE: Alexey Navalny --......

30 years on, time stands still at world's worst nuclear disaster site

At 1:23 am on April 26, 1986, a botched routine safety test at the control room of Reactor number 4 at the Chernobyl nuclear power facility led to an explosion and a fire that burned for 10 days.......

Before & After: Revisiting the moment that knocked the world off its axis

On March 11, 2011, a magnitude 9.0 earthquake struck at 2:46 PM Japanese Standard Time off the coast of Japan, unleashing enough seismic force to knock the entire world off its axis by more than......

TN's EPS woos investments amid Covid, but is the environment friendly?

In the midst of huge job losses as a fallout of the coronavirus pandemic, Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Edappadi K Palaniswami has signed 17 MoUs for an investment of Rs 15,100 crores that aim to......

From social media influencers to #metoo, 2018 was a 'brand' new year

What sets 2018 apart from previous years is the magnitude of the shocks that hit our brand ecosystem, says Bharat Bambawale. Illustration: Dominic Xavier/Rediff.com We've had an exceptionally busy......

Best ways a brand can reclaim its reputation after a crisis

'The crisis-hit brand needs to react, and react without sounding outraged or angry. ' Image: A pre-emptive communication strategy is a must-have in a firm's arsenal.. Photograph, courtesy:......

Recession grips Japan's economy

Japan's economy has derailed again. On March 11, a massive earthquake and tsunami shattered the world's third largest economy. Japan is also facing the world's worst nuclear disaster since......

Courts can help create lung space for cities

High courts should replicate for states what the Supreme Court has done for Delhi's environment, says M J Antony. In its activist zeal, the Supreme Court has often dared to take up social and......

10 Shows To Watch During Lockdown

Binge watching television shows on streaming services has become the new way for us to be entertained at home. And that is not surprising since many of these shows are far better than the films we......

'I am looking at the lockdown positively'

Tumbbad actor Sohum Shah, who was last seen in the Web series Bard of Blood, was busy shooting for his next Web series before the lockdown was announced. Even though Sohum is housebound in his......

Can you watch 309 films in a year?

On planes, on Netflix, Amazon Prime, Hotstar, Zee5, Hulu, MUBI, Kanopy, film festivals... Aseem Chhabra tell us how he watched 309 films in 365 days. IMAGE: Joanne Froggatt in Downton Abbey. I......

The HIGHLIGHTS of Golden Globes 2020

It’s the 77th edition of the Golden Globes -- Hollywood’s annual party night when the who’s who of showbiz turn up in shiny couture, make politically correct speeches, win some,......

Golden Globes 2020: Renee Zellweger wins

The 77th Annual Golden Globe awards have been announced. There were a few surprises and some expected nods. This year's Carol Burnett Award was presented to Ellen DeGeneres and the honorary Cecil B......

Covid-19: Belarus soccer continues amid empty stands

IMAGE: FC Neman Grodno players applaud to empty stands after their match against FC Shakhtyor Soligorsk last weeek. Photograph: Kind courtesy, FC Neman Grodno/Twitter Belarus is the only country......

Five-time major winner Sharapova retires aged 32

'I'm new to this, so please forgive me. Tennis -- I'm saying goodbye.' IMAGE: Maria Sharapova has played only two matches this year, losing in the first round of the Australian Open, with her......

U.N. suspends Maria Sharapova as goodwill ambassador

IMAGE: Russia's Maria Sharapova. Photograph: Grigory Dukor/Reuters. Maria Sharapova has been suspended as a goodwill ambassador by the United Nations after the former world number one admitted......

Japan crisis: Sportspersons lend their support

Maria Sharapova's focus on the Indian Wells WTA tournament has been distracted as she keeps a close watch on Japan's struggles to recover from last week's devastating earthquake and tsunami.......

Spotted: Cesc Fabregas in Dubai

Reader Kevin Fernandes sent us this photograph from Dubai. 'It was a great experience meeting Arsenal captain Cesc Fabregas at the Emirates HQ in Dubai,' writes Kevin. Thank you, Kevin, for......
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