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The Forgotten Hero of the Indian Air Force

Did Vinod Sehgal die in Tsangdgar or was he taken PoW to China?Why has the IAF kept so quiet for all these years, asks Claude Arpi. Illustration: Dominic Xavier/Rediff.com One of the greatest......

Kamala Harris' glass portrait unveiled in her honour

Celebrating Kamala Harris as America's first woman vice president, a unique glass portrait in her honour has been unveiled in front of the historic Lincoln Memorial. IMAGE: A woman takes a snap of......

Cong vs Cong: Khurshid calls Sibal 'Doubting Thomases'

Amid questions being raised by some in Congress over its Bihar poll performance, senior leader Salman Khurshid on Tuesday took a dig at such party colleagues calling them "doubting Thomases" who......

What the world expects from Biden

It would be a huge achievement if the new administration manages a successful transition to some sense of domestic and international normalcy in these frantic times marked by the pandemic and rise......

The soldier who won India's first Param Vir Chakra

Major Somnath Sharma was awarded the Param Vir Chakra posthumously for his bravery in the Kashmir operations in November 1947. We salute this hero whose courage has inspired hundreds of thousands......

India's food crisis was foretold, but. . .

The food crisis was obvious in July but the government had unrealistic hopes of a good rabi, says Shreekant Sambrani. Pity poor Mr Pawar. The agriculture minister is grilled so badly these days......

Kaushik Basu tipped for CEA's post

Kaushik Basu, the C Marks Professor of International Studies, professor of economics, and director of the Center for Analytic Economics at Cornell, has been asked informally if he would consider......

Economist Milton Friedman dead

Milton Friedman, winner of the 1976 Nobel Prize for economics passed away on Thursday. The 94-year-old economist was a senior research fellow at the Hoover Institution at Stanford University from......

'Don't be too smart, looking foolish is OK'

In November 1975, a 19-year-old young man was walking down Nariman Point in Mumbai (then Bombay). The grand facade of the Oberoi Hotel impressed him so much that he wanted to stay there at least......

An able companion for the aged

Your sojourn across the seven seas, like every other long journey, starts with a small one step: availing of an insurance cover. This one step ensures that you are in the pink of health, physically......

Review: Akshay and Action are Kesari's strengths

'Kesari devotes a significant chunk of its script to brandish Akshay's might as the dauntless, magnanimous, Sardar, Havildar Ishar Singh.''To his credit, the actor is a picture of restraint and......

Have you seen these AMAZING movies?

Sukanya Verma recaps all the action at this year's MAMI. Every year the Mumbai Film Festival strives to make the world a smaller place by putting together a feast for cinephiles across various......

Cannes Diaries: Boos, and the perfect murder!

All the action at the 68th Cannes Film Festival, right here! It has happened before, of course, but not in a long time -- a past winner of the Palme d’Or, Cannes’ top laurels, earns......

Review: NH10 is a strikingly believable horror film

NH10 is a scary ride featuring an actress who surpasses herself, raves Raja Sen.Bad things happen in NH10. That statement is both warning and promise: because Navdeep Singh’s new film is a......

Review: The final Hobbit is a thumping, thrilling success!

Sukanya Verma treasures every bit of this eventful journey called Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies.There’s a bit of Gandalf in Peter Jackson.  Not just because he makes......

You can call him Sir Andy Murray from now on...

Olympic athletes, Posh Spice and Andy Murray honoured in Queen's New Year List IMAGE: Great Britain's Andy Murray celebrates. Photograph: Toby Melville/Reuters. Olympic athlete Mo Farah, tennis......

Sania's new partner gets clicking

India's tennis ace Sania Mirza had a new companion during her practice session at the Lal Bahadur Stadium in Hyderabad on Monday. It was her fiancee Mohammad Sohrab Mirza, who kept clicking the......

Popovych wins Tour's 12th stage

Ukrainian Yaroslav Popovych restored some pride for the Discovery Channel team when he led a 115-km breakaway to clinch the 12th stage of the Tour de France over 211.5 kms from Luchon to......

Steve Waugh on his decision to quit

Throughout my playing career I've heard many times that you'll know when it's time to call it a day. They said: "One morning you will just wake up and know instantaneously that you want to retire......

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