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The Strange Case Of S Nambi Narayanan

The ISRO spy case is dead. And yet, not dead.A revealing excerpt from J Rajasekharan Nair's Classified: Hidden Truths In The ISRO Spy Story. IMAGE: From left: R Madhavan, standing, with Dr S Nambi......

'Our space mission failure rate is only 5%, when it is 10% globally'

'ISRO is resilient enough to spring back and come with a solution quickly.' IMAGE: ISRO's GSLV-F10 rocket failed to place the EOS-03 in the intended orbit due to a technical anomaly in the......

Complete list of Padma awardees, 2021

The Narendra Modi government on Monday announced the prestigious Padma awards for 2021.   In all 119 Padma awards were announced, of which the Padma Vibushan, the second highest civil award in......

Prof. Roddam Narasimha: The man who paved the way for India's rocket programme

'Today, when we talk of success of PSLV and GSLV Mk III, we owe it to important inputs that the Prof. Narasimha committee gave' When India's two successive Augmented Satellite Launch Vehicle (ASLV)......

Former ISRO chief pitches for ramping up space assets amid China standoff

Amid tension on the border with China, veteran space scientist G Madhavan Nair on Friday said India should ramp up its space assets and enhance coverage of the region to keep pace with the changing......

'I can't see an Elon Musk anywhere in India'

'Saying the private industry will come and transform India's space programme is real moonshine!' IMAGE: SpaceX visionary Elon Musk, who celebrated his 49th birthday on Sunday, June 28.   "It......

'Vested interests want private players in space'

'ISRO facilities are very expensive and any damage caused by these start-ups can create havoc to our space programme.'   In a major policy decision, the Union Cabinet on Wednesday allowed the......

'India is a space power'

'India has got a unique opportunity to get more and more business from outside as India is cost-effective and reliable.' Former chairman of the Indian Space Research Organisation G Madhavan Nair......

Monsoon to be normal, not above normal: IMD revises prediction

Anything between 96-104 per cent of the LPA is considered as normal rainfall while precipitation in the range of 104-110 per cent is termed 'above normal' With less than 10 days left for the......

Now, NRIs can send money home more frequently

R Krishnan, an employee at a supermarket chain in Dubai, urgently needed to send money home for his father's heart surgery in Tamil Nadu. But, he had exhausted the permitted 12 transactions for......

'How much more Indian can my film get?'

'These accusations of my film being a copy only makes our chances at the Academy harder.' Even as a raging debate eddies around him about whether his film, Chhello Show (Last Film Show), is a......

13 Ways Of Looking At Mani Ratnam

Does the 'story' of a Mani Ratnam film come first or does its 'spirit', asks Sreehari Nair. IMAGE: Mani Ratnam. Photograph: Andreas Rentz/Getty Images 1. Does the 'story' of a Mani Ratnam film......

Suriya's 10 BEST Films

After two-and-a-half decades (he made his debut in 1997) and about 50 films later, one of Tamil cinema's most versatile and bankable actors received his first ever National Award for his role in......

Why Decoupled Just Doesn't Work

The failure of Decoupled is that, as it deals almost solely in 'snapshots of insight', it fails to showcase how life flows, how the world goes round, how things unfold, feels Rohit Sathish Nair.......

Come home to Bollywood's BIG FAT WEDDINGS!

Missed the wedding season during the pandemic? Well, Vikrant Massey and Kriti Kharbanda bring it to you on your screens, not once but twice over! Their new film 14 Phere promises to bring the......

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