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Life-changing experience to see Earth from space: Bandla

Indian-American astronaut Sirisha Bandla says it was an “incredible" and a "life-changing" experience to see the Earth from space during her maiden trip on Virgin Galactic's first......

Shirisha Bandla becomes 3rd Indian-American woman to fly into space

Aeronautical engineer Sirisha Bandla on Sunday became the third Indian-American woman to fly into space when she joined British billionaire Richard Branson on Virgin Galactic's first fully-crewed......

Meet the 3rd Indian-origin woman to go to space

After Kalpana Chawla and Sunita Williams, Sirisha Bandla will become the third Indian-origin woman to fly into space. IMAGE: Sirisha will be astronaut no 004 and her flight role......

Subdued I-Day celebration across states amid pandemic

India celebrated its 74th Independence Day on Saturday amid the coronavirus pandemic with the revelries and crowds missing as state leaders urged people not to fear the disease and called for a......

What Chandrayaan-2 will do for India

'In a part of the world where the government tells people what not to eat and what slogans to shout and not shout, it is beneficial to develop a mentality that is science minded and therefore......

Where the health of Ayushman Bharat is in a shambles

'From coming up with the correct list of beneficiaries to finding enough people to work as Ayushman Mitras to generating awareness about the scheme -- many things need to fall in place before it......

Meet Assocham's first lady chief

Men in Delhi! Swati Piramal, Assocham's first lady-President in 93 years laughs as she the recounts the questions she's faced - and not at the first press conference she's just addressed in her......

Ma, my comics are talking!

Television breathed life into Chacha Choudhary and his endearing red convertible. Supandi's dippy antics and the legendary times of mythological characters in Amar Chitra Katha will soon be......

Now, NASA supercomputer is 'fastest'

The Unites States space agency NASA has unveiled the world's fastest supercomputer at its Ames Research Centre in California, where India-born astronaut Kalpana Chawla worked for years, in honour......

Should PIOs be given special treatment?

Tarun DasDirector General,Confederation of Indian IndustryI am often asked why the 20 million persons of Indian origin -- who, if counted separately, would be the 50th largest country in the world......

Bollywood's 3 Heroine Stories

Photograph: Kind courtesy Priyanka Chopra/Instagram There's no dearth of three hero movies in Bollywood where the role of the leading woman is limited to a love interest. Finally though, there's......

'I'm not getting married anytime soon'

'A lot of married people are not happy with their partners, so how does a marriage decide happiness?'Our family wants us to be happy and successful and marriage doesn’t fit anywhere.'  ......

What are Priyanka's plans after her wedding?

Will Priyanka start a family? Or does she have some career aces up her sleeve?Longtime Rediff.com contributor Aseem Chhabra, author of Priyanka Chopra: The Incredible Story Of A Global Bollywood......

Meet Yash Raj's new heroine

'Without even knowing me, people have trolled me for being the person I am, for the way I look.''Why put myself in a negative space, you know?'   Photograph: Kind courtesy Anya......

'Aamir can never be an actor'

When Aamir was in his teens, someone suggested that his uncle Nasir Husain should cast his nephew sometime in the future.'No,' Husain said, 'he can never be an actor.''I am a director. I have a......
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