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'China is a backstabber'

'Is China's intention not clear?''Do we still think that if we are nice to China, it will be good to us?' IMAGE: Xi Jinping, general secretary of the Communist party of China, on Barkhor Street in......

How Obama, Trump, Biden Greeted Modi...

Did Prime Minister Modi receive a different kind of reception at the Biden White House on Friday than he has has been used to at the American president's home? How did Barack Obama and Donald J......

'Chandan should have remained in the BJP'

'Chandan felt he had no place in the BJP and he was wrong.' IMAGE: Journalist-politician Chandan Mitra. Photograph: PTI Photo   'I lost my closest friend -- editor Pioneer and former MP --......

When should you take Covishield/Covaxin?

'You can still acquire the COVID-19 virus even if you are vaccinated.''But if you develop the disease, (after being vaccinated) the likelihood is that it will be mild.''It just makes sense to......

Time for an India-Britain reset?

In the changed circumstances and attitudes in Britain, we must let bygones be bygones, argues Colonel Anil A Athale (retd). *IMAGE: Then Britain's foreign secretary Alexander Boris de Pfeffel......

Do you know what impact investing is?

'India is the largest stomping ground in the world for impact investing as we have an extraordinary combination of entrepreneurial drive with huge, absolute demand for all kinds of social......

PIO entrepreneur to bring smart glasses to India

OXSIGHT, founded in 2016 to create wearable technology devices based on how the brain manages visual information, began conducting trials in India two years ago in partnership with leading eye......

How TED hopes to change the world

'Our real future is the boy in the slum and the girl in the village.''We need to find the voices that can empower them to lead a better life,' TED Talks' Chris Anderson tells Niraj......

Job losses: Are you in the firing line?

Prospects are grim for many, as humans and organisations aren't keeping up with the pace of technology. Shyamal Majumdar ponders the future of employment. IT job losses: Companies ready, but what......

India looks at Commonwealth boost for small businesses

For many years now, India has given the Commonwealth short shrift so its support for the Commonwealth trade initiative signals a renewed interest in the body. New Delhi will most probably host a......

Shyam Benegal: The Girish Karnad I Knew

'He had a continuing interest in life, people, and the society in which he lived,' remembers Shyam Benegal, who collaborated with the polyglot playwright and actor through the 1970s and remained......

No state honours during funeral, says Girish Karnad's family

Noted playwright, actor and Jnanpith awardee Girish Karnad, who left his indelible mark in the world of literature, theatre and cinema, passed away at his residence in Bengaluru on Monday morning......

'A film is like a one-night stand'

'I'm a rascal, I'm going to play a paramahansa?!' IMAGE: Victor Banerjee was in Mumbai to promote the film, The Answer. On the second half of a day of back-to-back interviews, the actor changed......

Just who is Benedict Cumberbatch's fiancee?

Everything you didn't know about Sophie Hunter... right here! Just who is Sherlock star Benedict Cumberbatch dating? That's the question on everybody's mind when one fine day, an engagement......

Was Bombay Jayashri's Life of Pi song inspired?

There are remarkable similarities between Bombay Jayashri's Oscar-nominated song in Life of Pi and Irayimman Thampi's age-old composition. We make a case for the 200-year-old melody.Almost every......

What it's like to have the second-most important job in India?

'Of the 32 captains who have led India in Test cricket, only four have been pure bowlers -- Ghulam Ahmed, Venkatraghavan, Bishan Bedi and myself.' 'The captain must lead with only one idea in mind......

Rio Olympics: A beginner's guide to rowing

As India’s Dattu Bhokanal will be competing in the men's singles sculls rowing event fat the Rio 2016 Olympics, on Saturday, here is a beginner's guide IMAGE: Australia's women's quadruple......

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