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'No man can do more than give his life for his country'

At this time, sixty years ago, Brigadier John Parshuram Dalvi and his men were captured as prisoners of war by the Chinese during the 1962 War.The men led by him fought against incredible odds,......

'Taking Panditji's photos is the most unforgettable memory'

'When I realised that I was to take the pictures of Pandit Nehru, I was very nervous and scared.' IMAGE: Then prime minister Indira Gandhi flanked by then Congress chief minister K Karunakaran,......

Santoor maestro Bhajan Sopori dies at 73 after battle against cancer

Santoor maestro Bhajan Sopori, often referred to as the 'saint of santoor' and 'king of strings' for his mastery over the instrument, died on Thursday at a Gurugram hospital following a battle with......

4 victory speeches and a loser's lament

Yogi Adityanath's aura is no longer limited to Uttar Pradesh.At the age of 49, his journey to the higher echelons in the BJP has well and truly begun, predicts Sudhir Bisht. IMAGE: Uttar Pradesh......

'Who will carry Birju Maharaj's legacy forward?'

'To match his passion for his craft is impossible.''I don't know of any Kathak dancer who can equal his passion.' IMAGE: Pandit Birju Maharaj. Photograph: Kind courtesy Sudhanwa/Wikimedia Commons......

'For every litre of petrol/diesel you have a huge state tax'

Finance Minister Piyush Goyal: 'I hope the Congress governments and other states like West Bengal, Odisha, Tamil Nadu, Andhra, Telangana will support our effort to bring petrol and diesel into the......

The uniqueness of Professor Raj

Bliss it must have been in that dawn to be alive, but to be an economist working for Jawaharlal Nehru must have been heaven (with apologies to Wordsworth)! No retired bureaucrat around to say you......

PM on how to build a poverty-free India

This is the text of the speech ofPrime Minister Manmohan Singh at 92nd annual conference of the Indian Economic Association, Bhubaneshwar: I have also personally known many of the stalwarts who......

Buy a car, get puja done for free

Buying a new car? What about going to a dealer who along with freebies, offers a free 'puja' for the car with a priest in attendance? As Indian priests hop from household to household performing......

The story of Hyderabad's globalisation

I had the good fortune of knowing Professor Waheeduddin Khan both personally and professionally. Professor Khan was a true son of Hyderabad-- gentle, genial, graceful and always affectionate. He......

'When I write the dialogues, I am Amitabh Bachchan'

'In KBC, the scripts are a small part of the game show, but he used to correct each and every word with so much dedication!''He would do that to avoid fumbling during the shooting.' Some of......

Goodbye Review: Heart In The Right Place

Goodbye makes ordinary places, ordinary people and ordinary events become interesting, observes Mayur Sanap. Film-makers love to see the excruciating beauty in human grief. Using the backdrop of a......

Rest Well, Pandit Shivkumar Sharma

Santoor maestro Pandit Shivkumar Sharma passed into the ages on May 10. He was 83. Celebrities from the music fraternity paid their respects to Panditji at his State funeral in north west Mumbai. .......

Rocket Boys: Our heroes have come back in flesh and blood

Rocket Boys offer an overwhelming experience to me and many others who saw Homi Bhabha in action at Trombay, notes Dr K S Parthasarathy, former Secretary, Atomic Energy Regulatory Board. IMAGE:......

'Delhi Crime won top Emmy, but people know me from Mirzapur'

'The chowkidar and the paanwala have seen Mirzapur.''They may have missed Delhi Crime, but they have seen Mirzapur'.'Sometimes I feel I have done so much work, why do people know me only by this......
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