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I will miss you, my brother...

'Rajan epitomised the best of his generation -- veneration for knowledge, for old fashioned morality of honesty and modesty.'Economist Devaki Jain, Padma Bhushan, salutes her brother who passed......

'Why and how did science in India stagnate?'

'Indian ganita predictions were as good as or better than the best elsewhere.' 'The debate between mythology and "rational" science in India is at least as old as Aryabhata and Brahmagupta and, to......

'For 1,400 years India led the world in science'

'Indian science was perhaps more rational than the European science of the time.' 'Nobody tried or convicted Aryabhata just because he said Rahu-Ketu is nonsense.' 'Some Indians take the extreme......

Why a little learning is dangerous

As education minister Smriti Irani should be worried about the state of education nationwide rather than fuelling a German-versus-Sanskrit row, says Sunil Sethi  A little learning, it's said,......

Ananthamurthy, a towering literary figure

A towering figure in the world of letters, Udupi Rajagopalacharya Ananthamurthy, who passed away in Bangalore on Friday, was modern in his sensibilities and intellectual underpinnings in his......

The dancing legends wowing India

Bharata Natyam legends Shanta and V P Dhananjayan discover they are a national sentation after their Vodafone ads.Nikita Puri encounters a couple who believe in breaking moulds. IMAGE: Shanta and......

Super 30: 'Show your kids this inspiring movie'

'You come out of the theatre feeling happy, inspired, with moist eyes and in awe.' Hrithik Roshan's new film Super 30 tells an inspirational real life story, and audiences are suitably inspired.......

A new Sanskrit wave

A cow that speaks, a question on patriarchy and the story of a 17th-century poet -- Sanskrit filmmakers are finding new ways to revive the 'dying' language. IMAGE: Rajesh Hebbar and Pratheeksha......

Getting to know the *real* Kangana

Talented, rebellious, obsessive: Ranjita Ganesan and Dhruv Munjal find traces of the actor's different streaks in Mandi, Chandigarh and Mumbai. IMAGE: Kangana Ranaut receives the National Award......

'With the National Award, Priyamanasam is vindicated'

'I didn't get any recognition in Kerala for this film and it has definitely hurt me. When the whole world is celebrating the return of Sanskrit, my state is busy ignoring it.' Vinod Mankara talks......

Could 2011 be India's year at the Grammys?

With the tremendous success of Slumdog Millionaire and Smile Pinki, 2009 was the year of India at the Academy Awards. Could 2011 be India's year at the Grammys?Two Indian Americans -- Sanskrit......

'India has tremendous genetic capabilities'

Andrew Krieger holds a BA in Philosophy (Magna Cum Laude, Phi Beta Kappa), an MBA in Finance -- and prior to that, an MA in South Asian Studies, most notably Sanskrit."I got turned on to Vedanta......

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