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Lakha Khan, An Indian Treasure

It is astonishing, even for many of us who may have wide exposure to music, to see how such world-class performers are so little known in their own land, notes Aakar Patel. IMAGE: The Incomparable......

'I have never believed in Gandhiji's doctrine of Non-Violence'

'Absolute non-violence is not only sinful, but immoral.''This doctrine of non-violence benumbed the revolutionary fervor, softened the limbs and hearts of the Hindus, and stiffened the bones of......

Chinese jets intrude Taiwan air space amid US official visit

China on Monday cried foul and lodged a “stern” diplomatic protest with the United States over the visit of Health Service Secretary Alex Azar to Taipei, the first high-ranking American......

Stunning winners of this year's Ocean Art underwater photo contest

The Underwater Photography Guide has announced the winners of their 8th annual Ocean Art Underwater Photography Competition: a selection that runs the gamut between beautiful, eye popping and, in......

'He laid down his life for his country'

On the eleventh anniversary of her father's martyrdom during the 26/11 terror attacks, Jui Karkare Navare remembers her father, Mumbai ATS Chief Hemant Karkare.Text: Savera R......

Kamathipura: From shanty locality to prized real estate

The township will have a central park, gymnasium, open spaces and so on and each set of residential towers is to have its  own playground, play school, and other amenities. Raghavendra Kamath......

It's raining malls in India this year

7.8 million square feet of mall space is under construction this year, the highest ever since 2011.Raghavendra Kamath reports. Between 2018 and 2020 India is expected to see around 20 million......

PE firms are betting big on malls in tier-II cities

US-based Blackstone leads the pack, buying up AlphaOne Mall in Ahmedabad, Elante Mall in Chandigarh and Treasure Island Mall in Indore. Private equity (PE) firms such as Blackstone, Xander-APG and......

Google's mystery barge in San Francisco Bay under investigation

The agency that oversees development in the San FranciscoBay in California has begun a formal investigation into the construction of a secretive Google Inc barge on an island in the bay. The probe,......

Google takes secrecy to new heights with its mystery boat

How badly does Google want to keep under wraps a mysterious project taking shape on a barge in San FranciscoBay? Badly enough to require US government officials to sign confidentiality agreements.......

Saluting *THE* Voice

Lata Mangeshkar was my introduction, the beginning, the basic, the identity of film music.Sukanya Verma salutes The Legend. Photograph: Kind courtesy Lata Mangeshkar/Instagram It was early in the......

Hitch-hiking with Salman

The lasting influence of Amitabh Bachchan's Supremo, a taste of Tom Alter, Padmaavat's best scene and more in Sukanya Verma's Super-Filmi Week.   Monday While searching for a file in the......

The MOST MEMORABLE roles of Pran

On Pran's birth anniversary on February 12, we look back at some of his splendid work. This article was first published in July 2013. Art and reality cross paths to produce some incredible......

Birthday Special: Neha Dhupia's FABULOUS life

The former Miss India turns 34 today.     Neha Dhupia, former pageant queen and actress, has a sense of style so impeccable, so difficult to find faults with, that it almost baffles us......

Review: Chipmunks 3 is far from entertaining

Shaikh Ayaz writes Alvin and The Chipmunks - Chipwrecked is a mediocre effort.The third in the Chipmunks series, this current CGI adventure is like a colourfully-illustrated storybook which might......

US owned Haas terminate Russian racer Mazepin's contract

IMAGE: Haas' Nikita Mazepin arrives ahead of the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix. Photograph: Hamad I Mohammed/Reuters Russian Nikita Mazepin will not race in Formula One this season after his US-owned......

Meet India's medal hopes at 2018 Asian Games

India's 572 athletes hope to return home from the Asiad with an overflowing treasure chest of medals. All eyes in India will be on Indonesia this coming fortnight as the island nation hosts the......

Football Briefs: Ronaldo hits hat-trick; Bayern extend dominance

News of all that's transpired on and off the football field IMAGE: Real Madrid’s Cristiano Ronaldo celebrates scoring. Photograph: Sergio Perez/Reuters Cristiano Ronaldo bagged a hat-trick......

Cricket Buzz: BCCI treasurer questions COA member Edulji

The Board of Control for Cricket in India treasurer Aniruddh Chaudhry has questioned COA member Diana Edulji benefitting from a one-time ex-gratia payment given to women international cricketers,......

World Athletics PIX: US reclaim 4x400m title, more injury woe for Jamaica

US reclaim 4x400m title, more injury woe for Jamaica IMAGE: US women relay team celebrate. Photograph: IAAF/Twitter Olympic champions the United States reclaimed their women’s 4x400m relay......

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Coming to India and making

Success in manufacturing is not just about being cheap - cheap labour, cheap land, cheap power...
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