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Ittar, Gulabi Meenakari, Kashmiri carpet... Modi's gift for world leaders at G7 summit

For foreign dignitaries, Prime Minister Narendra Modi has often chosen gifts that showcase India's rich cultural and artistic traditions, and it was no different this time as he picked a variety of......

'Politicians don't like honest policemen'

'Politicians want pliable policemen who would carry out their orders, right or wrong, lawful or illegal.' IMAGE: Police personnel resort to firing and a lathi-charge during a protest in Ranchi,......

How BRICS Is Expanded Is Crucial

With its political colour dominated by less than democratic trends, BRICS currently leaves some of us wondering -- where in this grouping is there an assurance that human freedom will be respected......

Those Who Could Not Be Rashtrapati

Two women candidates; Lok Sabha Speakers; Chief Justices; A Chief Election Commissioner; drafters of the Constitution; the RBI's first Indian governor; a farm leader who unsuccessfully contested......

Modi to visit Germany, UAE from June 26-28

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will visit the Alpine castle of Schloss Elmau in southern Germany on June 26 and 27 to attend the annual summit of G7 that is expected to delve into pressing global......

UK High Court hears Nirav Modi plea against extradition to India

A British court on Tuesday opened the continuation appeal hearing in the extradition case of Nirav Modi, who is wanted in India on the charges of fraud and money laundering amounting to an......

Visa on time: Embassies work to meet spike in applications by Indians

Visa delays have perturbed Indian visitors this summer. But a solution could be in sight soon, as embassies gear up to address the challenges caused by a spike in applications and staff shortages.......

The T-Shirt Wars

Ajit Balakrishnan on the evolution of a cultural symbol. IMAGE: Mark Zuckerberg, Marlon Brando and Peter Thiel. Photographs: Getty Images   I stood gazing admiringly at the perfect green......

Seeing is believing: New Range Rover Sport's epic drive up a dam!

The epic ascent saw New Range Rover Sport resist the surging torrent of water flowing down the ramp of the Karahnjukar Dam -- the biggest of its kind in the world -- at a rate of 750 tonnes per......

Why India must create new programming languages...

"Yawn", "Zzzzz... excuse me, I need to nap." Why hasn't India produced a single earth-shaking idea like Python or the World Wide Web, asks Ajit Balakrishnan. Illustration: Dominic......

Another Honour For The Amazing Julie Andrews

Many of us in India have watched Sound Of Music many times and loved its story and music, so it is wonderful to see its star Julie Andrews honoured at the American Film Institute with its Life......

10 Best Films From Around The World

A beautiful documentary from Delhi.A shocking satire that spares no one.A thriller about a serial killer in Iran.A Pakistan film about family secrets...Aseem Chhabra lists the best films he saw in......

Guess Who Akshay Kumar's Hero Was!

No, it was not Prithviraj Chauhan. IMAGE: Akshay Kumar and Manushi Chhillar at the Prithviraj Chauhan statue at Qila Rai Pithora in Delhi. Photograph: Kamal Singh/PTI The education ministry needs......

What Iulia LOVES About Salman

'Salman has supported me, but at the same time, let me have my own journey.' Photograph: Kind courtesy Iulia Vantur/Instagram Iulia Vantur has come into her own as a singer with back-to-back song......

'I'd have loved to present Pratidwandi at Cannes'

'Where Pratidwandi is concerned, there are very few men standing.' IMAGE: Dhritiman Chatterjee in Satyajit Ray's Pratidwandi. Dhritiman Chatterjee, a post-graduate in economics, came from a world......

'England have sounded alarm bells with New Zealand whitewash'

After brushing aside reigning World Test champions New Zealand, England take on India at Edgbaston from Friday in a rearranged Test from last year's series. IMAGE: England captain Ben Stokes......

How Chandrakant Pandit shaped MP's Ranji triumph

SCORECARD: Mumbai vs Madhya Pradesh IMAGE: Madhya Pradesh captain Aditya Shrivastava and head coach Chandrakant Pandit kiss the Ranji Trophy after victory over Mumbai in the final at the M......

Saurashtra's Niraj Odedra gets Bermuda head coach job

Saurashtra strongman Niraj Odedra will work with a group of 35-40 players to prepare for the ICC T20 World Cup qualifying event next year. IMAGE: Bermuda's players celebrate a wicket against......

Jehan 'gets understanding of how teams operate on F1 weekend'

India’s Jehan Daruvala completes Formula 1 test with McLaren IMAGE: The test was Jehan Daruvala's first taste of F1 machinery and he chalked up over 130 laps combined over the two days, over......

Pakistan legend Zaheer Abbas in ICU after testing COVID positive

IMAGE: Former Pakistan cricketer Zaheer Abbas (centre) displays a plate carrying portraits of 12 great Pakistan cricketers as India's Sourav Ganguly (right) and Sachin Tendulkar look......
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