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'Humans have never learned from history'
'We need to retell this history from many different perspectives.' Illustration: Dominic Xavier/Rediff.com Writer Amitav Ghosh spent many of those strange, mind-numbing COVID-19 days of......
'How long will you live fearing this virus?'
'These reports of cases being very low in other states, is it true? Are the numbers believable?'Shyam G Menon discovers resilience and a determination to adhere to Covid protocols on a recent visit......
Targeting Taliban: Does US Want India's Help?
US Secretary of State Antony Blinken was asked by US Congressmen if the US had explore the possibility of northwest India for counter terrorism capabilities in Afghanistan.Blinken's remarks on......
How US LOST to Pakistan in Afghanistan
For two decades the US paid in blood and blood money for dependence on Pakistan to carry out one president's boast.Now, having been defeated by its proxies, another president will go into......
'Only when it comes down to less than 10,000 cases can we relax'
'We still have 30,000-40,000 cases.''It is plateauing, but the number should definitely come down more so that we can convert the pandemic into an endemic.' IMAGE: A medic administers a dose of......
'Everything is dependent on Ratan Tata'
'I think Ratan felt he had to do everything that he could to retain control of the company started by his forefathers, because that was the first priority and nothing else mattered compared to......
'As finance minister, it is very difficult to do as much as one should'
'Since the NDA took office in 2014, and aggressively since 2019, the Union government seems hell bent on centralising all power and resources, only to fail spectacularly,' Tamil Nadu Finance......
Return of the Bharatiya 'Baniya' Party
'The BJP has shown signs lately of returning to its trader mindset.''Several strong emotions get meshed in this: Nationalism, protectionism, mercantilism, and arrogance,' points out Shekhar......
How India can rival China in electronics manufacturing
'We have the geographic advantage, demographic advantage, we have the necessary technical skills.''We just have to get all of these together. Then, we can very well compete.' IMAGE: The Dell......
Jagame Thandhiram is an Important Failure
Jagame Thandhiram is a failure alright, but it is certainly an interesting one, given that both the ideas that it was borne out (twin seeds, if you may) were sure-shot movie ideas on their own,......
Feels Like Ishq review
At the end of the six short stories, Feels Like Ishq is uneven yet watchable, feels Sukanya Verma. Feels Like Ishq evokes Modern Love. It doesn't have the range or emotion of the romantic-comedy......
'I did films only to earn money'
'It's only in the last seven years, I have taken acting seriously.' Photograph: Kind courtesy Kani Kusruti/Instagram There's a fascinating story behind how Kani Kusruti got her last name. Her......
Army of the Dead review
Army of the Dead flounders by its mindless mood and clumsy characterisations, observes Sukanya Verma. A pair of soldiers steering a super classified convoy speculate over the shipment while a......
Oscars 2021: Amanda Seyfried walks the red carpet
The 93rd Annual Academy awards was held across two venues in Hollywood -- the Dolby Theatre and Union Station -- and saw a lot of glamour on the red carpet. Though the ceremony will have no host......
WBBL: Harmanpreet, Rodrigues shine for Melbourne
IMAGE: Jemimah Rodrigues scored an invaluable 33 as Melbourne Renegades beat hosts Hobart Hurricanes by six wickets. Photograph: Twitter India captain Harmanpreet Kaur held her nerves under......
Clash of captains as RCB take on KKR in IPL Eliminator
IMAGE: Kolkata Knight Riders captain Eoin Morgan with Royal Challengers Bangalore skipper Virat Kohli. Photograph: BCCI It will be a test of Virat Kohli's tactical acumen against the ice-cool......
IPL PICS: Maxwell, Chahal take RCB into play-offs
Images from the Indian Premier League match between Royal Challengers Bangalore and Punjab Kings, in Sharjah, on Sunday. SCORECARD IMAGE: Skipper Virat Kohli and Glenn Maxwell embrace as......
Former player unhappy with Yorkshire's racism probe
IMAGE: Former England U-19 captain Azeem Rafiq claimed that he was 'close to suicide' during his stint with county side Yorkshire, accusing the club of being institutionally racist. Photograph:......
Captain Pollard powers West Indies to victory
IMAGE: Kieron Pollard produced a late onslaught to smash 51 from 25 balls, including five sixes, as West Indies defeated South Africa by 21 runs to level the five-match T20I series at 2-2.......
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