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Herd immunity difficult to achieve: AIIMS Director

Herd immunity is "very difficult" to achieve and one should not think of it in "practical terms" in India, especially in the times of "variant strains" of COVID-19 and "waning immunity", claimed......

FULL TEXT: President's address on the eve of 72nd Republic Day

Here's the full text of President Ram Nath Kovind's address to the nation on the eve of 72nd Republic Day. Dear Fellow Citizens, Namaskar! Greetings to all of you on the eve of the 72nd Republic......

COVID-19: Is the worst over in India?

'The worst is possibly over because too many of us may already be infected.' IMAGE: A mural of Covid warriors in Mumbai, December 21, 2020. Photograph: Francis Mascarenhas/Reuters   How will......

'It is common for any virus to mutate'

'There is no data to show this virus is more deadlier.'Ruchika Chitravanshi reports. IMAGE: A health worker collects a nasal swab sample for a Rapid Antigen test for COVID-19 in Srinagar, December......

Delhi's air quality turns 'severe' on Diwali

Delhi's air quality turned "severe" on Diwali with stubble burning accounting for 32 per cent of the city's PM2.5 pollution and calm winds worsening the situation as they allowed accumulation of......

Saregama strikes the right notes

In the past couple of years, Saregama has redefined itself into a 'content IP company'.Vanita Kohli-Khandekar reports. Photograph: Kind courtesy Saregama India The music firm is rising high on......

Vandana Maurya's story: From a biotech researcher to a social worker

India is witnessing a radical transformation where highly qualified youngsters are giving up cushy jobs to make a difference in the lives of poor people in rural areas. Manu A......

India to be developed nation: Blackberry CEO

James Laurence Balsillie, founder and co-chief executive officer of Research in Motion, feels that in the next 20 years, India will reach the developed nation status with $20,000 per capita income......

The Dalai Lama to lecture at IIM-A

Buddhist spiritual leader, the Dalai Lama, will visit the IIM-A campus in January 2008, to lecture the students on 'Ethics and Business'. The Tibetan leader will be in Ahmedabad as part of a......

The blog as bazaar?

The request came in the form of an email from Anup Kurian, the Malayali filmmaker whose movie Manasarovar had won the best film award at the International Film Festival of Mumbai earlier this year.......

When Satyajit Ray got UPSET

There is a world that Satyajit Ray created in his films that I wanted to be a part of -- as Durga bathed in the rain to Ravi Shankar's music; when Charulata sat on the swing regretting she never......

'I never saw myself gyrating to Govinda'

'If everybody knows your name, that's success. Isn't that what society tells us?''I experienced all that at a very young age.''So how come I wasn't happy?' IMAGE: Lisa Ray's famous photoshoot for......

Why Village Rockstars needs Aamir Khan

Politics, favouritism and poor taste in cinema have contributed to embarrassing choices for the Oscar race in the past.This little gem from India needs the love, emotional and financial support......

The BEST FOREIGN Films of 2017

Aseem Chhabra gives us the top films that enriched his year. There was a lot of love in different shades in the films of 2017 that I liked -- from a mute woman falling in love with an alien, to a......

Will these films win an Oscar?

Aseem Chhabra lists the top 10 films at the recently-held Toronto International Film Festival. There are so many reasons to like the Toronto International Film Festival. Toronto is a great, vibrant......

'They said we didn't deserve to be here. We have answered them now'

When minnows Jammu and Kashmir defeated 40-times Ranji Trophy champions Mumbai on Wednesday, it was perhaps the biggest-ever shock victory in domestic Indian cricket. Rediff.com's Vaihayasi Pande......

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