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The IAF hero awarded the Maha Vir Chakra twice

Claude Arpi reveals how Wing Commander Jag Mohan Nath won a second Maha Vir Chakra in the 1965 War. IMAGE: Wing Commander Jag Mohan 'Jaggi' Nath receives his second Maha Vir Chakra for his role in......

A martyr's family remembers

'A man dies and it's over for him. But we're right here, it isn't over for us,' she says cryptically. She talks about the "poverty" in which she had to raise her sons and daughter, the......

Param Vir Chakra Abdul Hamid, a Hero's Hero

'Both Abdul Hamid and the enemy tank place each other in their sights and shoot. Both shells hit their targets. There is a loud blast, fire and smoke.' 'Abdul Hamid is dead. He has destroyed a......

My salute to arguably India's greatest military hero

In super-human actions of valour, Havildar Abdul Hamid personally knocked out five tanks over two days, effectively derailing the enemy offensive in the 1965 Indo-Pak War. 'Decades later, I......

Italians pay off fishermen's kin, but case will go on

In a sudden turn of events, families of two fishermen allegedly shot dead by marines on board 'Enrica Lexie' ship have reached a compromise with Italian authorities and accepted Rs 1 crore......

Infy BPO to hire 550, to up investment in Poland

Infosys BPO said on Friday it would increase the total headcount of its Poland operations to 1,500 in next one year. "The company currently employees 950 people, atleast in next twelve months, we......

Indian hoteliers make it big in America

Sant Singh Chatwal did not exactly bootstrap his way up America's lodging industry by starting at a modest roadside motel, as have so many immigrants. His first fixer-upper hotel was in Manhattan,......

What can India offer the US?

Billed as a foreign policy debate, the first face off between President George Bush and Senator John Kerry was notable for its narrow geographical focus. Apart from the Arab-Israeli conflict not......

Lessons for India's new rulers

Last week's election results in India caught virtually everyone unawares.Nearly as surprising was the dramatic drop of 11% in India's leading stock market index, the Bombay Stock Exchange......

Pauper or sovereign?

Among the many heartening changes that caught my attention during a recent trip home was the apparent sovereignty of the consumer. That aspect was underlined and, indeed, blown-up in billboards in......

Ambasamudram Ambani is worth a watch

Pavithra Srinivasan reviews the Tamil film, Ambasamudram Ambani. While stories with message and tales of romance are dime a dozen in Tamil cinema, few actually manage to get the mix right. Ken......

Kacheri Arambam is a silly entertainer

Producer R B Choudhary has come up with a unique USP for Super Good Movies' Tamil movie Kacheri Arambam (loosely translates to Let's get the Party Started!), starring his very own home-grown......

Aziz Ansari is Funny in People

Russell Peters and several other Indian Americans have mined quite successfully their ethnic background but 26-year-old Aziz Ansari, who has a small but significant role in the new Judd Apatow......

Review: Padikkathavan

Sun Pictures' Padikkathavan (Illiterate) starring upcoming star-in-the-making Dhanush, directed by Suraaj can be called a masala entertainer that doesn't take itself too seriously -- except in......

Review: Sandai is illogical

What exactly does one expect when one walks into a movie hall? Entertainment? Laughs? Fun, frolic and wholesome heroines? If that's the case, then Cinema Paradise's Tamil film Sandai, directed by......

Ranji final promises keen fare

The new Ranji Trophy format has ensured that the two best teams in India's premier domestic tournament, Mumbai and Tamil Nadu, made it to the final, which will be played at the Wankhede stadium, in......

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