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Gandhi Peace Prize 2020 conferred on Sheikh Mujibur Rahman

The Gandhi Peace Prize for the year 2020 is being conferred on Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman, the culture ministry said on Monday.   IMAGE: Billboard of Sheikh Mujibur Rahman in Sylhet,......

Time for Aung San Suu Kyi to step aside?

Some believe she should no longer be the face of the struggle to free Myanmar from the new military dictatorship, observes Prakash Bhandari. IMAGE: A Myanmar anti-coup protester holds up a three......

Trump's Nobel Prize nomination -- what you need to know

Less than two months before the election, United States President Donald Trump seems to have something to celebrate -- a nomination for the Nobel Peace Prize. Ritwik Sharma reports IMAGE: US......

Subdued I-Day celebration across states amid pandemic

India celebrated its 74th Independence Day on Saturday amid the coronavirus pandemic with the revelries and crowds missing as state leaders urged people not to fear the disease and called for a......

A house for Dr Ambedkar in the UK

'If the museum in his memory inspires and instils among Brahminical British Indians an attitude of equality towards Dalits, the edifice would be worth it,' reports Ashis Ray.Illustration: Uttam......

Gandhi's 'Sarvodaya' philosophy can revive the Indian economy

In over six decades of democracy, India has had a grim record of policies and laws that were intended to foster fairness and equality to all, says Rajni Bakshi. The austere simplicity of the Bombay......

India's first Oscar winner Bhanu Athaiya passes away

Costume designer Bhanu Athaiya, India's first Oscar winner, died at her home on Thursday after prolonged illness, her daughter said. She was 91.   Athaiya, who won an Oscar for her work in......

Why this Grammy winner is miffed with Indian government

Bengaluru-based music composer Ricky Kej may have won a coveted Grammy for his new-age album Winds of Samsara, but India seems to be far from impressed.Disappointed that the......

'Thank you, Sir Richard, for focusing world attention on India'

'That night -- when Gandhi won Best Picture at the 1983 Oscars belonged to India and it meant a lot to a young student like me who was trying to establish his Indian identity among the Americans......

'Grammy award is important for the sarod'

This is a rite of strings alright. Sarod maestro Ustad Amjad Ali Khan is nominated for a Grammy (Traditional World Music category) for his album Ancient Sounds in collaboration with Iraqi oud......

Shabana Azmi gets Gandhi Peace Prize

Bollywood actor and former Rajya Sabha MP Shabana Azmi received the coveted Gandhi Foundation International Peace Award 2006 for her noteworthy two-decade struggle for slum dwellers through her......

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