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'Omicron may make you more sick'

'This virus may have more immune evasion capability and therefore, it may make you more sick.' IMAGE: A healthcare worker takes a nasal swab sample for the COVID-19 test in Bengaluru, November 28,......

Father of Pakistan's nuclear bomb AQ Khan passes away at 85

Abdul Qadeer Khan, the disgraced atomic scientist known as the 'father of Pakistan's nuclear bomb' under the clandestine enrichment programme and infamous for his controversial role in nuclear......

Ansuya Dutt had rare courage

Ansuya Dutt, who never stopped fighting for women's rights, can be an inspiration to us never to lose sight of our basic beliefs, never mind peer pressure.Jyoti Punwani salutes the incomparable......

Why the rise of China's military worries the world

There is growing alarm at the inexorable rise of China, both of its military prowess and its aggressive bullying of other countries plus its subjugation of whole portions of its own population.......

The A to Z of 2020

Wow -- 2020, huh? From the deadly coronavirus to lockdowns, wildfires to the Black Lives Matter movement, to the Bihar and US elections, it's been a year we won't forget. It's hard to believe it......

COVID-19 vaccine: The Need for Caution

History shows us that even effective vaccines could have unknown side effects that could develop over time, warns former Cabinet Secetary K M Chandrasekhar. On July 2, the Indian Council of......

India must stop being the West's digital colony

'India missed the software products revolution (and now is in danger of missing the platform revolution), complacent that we are the software experts of the world based on IT services prowess,'......

Arundhati, Chanda among 4 Indians in Forbes' new list

These women are building billion-dollar brands, calling the shots in the financial markets, and crisscrossing the globe to broker international agreements and provide aid, the magazine noted......

Arundhati Bhattacharya, 5th most powerful woman in finance: Forbes

Arundhati Bhattacharya has moved up five spots from the previous year to 5th this year. Arundhati Bhattacharya, the first woman chairperson of the nation's largest bank SBI, has been ranked......

Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw among 'top 100 talented' people

Biocon CMD Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw has been named in the world's top 100 ‘effective and talented’ people by US-based 'Scientific American' magazine, which hailed her contribution in......

'Nobody is going to lie about box office figures'

'Fox makes films worth millions and millions of dollars. Fudging a few crores doesn't make much difference.' IMAGE: Akshay Kumar in Housefull 4.   Someone rightly said an acting career is not......

Shah Rukh Khan: The King's Speech

Even as Mumbai's teenybopper population was drowning in Beiber-sized disappointment, my super-filmi week delighted in a breathtaking journey to Amazon, Satyajit Ray's fabulous use of fantasy to......

Jeremy Renner: A star is 'bourne'?

Is it time to welcome a new action hero? With the solid opening of The Bourne Legacy, well known actor and two-time Oscar nominee Jeremy Renner (The Hurt Locker and The Town)has suddenly become a......

Freida Pinto scores blockbuster hit with Apes

In her first big budget film and fourth release Rise of the Planet of Apes, Mumbai-raisedFreida Pinto has a second worldwide hit.While many critics used words such as 'comely' and 'beautiful' to......

Bobby Fischer, the greatest chess player ever

He possessed an IQ of 180, higher than Albert Einstein's, but his life and career took unexpectedly bizarre routes.Dhruv Munjal salutes the strange genius of Bobby Fischer. IMAGE: Former world......

Bayern chief Hoeness to be tried for tax evasion

Bayern Munich president Uli Hoeness, once one of Germany's most admired soccer managers, goes on trial on Monday charged with tax evasion in a case that has shocked the nation and changed attitudes......

ISSF ratifies Heena Sidhu's world pistol mark

The world record set by Heena Sidhu-Pandit, who became the first Indian pistol shooter to bag an ISSF-World Cup Finals gold last November, has been ratified by the world shooting body. Heena shot a......

News media relations with Obama hit low ebb over golf weekend

Relations between the White House and the correspondents who cover it, always edgy and adversarial, have hit a low ebb in a dispute over whether the press should have access to the president during......

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