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The mastermind behind India's Star Wars

DRDO chief G Satheesh Reddy Reddy is the first Indian to be appointed Fellow of the Royal Institute of Navigation and of the Royal Aeronautical Society.Ajai Shukla reports. Scientists of the......

Now, IAF wants the F-35

In contrast to the bare-bones price of $115 million for each Rafale fighter, the F-35A cost $94.6 million, reports Ajai Shukla.   In what would be a huge capability jump, the Indian Air Force......

The Lonely Man of China

What was the need for Xi Jinping, General Secretary of the Chinese Communist Party, President of the People's Republic of China and Chairman, Central Military Commission, to don the new role of......

US offers India F-16s more advanced than Pak's

American aerospace giant Lockheed Martin on Monday assured India that the F-16s being offered to it would be "much more advanced" than the fighters provided to Pakistan. "I can assure you, the......

'Our farmers are second to none'

A memorial service for Nobel Laureate Norman Borlaug will be held at the Texas A&M University in Texas today, October 6. Dr M S Swaminathan, who worked closely with Dr Borlaug on India's Green......

NEVER ever BUY airline stocks for the long term

The airline business has eaten up capital over the past century like almost no other business. One of the most predictable businesses in the world is aviation. It usually loses money! Warren......

A 'dead' cat-helicopter that is worth Rs 70 lakh

The value of Orvillecopter, a Dutch work of art transforming a dead cat into a remote controlled helicopter, has surged by almost tenfold after generating both headlines and criticism worldwide.......

What Vijay Mallya can learn from Warren Buffett

Kingfisher owner Vijay Mallya can learn a lot from business magnate Warren Buffett, says Vivek Kaul. It is sad that Warren Buffett has never gotten around to writing a book sharing his......

Who is the father of civil aviation in India?

Man has always dreamt of flying. From drawings on stone pyramids to Leonardo da Vinci's prescient drawings of flying machines, we can see the curiosity of mankind to conquer the sky. Then at the......

Bose in US Inventors Hall of Fame

Amar Gopal Bose has been inducted to the National Inventors Hall of Fame. He is one of the seven living 2008 inductees and has now joined the ranks of Alexander Graham Bell and Thomas Alva Edison......

Liv Tyler shares first full photo of baby Sailor

A lowdown on what's going on in Hollywood. Photograph: Liv Tyler/Twitter Liv Tyler showed off her beautiful baby boy, Sailor Gene Gardner, in a Twitter post. In the twitter, Tyler, 37, is seen......

Spotted: Nana Patekar in Goa

Reader Vaishali Dharangutti sent us a photograph of Nana Patekar, when he had visited her office in Goa.In the picture: Vaishali and hercolleagues pose with Nana Patekar --Umesh, Satyajeet,......

EXPOSED! FIFA scandal stinks up the Caribbean

‘There is a Jack Warner or two in every Caribbean parliament today’ Activists from advocacy group Avaaz demonstrate near the Hallenstadion, in Zurich. Photograph: Arnd Wiegmann/Reuters......

The Little Master's best Test knocks

Since his debut Test against Pakistan in 1989, Sachin Tendulkar played 159 Tests, scoring 12,773 runs, with 42 centuries, at an average of 54.58. As the batting ace completes two decades in the......

Golf's magic moment of 2003

It was, unquestionably, the shot of the year and, in many ways, it symbolised the unpredictable pattern of the 2003 PGA Tour.Unheralded American journeyman Shaun Micheel was standing in the first......

Micheel triumphs, Woods completes worst finish

Shaun Micheel struck a brilliant seven-iron approach to two inches at the last to seal a shock win at the U.S. PGA Championship on Sunday as Tiger Woods completed his worst major finish as a......
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