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Pankaj Kumar Singh appointed new BSF DG

Senior IPS officer Pankaj Singh was on Wednesday appointed director general of the Border Security Force, a post held by his father Prakash Singh nearly three decades back. According to an......

'Photography is to capture the times we live in'

'If journalism is the first draft of history, then photojournalism is the first draft of its evidence,' Raghu Rai, arguably India's finest living photojournalist, tells Pavan Lall. IMAGE: Indira......

'He treated the President and a poor man the same way'

'His last journey was like putting out the lamps one by one in a temple at night.''It was like the soul slowly walking away from the body; it was so pure and peaceful...' IMAGE: Dr Panniyampilly......

Should Vairamuthu have been given ONV Kurup award?

Has a distinguished poet's memory been sullied, asks K Kunhikrishnan? *IMAGE: Vairamuthu receives the Padma Bhushan from then President Pranab Mukherjee in 2014. Photograph: Kind courtesy......

Centre asks states to find 'unsung heroes' for Padma awards

The Centre has asked all states to set up special search committees to find out talented people who could be nominated for Padma awards but so far have been left out of consideration despite their......

Who is Prasanta Pattanaik, Padma Shri?

Had he not been a student, admirer and follower of Amartya Sen, TCA Srinivasa-Raghavan feels it might have been a Padma Bhushan.Illustration: Dominic Xavier/Rediff.com   The year was 1971.......

Actor Vivekh dies following cardiac arrest, cremated with police honours

Popular Tamil actor Vivekh, who won the hearts of millions of people with his sharp wit and was noted for his social work and promoting the cause of environmental protection, died in Chennai on......

Phalke Award for Rajini is votes for Kamal?

The very timing of the Phalke Award on Rajini now, days ahead of Tamil Nadu voting in the assembly election, may have taken away the seriousness and credibility attaching to the Centre's decision,......

2020's 12 Lessons from Bollywood

Every year has its ups and downs. But pandemic-ridden 2020 was so hopeless and horrid, many would like to erase it altogether from the calendar if not memory. Bollywood couldn't escape its wrath......

The Legend is dead, his work lives on

IMAGE: Soumitra Chatterjee and Tushar Bandyopadhya in Satyajit Ray's Apur Sansar, He was the actor who epitomised the best of world cinema, transcending the boundaries of country, state and......

'Legends never die'

Photograph: Kind courtesy Anupam Kher/Twitter Acting legend Soumitra Chatterjee passed into the ages on November 15. Film folk from all over India as well as politicians got together to pay......

P T Usha's coach O M Nambiar passes away

IMAGE: Coach O M Nambiar with Indian athletics legend P T Usha. Photograph: Kind courtesy, P T Usha - Olympics.com Renowned athletics coach O M Nambiar, who nurtured India's athletics great P T......

Humpy, K Srikanth and Sai Praneeth nominated for Khel Ratna

Photograph: Kind Courtesy, Koneru Humpy/Twitter Reigning women's world rapid chess champion Koneru Humpy has been nominated for the prestigious Rajiv Gandhi Khel Ratna award by the All India Chess......

Big day for India as shooters, archers win medals

ISSF WC: Manu-Saurabh win 10m air pistol mixed team silver IMAGE: Saurabh Chaudhary and Manu Bhaker on the podium on winning the 10m air pistol mixed team event. Photograph: NRAI Continuing their......

When Milkha Singh chatted with Rediff Readers

Four years before the arrival of the new century, long before Facebook Live and InstaChats, arrived the Rediff Chat, the Internet's first forum where Readers could chat with Newsmakers. Among the......

Milkha Singh on the Race of his Life

'Somehow the Flying Sikh has endured in people's memory.' IMAGE: The Legendary Milkha Singh, who passed into the ages on June 18, 2021. Photograph: PTI Photo This feature was first published on......
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