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Why the Dalai Lama Matters

'The Tibetan movement will never turn violent during the Dalai Lama's life-time.' IMAGE: His Holiness The Dalai Lama with retired Havaldar Naren Chandra Das, one of the five Assam Rifles soldiers......

'In its imperial mood, China is surrounding India'

'It is very much a danger.''With Tibet following the India tradition of ahimsa and the global visibility of the Dalai Lama who embodies these values, he should be supported by India as a......

An epic journey: The day the Dalai Lama came to India

The Tibetan spiritual leader's upcoming visit to Tawang, the district through which he first entered India, is probably behind China's new desire to claim the area.Claude Arpi recalls the Dalai......

Meet Trump's Cabinet and Inner Circle

Incoming US President Donald Trump has assembled a core team that is -- not surprisingly -- overwhelmingly white and male.Monali Sarkar introduces you to Team Trump. IMAGE: Donald Trump, the 45th......

SAARC diary: Tiny Thimphu takes a giant leap

For tiny Bhutan, hosting the SAARC summit is a big stepon the international stage. Thimphu, the nascent democracy's picturesque capital, is throbbing with South Asian leaders who are trying to give......

COLUMN: Will BP's punishment teach any lesson?

The billion dollar penalty of the kind imposed on BP will not deter risky operations but it will hopefully create an incentive for stricter safety measures writes Rajni Bakshi. British Petroleum......

Homes for the mobile

Ram Charan's wheeled suitcase functions as a virtual home. The 67-year-old management consultant and writer of business books sleeps in five-star hotels every night of the week, every week of the......

Who invented paper?

Paper Even though we are increasingly veering towards paperless offices, it still continues to be part and parcel of our daily lives. How much do you know about its origin? Take the......

The magic of Ayurveda

Here I was in the middle of a working day lying on my back on a worn mattress in a tiny room separated from the next patient by an old sari draped over an aluminum rod, waiting for my turn with the......

Anupam Kher's Silver Linings Playbook sets off Oscar buzz

A few months ago, there wasn't much buzz for Silver Linings Playbook, an engaging comedy-drama about a man returning home from a psychiatric ward. The film stars Bradley Cooper, Jennifer Lawrence,......

Da Vinci Code follow-up takes on the Illuminati

Harvard symbologist Robert Langdon works to solve a murder and prevent a terrorist act against the Vatican in the adaptation of Angels & Demons, a prequel to the 2006 smash hit Da Vinci Code. That......

Dylan writes his memoirs

When do you know your life's not going to be easy? Soon after people stop calling you by name and start referring to you as the High Priest of Protest, the Duke of Disobedience, the Big Bubba of......

King Kong's leading lady dies at 96

The beauty that killed the beast is dead.Fay Wray, the blonde bombshell who screamed to fame on King Kong's palm in the 1933 classic, died in her Manhattan apartment on August 8. She was 96. Wray,......

EPL round-up: 100-point nearing City not looking at records

IMAGE: Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola celebrates with Leroy Sane after the match against Chelsea on Sunday. Photograph: Andrew Yates/Reuters Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola said......

Football Briefs: Bayern win German Super Cup

News of all that's transpired on and off the football field IMAGE: Bayern Munich players celebrate with the trophy after winning the DFL-Supercup Final against Borussia Dortmund on Saturday.......

Sri Lanka pacer Kulasekara arrested for fatal road accident

IMAGE: Sri Lanka's Nuwan Kulasekara appeals during a Test match. Photograph: Robert Prezioso/Getty Images. Sri Lanka police briefly detained a national cricketer after a fatal crash involving his......

Can't stop players from participating in IPL: Lanka Board

Reacting to mounting pressure on the authorities to prevent the Sri Lankan cricketers from taking part in the upcoming Indian Premier League, Sri Lanka Cricket (SLC) has said it was powerless to......

Jones leads Australian swimming team for CWG

Olympic champion Leisel Jones and former world champion Geoff Huegill will lead a 52-strong Australian swimming contingent, including 31 debutants, in the Delhi Commonwealth Games this October.......

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