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'I have been hit!'

IAF Flying Officer Jawahar Lal Bhargava was forced to eject.The airplane lay half-buried, burning, with the rockets and ammunition exploding every few seconds. IMAGE: Air Commodore Jawahar Lal......

'Know your limits and the limits of the aircraft'

Sometimes it is the man behind the machine who makes mistakes, sometimes it is the machine which does so, and sometimes it is a combination of both and some other factors that leads to an accident,......

1971 War: A brave Dakota pilot's contribution

'We flew all missions in the first part of the war at low levels; that is at 300 to 500 feet above the ground.''These sorties were no doubt stressful since the pilots and crew had to look out for......

Sheena Bora Case: The Panchatantra continues

More noticeable than the hue of his shirt was his mast style in the witness box. He seemed to be reinventing the truth every few minutes.He yarned on and on, navigating his testimony further and......

Sheena Bora Trial: Indrani wants to argue her case for bail

Accused No 1 announced that there had been a change in the circumstances of her health condition.She produced a thick 19-page document, written in her neat, very feminine handwriting, detailing her......

Carens is another arrow in Kia's packed quiver

The Carens is a warning for cars such as the Tata Safari, Hyundai Alcazar, Maruti Ertiga, Toyota Innova Crista and Mahindra XUV 700, because Kia punches much harder than others in its weight......

Jeep's comeback vehicle Meridian lacks the bite

The Meridian feels comfortable and upright with the quality of gadgetry, interiors and plastics expected from an international brand car. However, it lacks the overall premium-ness that may come......

Volkswagen's Virtus bets big on the sedan segment

The Virtus is indeed designed to look, act and behave like a well-built European sedan that swims in the segment between the compact sedan VW Vento and the larger Passat, says Pavan Lall. All......

Kia Carens: Made by an Asian company for Indian roads

High ground clearance, a wide cabin and tall stance all mean that the Carens glides over bad roads with ease and comfort and an engine performance that is adequate in terms of the power of this......

Relaunched Honda Amaze looks like a brand new car

It's a zippy, well-engineered ride that offers comfort, quality, low cost of ownership and fuel efficiency at affordable prices, says Pavan Lall. Photographs: Kind courtesy Honda India Over the......

When Lataji Stunned Noorjehan

Was this indeed the Lata who had started out with her, as a child star, in Badi Maa (1945)?Raju Bharatan recalls yet another memorable incident from Lata Mangeshkar's incredible life. How Lata......

After Lata Arrived, Others Melted Away

She came like a whirlwind to wipe out, in one stroke, practically all female singing competition, recalls Raju Bharatan. Photograph: Kind courtesy Lata Mangeshkar/Instagram Maybe it is saddening......

Walter Becker: The mathematical wizard of the scoresheet

The fandom of Walter Becker was rather obscure, but his death has left a huge void in the music industry. On any other day, I would have welcomed the sounds and aroma emerging from the kitchen.......

Coming soon: Battery-powered masks for Indian athletes

Photograph: Kind Courtesy Kiren Rijiju Official/Twitter Claiming to be the best in ensuring optimum oxygen for the wearer, battery-operated masks designed by an IIT-Kharagpur alumni will be put on......

Check out F1's proposed major change for 2021

The aim is to come up with regulations which, apart from making engines more affordable and louder, would also make it easier for new manufacturers to come in and for teams to be competitive.......
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