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Mistry, Meera among Sahitya Akademi winners for 2015

Playwright and novelist Cyrus Mistry's English novel Chronicle of a Corpse Bearer and K R Meera's Aarachar in Malayalam are among the works that have won the prestigious Sahitya Akademi......

Men who were HANGED for their deeds

1993 Mumbai blasts convict Yakub Memon was hanged at the Nagpur Central Jail following a day of intense court room action and an unprecedented night-long legal proceeding that saw the Supreme......

With privileges withdrawn, Powell calls off Nepal visit

India's tough measures against United States diplomats following the arrest of a senior Indian diplomat in New York has impacted US Ambassador Nancy Powell who called off her travel to Nepal after......

Several maids have fled homes of Indian diplomats in US

A day before Ambassador Meera Shankar was to return home after completing her tenure in the US in the summer of 2011, her maid, without informing anyone, left her official residence on the......

Azam Khan sees conspiracy behind his detention in Boston

Uttar Pradesh Minister Azam Khan, who was briefly detained on Wednesday at a United States airport, on Sunday, accused External Affairs Minister Salman Khurshid of hatching a "conspiracy" to defame......

South Carolina's Governor keen on tie-up with India

If she can help it, South Carolina's Indian American Governor, Nimrata 'Nikki' Randhawa Haley, would like nothing better than have India and China competing for the investment opportunities in her......

Pranab arrives in US for India-US economic talks

Union Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee arrived in Washington, DC on Monday to participate in the India-US economic partnership dialogue, during which he is expected to meet US Secretary of State......

Indian cos saved thousands of jobs in US: CII

A new study by the Confederation of Indian Industry said that India-based companies that have invested in the US were responsible for saving thousands of jobs in America in recent years. The......

'Indian economy has covered significant ground'

Over the past decade, India has been one of the fastest-growing major economies in the world and, in recent years, has reached a growth trajectory of 8-9 per cent a year, writes Meera Shankar. The......

India asks the US to amend Border security bill

The provisions of the border security bill, which allows massive increase in the fees on categories of H-1B and L1 visas, is discriminatory against the Indian companies, India has said and asked......

'I never listen to my songs'

IMAGE: A young Lata Mangeshkar. Photograph: Kind courtesy Lata Mangeshkar/Instagram "I can't believe I've been tolerated by music lovers for 75 years!" Lata Mangeshkar exclaims to Subhash K Jha on......

Thank you daddy, says Bollywood

Bollywood stars celebrate Father's Day with adorable pictures of their papas. Photograph: Kind courtesy Anushka Sharma/Instagram Anushka Sharma shares a touching picture with her dad Colonel Ajay......

'Sitar meant Ravi Shankar and Ravi Shankar meant the Sitar'

Photograph: Herwig Prammer/Reuters Not too many know this, but the music for India's favourite patriotic song Saare Jahan Se Achcha was composed by Pandit Ravi Shankar, whose birth centenary we......

'He is up there with Tansen, Beethoven, Mozart'

On the occasion of Pandit Ravi Shankar's birth centenary, April 7, Lata Mangeshkar pays tribute to one of Indian classical music's greatest legends. IMAGE: Pandit Ravi Shankar with his 'choti......

SECRETS about Silsila you never knew!

'Amitabh practised Rang Barse well; the singing, movements, everything. And he got the inflections perfectly.' By 1980, when Yash Chopra launches Silsila, his composers (Hariprasad Chaurasia and......
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