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Geetanjali Shree first Hindi writer to win International Booker Prize

Author Geetanjali Shree's Hindi novel Tomb of Sand has become the first book in any Indian language to win the prestigious International Booker Prize. IMAGE: Daisy Rockwell, left, with......

Geetanjali Shree's Tomb of Sand 1st Hindi novel to make it to Booker shortlist

Author Geetanjali Shree's novel Tomb of Sand on Thursday became the first Hindi language work of fiction to be shortlisted for the International Booker Prize. IMAGE: Geetanjali Shree. Photograph:......

Explaining UNSC abstention, India bats for talks to end Ukraine war

India abstained on a United Nations Security Council resolution by the United States that 'deplores in the strongest terms' Russia's 'aggression' against Ukraine, as New Delhi called for the......

Should've voted to stop war: Ukraine to India, China

'It is exactly the safety of your nationals' in Ukraine for which 'you should be the first' to vote to stop the war, Kyiv's envoy at the United Nations has said in an apparent reference to India as......

India has retained its options by abstaining from UNSC vote: Sources

By abstaining from a United Nations Security Council resolution on the Ukraine crisis, India retained the option of reaching out to all relevant sides to find a middle ground and foster dialogue......

Will the entry of PEs into banks lead to better governance?

In recent years, the conduct of a few private banks’ corner-room occupants and the role of their boards have come into sharper relief. Raghu Mohan reports. Illustration: Uttam......

Gold Bond issue price fixed at Rs 4,791/gm

The issue price for Sovereign Gold Bond Scheme 2021-22, which will open for subscription for five days from November 29, has been fixed at Rs 4,791 per gram of gold, the Reserve Bank of India said......

Adani Welspun strikes gas in Mumbai offshore

A joint venture of Adani Group and Welspun Enterprises Ltd has discovered natural gas reserves in an area off the Mumbai coast, the two firms said in a statement Monday. The first-ever gas......

Trusts, societies have to register with MCA by April 1

Corporate social responsibility rules that kicked in on Friday also set a three year time-limit for any CSR project, among a series of other amendments introduced by the government.  IMAGE:......

Want to invest in Corporate FDs? Read this

When looking for alternatives, consider several parameters -- your investment horizon and liquidity requirement, post-tax returns, and risk.Sanjay Kumar Singh reports. Illustration: Uttam......

The science of Game of Thrones

'When so many noted universities -- including the likes of Harvard and the University of California -- are spending their resources on studying the world of GoT, it is fun to assess whether this......

Review: Star Wars: The Last Jedi is glorious

You don't have to be a Star Wars nerd to enjoy its poignant pursuit of virtue, feels Sukanya Verma. In its 40th year now, the Star Wars legacy is the most iconic outcome of George Lucas' vision of......

'Everyday was a nightmare on the sets of Jaane Bhi Do Yaaro'

'Nobody laughed during the shooting. There were fights, swearing and what not. Tempers were high but the unit and the actors stayed on and, finally, the film was made.' 'But it was like riding a......

'Judi Dench is obsessed with India'

'He cooked chicken curry and so because of him, curries entered the British royal kitchens.''Eventually, he became a political advisor to the queen.''This guy was disrupting the royal household. It......

Review: Star Wars Episode VII is a rollicking cover version

Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens 'can be likened, in essence, to a new Salman Khan actioner where the core audience goes in with a checklist knowing they'll get some cheeky dialogue, some......

Meet Praveen Chitravel: From humble beginnings to Youth Olympics medallist

IMAGE: Praveen Chitravel, a farm labourer's son, won gold at the inaugural Khelo India School Games. Photograph: SAI Media/Twitter Praveen Chitravel, a farm labourer's son from Tamil Nadu, won a......

Sports Ministry revokes IOA suspension

The Sports Ministry on Friday lifted the suspension on the Indian Olympic Association with immediate effect after it removed the corruption-tainted duo of Suresh Kalmadi and Abhay Singh Chautala as......

IOA drops Kalmadi, Chautala; to regain Sports Ministry's recognition

'Kamaldi and Chautala are no longer part of IOA and have nothing to do with IOA.' IMAGE: Suresh Kalmadi, left, and Abhay Singh Chautala. Photograph: PTI Forced to remove the scam-tainted Suresh......

Bale to undergo ankle surgery in London

Gareth Bale will undergo ankle surgery next week to repair damaged tendons, Real Madrid said on Thursday. The Wales international picked up the injury during Tuesday's 2-1 Champions League victory......

Inspirational: He lost both arms at 8 but now captains a cricket team

‘I had to face a lot of struggle in life, but never gave up.’ ‘I adopted various techniques to overcome the challenge of being armless.’ ‘I am a great fan of Tendulkar......
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