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Sirisha Bandla — the Indian-origin woman who flew with Richard Branson into space

Born in Guntur and brought up in Texas, Bandla is the third Indian-origin woman to head to space after Kalpana Chawla and Sunita Williams

12 Jul 2021 2:17 PM

Dilip Kumar, legend and Nehru’s hero, is no more

The passing of Dilip Kumar, who was born in 1922 in Peshawar, leaves yet another solemn milestone in the history of India

08 Jul 2021 11:14 AM

Remembering 'Flying Sikh' Milkha Singh; a tribute to the legend

Legendary Indian sprinter Milkha Singh passed away on Friday at the age of 91 after battling with COVID-19 for over a month

19 Jun 2021 4:09 PM

Environmentalist, Chipko movement leader Sundarlal Bahuguna dies of COVID-19

The 94-year-old, Padma Vibhushan and Padma Shri awardee was admitted to the hospital after his oxygen levels started fluctuating

21 May 2021 3:09 PM

Anjali Bharadwaj among 12 winners of US anti-corruption award

She in a tweet said the honour is a 'recognition of the collective effort of people and groups across the country who hold power to account'

24 Feb 2021 11:06 AM

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Indian-origin doctor is global coordinator for US President's Malaria Initiative

Director-General of the World Health Organization Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus congratulated Panjabi on his appointment

02 Feb 2021 11:20 AM

From presidents to faded stars, all welcomed by Larry King

If you sat down to talk with him, he could take you places with his words, and you would enjoy the journey

24 Jan 2021 1:31 PM

A farewell to @realDonaldTrump, gone after 57,000 tweets

As Trump began seriously toying with a White House run, it became a tool to scorch opponents and give shape to his nationalist philosophy

09 Jan 2021 11:20 PM

Biden wins amid chaos...

Congress seals Biden-Kamala win after Trump supporters breach

08 Jan 2021 4:37 AM

Modi, like RSS, is not dogmatic on economy. But he is close to a Gandhian socialist: Sitapati

Modi takes his decisions based more on politics than economics, per se, argues Vinay Sitapati in this concluding part of this interview

18 Dec 2020 4:01 AM

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'Sangh suffers from Islamophobia but sincerely wants to eradicate caste animosity'

Dr Ambedkar was critical of every kind of religious bigotry, says author Vinay Sitapati in the second part of this interview

17 Dec 2020 11:05 AM

Mahatma’s assassination delayed Hindutva supremacy by two generations: Sitapati

The book though is neither a tale of a historical plot to create Modi nor a century-old history of the Sangh Parivar

16 Dec 2020 12:33 PM

Kamala Harris set to be new US Vice President: What would it mean for India?

Kamala has not been shy of embracing her connection with her roots

07 Nov 2020 5:11 PM

The Notorious RBG: A legacy marked by triumphs for equality for women

In 2018, Ginsburg was the subject of a documentary and a feature film ‘On the Basis of Sex,’ in which the actor Felicity Jones portrayed her

19 Sep 2020 10:26 AM

Sivamani: From little drummer boy to maestro of Atkan Chatkan

The storied percussionist has scored music for a Bollywood film that's ruling the OTT platforms

11 Sep 2020 6:20 PM

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Kangana slams Raut's abusive language, says 'you are not Maharashtra'

You know how many girls are raped every day in the country, how many of them are tortured and killed — sometimes by their own husbands?

07 Sep 2020 11:50 AM

JK Rowling returns her Kennedy human rights award after ‘transphobic’ tweets

'The statement incorrectly implied that I was transphobic, and that I am responsible for harm to trans people,' Rowling said on her website

29 Aug 2020 10:43 AM

Every character influences you, says Deepika, celebrating 8 years of Cocktail

There has been no looking back for Deepika since, and she has kept delivering powerful performances, one after another

15 Jul 2020 8:56 PM

Oscar winning sound designer Resul Pookutty dons the director's hat

The script is based on Captain ‘Baba’ Harbhajan Singh, an Indian army soldier who served between June 30, 1965 and December 1, 2006

12 Jul 2020 8:27 PM

Once a hero, once a king: Juan Carlos' reputation reduced to tatters

In recent years, suspicions about Juan's opaque fortune and his links with the Gulf monarchies have tarnished the legacy of the sovereign

11 Jul 2020 3:34 PM

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