Saturday 17 March, 2018

‘The Beatles reinvented themselves in Rishikesh’

By Saket Suman New Delhi, March 17 (IANS) In February 1968, members of the legendary rock band, The Beatles, arrived in Rishikesh for a “momentous” sojourn. A teenage rebel — a diehard Beatles fan himself — watched [...]

Indian American-led ‘secret police’ chasing information leakers at Facebook

San Francisco, March 17 (IANS) Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg has reportedly deployed “secret police” to catch and punish information leakers at his company and the team is led by an Indian American senior employee Sonya Ahuja. According [...]

Hillary Clinton fractures wrist after fall during India visit

Jaipur, March 16 (IANS) Former US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, who is on a visit to Rajasthan, has fractured her wrist after slipping in a bathtub at a resort in Jodhpur where she was staying, informed sources said on Friday. She slipped [...]

The Springs Cinema & Taphouse to screen six upcoming Telugu movies at Indian film festival

Atlanta, GA, March 16, 2018: The Springs Cinema & Taphouse is hosting an Indian Film Festival for the next 6 weeks at their Sandy Springs Theater, with six Telugu language movies. Here is the line-up of movies they will be showing. Formerly [...]

Irrfan Khan says he’s diagnosed with rare tumor

Mumbai, March 16 (IANS) Bollywood star Irrfan Khan on Friday revealed he has been diagnosed with neuroendocrine tumour and is going out of the country for treatment. “The unexpected makes us grow, which is what the past few days have [...]

Fearful of writing about gods and humans, Perumal Murugan turns to goats

By Saket Suman New Delhi, March 15 (IANS) He can barely speak a few lines of English, yet his deep insight and observations of rural life are reshaping how we view the hinterland. With a distinctive voice — as fresh as it is ancient [...]

Triumph of spirit over form: The extraordinary life and career of Stephen Hawking

By Vikas Datta Diagnosed with a debilitating condition when barely out of his teens, he was given just two years to live. But Stephen Hawking went to live on a further half-century. During those years, though confined to a wheel-chair and only [...]

Jaya Bachchan is elitist, can’t be a mass leader: Amar Singh

Lucknow, March 13 (IANS) Rajya Sabha member Amar Singh on Tuesday said actress-turned-politician Jaya Bachchan is a good parliamentarian but an “elitist” who “dislikes people” and can never be a mass leader like Hema [...]

Trump fires Secretary of State Tillerson, citing ‘different mindsets’ (News Analysis)

By Arul Louis New York, March 13 (IANS) President Donald Trump dumped his top diplomat Rex Tillerson on Tuesday citing “a different mindset,” especially on Iran, and nominated Central Intelligence Agency chief Mike Pompeo to replace [...]

Indian rural entrepreneur praised in UN as symbol of women’s empowerment

United Nations, March 13 (IANS) UN General Assembly President Miroslav Lajcak has held up Sunita Kashyap, the founder of Umang, as an example of women empowering themselves and coming up with solutions to their problems. While women face challenges, [...]