Ambedkar, a torchbearer of social transformation
  • Ambedkar, a torchbearer of social transformation(20:16)
    By Rattan Lal Kataria

    Much revered Bodhisattva, Bharat Ratna, Baba Saheb Dr. Ambedkar, the harbinger of social transformation and revolution imbibed in the ideas of great personalities like Buddha, Kabir, Mahatma Phule was born to divert the currents of the era and tides if time. The multifaceted personality of Baba Saheb is so deep, vast and diversified that, it would not be wrong to assert that, it would take years even for an erudite scholar to understand and fathom its depth. On the Occasion of the 130th birth anniversary of Babasaheb on April 14, 2021, the entire world in its heartfelt offering will seek inspiration from his indomitable spirit.

Lockdown fears after Covid surge haunt markets (Market Watch)
  • Lockdown fears after Covid surge haunt markets (Market Watch)(15:28)
    By Arun Kejriwal

    Markets were under pressure last week and failed to recover from the onslaught they faced on Monday because of rising covid-19 cases all over the country. They were marginally up on Tuesday, recovered ground on Wednesday, were again marginally up on Thursday and slipped on Friday.

India, China disengagement at Ladakh: An unfinished agenda (Opinion)
  • India, China disengagement at Ladakh: An unfinished agenda (Opinion)(13:30)
    By S B ASTHANA

    The 11th round of India China Corps Commander's meeting has ended with good optics and pleasantly worded PIB release, with no concrete agreement (if any) disseminated so far. Post disengagement of troops in Eastern Ladakh from North and South of Pangong Tso, no disengagement in other areas to include Depsang plains, Gogra, Hot Spring, Demchok, and no further de-escalation, was well predicted by most analysts.

'The Gopichand Factor' flatters to deceive (IANS Interview)
  • 'The Gopichand Factor' flatters to deceive (IANS Interview)(11:56)
    By Vishnu Makhijani

    New Delhi, April 10 (IANS) Hero or hurdle? That's the question one is left wondering after reading "The Gopichand Factor" (Westland) given author Abhijeet Kulkarni's praising sky high only the second Indian to win the All-England badminton title but also grudgingly admitting how he has been an impediment to the game while being the Chief National Coach for the past 14 years while simultaneously running his private training academy -- leading to repeated charges of a huge conflict of interest.

Priyanka Chopra: I always find my light
  • Priyanka Chopra: I always find my light(18:58)

    Mumbai, April 9 (IANS) Indian actress Priyanka Chopra Jonas, who has started shooting for the drama series "Citadel", asserts she has clean skin from within, and that she would always find her light.

One-third of Antarctic ice shelf area at risk of collapse: Study
NASA's Odyssey spacecraft marks 20 years of mapping Mars
Adarsh Gourav: 'I know the advantage of being middle-class'
Delving into the sub-conscious to heal physical manifestations of disease (IANS Interview)
  • Delving into the sub-conscious to heal physical manifestations of disease (IANS Interview)(11:16)
    By Vishnu Makhijani

    New Delhi, April 8 (IANS) The physical manifestations of diseases in our present life can be linked to cellular memories from the past, including even childhood or early stages of our present life � especially when the stored memories area negative or traumatic, says Natwar Sharma, a member of the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health who has trained at the Apollo Hospitals, Chennai, in his new book, "Metaphors of Memory" (Westland).

Girl aged 12 with 5 kg tumour gets new life after surgery (Ld)
  • Girl aged 12 with 5 kg tumour gets new life after surgery (Ld)(14:34)

    New Delhi, April 7 (IANS) A 12-year-old girl from Delhi got a new lease of life by a team of doctors of City based Sir Ganga Ram Hospital who removed two football-sized tumours weighing 5 kg from her stomach which she was carrying for the past few years.

Astronomers spot double quasars in merging galaxies
  • Astronomers spot double quasars in merging galaxies(13:40)

    Washington, April 7 (IANS) Peering back 10 billion years into the universe's past, astronomers have found a pair of quasars that are so close to each other they look like a single object in ground-based telescopic photos, but not in Hubble Space Telescope's crisp view.

Sayani Gupta: Only in India do actors talk about a film's business
Looking after young cricketers will be important, says new BCCI ACU chief (IANS Interview)
Not being a regular in playing XI doesn't bother me: Kuldeep (IANS Interview)
Indian agriculture: Maladies and remedies
  • Indian agriculture: Maladies and remedies(11:52)
    By Asad Mirza

    Since Independence, the agriculture sector has remained the main source of national income and occupation in India. In 1947, 72 per cent of the total working population was engaged in agricultural sector, but still a majority of Indias poor (some 770 million people or about 70 per cent) inhabit the rural areas.

Market in trading zone (Market Watch)
  • Market in trading zone (Market Watch)(14:10)
    By Arun Kejriwal

    The short and truncated week gone by had a mere three trading days but was highly volatile. Each of the three days saw the benchmark indices move by more than 1 per cent with Tuesday, which was the first day of the week seeing a movement in excess of 2 per cent. Markets gained on two of the three days. BSESENSEX gained 1,021.33 points or 2.08 per cent to close at 50,029.83 points, while NIFTY gained 360.05 points or 2.48 per cent to close at 14,867.35 points. The broader indices saw BSE100, BSE200 and BSE500 gained 2.42 per cent, 2.62 per cent and 2.70 per cent respectively. BSEMIDCAP was up 2.73 per cent, while BSESMALLCAP was up 3.91 per cent. There were no sectoral losers during the week with BSEMETAL gaining 8.54 per cent on the back of an expected stimulus in the US which would lead to increased spending on infrastructure.

To win WC again, India need to get occasion out of system: Gambhir (IANS Interview)
England done and dusted, now the IPL (Column: Close-in)
  • England done and dusted, now the IPL (Column: Close-in)(16:26)
    By Yajurvindra Singh

    The Indian cricket team has done magnificently well with their resounding win over England in all formats of the game. The Test series was important since a convincing series win was required for India to qualify for the World Test Championship final against New Zealand in June.

Bagh Print from Madhya Pradesh makes it to Vogue Italia
  • Bagh Print from Madhya Pradesh makes it to Vogue Italia(15:42)

    Dhar (MP), April 2 (IANS) World famous Bagh print of Dhar district of Madhya Pradesh has appeared in the digital edition of Vogue Italia, giving it a new identity in the world of designing. The pictures of Sita, a tribal woman, wearing a sari in of the Bagh print are in the news in the fashion world these days.

Rediscovering Mir Taqi Mir, Urdu's first great poet (IANS Interview)
  • Rediscovering Mir Taqi Mir, Urdu's first great poet (IANS Interview)(12:00)
    By Vishnu Makhijani

    New Delhi, April 2 (IANS) Mir Taqi Mir (1723-1810) was not only Urdu's first great poet but also the most prolific one with around 13,500 couplets to his name. He is credited with giving shape and structure to the Urdu language itself, is counted among the five major poets of the language along with Mirza Ghalib, Mir Anees Allama Iqbal and Josh Malihabadi and is often mentioned as 'Khuda-e-Sukhan' (God of Posey or poetry).

This Kashmiri digs everyday in search of his soldier son's last remains
  • This Kashmiri digs everyday in search of his soldier son's last remains(15:56)
    By Sheikh Qayoom

    Srinagar, April 1 (IANS) That all the four kidnappers and killers of his son have been killed by the security forces is little consolation for 56-year-old Manzoor Ahmad Wagay, who is still digging up mother earth just to find the last resting place of his son, Shakir Manzoor.

This Raj farmer created a new fennel variety through crop engineering
  • This Raj farmer created a new fennel variety through crop engineering(15:34)

    Jaipur, April 1 (IANS) Regarded as the 'Saunf King' of Sirohi, Ishaq Ali, a farmer 'scientist' in Rajasthan, has earned many laurels for innovating in the field of fennel farming and has left one and all surprised by producing over 25 tonnes on 15 acres of land, thereby making a decent earning of around Rs 30 lakh annually.

Raveena Tandon: Hang poachers and rapists
  • Raveena Tandon: Hang poachers and rapists(19:48)

    Mumbai, March 31 (IANS) Actress Raveena Tandon on Wednesday posted a comment on social media about India's legal system, saying the laws in our country are too weak, and culprits are not convicted in most cases. She raised concern about crimes like poaching and rape, and demanded capital punishment for such misdemeanours.

'Godzilla vs Kong' highest-grossing foreign film in India post pandemic
Grey & yellow enjoying a fashion moment
  • Grey & yellow enjoying a fashion moment(14:36)
    By Puja Gupta

    New Delhi, March 31 (IANSlife) Remember that iconic cerulean scene in 'The Devil Wears Prada'? Everyone who has seen the movie, probably does: It's one of Miranda Priestly's iciest, most savage moments in the film. It takes place after Andy (Anne Hathaway) snickers over a discussion of which belt is best for the shoot. Miranda (Meryl Streep) quickly shuts her down with a monologue about where, exactly, Andy's sweater came from.