Dr Sarin: Corona cases may spiral, reduced mobility is recommended after lockdown (IANS Interview)
This startup leads India's race to build low-cost ventilators (IANS interview)
  • This startup leads India's race to build low-cost ventilators (IANS interview)(13:33)
    By Gokul Bhagabati
    New Delhi, April 3 (IANS) Sensing the critical need of ventilators to treat COVID-19 patients, a bunch of engineers associated with an Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur (IIT Kanpur)-incubated company -- Nocca Robotics -- is leading the race to build low-cost ventilators in the country.
I examine the Mahabharata from scientific perspective: Author Christopher Doyle (IANS Interview)
  • I examine the Mahabharata from scientific perspective: Author Christopher Doyle (IANS Interview)(10:30)
    By Vishnu Makhijani
    New Delhi, April 2 (IANS) In 2006, Christopher C. Doyle, a growth catalyst and CEO coach, set out to write a book for his seven-year-old daughter who was deeply interested in mythology and history. Today, he is the hugely successful author of the "The Mahabharata Quest" series with two books released, a third due later this year and one or two more in the pipeline. He has also hit pay dirt with his "The Pataala Prophecy Series" with two books out and three more envisaged.
Began R&D for test kits the moment virus spread in Wuhan: Indian developer for Covid-19 kits (IANS Interview)
Art historian's ultimate tribute to ancient Indian manuscript (IANS Interview)
  • Art historian's ultimate tribute to ancient Indian manuscript (IANS Interview)(17:54)
    By Vishnu Makhijani
    New Delhi, March 23 (IANS) Somewhere close to the year 2000, as an informal consultant, renowned art historian B.N. Goswami was going over the San Diego Museum of Arts' holdings of Indian paintings, nearly all of which came from the collection of American billionaire Edwin Binney III. Among the things he saw was the manuscript of the Mysore Bhagvata, the 10th book of the Bhagavata Purana and was "charmed".
  • Teaching principles of happiness from a holistic perspective (IANS Interview)(09:14)
    By Vishnu Makhijani
    New Delhi, March 20 (IANS) The philosopher Aristotle's homily, "happiness is the meaning and the purpose of life, the whole aim and end of human existence", might seem a tall order given the complexities of everyday life but a new book aims to "teach the principles of happiness from a holistic perspective", says its author, who draws much inspiration from the Bhagavad Gita and Buddhism.
Author Sohan Koonar's 'Lions' trilogy could well be India's 'Gone With The Wind' (IANS Interview)
  • Author Sohan Koonar's 'Lions' trilogy could well be India's 'Gone With The Wind' (IANS Interview)(09:06)
    By Vishnu Makhijani
    New Delhi, March 19 (IANS) When eminent Canadian author M.G. Vassanji does the final edit of a book you can be sure it goes beyond the ordinary. And that's exactly what "Paper Lions" delivers as Sohan S. Koonar work and its planned sequels in no mean way match the sweep of "Gone With The Wind" with Punjab as its canvas -- a timely work on the 550th birth anniversary of Guru Nanak with Sikhs as its protagonists.
BJP destroying constitutionalism, denigrating democratic system: Sibal (IANS Interview)
  • BJP destroying constitutionalism, denigrating democratic system: Sibal (IANS Interview)(12:28)
    By Sandeep Bamzai & Deepak Sharma
    New Delhi, March 18 (IANS) Top of the line legal eagle, Congress leader and former Union minister Kapil Sibal wears many hats, adept as he is at multi tasking. Speaking to Sandeep Bamzai, Editor in Chief and Executive Editor Deepak Sharma of IANS TV on several contentious issues, he rejected the notion of religion being used as the basis of granting of Indian citizenship, debunking the very template of the controversial CAA.
Males more vulnerable to COVID-19: AIIMS Director (IANS Interview)
  • Males more vulnerable to COVID-19: AIIMS Director (IANS Interview)(18:59)
    By Sfoorti Mishra
    New Delhi, March 17 (IANS) As new cases of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) rise in the country, with 137 people testing positive for the virus and three deaths, the medical community is observing the growing trends as it prepares to combat any eventuality.
Left's bad legacy hindering Tripura's growth: CM (IANS Interview)
  • Left's bad legacy hindering Tripura's growth: CM (IANS Interview)(14:06)
    By Sujit Chakraborty
    Agartala, March 9 (IANS) Tripura Chief Minister Biplab Kumar Deb on Monday claimed that the previous Left Front government's "terrible legacies of corruption, misgovernance and party domination" over 25 years were major hindrances for the BJP- led government's developmental efforts.
Bhim Army chief taunts Mayawati, says she has lost her way (IANS Interview)
  • Bhim Army chief taunts Mayawati, says she has lost her way (IANS Interview)(10:00)
    By Vivek Tripathi
    Lucknow, March 7 (IANS) Bhim Army chief Chandrashekhar Azad has taunted Bahujan Samaj Party chief Mayawati saying that she has lost her way. He also said that one will have to work for the larger interest of the society to bring about equality. Only the speeches cannot improve the condition of the Dalits, their participation in power must increase.
Each Indian shooter capable of winning medal in Tokyo: Bindra (IANS Interview)
  • Each Indian shooter capable of winning medal in Tokyo: Bindra (IANS Interview)(11:00)
    By Rohit Mundayur
    New Delhi, Feb 26 (IANS) Never has an Indian shooting contingent looked stronger going into an Olympics than it is now, says 2008 gold medallist Abhinav Bindra. Since September 1, 2018 -- the beginning of the qualification period for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, Indian shooters have won a record 15 Olympic quota places.
When fleeing a homeland stirs one's creative juices (IANS Interview)
  • When fleeing a homeland stirs one's creative juices (IANS Interview)(15:20)
    By Vishnu Makhijani
    New Delhi, Feb 25 (IANS) Vu Tran's father fought for the South Vietnamese Air Force with the Americans so he had to flee the country when the South fell to the Communist North in April 1975, five months before Tran was born. He ended up in the US. Tran, his mother and his sister could not escape until 1980, fleeing by boat and were lucky enough to have his father sponsoring the family to the US. They arrived in Oklahoma in September 1980, where he met his father for the first time. Today, Tran, a University of Chicago don, also pens fiction, with his debut novel, "Dragonfish", being named a New York Times Notable Book.
AR Rahman: I am politically illiterate by choice (IANS Interview)
  • AR Rahman: I am politically illiterate by choice (IANS Interview)(17:28)
    By Arundhuti Banerjee
    Mumbai, Feb 21 (IANS) Oscar-winning composer AR Rahman feels although the world is going through a socio-political turmoil, and every second person is expressing political opinion in an aggressive manner, he chooses to channelise his energy in making music, stories and art that can bring about a positive change in the mind of the youngsters.
Committed to bring back BJP govt in Jharkhand: Marandi (IANS Interview)
Delhi poll results a big relief: Yogendra Yadav (IANS Interview)
  • Delhi poll results a big relief: Yogendra Yadav (IANS Interview)(10:03)
    By Sanjeev Kumar Singh Chauhan
    New Delhi, Feb 12 (IANS) Swaraj Party leader Yogendra Yadav, who was once an integral part of the Aam Aadmi Party, has said that the results of Delhi Assembly election are a big relief, but does not show the road ahead on the political landscape of India.
BJP brought fight to one-sided Delhi polls: Shyam Jaju (IANS Interview)
  • BJP brought fight to one-sided Delhi polls: Shyam Jaju (IANS Interview)(14:47)
    By Navneet Mishra
    New Delhi, Feb 11 (IANS) Hectic campaigning and a lot of work by the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) brought some fight to the Delhi Assembly elections which otherwise would have become a one-sided affair, Shyam Jaju, BJP national vice-president and Delhi in-charge, told IANS on Tuesday.
Time to bid farewell to festivals: Aruna Vasudev (IANS Interview)
  • Time to bid farewell to festivals: Aruna Vasudev (IANS Interview)(15:53)
    Bhubaneswar, Feb 8 (IANS) Recipient of the French Officer of the Order of the Arts and Letters honour, Aruna Vasudev, a name synonymous with film criticism and film festival curation in India, and one of the country's foremost writers on cinema, feels it's now time to stop getting involved with festivals and just concentrate on writing and Japanese painting.
Namita Gokhale pens an ode to JLF (IANS Interview)
  • Namita Gokhale pens an ode to JLF (IANS Interview)(11:14)
    By Vishnu Makhijani
    New Delhi, Feb 1 (IANS) Whether or not the Jaipur Literature Festival continues at its iconic Diggi Palace venue from next year -- in all probability it will have to look for a new venue -- its co-founder Namita Gokhale has ensured its place in posterity with an ode to an event that has has earned sobriquet of "the greatest literary show on earth".
Seek freedom from burqa 1st, not CAA: Tarek Fatah (IANS Interview)
  • Seek freedom from burqa 1st, not CAA: Tarek Fatah (IANS Interview)(10:30)
    By Vivek Tripathi
    Lucknow, Jan 26 (IANS) Pakistani-Canadian author Tarek Fatah has said that those opposing the Citizenship (Amendment) Act (CAA) are prone to a "separatist mindset". Raising questions on Muslim womens' participation in anti-CAA demonstrations, he said before seeking freedom from the new citizenship law, they must seek freedom from the veil (burqa) first.
Sonia's return temporary, need organisational polls: Tharoor (IANS interview)
  • Sonia's return temporary, need organisational polls: Tharoor (IANS interview)(20:40)
    By Sirshendu Panth
    Kolkata, Jan 22 (IANS) Describing as a "temporary arrangement" the return of Sonia Gandhi to the post of Congress president, senior party leader Shashi Tharoor on Wednesday reiterated his call for elections to all leadership positions in order to revive the party and energise its workers.
Kejriwal is not a brand in Delhi, I am: Manoj Tiwari (IANS Interview)