'Arunachal's Idu Mishmi people regard tigers as their elder brothers' (IANS Interview)
  • 'Arunachal's Idu Mishmi people regard tigers as their elder brothers' (IANS Interview)(13:54)
    By Vishnu Makhijani

    New Delhi, Dec 4 (IANS) The Idu Mishmi sub-tribe of Arunachal Pradesh's Dibang Valley believes that tigers are their elder brothers. Killing tigers is, for the Idu Mishmi, a taboo. While their beliefs support wildlife conservation, they also offer a critique of the dominant mode of nature protection, Ambika Aiyadurai, Assistant Professor in Humanities and Social Science at IIT-Gandhinagar, writes in "Tigers Are Our Brothers" (OUP).

Lara Dutta: An actor can create magic on sets (IANS Interview)
  • Lara Dutta: An actor can create magic on sets (IANS Interview)(21:04)
    By Akshay Acharya

    Mumbai, Dec 2 (IANS) Lara Dutta's digital debut 'Hiccups and Hookups', directed by Kunal Kohli, has set the stage for the entry of Lionsgate Play in India. The show revolves around a modern Indian family, who are quite open about talking about pretty much anything that is considered a taboo in our society, from their dating to their sex lives.

Akshay Oberoi, Sahher Bambba go back in time with 'Dil Bekaraar' (IANS Interview)
Sukhmani Sadana: Habib Faisal's clarity of mind is comforting (IANS Interview)
  • Sukhmani Sadana: Habib Faisal's clarity of mind is comforting (IANS Interview)(12:24)
    By Akshay Acharya

    Mumbai, Nov 28 (IANS) Habib Faisal's latest web series 'Dil Bekaraar' tells the story of the Thakur family. Peppered with comedy, drama and love, it travels back in time to the era of the 1980s when India was witnessing tectonic shifts in its social, political and economical landscape.

John Abraham: I do not have fear of failure (IANS Interview)
  • John Abraham: I do not have fear of failure (IANS Interview)(17:08)

    Mumbai, Nov 27 (IANS) With an 18-year career in Bollywood that is filled with some of unusual choices of films that hold strong recall value, John Abraham is trying to cater both sections of audience - urban and mass. The actor says, he does not have the fear of failure and that drives him to take risks.

Ronke Adekoluejo, Brenock O'Connor of 'Alex Rider' on upcoming season (IANS Interview)
Getting Cong re-elected my priority, will discharge any responsibility party assigns: Sachin Pilot (IANS Interview)
'The lives of Sikh gurus, Granth Sahib represent a remarkable unity of thought' (IANS Interview)
  • 'The lives of Sikh gurus, Granth Sahib represent a remarkable unity of thought' (IANS Interview)(12:10)
    By Vishnu Makhijani

    New Delhi, Nov 26 (IANS) Growing up in Sikkim, he had never learned to read Gurumukhi as a young man. The coming of age happened when he was pursuing graduate studies in the US and a series of "fortuitous encounters" with Sikhs inspired him to learn about his faith. And proof that faith can move mountains is evident from his book "The Story of the Sikhs - 1469-1708", a comprehensive account of the ten Gurus that intricately weaves in accounts from the Guru Granth Sahib, the Dasam Granth and epic Braj poetry.

'Banaras is endless, one book is not enough to capture it all' (IANS Interview)
  • 'Banaras is endless, one book is not enough to capture it all' (IANS Interview)(12:44)
    By Vishnu Makhijani

    New Delhi, Nov 25 (IANS) Author and filmmaker Nilosree Biswas has shot various documentaries in Banaras since her first visit to the city in 1996. The idea of a book took root in 2013 and she was initially apprehensive whether she would come out "fully scathed or oblivious". The outcome of this true labour of love is a book that combines her rich prose with the powerful images of photographer Irfan Nabi that explores the fascinating nuances of the holy city.

Violence in Tripura pre-planned by Prashant, Abhishek: MoS Pratima Bhoumik (IANS Interview)
'BB 15': Rakhi plans to spice it up with her hubby, answer those calling her a 'liar' (IANS Interview)
India Global Competency Centre to become second largest for Volvo Global: Kamal Bali (IANS Interview)
Venkatesh outlines his 'Ram Babu' character in 'Drushyam 2' (IANS Interview)
Rani Mukerji: Films portray women the way society sees them (IANS Interview)
  • Rani Mukerji: Films portray women the way society sees them (IANS Interview)(14:30)
    By Durga Chakravarty

    New Delhi, Nov 24 (IANS) She made her acting debut with the Bengali film 'Biyer Phool' in 1996 and entered Bollywood the same year with 'Raja Ki Aayegi Baraat'. Rani Mukerji, who has been in the industry for over 25 years, has talked about how in Bollywood the definition of a "heroine" has changed over the years.

Don't see any rainbows on the horizon ahead: Nirupama Rao (IANS Interview)
  • Don't see any rainbows on the horizon ahead: Nirupama Rao (IANS Interview)(12:38)
    By Vishnu Makhijani

    New Delhi, Nov 23 (IANS) The Sino-Indian border stand-off is set for a long haul as Beijing seems "to have lost the plot" and within China, nationalism and authoritarianism "make for a toxic cocktail" that is steadily raising levels of tension in the region, says Nirupama Rao, a former Indian Foreign Secretary who has served ambassadorial stints in Beijing and Washington.

Academia has created sharp divide among young Hindi writers (IANS Interview)
  • Academia has created sharp divide among young Hindi writers (IANS Interview)(13:16)
    By Vishnu Makhijani

    New Delhi, Nov 21 (IANS) Academia has negatively impacted contemporary Hindi literature, as there is no longer a discourse on universal and timeless issues such as empathy, moral dilemma, metaphysics, poetic merits, horror, humour, children, lingual confusion, says Prachand Praveer, a prominent New Age author whose works have inspired many young and aspiring writers and who has just published a three-volume magnum opus titled "Kal Ki Baat", which he describes as "a cry in a hypocritical world".

Michael C. Hall on coming back as Dexter Morgan after eight years (IANS Interview)
'Mastery of the essay a key for Ivy League aspirants' (IANS Interview)
  • 'Mastery of the essay a key for Ivy League aspirants' (IANS Interview)(13:58)
    By Vishnu Makhijani

    New Delhi, Nov 17 (IANS) With the essay commanding up to a hefty 25 per cent weightage for admission to a tony US college, aspirants must learn to master the craft, say two prominent educational consultants who have curated a book of 85 essays by students they have mentored that got them into an Ivy League University and Stanford -- with a recurring theme being "the mission to actualize knowledge and learning for a better world".

'50 per cent of what makes someone exceptional is genetic' (IANS Interview)
J&K polls to be held soon: Tarun Chugh (IANS Interview)
  • J&K polls to be held soon: Tarun Chugh (IANS Interview)(16:16)
    By Santosh Kumar Pathak

    New Delhi, Nov 15 (IANS) All efforts are being made to hold elections in Jammu and Kashmir, after the delimitation process gets over, said BJP general secretary Tarun Chugh and in-charge of Jammu and Kashmir, Ladakh and Telangana in an exclusive interview with IANS.

The Rock opens up about acting opposite Gal Gadot in 'Red Notice' (IANS Interview)
'There is urgent need to flood the world with positive energy' (IANS Interview)
Rudy says Oppn in Goa is visionless, sees huge win for BJP (IANS Interview)
Rotary to convene climate summit to help build local economies: Int'l President (IANS Interview)
'Remarkable emphasis on empathy runs throughout Dale Carnegie's body of work' (IANS Interview)
  • 'Remarkable emphasis on empathy runs throughout Dale Carnegie's body of work' (IANS Interview)(12:50)
    By Vishnu Makhijani

    New Delhi, Nov 11 (IANS) In yet another affirmation that old is gold, heres an amazingly easy-to-read book that sparkles with stories and simple super-tips, carefully selected for young readers from the best-selling works of American writer, lecturer and developer of courses in public speaking, self-improvement, interpersonal skills and corporate training Dale Carnegie (1888-1955).