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Obituary: RK Laxman immortalised passive, hapless common man

Jan 26, 2015

Obituary: RK Laxman immortalised passive, hapless common man

The comic strip "You said it" started in 1951, unleashing his iconic "common man", a silent witness to the shenanigans of politicians who were supposed to realise his dreams, hopes and aspirations but betrayed him on most occasions. #InMemoriam #Times of India #Obituary #Messenger #Common man #Cartoon #RK Laxman #Rasipuram Krishnaswamy Laxman #The Tunnel of Time #Hotel Riveria
Celebrated kathak dancer Chitresh Das dies at the age of 70

Jan 05, 2015

Celebrated kathak dancer Chitresh Das dies at the age of 70

Classical dancer, Chitresh Das passed away on Sunday at the age of 70. The dancer who popularised classical dance form kathak abroad died of aortic dissection. #InMemoriam #Chitresh Das #Kathak #Pandit Ram Narayan Misra
British singer Joe Cocker dies of lung cancer

Dec 23, 2014

British singer Joe Cocker dies of lung cancer

In a statement Monday, Paul McCartney remembered hearing Cocker's cover of the song he and John Lennon co-wrote for Ringo Starr and finding it "just mind blowing," a "soul anthem." #InMemoriam #Paul McCartney #John Lennon #Beatles #Joe Cocker
SC judge VR Krishna Iyer, who unseated Indira Gandhi as MP, dies at 100

Dec 04, 2014

SC judge VR Krishna Iyer, who unseated Indira Gandhi as MP, dies at 100

Jurist V R Krishna Iyer, a left-leaning intellectual who stood for the rights of the downtrodden as a Supreme Court judge, died. #InMemoriam #Supreme Court #Indira Gandhi #Krishna Iyer #judge #Indian judicial system

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How I grew up with the 'unbreakable' Nelson Mandela, sitting miles away

Dec 09, 2013

How I grew up with the 'unbreakable' Nelson Mandela, sitting miles away

I just want to reminisce about growing up with Mandela. His name was a plank on which we rested many fond hopes for a better world. He always seemed solid. Unbreakable. #InMemoriam #South Africa #Nelson Mandela #African National Congress #anti-apartheid struggle