A Suitable Boy review: Mira Nair's marriage of the personal and the political is a patchy road to mild fulfilment
Vikram Seth's 1993 book was both evocative and transportive. But Mira Nair's BBC adaptation gets only half the job done.
Venkaiah Naidu, Ashok Gehlot pay tributes to freedom fighter Ashfaqullah Khan on 120th birth anniversary
The young freedom fighter is most widely known for the Kakori train robbery in 1925 and subsequent arrest with fellow Hindustan Socialist Republican Association leader Ram Prasad Bismil
Economy Under Lockdown | Aerospace and Defence | Insider Take By Rohit Beri, Director, Aerospace & Defence Practice, Frost & Sullivan
Rohit Beri, Director, Aerospace & Defence Practice, Frost & Sullivan, takes us through the focus points of the economic impact in the defence sector.
China moves to tighten its grip on Hong Kong with stringent anti-dissent laws; Opposition leaders lament 'end' of city-State
China signalled on Thursday it would move forward with laws that would take aim at anti-government protests and other dissent in Hong Kong
'Greatest emergency since Independence': Raghuram Rajan urges govt to seek experts' help in dealing with COVID-19's economic impact
Former RBI governor Raghuram Rajan has suggested to the government to call people with proven expertise and capabilities, including from Opposition, to deal with perhaps the greatest emergency being faced by the country since Independence following the coronavirus outbreak.
Coronavirus Outbreak: Former RBI governor Raghuram Rajan urges govt to invite experts to deal with economic impact of pandemic
Rajan, a professor of finance at the University of Chicago Booth School of Business, suggested that India should now plan for what happens after the lockdown, if the virus is not defeated.
From Gandhi's newsletter to calendar dedicated to Bose, collectibles from Indian freedom struggle to be auctioned online
The auction has a range of books authored by Mahatma Gandhi, Jawaharlal Nehru, Subhas Chandra Bose, Hugh Toye amongst well-known editors like Pyarelal, Amal Home and Bankim Chandra Sen.
Leadership vaccuum, economic oppression, demonisation pushed Indian Muslim into corner, ex-RS MP Mohammed Adeeb tells Firstpost
Over the course of this conversation with Firstpost, former Rajya Sabha MP Mohammed Adeeb explains how Uttar Pradesh turned into a communal battleground and why the Muslim community has little to no political representation in the state
Sye Raa Narasimha Reddy director Surender on making his first period film epic, and working with Chiranjeevi
"We had to strike a balance between the grandeur and realism required to make Sye Raa Narasimha Reddy," says director Surender Reddy.
Mahatma Gandhi 150th birth anniversary: From Congress' march to exhibitions at ashrams, India set to pay tribute to Father of Nation
India will be observing Mahatma Gandhi's 150th birth anniversary on 2 October, which will be marked by events celebrating the Father of the Nation's life and values. The Congress plans to mark this event by conducting a march in Delhi
For those demanding aazadi for Kashmir, a reality check is long overdue, writes ex-SC judge Markandey Katju
Kashmiris say that Kashmir was always independent. This is historically incorrect. Kashmir was only independent till 1587 when the last independent ruler Yusuf Shah Chak was deposed and exiled by Mughal emperor Akbar who incorporated Kashmir into the Mughal Empire
Kadwi Hawa director Nila Madhab Panda among 11 chosen directors for UN's anthology on climate change
Nila Madhab Panda's film will be a courtroom drama based in Delhi in which Divya Dutta will portray the role of a judge.
Bharat: Salman Khan's latest film, which addresses the working class, is nationalistic rather than patriotic
In Bharat, Salman Khan's character speaks broken English; the point being made here is that he can learn English if he so desires, but his loyalty is to his own kind. Similarly, he consents to a live-in relationship with chief engineer Kumud Raina, but never marries her. Marriage to someone above himself might have moved him out of his class and he needs to show solidarity with it.
Narendra Modi scripts remarkable victory for NDA in 2019 Lok Sabha polls, places BJP in a unique political space
As trends indicate, he is set to romp home with a decisive mandate. If the BJP allies are taken along, the NDA’s victory is stunningly comprehensive.
While Einstein is credited with its discovery, the term 'black hole' has an interesting origin story of its own.
How coastal Karnataka was saffronised; Part 4: RSS banned, Golwalkar forms VHP, recruits Vishvesha Teertha of Pejavara mutt
The RSS, apart from organising programs for their national leaders like Golwalkar, was mainly strategising on expansion. They hardly had any direct involvement in the freedom struggle. Some RSS leaders and cadre in the region participated individually. Under the leadership of RSS Mangalore head HV Sheshadri, his recruits started setting up shakhas in urban Mangalore and smaller towns like Udupi, Puttur and Karkala.
Symbolic militarism, including that on display at the Republic Day Parade, is a salve to past injuries and a proclamation of contemporary prowess
Shyam Saran Negi prepares to vote in Lok Sabha polls for 17th time: India's oldest voter seeks strong leader as PM
In October 1951, Shyam Saran Negi became the first person to vote in Independent India. Now, over 67 years on, Negi has not missed voting in a single election
Savarkar's grandson files complaint against Rahul Gandhi for claiming activist wrote to British to be freed
At an event on 20 October, Rahul Gandhi had claimed that Veer Savarkar had apologised to the British and written to them to be released from jail while Congress leaders were in jail.
ABVP targets Ramachandra Guha over AU stint: It's worrying that this government tolerates intolerance
The worrying thing is that ABVP was allowed to dictate terms surrounding Ramchandra Guha's appointment with no resistance from the government. We can make all the noise we want to about being a tolerant society but the reality is in front of us.