Satya Paul passes away: A fashion pioneer and visionary who was 'influenced by all the elements of life'
By recasting the sari — which, since the days of the Indian freedom struggle, had come to become a symbol of Indian nationalism — through his itinerant imaginations, Satya Paul imbued the national garment with a transnational spirit, capturing the mood of that period.
Remembering Dr Mahinder Watsa: Beyond witty sexpert persona, a generous, compassionate physician and educator
Dr Mahinder Watsa never shied away from answering the many generic and repeated questions asked of him. He said, “Every generation has these questions — somebody has to answer them.” | Filmmaker Vaishali Sinha, director of 'Ask the Sexpert', writes.
In his condolence message RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat described Vaidya as a multi-faceted personality and an excellent journalist, adding the Sangh has lost a senior figure
Astad Deboo: A rebel who stood astride India's fledgling experimental arts scene, and dismantled notions of dance
Swimming against the tide, Astad Deboo forged an uncommon career that operated in its own niche perhaps, but has left behind an insurmountable legacy.
Tarun Gogoi dies at 86: Assam's shrewd and smiling statesman politician was unflinching till the end
Tarun Gogoi's smile was his schtick in politics that gave the feeling of mejor amigo to everyone but it never made him a milquetoast.
A hard-hitting batsman and a pacey seam bowler, Reid played 58 Tests for New Zealand — captain for 34 of them.
Eddie Van Halen was most widely revered by his peers for perfecting the technique of two-handed tapping on the guitar neck
Pushpa Bhave was the last of the feisty and fearless political women committed to social causes. She will be missed, writes Smruti Koppikar.
He was instrumental in taking public the celebration of Ganesh Chaturthi in the state. Back then, nearly four decades ago, it was an indoor affair
Kamu Iyer's agility to understand the world through planning as well as through the chaos of everyday life made him a sharp commentator on city development, and he reviewed urban growth as realities of an ongoing history.
On Teachers' Day, Kala Ramnath remembers Pandit Jasraj: 'Even if he was sick, he would fulfil his commitments'
'A celebrity of his stature would even remember someone whom he had met for a very brief period...He also had a great sense of humour. More than being his students, he treated us like his children,' says violinist Kala Ramnath on her guru, Pandit Jasraj
He was as much at home with the nitty-gritty of administrative detail, the key to ministerial success, as he was with the intricate calculations that went into party management
'Your transcendental music left listeners in a state of bliss': Shashi Vyas writes to his 'Bapuji', Pandit Jasraj
Pandit Jasraj's close friend and confidant Shashi Vyas writes: 'I am so gutted Bapuji that someone like you, who loved to share his every moment with people around him, quietly left us on this journey alone'
The legendary British classical guitarist Julian Bream, who according to Royal Academy of Music was 'one of the most remarkable artists of the post-war era' passed away on 14 August at his home in Wiltshire.
Remembering Ebrahim Alkazi, the grand old man of Indian theatre, who leaves behind a staggering legacy
For an ephemeral form such as live theatre, where the works of most masters, especially theatre directors, disappear in the mist with their passing, it’s heartening that Ebrahim Alkazi’s legacy has been preserved for a posterity he had emphatically staked a claim to more than a half-century ago.
Physically imposing and charismatic, former Taiwanese president Lee Teng-hui spanned Taiwan’s modern history and was native to the self-governed island
"He has the sweetest tone I ever heard. He was the only one who gave me the cold sweats," BB King had once said about the guitarist whose career was shortened by psychedelic drugs and mental illness
"He loved this country so much that he risked his life and his blood so that it might live up to its promise," former US president Barack Obama said of the US Representative who died on Friday of pancreatic cancer at age 80
On World Music Day, remembering Nazia Hassan, whose fresh and sassy musicality was way ahead of its time
Nazia Hassan appeared on Bollywood’s radar for the first time through Feroz Khan’s unremarkable action film Qurbani (1980).
Remembering Ajit Jogi: A staunch believer of sons-of-soil concept, JCC chief steered Chhattisgarh into statehood
Chhattisgarh and its capital Raipur will remember Ajit Pramod Jogi, one of the few leaders from the state with high national recall, for steering the two into the 21st century with an independent identity beyond the confines of Madhya Pradesh