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Satya Paul passes away: A fashion pioneer and visionary who was 'influenced by all the elements of life'
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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
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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.

RSS ideologue MG Vaidya dies at 97; colleagues remember his role in shaping Sangh's ideology
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RSS ideologue MG Vaidya dies at 97; colleagues remember his role in shaping Sangh's ideology

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
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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
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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.

New Zealand cricketing icon John Reid, the oldest surviving Test player, passes away aged 92
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New Zealand cricketing icon John Reid, the oldest surviving Test player, passes away aged 92

A hard-hitting batsman and a pacey seam bowler, Reid played 58 Tests for New Zealand — captain for 34 of them.

Eddie Van Halen dies at 65: Virtuoso completely rewrote the book on playing the guitar
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Eddie Van Halen dies at 65: Virtuoso completely rewrote the book on playing the guitar

Eddie Van Halen was most widely revered by his peers for perfecting the technique of two-handed tapping on the guitar neck

Pushpa Bhave's indelible legacy: Scholar, critic and activist was voice of Maharashtra’s conscience
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Pushpa Bhave's indelible legacy: Scholar, critic and activist was voice of Maharashtra’s conscience

Pushpa Bhave was the last of the feisty and fearless political women committed to social causes. She will be missed, writes Smruti Koppikar.

Hindu Munnani founder Ramagopalan passes away of COVID-19 in Chennai; veteran RSS pracharak was 94
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Hindu Munnani founder Ramagopalan passes away of COVID-19 in Chennai; veteran RSS pracharak was 94

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 was the architect for everyone': Kaiwan Mehta on his mentor's legacy
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'Kamu Iyer was the architect for everyone': Kaiwan Mehta on his mentor's legacy

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'
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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

Pranab Mukherjee was the last of a particular type of leader created by the Congress
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Pranab Mukherjee was the last of a particular type of leader created by the Congress

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
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'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'

Julian Bream, legendary classical guitarist and multiple-Grammy award winner, dies at 87
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Julian Bream, legendary classical guitarist and multiple-Grammy award winner, dies at 87

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
Arts & Culture

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.

Lee Teng-hui, former president who brought direct elections to Taiwan, dies at 97
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Lee Teng-hui, former president who brought direct elections to Taiwan, dies at 97

Physically imposing and charismatic, former Taiwanese president Lee Teng-hui spanned Taiwan’s modern history and was native to the self-governed island

Peter Green, Fleetwood Mac co-founder and troubled blues guitarist, dies at 73
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Peter Green, Fleetwood Mac co-founder and troubled blues guitarist, dies at 73

"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

John Lewis dies at 80: Activists and politicians mourn American civil rights hero's death
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John Lewis dies at 80: Activists and politicians mourn American civil rights hero's death

"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
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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
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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