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MS Dhoni retires: 'Captain Cool' and his nishkama karma
First Cricket News

MS Dhoni retires: 'Captain Cool' and his nishkama karma

Dhoni’s greatest, but probably unnoticed, contribution to cricket has been to elevate the status of cricket from a religion to a sport.

Thailand cave rescue: Discipline and courage finally win as absence of politics, gamesmanship result in 13 saved lives
World

Thailand cave rescue: Discipline and courage finally win as absence of politics, gamesmanship result in 13 saved lives

Now that the rescue is over, the agony of suspense ended, the government of Thailand, its armed forces and its guts and glory divers need to be given a standing ovation for their professional conduct and their commitment shown in putting their lives on the line.

43 years since Emergency: A look back at HR Khanna, the judge who stood up to Indira Gandhi
India

43 years since Emergency: A look back at HR Khanna, the judge who stood up to Indira Gandhi

In a time when freedoms were being trampled, Justice HR Khanna was one man who stood up to the Emergency and the prime minister herself

Rs 500, Rs 1,000 notes ban: 'They were helpless', says Assam retired banker who helped ex-colleagues
India

Rs 500, Rs 1,000 notes ban: 'They were helpless', says Assam retired banker who helped ex-colleagues

Her selfless and voluntary service was known when her son Trideep Lahkar, a journalist from a news agency shared it on his Facebook account praising his mother.

Taming communalism: Munshi Premchand's writings are more relevant today than his times
Life

Taming communalism: Munshi Premchand's writings are more relevant today than his times

Best tribute to Premchand on his birthday will be to widely disseminate his literature harping for a pluralistic society with tolerance and peace as the hallmarks of an exemplary national unity.

Muhammad Ali's 'Greatest': Check out the boxing champion’s historic fights
Sports

Muhammad Ali's 'Greatest': Check out the boxing champion’s historic fights

Muhammad Ali's prolific 61-fight career featured bouts that are considered the greatest in history: a trilogy with Joe Frazier that produced "The Fight of the Century" and the "Thrilla in Manila," and the "The Rumble in the Jungle" with George Foreman, among many others.

Saluting bravehearts: IndiGo pilot shows the way on how to honour a war-hero
India

Saluting bravehearts: IndiGo pilot shows the way on how to honour a war-hero

Former Indian Air Force fighter pilot Rajiv Tyagi shared on Facebook how an IndiGo Airlines captain and an ex-IAF pilot Harish Nayani proudly announced of having the war-hero as a passenger aboard the flight.

Odd-even plan: Delhi, you deserve a bow for rising to the occasion
India

Odd-even plan: Delhi, you deserve a bow for rising to the occasion

No, Delhi wasn't following a draconian or a Talibani law; it was rediscovering togetherness, bonding over a new initiative that gives everybody a shot at a better environment.

Without subtitles: The Sholay test for interracial relationships
Entertainment

Without subtitles: The Sholay test for interracial relationships

By the time the great emotional roller-coaster ride was approaching its explosive end I was drained from my role as the one-man tour guide for 'Sholay'. But it was then that I finally understood the miracle of 'Sholay'.

Remembering Kalam: Greatly beloved, but he maybe missed being truly great
Politics

Remembering Kalam: Greatly beloved, but he maybe missed being truly great

One of the reasons that Kalam’s appeal cut across class and creed was the man radiated a sort of innate gentleness.

An era ends with Syed Akbaruddin no longer MEA's voice, but Vikas Swarup will be no push-over
India

An era ends with Syed Akbaruddin no longer MEA's voice, but Vikas Swarup will be no push-over

An era just ended in the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) with Syed Akbaruddin demitting the high-profile office of Joint Secretary XP (External Publicity) and spokesperson.

Time 100: PM Modi thanks Barack Obama for calling him 'India's reformer-in-chief'
World

Time 100: PM Modi thanks Barack Obama for calling him 'India's reformer-in-chief'

The US president believed that India would usher into a new era under PM Modi's dynamic leadership.

Indian yoga teacher sets Guinness record in Hong Kong
Life

Indian yoga teacher sets Guinness record in Hong Kong

The yoga instructor did multiple twists and turns at his Tsim Sha Tsui studio, Prana Yogam, which was open to public for the duration of the challenge.

The Best Banks of 2014: Axis, Citibank and, surprise, City Union Bank
Business

The Best Banks of 2014: Axis, Citibank and, surprise, City Union Bank

The Reserve Bank released performance parameters for 90 Indian and foreign banks a few days ago. Firstpost has used the same data and parameters to rank banks through a widely-accepted methodology. Here's what the numbers say.

All for a documentary: Brit filmmaker marries Ecuadorian tribal warrior for authenticity
Life

All for a documentary: Brit filmmaker marries Ecuadorian tribal warrior for authenticity

Sarah is different because she agreed to move ahead with her documentary on the Huaroani tribe in the Amazons who are now threatened by oil firms.

Happy 64th Birthday, Rajinikanth: Five reasons why you are a rockstar
Entertainment

Happy 64th Birthday, Rajinikanth: Five reasons why you are a rockstar

There's something about the Thalaivar that inspires affection in all of us — including those who aren't his fans — but it has little to do with his famous style.

Children's Day: Google celebrates Pune schoolgirl's doodle on Assam
India

Children's Day: Google celebrates Pune schoolgirl's doodle on Assam

The winning doodle titled "Natural and Cultural Paradise - Assam" in which Reddy depicted the state's famed wildlife by sketching the one-horned rhinoceros, the tiger, tea bushes and bamboo trees. A woman performing the Bihu dance carrying a 'japi' (traditional hat) is also there in the doodle.

Indo-Pak relation: Healing touch of painting in times of distrust
Delhi

Indo-Pak relation: Healing touch of painting in times of distrust

Aaghaz-e-Dosti, an India-Pakistan friendship initiative, has launched a painting competition on both sides of the border and students have been asked to express their thoughts on the relations between the two neighbouring countries.

Mother courage: Why Delhi needs people like Dorris Francis to prevent road accidents
Delhi

Mother courage: Why Delhi needs people like Dorris Francis to prevent road accidents

Months after the family met with the accident, Dorris Francis took the charge of managing traffic at the same intersection during rush hours.

Here's why Tim Cook's 'coming out' matters: He didn't make it seem like a big deal
Life

Here's why Tim Cook's 'coming out' matters: He didn't make it seem like a big deal

Tim Cook's coming out is the kind that most gay people want. It adds another layer to what we know about them without defining his persona and colouring his work.