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Remembering Sugathakumari, the Malayalam poet who became the face of environmental activism in Kerala
Arts & Culture

Remembering Sugathakumari, the Malayalam poet who became the face of environmental activism in Kerala

Till Sugathakumari died, the poet-activist remained a guardian angel of Kerala’s forests, rivers, mountains, coastal regions, wildlife, and precious natural resources.

Ravi Belagere (1958-2020): Remembering a maverick whose journalism was both sensationalist and subversive
Lifestyle

Ravi Belagere (1958-2020): Remembering a maverick whose journalism was both sensationalist and subversive

Ravi Belagere was a gifted individual with an intrinsic understanding of journalistic methods but, rather than restrict himself to being a writer and intellectual in an ordinary world — which he might have been — he used his skills in a darker world, and found himself transformed.

TN Krishnan's music is a lesson in the aesthetic value of restraint, for Carnatic artistes to reflect on and emulate
Arts & Culture

TN Krishnan's music is a lesson in the aesthetic value of restraint, for Carnatic artistes to reflect on and emulate

Noted violin maestro and Padma awardee TN Krishnan passed away in Chennai at the age of 92, on Monday, 2 November.

Chadwick Boseman passes away at 43: Actor who played Black icons before finding fame as Marvel superhero loses battle with colon cancer
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Chadwick Boseman passes away at 43: Actor who played Black icons before finding fame as Marvel superhero loses battle with colon cancer

Boseman died at his home in the Los Angeles area with his wife and family by his side, his publicist Nicki Fioravante told The Associated Press.

Balbir Singh Senior (1923-2020): Genial legend who wore his greatness lightly, remembering the man I knew a little
Sports

Balbir Singh Senior (1923-2020): Genial legend who wore his greatness lightly, remembering the man I knew a little

Balbir Singh Senior easily transcended that interviewee-interviewer divide. In a world where unabashed howling qualifies as confidence, Balbir taught us that quiet confidence resides in quiet simplicity.

Florian Schneider passes away at 73: Tracing Kraftwerk's enduring influence on music's greatest shapeshifters
Entertainment

Florian Schneider passes away at 73: Tracing Kraftwerk's enduring influence on music's greatest shapeshifters

On Wednesday, Kraftwerk co-founder Florian Schneider died of cancer at the age of 73. In memory of this music icon, we look back at his work and pay tribute to the incredible legacy he left behind.

Remembering Zarina Hashmi: Simplicity and meditativeness of artist's minimalist style are timeless
Lifestyle

Remembering Zarina Hashmi: Simplicity and meditativeness of artist's minimalist style are timeless

Zarina Hashmi's personal life, in which themes of home, displacement, belongingness and exile were paramount, shaped her art practice as well.

Kobe Bryant dead: Black Mamba's inspirational life left lasting legacy for sporting world
Sports

Kobe Bryant dead: Black Mamba's inspirational life left lasting legacy for sporting world

Bryant retired as the Lakers' franchise leader in points, games played, 3-pointers and steals no small feats on a franchise that has employed many of the greatest players in basketball history.

Neil Peart, pyrotechnical drummer and high-concept lyricist for Canadian progressive rock trio Rush, passes away at 67
World

Neil Peart, pyrotechnical drummer and high-concept lyricist for Canadian progressive rock trio Rush, passes away at 67

Neil Peart’s lyrics transformed the band’s songs into multi-section suites exploring science fiction, magic and philosophy

Kerala-born, Karachi-based activist BM Kutty's demise further diminishes movement for peace between India-Pakistan
World

Kerala-born, Karachi-based activist BM Kutty's demise further diminishes movement for peace between India-Pakistan

The movement for peace between India and Pakistan will be severely diminished by BM Kutty's demise, but his optimism and humour will remain as a guiding light. His life in Pakistan is also a reflection of a different relationship with our neighbour, of an era without visas and more trust and positivity, and that is the legacy he leaves behind.

Neerav Patel, poet and pioneer of Dalit literature in Gujarat, passes away; but power of his verses lives on
Life

Neerav Patel, poet and pioneer of Dalit literature in Gujarat, passes away; but power of his verses lives on

Perhaps the first Dalit poet writing in English, at the centre of Neerav Patel’s poems was always the life of his people, his community, and his verses helped establish non-Brahmanical aesthetics and literary narratives in Gujarat.

Slapping Chandrakant Pandit after triple ton to pulling up Vinod Kambli for indiscipline, Ramakant Achrekar shaped characters and cricketers
First Cricket News

Slapping Chandrakant Pandit after triple ton to pulling up Vinod Kambli for indiscipline, Ramakant Achrekar shaped characters and cricketers

Achrekar’s selfless devotion to the game resulted in him producing the maximum number of Test cricketers for India.

Remembering TN Srinivasan: A towering figure in Indian economics who embraced 1991 liberalisation with passion
Business

Remembering TN Srinivasan: A towering figure in Indian economics who embraced 1991 liberalisation with passion

Srinivasan will definitely be remembered for his contribution to the opening up of the economy, though admittedly a lot of what has happened is due to external pressure (IMF) or political dictum.

Aretha Franklin, the Queen of Soul famous for iconic anthem 'Respect', passes away aged 76
Entertainment

Aretha Franklin, the Queen of Soul famous for iconic anthem 'Respect', passes away aged 76

Aretha Franklin died on Thursday in Detroit where familiy and friends had gathered during her final days, her publicist told US media.

Journalist, writer Gnani passes away: Tamil Nadu will miss his fiercely independent voice
Life

Journalist, writer Gnani passes away: Tamil Nadu will miss his fiercely independent voice

Gnani’s contribution to the Tamil political and socio-cultural landscape spans over four decades.

Doodhnath Singh, Hindi writer and winner of Bharat Bharti award, passes away aged 81
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Doodhnath Singh, Hindi writer and winner of Bharat Bharti award, passes away aged 81

Eminent Hindi writer Doodhnath Singh, winner of the Bharat Bharti award, died in Allahabad early on Friday, doctors said. He was 81

Four-time Emmy nominated Coach actor Jerry Van Dyke passes away aged 86
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Four-time Emmy nominated Coach actor Jerry Van Dyke passes away aged 86

Actor and comedian Jerry Van Dyke, who is famous for his role in the sitcom Coach, passed away at the age of 86. He was not keeping well after meeting with an accident in 2015

Veteran actor Shashi Kapoor passes away in Mumbai at the age of 79
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Veteran actor Shashi Kapoor passes away in Mumbai at the age of 79

Veteran actor Shashi Kapoor passed away on 4 December at the age of 79. He breathed his last in Mumbai after battling a prolonged illness

Legendary Assamese actor Biju Phukan passes away at the age of 70
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Legendary Assamese actor Biju Phukan passes away at the age of 70

Phukan, counted as one of the most prominent actors of Assam, acted in over 80 films including some Bengali films during 1970s to 1990s and had given several superhit films to the Assamese film industry.

Stanislav Petrov, Soviet military officer who 'saved the world' from nuclear war, dies at 77
World

Stanislav Petrov, Soviet military officer who 'saved the world' from nuclear war, dies at 77

Stanislav Petrov, a former Soviet military officer known in the West as "the man who saved the world" for his role in averting a nuclear war over a false missile warning at the height of the Cold War, has died at 77.