Nihal Bagwan, 27, and Kalpana Das, 49, died along with another Austrian climber above the high camp of 8,848-meter Mount Everest, while descending the summit.
First person account from the journalist who, 60 years ago, became the first to take and publish a photo of Edmund Hillary and Tenzing Norgay after their ascent of Everest
No Bharat Ratna as expected, but as many as 13 Padma Vibhushans, including many contenders for the top civilian award including Sachin Tendulkar, Vishy Anand, Ratan Tata, E. Sreedharan, while Pranab Mukherjee is the sole politician to have sneaked in
Mallory and Irvine: the men who first took on the Everest, may have died in the process but they live on in history.
The first ascent of Everest means much more to India than merely recalling the triumph. It was the beginning of serious and organised mountaineering in India. But 'if God had not made the Sherpas, Everest might yet be unclimbed.'
Every act of dissent is an art. Of pain and pathos. Of hope and new dawn. It’s their story. It’s everyone’s story.
Dissent is less about material gains than the intangibles they leave us with.
For India’s manual scavengers, mere existence is a protest, because they need to fight just to reclaim their humanity and dignity.
While everyone is going gaga over actress Katrina Kaif in the revamped version of 'Tip Tip Barsa Pani', the replacement of Raveena Tandon does point towards the problem of sexism and ageism in the Indian film industry
Australia winning the T20 World Cup for the first time has been timely as they host the next edition at their own backyard in 2022.
As per the Observer Research Foundation, close to 250 million children in India were adversely affected due to school closures due to the early lockdowns imposed by the government in response to Covid-19.
India's cricket administrators showed more drive to boost BCCI's coffers rather than take care of players' welfare during pandemic times.