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Kenneth Arrow: A Beautiful Mind

Kenneth Arrow: A Beautiful Mind

22 February, 2017 Zia Haq

Kenneth Arrow, a brilliant economic mind and a Nobel winner to whom the discipline owes great intellectual debt, has died at 95 at his Palo Alto California home.

Another Puratchi Thalaivi, Unlikely In Tamil Nadu

Another Puratchi Thalaivi, Unlikely In Tamil Nadu

06 December, 2016 Ajay Sukumaran

Sumegha Gulati, A Reporter We Should Cherish

Sumegha’s love for Kashmir and the desire to probe beyond the official line set her apart from beat reporters.

Edhi, A Sufi Saint At The Ambulance Wheel

Edhi, A Sufi Saint At The Ambulance Wheel

11 July, 2016 Haresh Pandya

‘I am a man of emergencies, I need to be on the move, to be where the suffering is,’ Edhi told the BBC after the US immigration confiscated his passport in 2008.

Neil O'Brien, Calcutta's Quizmaster

Organised quizzing had seldom been conducted in India until O’Brien held an open formal quiz competition in a small church hall in Calcutta in 1967.

17 May, 2016

Deepak Shodhan, India's Oldest Test Cricketer

Haresh Pandya

A phenomenal average of 60.33 and a 'victim' Of Indian Cricket’s Dirty Politics

12 May, 2016

Tony Cozier, Voice Of West Indies Cricket

Haresh Pandya

He watched, and covered, more than 400 Test matches and numerous One-Day Internationals from every nook and cranny of the cricketing globe.

02 November, 2015

Dora Holzhandler, ?Artist

Haresh Pandya

Love? - ?between lovers, friends, a mother and her new-born baby, a family sitting down to a meal? - was one of the recurring major themes of ?th?e British artist's work.

15 October, 2015

Manorama, Comedy Queen

Haresh Pandya

The multifaceted doyen of South Indian cinema passes into the ages.

14 July, 2015

When The Swing Stopped

Sudha G. Tilak

MS Viswanathan’s passing legacy is a vault of world music he ushered into Tamil and south Indian cinema

23 June, 2015

Sister Nirmala, Missionary Of Charity

Haresh Pandya

Despite Mother Teresa’s enormous shadow following her everywhere, Sister Nirmala created her own identity


07 January, 2015

The Dancer And The Dance

Navina Jafa

Many eulogies have been written after her death at the ripe age of 94, but Sitara Devi will live on through the hundreds of young girls from “respectable” families who learn Kathak and aspire to perform on stages national and international.

06 December, 2014

A Judge’s Judge

Prashant Bhushan

The world has lost one of the greatest judges and jurists of all time, who was also one of the finest human beings

22 September, 2014

Uppalapu 'Mandolin' Srinivas (1969-2014), R.I.P.

Vipin Nair

I knew the name much before I knew what a mandolin was or had come across any of the man’s works. And it was almost always accompanied by “prodigy” or “genius”.

12 August, 2014

A Dead Poet In America

Partha Banerjee

My first years in America were dark and depressing, till I found Robin Williams and Dead Poets Society, and learnt about a different side of America.

29 May, 2014

The Napoleon Of Smiles

Jay Vikram Bakshi

That's how Ratan Tata described the man the world knew as the King of Jamshedpur

20 March, 2014

Khushwant: RIP

Dhiren Bhagat

This obituary was published 31 years, one month and 7 days prematurely: in the Sunday Observer dated February 13, 1983.


17 January, 2014

The Imperator

Uri Avnery

In real life he was a very complex person, as complex as Israel. His personal history is interwoven with the history of Israel.

Photo Gallery

A farmer sits near his red chillies at a deserted APMC market, during the weekend curfew imposed by the Karnataka government to curb the spread of COVID-19, in Hubballi.

PTI Photo

Delhi Chief Minister & AAP National Convenor Arvind Kejriwal being welcomed by women supporters during his door-to-door campaign ahead of the Goa Assembly elections, in Goa.

PTI Photo

A health worker collects swab sample of a woman for COVID-19 test, amid concerns over rising Omicron cases, in Gurugram.

PTI Photo

Traffic jam on a road at Shalimar Bagh during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.

PTI Photo/ Shahbaz Khan

The Lajpat Nagar market wears a deserted look during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.

PTI Photo/ Shahbaz Khan

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