What does the award acknowledge? A life time’s achievement? An outstanding talent? Or, an exceptional contribution to a particular language and literature?
MK suited Manmohan Singh's first term as it was spent establishing a new relationship with the US and EU countries, but now a distinguished diplomat with an open mind on Pakistan would perhaps fit the role better.
He remains a thing of wonder and speculation, a mystery, a batsman impossible to reduce into comprehension by mere words. He spurns labels – he is one big, knotty problem of modern cricket, confounding critics more than bowlers.
The new foreign minister of Japan thinks it is time for his country to less and less US-centric and more and more Asia-centric. For him, Asia means India and China and then other countries.
Tillakaratne Dilshan says he invented -- or perhaps discovered, for it's conceivable that someone before him in the history of the game did hit play the "hook" or "flick" above the wicketkeeper's head -- by accident.
Amit Chaudhuri and Peter D McDonald explain why they took the initiative in nominating Arvind Krishna Mehrotra for the position of Oxford's Professorship of Poetry, the most high-profile in British poetry after the laureateship
When I spoke to Ramalinga Raju's friends, former colleagues and relatives, it struck me that however seemingly modern and multinational Satyam became since the 90s, some primitive qualities never left Raju and his company.
And we thought Jason Krejza had somehow got into the wrong sport! Didn't everyone tell us that the Australian spinners were completely harmless – simple, pure and above any artfulness or chicanery when they bowled on the field?
Is it a case of better late than never? The ailing 86-year old is the first Hindustani classical vocalist to be so honoured with India's highest civilian award
Aravind Adiga's The White Tiger is this year's Man Booker Prize winner, beating such favourites as Amitav Ghosh on the short and Salman Rushdie on the long list.
A demure woman in a white sari still manages to capture the attention of the nation every time she sings or even speaks. She connects us to much that we hold dear in our musical tradition with a humility that is as remarkable as the genius from which
Like his late wife, Zardari, too, is now being laundered, just like the money he made when last in office as minister for investment. Zardari is perfectly suited to being a total creature of Washington.
It is very rare that a journalist allows a complete transformation of his identity and acquires a new self to sincerely report a society, its people and their struggles. Usually it works the other way round. Wherever they go, people try to retain the
"Your son will never be able to focus on anything… He's not gifted. Michael can't sit still, Michael can't be quiet, Michael can't focus," Debbie Phelps was told by her son's kindergarten teacher. But, as it turns out, Michael can rock..
What if we were, say, 10 seconds too late? That question troubled us slightly when we were caught in a very complex Beijing traffic snarl half-an-hour before the start of the men's 100 metres final...
Mass movements led by Messianic leaders have a history of flaring up unexpectedly and then subsiding into insignificance. This could have happened to Muqtada al-Sadr but did not, adding to the American dilemma in Iraq
As against the hawk Binyamin Netanyahu, the vulture Ehud Barak and the raven Ehud Olmert, Tzipi Livni indeed has an immaculately impressive public image. But...
Section of the Indian media have labelled the ICC chief 'anti-Indian' In Australia, the country of his birth, he is being viewed as being blackmailed into subjection by India based on his decision to remove Steve Bucknor. What gives?
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
He would take his colour, brushes and canvas outside to paint and talk with his love. He would stand close to the window and paint, keeping an eye on his muse.
They say the violin mimics the human sound. In his case, it was that of love, of longing. He didn’t know any other way of loving.
Younger people do not have much progressive beliefs; a 2017 survey found that one-third of young people opposed inter-caste marriage.