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Swami Vivekananda was Buddha for the West. He was more than just Hindu mystic

Known for teaching Hinduism in the West, Vivekananda was one who battled cultural inferiority.

Irrfan Khan was an actor, not a showman. That made him the hero Bollywood & Hollywood needed

When the 100-crore club shattered ceilings with their box office hits, Irrfan Khan chose to shatter the fourth wall between his audience and himself.

Tarkeshwari Prasad Sinha, fiery freedom fighter from Bihar who rose to top echelons of power

Sinha’s public life started to take shape during the 1942 Quit India Movement, when she was just 16. She eventually rose to be a Union minister and a four-time MP.

Savitri stood out when South film was ruled by NTR, Nageswara Rao. Movies waited for her

At a time when scripts, shoots were planned keeping only male stars in mind, Savitri’s performances and aura forced writers and directors to think otherwise.

MC Reddy led Telangana Agitation. Indira Gandhi was smarter—she made him UP Guv instead

M. Channa Reddy was the governor of 4 states, and Andhra Pradesh CM twice. The Congress couldn't miss such a tall leader.

G.V. Mavalankar — the man who Nehru dubbed the ‘father of Lok Sabha’

Nicknamed 'Dadasaheb,' Mavalankar was known for his neutrality and being a ‘non-party man’, as he began defining the role of a Speaker in 1937.

Modi’s new adviser Amit Khare is IIM grad who exposed Lalu’s fodder scam, helped NEP launch

A 1985-batch IAS officer from the Jharkhand cadre, Amit Khare has earlier served as I&B secretary and higher education secretary. He retired in September.

Vijay Kumar, the art blogger & enthusiast who helped Modi bring back 157 artefacts from US

The US handed over 157 artefacts and antiquities during PM Modi’s three-day visit. India Pride Project co-founder S. Vijay Kumar played a big role in ‘hunting’ these down.

Ishwar Chandra Vidyasagar, 19th century visionary who humbled a king, wanted education for all

Sunday marks 201st birth anniversary of Vidyasagar, who also fought for widow remarriage and women's rights. Leaders across party lines paid homage to the reformer. 

A ‘keen but quiet worker’, new health minister Mansukh Mandaviya holds cause of girl child dear

Mansukh Mandaviya was handed the health portfolio in this week's Cabinet reshuffle by PM Modi. He was also made the Cabinet minister for chemicals and fertilisers.

On Camera

YourTurn

Demonstrators attempt to enter the US Capitol building during a protest in Washington, D.C., U.S., on 6 January 2021 | Eric Lee | Bloomberg

Texas attack shows a long, violent struggle for America’s soul is inevitable

The shock of Covid 19—both economic and cultural—has strengthened the maniacal conspiracy culture with which the American Right is suffused.
A visual representation of the digital Cryptocurrency, Bitcoin alongside US dollars | Photo: Dan Kitwood | Getty Images via Bloomberg

Joe Biden administration set to put itself at centre of US cryptocurrency policy

An executive order is being drafted which will soon set in place a govt strategy empowering US federal agencies to assess risks and opportunities posed by the digital assets.

Defence

Chinese army has found missing 17-year-old boy from Arunachal, Defence Ministry PRO says

Indian Army had sought assistance from China's People Liberation Army to locate and return Miram Taron, who had gone missing on 18 January and was reportedly captured by PLA.

Modi vs non-BJP CMs: When most popular isn’t all-powerful & why Centre-state ties will worsen

Modi’s inability to win many states, and the huge popularity his rivals enjoy there, is pushing Indian politics in a more robustly federal direction.
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