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Why Vikram Batra became the face of Kargil conflict

Batra’s tenacity and tactical acumen was said to be a deciding factor in India’s successful recapture of Tololing Ridge’s Point 5140 mountain.

‘Duchess of Depression’ Leela Chitnis paved the way for Nirupa Roy, Lalita Pawar in Bollywood

Bollywood’s favourite ‘afflicted maa' was a struggling single mother in real life

Ilaiyaraaja son Yuvan is music icon who stirred Tamils to say ‘I don’t know Hindi, go away’

Yuvan Raja completes 25 years in the Tamil music industry without having composed for Rajinikanth or Kamal Haasan. Things turned political when he embraced Islam.

Investor, ‘snake oil salesman’, brown brother: Amazing story of Sri Lankan Chamath Palihapitiya

The billionaire is dubbed the ‘king of SPACs’ (special-purpose acquisition companies), but the crown seems to be slipping. It’s not the first time his obituary has been written.

How ‘Great Wall of China’ Gostha Pal redefined Indian football

Cricket-crazy India has forgotten first football captain Gostha Pal. But fans remember, in the form of postage stamps, life sized statues.

‘You can’t suppress us’—how Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib fought for Bangladesh’s identity, dignity

As battered as Bangladesh was after the 1971 liberation war, Sheikh Mujibur Rehman was not one to give up. He put his nation on the global map.

Bhikaji Cama—Parsi revolutionary who plotted Savarkar’s escape, raised 1st Indian flag abroad

Born in luxury, Madam Cama could have led a comfortable existence. Instead, she chose to establish the Paris Indian Society to support revolutionaries in exile.

Guru Arjan’s friend Mian Mir laid Golden Temple’s foundation stone and offered namaz

Jahangir called Mian Mir 'rich in poverty and independent of mind' in his autobiography. But the Mughal earned the pir's ire by torturing Guru Arjan.

Aurobindo inspired Bengali patriot Khudiram Bose to shake British Raj foundations

When taken to the police station for hurling a bomb at Judge Kingsford’s carriage,Khudiram Bose wilfully surrendered, and fearlessly shouted “Bandemataram.”

Keshto Mukherjee, the comical drunkard of Hindi cinema who was a teetotaller in real life

Keshto Mukherjee started his cinematic journey with Ritwik Ghatak’s Nagarik in 1952 but neither lived to see the success as the film was released more than two decades later.

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The BMW i4 eDrive40. Photo Credit: BMW

Ukraine crisis gave auto sector a crude shock. See how India is responding

The PLI scheme as well as other sops for manufacturing, show that despite some public missteps, government is trying to coax manufacturing into India.

Indian refiners scout for oil deals ahead of EU ban on Russian crude imports

European Union ban on Russian crude imports from 5 Dec will drive European refiners to buy more Middle East oil, putting them in competition with Asian buyers.


File photo of a BrahMos firing by a Su-30 MKI | Credit: IAF

IAF to increase Sukhois armed with BrahMos supersonic cruise missile with over 500km-range

The IAF currently has 40 SU-30 MKI with BrahMos, the only supersonic cruise missile in the world.

India’s hijab supporters will lose even if they win SC battle. Because the real war is political

In a highly polarised time, cornered minorities tend to lean back and protect the roots and fundamentals of what is so dear to them. Politically, it can often be a bad trap.