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Dara Shikoh has become modern-India’s symbol of unity—it’s also why he lost to Aurangzeb

A poet, writer, architect, philosopher, scholar and artist does not win the game of thrones—or in this case, the Peacock Throne.

Puneeth Rajkumar was more than Kannada cinema royalty. A foodie, cyclist, singer too

The Rajkumars are to Sandalwood what the Kapoors are to Bollywood. But Puneeth, who died unexpectedly at 46, was known to have his fingers in many pies.

Iftikhar Ali Khan Pataudi—Nawab and only Test cricketer to play for both England and India

Apart from cricket, Iftikhar Ali Khan Pataudi was also a fine hockey and billiards player.

Math, music and more math — CS Seshadri showed the world India’s mastery in the field

He established the School of Mathematics at the Tata Institute of Fundamental Research and the Chennai Mathematical Institute.

‘Genius gone rogue’: Rise and fall of Kerala IAS officer M. Sivasankar, arrested for 3rd time

This month, ED arrested Sivasankar, the powerful ex-principal secretary of CM Pinarayi Vijayan, for his alleged role in a housing scam linked to infamous gold smuggling case.

A Bengali feminist from 1800s, critic of British rule who couldn’t stop child marriage at home

Krishnabhabini Das wrote A Bengali Lady in England in which she condemned colonial rule almost 140 years ago. Unsurprisingly, it was banned by the British government in India.

Trial By Fire’s Rajshri Deshpande is a fighter on screen and in 30 Maharashtra villages

From playing Ismat Chugtai in Manto to Subhadra in Sacred Games, Deshpande is a widely-known name in the industry. But she’s more than that.

Krishna Sobti—rebel writer and feminist who rejected awards and married at 70

Krishna Sobit published her book Zindaginama in 1979, which was called the "Mahabharata of our times."

Bappi Lahiri—India’s flashy disco king whose gold chains even intrigued Michael Jackson

His song Jimmy-Jimmy, which he composed for Disco Dancer in 1982, was dubbed into more than 45 foreign languages.

1984 was a forgettable year for India, then Mohammad Azharuddin debuted

English cricket writer John Woodcock once said ‘It's no use asking an Englishman to bat like Azharuddin. It would be like expecting a greyhound to win the London Derby.’

On Camera


PM Modi, pictured here with Karnataka CM Basavaraj Bommai (right) and BS Yediyurappa (left), visited the state seven times before the announcement of the assembly elections. | ANI

A decisive defeat in Karnataka will begin BJP’s exit from south...

This is not just about Karnataka. The political contest in the state would set the tone and tenor of the battle to reclaim our republic.
A man walks past a logo of Alibaba Group at its office building in Beijing, China | Reuters file photo

Alibaba Group’s breakup lifts hopes China’s regulatory winter is thawing

Alibaba said it was planning to split into 6 units & explore fundraisings or listings for most of them, in the biggest restructuring of the tech conglomerate in its 24-year history.


File photo of Bhutan’s PM Lotay Tshering | Twitter @PMBhutan

PM Tshering denies Chinese villages built in Bhutan. Expert suggests Bhutan...

Bhutan PM Lotay Tshering refutes reports of Chinese villages being built on Bhutanese territory, says 'it is not for Bhutan alone' to settle Doklam issue.
Illustration: Soham Sen | ThePrint

Four reasons the Sikhs are hurting. And it’s not about the...

'Causes' of anger are dera threat to Sikhism, incarceration of ‘Bandi Singhs’, inaction in sacrilege cases, & ‘if BJP-RSS want Hindu Rashtra, what’s wrong with Sikh Rashtra?’