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Sachin Pilot, the BBC intern who joked about joining the BJP

As a BBC intern, Sachin Pilot, now in the race for Rajasthan CM's post, had scripted and edited a radio package for BBC and earned £20-30.

German Ambassador to India is diplomat by day and concert musician by night

Martin Ney, who is believed to be moving on from his diplomatic posting, held last private concert in India at his residence Tuesday.

Rahul Gandhi runs 12 km every other day. And he isn’t the only politician working out hard

Gym at midnight or stroll on their lawns, politicians — from Rahul Gandhi to Rajnath Singh — are not letting busy schedules get in the way of a healthy life.

Why out-of-power Indian politicians are writing more and more books

As Kapil Sibal joins the list of writer-politicians, leaders such as Shashi Tharoor and Pavan Varma explain what it entails in a country like India.

Why Chhagan Bhujbal choked with tears when he visited Maharashtra Sadan

The NCP leader is out on bail for corruption cases, one of which pertains to alleged irregularities in the contract for the Sadan.

Mehbooba’s brother Tassaduq Mufti shifts focus to films, culture and environment

Cinematographer by profession, Tassaduq served as tourism minister in Mehbooba-led J&K govt, and now wants to revive old city of Srinagar.

Kick-started nuclear deal, bowled over by cricket: He’s the US ambassador to India

Kenneth Juster’s Twitter feed, teeming with posts about the sport, are a world away from recent tensions in India-US ties over Trump’s rejection of the Iran nuclear deal, and defence buys from Russia.

What happened to all the men who spoke for the silent PM?

While Manmohan Singh has taken a backseat from public life since Congress’ defeat in 2014, his 3 media advisers have continued to have an impressive career.

Pictures: Is it Santa Claus? Is it Lord Krishna? No, it’s a Member of Parliament

In the Budget session alone, Siva Prasad has dressed up as a Christian priest, Lord Krishna, Santa Claus, and TDP founder NTR, among others.

Many VIPs hide bariatric surgery, wish they wouldn’t: surgeon to India’s powerful

Dr Pradeep Chowbey has operated on many VIPs during his long career as a surgeon, and reveals what it is like to deal with some of the nation's most powerful people.

On Camera

YourTurn

The Satanic Verses author Salman Rushdie | Wikimedia

Over 30 years later, why Salman Rushdie’s The Satanic Verses remains so controversial

The book, 'Satanic Verses', goes to the heart of Muslim religious beliefs. What was – and still is – behind this outrage?
Illustration: Soham Sen | ThePrint

How EPFO made Rs 68,000 crore off your retirement money by investing in exchange traded funds

Retirement fund body has seen rise in earnings from capital gains from equity. Its earnings are distributed among its subscribers, with EPFO retaining a small surplus.

Defence

Yuan Wang 5 vessel | ANI

Chinese research vessel Yuan Wang 5 has ‘slowed down’ but still en route Sri Lankan port

Yuan Wang 5 is currently 599 nautical miles away from Hambantota, having been at sea for 35 hours since departing the Chinese port of Taicang, according to latest data.

In Kashmir 3 years on, 3 positive changes, 3 things that should’ve happened & 3 that got worse

Kashmir as a crisis has fallen off our headlines and from the top of our collective minds. Which is precisely the most important change for the better.
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