Jan 24, 2015 04:07 PM
In a historic first, Barack Obama will be the chief guest at our Republic Day celebrations. Here is a look at the personal equations between Indian and American leaders over the decades. According to an anecdote in Delhi circles, when Prime Minister Nar
Jan 24, 2015 04:07 PM
In light of Barack Obama’s visit to India, we take a look at earlier American Presidents who visited India. Dwight D. Eisenhower 1959 “Between the first largest democracy on earth: India and the second largest: America, lie ten thousand mi
Jan 24, 2015 03:57 PM
What lies ahead for the city now that its future is tied to that of Telangana? The opinions are as varied as they are forceful: Hyderabad is going to tank; no, there will be no difference. Broadly these are the conjectures to Hyderabad’s future aft
Jan 24, 2015 03:52 PM
The writer marvels at the masterpieces of Florence. I wandered around the stony streets of Florence filled with amazement and questions — questions about the origins of the art that I saw and amazement at the curators and restorers of these histori
Jan 24, 2015 04:05 PM
Who belled the elephant? In 1979, I was on a government-conducted trip to Topslip, a wildlife sanctuary in the Annamalai forest range in the Niligiris. A group of pressmen, photographers, reporters and a television crew from Doordarshan and the Film
Jan 24, 2015 03:59 PM
Does India’s future lie in converting her best agricultural lands into another Singapore? A glittering promise held out by Narendra Modi’s government is that it will foster 100 “smart cities”. Indian agriculture, which employs six
Jan 24, 2015 03:56 PM
Are we capable of striking a balance between free speech, secular tradition and the demands of a multicultural society? The rise of fundamentalism has turned into a grim threat to not only the residents of Paris, but societies across the West Asia, Afric
Jan 24, 2015 03:54 PM
Forty-four sessions. Ninety-four panelists from six countries. Workshops. Performances. Capturing the moods and flavours of the fifth edition of the The Hindu Lit For Life in Chennai. It was more than just a conversation about books. For three days, The
Jan 24, 2015 03:51 PM
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Jan 24, 2015 03:50 PM
The writer falls in love with Montenegro’s high mountains, densely forested national parks and picture-perfect coastline. “So, where are we going next?” I asked Vijay, as we pored over the map on our netbook. We were two months into our
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