Sushil Chotia

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Singapore founding father Lee Kuan Yew dead

Lee Kuan Yew, Singapore's first prime minister and architect of the tiny Southeast Asian city-state's rapid rise from British tropical outpost to …

Lee Kuan Yew

Memories of Jawaharlal Nehru

In the summer of 1945 when I was in a summer camp of the Students’ Congress on the bank of the river Ravi in Lahore, Jawaharlal Nehru came to the …

Great Blue Hole off Belize yields new clues to fall of Mayan civilisation

Research supports theory that drought and climate conditions reduced Mayans from a regional power to survivors abandoning cities to virtual extinction<p>A massive underwater sinkhole surrounded by reefs, caves and sharks has provided archaeologists with clues in the mystery of the fall of the Mayan …

Mayan Civilization

5 reasons why the vedic plane theory was debunked 40 years ago by IISc scientists

Over 40 years back, a group of five young Indian scientists from the aeronautical engineering and mechnical engineering departments of the …

1795 time capsule opened, centuries after Revere and Adams buried it

<b>(CNN) —</b> More than 200 years after Samuel Adams and Paul Revere first buried it in Boston, it took an hour to remove all the objects crammed inside a tiny time capsule.<p>Onlookers anxiously watched the unveiling Tuesday, worrying the items might not have weathered the years very well.<p>"Could we …

George Washington

Sunanda Pushkar: India MP Shashi Tharoor's wife 'was murdered'

<b>Police in the Indian capital Delhi say that they are treating the death of the wife of former Indian minister Shashi Tharoor as murder, nearly a year after her body was found in a hotel room.</b><p>Sunanda Pushkar's death was "not natural and was due to poisoning," Delhi police chief BS Bassi …

Does North Korea have missiles that reach the U.S.?

Does North Korea have the capability to strike the U.S. with a nuclear missile? CNN's Jim Sciutto reports on the latest.

Is this the site of Jesus' trial?

<b>(CNN) —</b> Every few years, it seems, an archaeological find of major biblical significance is announced, almost always to do with either Jesus or King David. This week, it's Jesus, and it's a big one.<p>Just inside the western walls of the Old City of Jerusalem, beneath the tall Ottoman-era …

ये है एशिया का उत्तर कोरिया, 25 साल से दुनिया से पड़ा है अलग-थलग

<b>इंटरनेशनल डेस्क।</b> सुर्खियों में रहने वाला उत्तर कोरिया दुनिया के लिए हमेशा से एक पहेली बना हुआ है, लेकिन एशिया में भी एक और भी देश इसकी बराबरी कर रहा …

Row over Owaisi take on ghar wapsi

Now it’s the turn of the elder brother, Asaduddin Owaisi, to get into the eye of the storm. His statement that Islam is the ‘real home’ of all …

Asaduddin Owaisi

Tomb of mystery Egyptian queen discovered by archaeologists

Czech archaeologists uncover last resting place of Khentakawess, believed to be a previously unknown wife of Pharaoh Neferefre<p>Czech archaeologists have unearthed the tomb of a previously unknown queen believed to have been the wife of Pharaoh Neferefre who ruled 4,500 years ago, officials in Egypt …

Why Nehru’s Planning Commission didn’t fail India—but Modi’s Niti Aayog might

Taking down one sign and putting up another; curtains down for <i>Yojana Ayog</i>, curtains up for NITI <i>Aayog</i>; a new era of planning has begun in post Nehruvian India.<p>The Planning Commission has become an easy target for writers and columnists ever since it was shot down by the highest authority. Terms like …

Hollywood's complete moral surrender

When Hitler ruled Germany, comedian Charlie Chaplin lampooned him in "The Great Dictator."<p><b>STORY HIGHLIGHTS</b><p>After anonymous threats, movie exhibitors and Sony canceled "The Interview"<br>• Jeff Yang says it's a complete surrender and has grave implications for media<br>• He says a precedent is now set for other …

Between good and bad inequality

In the pantheon of economic theories, the tradeoff between equality and efficiency used to occupy an exalted position. The American economist Arthur …

Small enterprises as big businesses

The lion of Gujarat roars as I switch on the television in a small village of Southern Europe. Bold, the tricolour sweeps across a silhouette …

A New, All-Hindu Vision of India

This month, the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh, India’s powerful, male-only Hindu nationalist outfit, finally played a card it has long held in its …

How movies embraced Hinduism (without you even noticing)

Interstellar,Film,Culture,Star Wars: The Force Awakens,Hinduism,Religion,World news,Steve Jobs,Technology,Christopher Nolan<p>From Interstellar to Batman and Star Wars the venerable religion has been the driving philosophy behind many hit movies. Why?<p>Interstellar’s box office total is $622,932,412 and …

Fifty shades of saffron

On December 11, 2014, when the U.N. General Assembly >adopted June 21 as the International Day of Yoga, as recommended by Prime Minister Narendra …

A peculiar polymath

In 1937, Lord Baden-Powell, the father of the international Scouting and Guiding movement, visited India. It was always going to be a somewhat …

Why did Nathuram Godse kill Mahatma Gandhi?

To fathom Nathuram Godse’s patriotism and love for India, we must delve into aspects of his personal history. It is important to comprehend the psychology of a boy who was named Ramachandra Godse but who came to be known as Nathuram. Before he was born, in a small village of the Bombay-Pune belt, …

India faces massive challenge to get mental healthcare right

I have never met Rina, but an account of her struggle (pdf) to come to terms with her mental illness is moving.<p>“My name is Rina … I have been to hell and back, and I am proud to be able to stand here tall and say that I survived and I am continuing to survive my illness and society’s stereotypes of …

Choosing the jewels of India

Amongst Delhi’s socially active circles, the old joke goes that government awards are easily buyable; the Padma Shri is available in local …

Ratna

India needs to take the lead

The latest marathon negotiations on climate change recently finished in Lima, Peru. Many outside observers feel that the centrepiece of Lima, the …

Is Afghanistan ready for the drawdown?

The Afghan government has little time to prepare itself for the upcoming fighting season.<p>After 13 years of the International Security Assistance Force (ISAF), the United States and a number of its NATO partners will start the Resolute Support Mission in Afghanistan. The number of NATO and US forces …

Revisiting the legend of Niyamgiri

Till last week, I’d never visited Niyamgiri, scene of the iconic fight between the Dongria Kondh tribal group and Vedanta, a powerful multinational …

India's mass conversion problem

Besides being overtly anti-Christian, the proposed anti-conversion law would negate the constitution's secular values.<p>"Homecoming" in the Christmas season is supposed to be a joyous occasion, accompanied by camaraderie and cheer. Not so for the small community of Christians in Agra, a town in the …

Madhya Pradesh