Kamla Bhasin was accepted as a woman with a special mission, by men and women together, not only in her country but across South Asia.
Gail Omvedt kept her allegiance with Dalits, Adivasis and the rural working classes till the end
Doing tragedy so immersively that he needed a shrink, learning the sitar from Ustad Vilayat Khan for six months just to shoot a song…there was method behind Dilip Kumar’s aura.
Rarely has a marriage been so tragically entwined with politics. Prison, calumny…they faced it all. But history was unkind. Gouri Amma, mostly in her own words, about her 'TV'.
Ajit Singh was a bit of an enigma—a computer engineer taking over the legacy of a revered farmer leader. He prospered, but the legacy withered…till a last flicker.
Ved plunged headlong into life, determined to experience all it had to offer
Maradona! An Englishman, still bitter over that blend of magic and sleight of hand at Azteca, offers a tribute to the flawed genius.
Poet, artist, playwright, editor...there was a manyness to Soumitra as a creative mind. And a depth of feeling. Both flowed into his roles on screen.
A humble genius, SPB’s golden voice transcended languages and generations
The batting master was a true-bred Australian who made grit his middle name
Barring a few years, Pranabji strode the heights of polity with imperious authority for decades
Shrewd, patient and astute, today’s leaders can draw many lessons from Pranabda’s life
Jasraj was one of the early popularisers of Hindustani classical, his voice timbrally pleasing and rich, but ductile enough to be drawn into thin filigree
His self-deprecatory movies about middle-class society trod the fine line between popular and art house cinema
Such was Chuni Goswami's athletic ability that Sir Garfield Sobers had mentioned his electrifying speed in his autobiography, remembers football star and coach Subhash Bhowmick
Nagarkar’s long-necked grazing on the fields of literature, films, food and his gift for friendship
Supporters of Bharatiya Janata Party dance as they celebrate the party's initial lead during counting for the Tripura Municipal Corporation elections, in Agartala.PTI Photo
This photo shows aftermath of a looted street in Honiara's Chinatown, Solomon Islands. Violence receded in the capital of the Solomon Islands, but the government showed no signs of addressing the underlying grievances...AP Photo/Piringi Charley
Vehicles move on a road as smog envelops the historical Badshahi mosque and the surrounding area of Lahore, Pakistan. People of Lahore and adjacent areas are suffering from respiratory problems because of poor air...AP Photo/K.M. Chaudary
A resident walks past an old district in Beijing, China.AP Photo/Ng Han Guan
Tobias Mueller of Germany falls while competing with Johannes Aujesky of Austria during the small final in men's ski cross during the FIS Ski Cross World Cup, a test event for the 2022 Winter Olympics, at the Genting...AP Photo/Mark Schiefelbein
Every act of dissent is an art. Of pain and pathos. Of hope and new dawn. It’s their story. It’s everyone’s story.
Dissent is less about material gains than the intangibles they leave us with.
For India’s manual scavengers, mere existence is a protest, because they need to fight just to reclaim their humanity and dignity.