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Striking a fine balance is the key to success (Column: Spy's Eye)
The unprecedented and unfamiliar 'life and deat' crisis that the corona pandemic has created in the perception of the people at large in India, is throwing up a new challenge of dealing with mass anxiety that seemed to be growing in this long haul. Since it is the 'fear of the unknown that had the most unsettling effect on any ones sanity, dissemination of right information about the character and pattern of spread of the virus has to be kept up through news bulletins, government hand outs and interviews in credible media at this point of time. Circulation of unauthentic warnings and scare stories on social media has become a malaise and informed citizens should stop forwarding these messages.
2020-03-29
Category: India, New Delhi,National,Opinion/Commentary
Evolution from a good Muslim to a bad one: Really? (Comment)
In Nandita Das' film, Manto, the great story writer, who loved Bombay beyond distraction, finds himself under pressure from family, in the midst of the post Partition carnage, to leave for Lahore. Shyam, film star and friend remarks, "You are not such a Muslim that you have to leave for Pakistan."
2020-03-22
Category: India, New Delhi,National,Opinion/Commentary
Health Ministry opens Covid-19 helpline on WhatsApp
New Delho, March 21 (IANS) The Health Ministry along with the government initiative MyGov on Saturday launched a helpline number on WhatsApp to raise awareness and answer questions about the Covid-19 pandemic.
2020-03-21
Category: India, New Delhi,National
Railways starts thermal screening of passengers in running train
Thiruvanathpuram, March 16 (IANS) Amid the novel coronavirus scare (Covid-19), the railways has started screening passengers on running trains with the help of the Kerala government.
2020-03-16
Category: India, New Delhi,National
Keep telling Leander, he can continue for one more year: Vece Paes
Bogmalo (Goa) March 14 (IANS) Leander Paes is constantly reminded at home that he can continue for another year, his father Vece Paes said here on Saturday.
2020-03-14
Category: India, New Delhi,Sports,Tennis
'Bloodshot': Engaging yet lacks soul (IANS Review; Rating: ** and 1/2)
"Bloodshot"; Cast: Vin Diesel, EizaGonzalez, Sam Heughan, Toby Kebbell, Guy Pearce, Talulah Riley, Lamorne Morris, Johannes Haukur Johannesson, Siddharth Dhananjay; Direction: David SF Wilson; Rating: ** and 1/2 (two and a half stars)
2020-03-13
Category: India, New Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz
CONMEBOL asks FIFA to suspend World Cup qualifiers amid COVID-19
Sau Paulo, March 12 (IANS) South America's football governing body, CONMEBOL, has asked FIFA to suspend the beginning of World Cup qualifiers slated for the end of March due to coronavirus outbreak.
2020-03-12
Category: India, New Delhi,National,Sports
Why rapes will not stop in India despite the forthcoming four hangings (Comment)
Four hangings as splints for a fracturing land. In caste-inequity normative India -- where mythology is becoming history, politically-inconvenient histories being pathologized, "anti-national" students baton-whipped, minorities being demonized, rights selectively denied: all, viscerally-approved by majoritarianism -- its as if these hangings will provide catharsis.
2020-03-11
Category: India, New Delhi,National,Opinion/Commentary
The rush of performing Live
Orchha (Madhya Pradesh), March 9 (IANSlife) Indian Ocean bass guitarist and vocalist Rahul Ram and drummer Amit Kilam share their love for live music, on the sidelines of celebrating the "Namaste Orchha" festival. The event is an initiative of the Madhya Pradesh government with a vision to preserve the heritage culture of the region. The bad who performed at the event talks about music and how live events keep them going with IANSlife.
2020-03-09
Category: India, New Delhi,National,IANS Life
As COVID-19 cases surge, Kerala put on high alert
T0hiruvananthapuram, March 9 (IANS) With a three-year-old child testing positive for the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) in Kerala's Kochi on Monday, the authorities have put the state on high alert as they suspect a few more cases might turn positive.
2020-03-09
Category: India, New Delhi,National
'Namaste' is both preventive, curative in case of COVID-19
With the havoc of coronavirus, a contagious disease all around, people in common seem to be scared of it. They have a strong reason to be concerned for want of no sure cure. However, we can't keep our fingers crossed saying that what can't be cured must be endured. Rather, we need to realise the adage ? an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.
2020-03-05
Category: India, New Delhi,National,Opinion/Commentary
2nd ODI: SL seal series win with 161-run drubbing of WI
Hambantonta (Sri Lanka), Feb 26 (IANS) Centuries from Avishka Fernando and Kusal Mendis and masterful spells by Wanindu Hasaranda and Lakshan Sandakan helped Sri Lanka stroll to a 161-run win over the West Indies in the second ODI here on Wednesday. In the process, Sri Lanka took an unassialable 2-0 lead in the three-match series.
2020-02-26
Category: India, New Delhi,Sports,Cricket
Disarray in Democratic ranks: Has Modi picked two term Trump? (Comment)
A tantalizing tweet or two can change the atmospherics, otherwise Narendra Modi may well be hosting a two-term Trump in Ahmedabad. The race for the Democratic nomination to fight Trump is a melee at this stage which could help enhance Modis reputation as a gambler. It must be remembered, of course, there are nine months left for American elections. Much can change.
2020-02-23
Category: India, New Delhi,National,Opinion/Commentary
A starry affair
February 14 Feb 14 (IANSlife) Several Bollywood stars walked the ramp on the third day of the Lakme Fashion Week Summer/Resort 2020 on Friday.
2020-02-14
Category: India, New Delhi,National,IANS Life
A starry affair
February 14 Feb 14 (IANSlife) Several Bollywood stars walked the ramp on the third day of the Lakme Fashion Week Summer/Resort 2020 on Friday.
2020-02-14
Category: India, New Delhi,National,IANS Life
A starry affair
February 14 Feb 14 (IANSlife) Several Bollywood stars walked the ramp on the third day of the Lakme Fashion Week Summer/Resort 2020 on Friday.
2020-02-14
Category: India, New Delhi,National,IANS Life
"Love Aaj Kal": Remixed romance lacks fizz (IANS Review; Rating: * * and 1/2)
"Love Aaj Kal"; Cast: Kartik Aaryan, Sara Ali Khan, Arushi Sharma; Direction: Imtiaz Ali; Rating: * * and 1/2 (two and a half stars)
2020-02-14
Category: India, New Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
'Fantasy Island': Intermittently scary & mesmerising (IANS Review, Rating: **& 1/2)
"Fantasy Island"; Cast: Michael Pena, Maggie Q, Lucy Hale, Austin Stowell, Portia Doubleday, Jimmy O.Yang, Ryan Hansen Michael Rooker; Direction: Jeff Wadlow; Rating: ** and 1/2 (two and half stars)
2020-02-14
Category: India, New Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Using all resources to prevent coronavirus: Harshvardhan
N0ew Delhi, Feb 13 (IANS) Union Health Minister Harshvardhan said that India is preparing to combat the Novel Coronavirus Disease (COVID2019), through its various timely measures and sturdy systems of surveillance.
2020-02-13
Category: India, New Delhi,National
Introspect on your role, Cong tells Delhi leaders
New Feb 12 (IANS) The war of words within the Congress intensified on Wednesday, a day after the party registered the lowest-ever percentage of vote share in Delhi elections, and the party warning its Delhi leaders that
2020-02-12
Category: India, New Delhi,National
Love for automobiles and art
New, Feb 10 (IANSlife) Brought up in a family of automotive enthusiasts, Princess Vidita Singh, is a self taught artist who are passionate about cars.
2020-02-10
Category: India, New Delhi,National,IANS Life
After recovery, markets to consolidate this week (Market Watch)
The week gone by saw a sharp recovery in the markets coupled with fresh buying and some short covering as well. The fact that global markets were strong as well helped in the sentiment and strong recovery. Markets gained on the first four days of the week and there was profit taking on Friday. The usual week end profit taking phenomenon. The BSESENSEX gained 1.406.32 points or 3.54 per cent to close at 41,161.85 points while NIFTY gained 436.50 points or 3.74 per cent to close at 12,098.35 points. the broader markets saw BSE100, BSE200 and BSE500 gain 4.06 per cent, 4.014 per cent and 4.05 per cent respectively. BSEMIDCAP was up 519 per cent while BSESMALLCAP was up 3.46 per cent. With these gains, market has not only covered budget day losses but much more and recovered more than half of the previous weeks losses as well.
2020-02-09
Category: India, New Delhi,National,Opinion/Commentary
Cong rejects exit poll, says will do better
New Feb 8 (IANS) Rejecting the exit poll, Delhi Congress chief Subhash Chopra said his party had done better and it would be proved on February 11.
2020-02-08
Category: India, New Delhi,National,Politics
Congress demands unconditional apology from Harsh Vardhan
New Delhi,Feb 7(,IANS) After the scuffle between MPs in the Lok Sabha on Friday, the Congress has demanded an unconditional apology from Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan for targeting Rahul Gandhi during the question hour.
2020-02-07
Category: India, New Delhi,National,Politics
'Birds Of Prey': Madcap comedy with sincere moments (IANS Review, Rating: ***)
"Birds Of Prey"; Cast: Margot Robbie, Mary Elizabeth Winstead, Jurnee Smollett-Bell, Rosie Perez, Chris Messina, Ella Jay Basco, AliWong, Ewan McGregor; Director: Cathy Yan; Rating: *** (three stars)
2020-02-06
Category: India, New Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Vote based on issues, not divisive agenda: Bhupesh Baghel
New Feb 5 (IANS) On the second day of his campaign trail for Delhi Assembly polls, Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel, while rooting for Congress candidate from Kalkaji Shivani Chopra, appealed to the people to caste their votes based on issues related to public welfare without getting misguided by the divisive agenda of the BJP and the bluff of Arvind Kejriwal.
2020-02-05
Category: India, New Delhi,National
Why have you failed to protect Delhi, Cong questions Shah
New Feb 3 (IANS) Slamming the multiple shooting incidents in Delhi, the Congress has cornered the Union Home Minister Amit Shah on deteriorating law and order situation in the national capital.
2020-02-03
Category: India, New Delhi,National,Politics
In NDA meet, JD-U seeks removal of NPR column
New Jan 31 (IANS) Ahead of the budget on Saturday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday attended the meeting of the NDA floor leaders in Parliament, during which the JD-U -- a key ally of the BJP -- demanded the removal of 'parents detail' in the NPR exercise.
2020-01-31
Category: India, New Delhi,National,Politics
Jawaani Jaaneman' is a jolly good show (IANS Review; Rating: * * * & 1/2 )
"Jawaani Jaaneman"; Cast: Saif Ali Khan, Tabu, Alaya F; Direction: Nitin Kakkar; Rating: * * * & 1/2 (three and a half stars)
2020-01-31
Category: India, New Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Bollywood
'The Gentlemen': Stylishly mounted with anachronistic feel (IANS Review, Rating: ***)
Film: "The Gentlemen"; Cast: Matthew McConaughey, Hug Grant, Charlie Hunnam, Colin Farrell, Henry Golding, Michelle Dockery, Jeremy Strong, Eddie Marsan; Direction: Guy Ritchie; Rating: *** (three stars)
2020-01-30
Category: India, New Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
The strategist: Getting to know Prashant Kishor
What is happening in Indian politics? Nitish Kumar, who has been the Chief Minister of Bihar for a long time, is accusing a 'strategist' by citing the Union Home Minister. It was answered on Twitter, the discussion also took place on Twitter and the issue will also be concluded among the intellectuals on Twitter.
2020-01-29
Category: India, New Delhi,National
Sandeep asks Kejriwal for CWG corruption proof
New Jan 28 (IANS) Congress leader Sandeep Dikshit has released another video and questioned the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) on its allegation of corruption in the 2010 Commonwealth Games when Sheila Dikshit was the Chief Minister of Delhi.
2020-01-28
Category: India, New Delhi,National
DGFT puts Airtel on 'Denied Entry List', Co counters
New Jan 28 (IANS) The Director General of Foreign Trade has Blacklisted telecom operator Bharti Airtel on the grounds of not meeting the export obligations and has put it on "Denied Entry List", official sources said.
2020-01-28
Category: India, New Delhi,Business/Economy
Two JVM MLAs meet Sonia Gandhi, spark speculation
New Jan 23 (IANS) In a major setback to former Jharkhand Chief Minister Babulal Marandi and his party Jharkhand Vikas Morcha (JVM), two of its MLAs met Congress interim chief Sonia Gandhi here on Thursday.
2020-01-23
Category: India, New Delhi,National,Politics
'Shaun The Sheep: Farmageddon' is trite but engaging (IANS Review; Rating: ***)
"Shaun the Sheep: Farmageddon"; Voice Cast: Justin Fletcher, John Sparkes, Amalia Vitale; Direction: Richard Phelan & Will Becher; Rating: *** (three stars)
2020-01-23
Category: India, New Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
Shafali's power hitting new for women's cricket, says Mandhana
Jan 23, New Delhi (IANS) 15-year-old Shafali Verma has been the talk of the town for her extra-ordinary run of form since making her international debut in 2019. The senior members of the Indian women's team though are not too surprised by the teen prodigy's showing so far at the international level.
2020-01-23
Category: India, New Delhi,Sports,Cricket
'1917': Astonishing do-not-miss fare (IANS Review; Rating: ****)
"1917" Cast: George Mackay, Dean-Charles Chapman, Mark Strong, Andrew Scott, Richard Madden, Claire Duburcq, Colin Firth, Benedict Cumberbatch, Daniels Mays, Adrian Scarborough, Jamie Parker, Nabhan Rizwan; Direction: Sam Mendes; Rating: **** (4 stars)
2020-01-17
Category: India, New Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
'Dolittle': Visual treat that lacks novelty (IANS Review; Rating: **1/2)
"Dolittle"; Cast: Robert Downey Jr. Antonio Banderas, Michael Sheen, Jim Broadbent, Jessie Buckley, Harry Collett, Emma Thompson, Rami Malek, John Cena, Kumail Nanjiani, Octavia Spencer, Tom Holand ; Direction: Stephen Gaghan; Rating: ** & 1/2 (two and half stars)
2020-01-16
Category: India, New Delhi,Cinema/Showbiz,Hollywood
BJP's Rs 2,410 crore income is 2/3rd of 6 national parties
N0ew Delhi, Jan 15 (IANS) The ruling BJP has shown the highest income amongst the political parties at Rs 2,410.08 crore during financial year 2018-19, which forms 65.16 per cent of the total income of six national parties put together.
2020-01-15
Category: India, New Delhi,National,Politics
People are happy with BJP MPs, councillors
New Jan 14 (IANS) The people are happy with the conduct of the Members of Parliament and the local councillors in the MCD. They are also happy with the Mayor, but slightly unhappy with the municipality.
2020-01-14
Category: India, New Delhi,National
Eight kids die in MP hospitals
Shahdol/Satna (Madhya Pradesh), Jan 14 IANS) Eight infants, newborn to two-and-a-half-month old, died in the last 12 hours -- six in the government Kushabhau Thakre district hospital and two in Birsinghpur in Satna district of Madhya Pradesh, a senior official official of health department said on Tuesday.
2020-01-14
Category: India, New Delhi,National,Health/Medicine
Shaheen Bagh crowd swells on UN team visit rumour
However, it turned out to be a rumour.
2020-01-12
Category: India, New Delhi,National
Frugal domestic cricket foundation could be cause for concern (Column)
Indian cricket's premier domestic tournament, the Ranji Trophy -- in its newly formed avtar last year -- is on its second leg this year. With 38 teams in the fray, Indian cricket has truly reached the length and breadth of the country. The Lodha committee recommendation, in involving the north-eastern states along with a few others awaiting recognition, has played a major part in this effort.
2020-01-11
Category: India, New Delhi,Sports,Cricket,Opinion/Commentary
Frugal domestic cricket foundation could be cause for concern
Indian cricket's premier domestic tournament, the Ranji Trophy -- in its newly formed avtar last year -- is on its second leg this year. With 38 teams in the fray, Indian cricket has truly reached the length and breadth of the country. The Lodha committee recommendation, in involving the north-eastern states along with a few others awaiting recognition, has played a major part in this effort.
2020-01-11
Category: India, New Delhi,National,Opinion/Commentary,Sports
6 ex-BSP Rajasthan MLAs formally join Congress
New Jan 3 (IANS) The six rebel Bahujan Samaj Party MLAs, who supported the Ashok Gehlot government in Rajasthan, took the primary membership of the Congress on Friday after meeting the party interim chief Sonia Gandhi in Delhi.
2020-01-03
Category: India, New Delhi,National,Politics
Palau, first country to ban 'reef toxic' sun cream
Ngerulmud, Jan 1 (IANS) The Pacific nation of Palau has become the first country to ban sun cream that is harmful to corals and sea life.
2020-01-01
Category: India, New Delhi,Environment/Wildlife
Indian cricket in 2019 - A moment to remember (Column: Close-in)
Captain Virat Kohli's final statement on Indian cricket at the end of the year was so true. He said, "2019 is one of India's best years in cricket barring those 30 minutes at the World Cup." If one reflects on the performance of Indian cricket in 2019 which started with a bang by beating Australia in a Test match series, for the first time, in Australia. This truly remarkable achievement by the Indian side not only gave it that much needed boost to their morale and confidence but also established them as the best Test side in the world.
2019-12-28
Category: India, New Delhi,National,Opinion/Commentary
Markets may consolidate in Expiry week (Market Watch)
The week began on a positive note with the indices making new lifetime highs and doing so on every day of the week. The BSESENSEX gained 671.83 points or 1.64 per cent to close at 41,681.54 points while NIFTY gained 185.10 points or 1.53 per cent to close at 12,271.80 points. The broader indices saw BSE100, BSE200 and BSE500 gain 1.46, 1.31 and 1.25 per cent, respectively. BSEMIDCAP was up 0.04 per cent while BSESMALLCAP was up 0.44 per cent.
2019-12-22
Category: India, New Delhi,National,Opinion/Commentary
Kejriwal orders probe in Delhi fire, Rs 10 lakh assistance
New Deli, Dec 8 (IANS) The Delhi government has announced Rs 10 lakh assistance to the families of those killed in the massive blaze at a factory in west Delhi's Rani Jhansi Road area on Sunday morning. The government also announced Rs 1 lakh compensation to the injured.
2019-12-08
Category: India, New Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident,Politics
22 years since Uphaar fire, it's deja vu for Delhi
New Deli, Dec 8 (IANS) Twenty two years ago on Friday, June 13, 1997, Uphaar Cinema, in Green Park area of Delhi, became the spot for the national capital's worst fire tragedy, killing 59 people. Twenty two years later, on Sunday morning, December 8, 2019, another fire broke out in a factory in a crowded market in West Delhi's Rani Jhansi Road area killing 43 so far, making it Delhi's second worst fire incident since Uphaar tragedy.
2019-12-08
Category: India, New Delhi,National,Crime/Disaster/Accident