Christopher Nolan: India is a wonderful place to be in and engage with filmmaking (IANS Interview)
Kerala BJP will double its seats' tally in local polls: Surendran (IANS Interview)
'Toxicity of narcissistic personality traits heighten Covid blues' (IANS Interview)
  • 'Toxicity of narcissistic personality traits heighten Covid blues' (IANS Interview)(13:18)
    By Vishnu Makhijani

    New Delhi, Nov 30 (IANS) Coping with a toxic relationship -- that is, with a person with narcissistic personality traits who makes their partner feel emotionally stifled, lost, hopeless, stuck and damaged -- has not been the easiest in the best of times. It becomes even worse in Covid times as quarantined quarters can be too close for comfort, says author, life coach and pranic healer Kalpana Nair who has suggested a series of tools in a new book to help those affected cope better and even turn the tables around.

Writing about sacred food helped me figure out my faith: Shoba Narayan (IANS Interview)
  • Writing about sacred food helped me figure out my faith: Shoba Narayan (IANS Interview)(13:34)
    By Vishnu Makhijani

    New Delhi, Nov 28 (IANS) Award-winning author and columnist Shoba Narayan is a graduate from the Columbia Journalism School with a Pulitzer Travelling Fellowship and writes on food, travel, fashion, and art and culture for a slew of International and Indian publications like the Conde Nast Traveller, NYT and Brunch. All her four books are firmly rooted in Indian culture, as is her latest offering, "Food & Faith - A Pilgrim's Journey Through India", (HarperCollins) that she says actually helped her figure out her faith.

New ordinance has been praised by every section of society: UP Law Min (IANS Interview)
Controversy over ex-Army chief VK Singh's age re-emerges (IANS Interview)
  • Controversy over ex-Army chief VK Singh's age re-emerges (IANS Interview)(16:06)
    By Vishnu Makhijani

    New Delhi, Nov 26 (IANS) In 2012, an unseemly controversy had erupted over the age of the then Indian Army chief, General V.K. Singh, with the Supreme Court having to finally settle the matter by refusing to let him reduce this by a year so that his tenure could continue till May 2013 instead of ending in May 2012.

Temples must be free of govt control, says top VHP leader (IANS interview)
  • Temples must be free of govt control, says top VHP leader (IANS interview)(16:32)
    By Navneet Mishra

    New Delhi, Nov 25 (IANS) Alok Kumar, International Working President of the Vishva Hindu Parishad (VHP), has demanded that temples across the country be freed of government control. Kumar said that such are the laws in certain states that there isn't even a single Hindu devotee in the temple committees. Only bureaucrats are running the show in governance of temple operations.

India will have to think out of the box to beat Aus in Tests: RP Singh (IANS Interview)
Opposition should accept the mandate: Bihar Dy CM Tarkishore (IANS Interview)
Writing 'The Lost Homestead' was cathartic: Marina Wheeler (IANS Interview)
  • Writing 'The Lost Homestead' was cathartic: Marina Wheeler (IANS Interview)(12:22)
    By Vishnu Makhijani

    New Delhi, Nov 19 (IANS) A film on Indias last Viceroy triggered a series of journeys to the sub-continent as Marina Wheeler attempted to come to terms with its partition in 1947 and the trauma that it caused to her mother. In this she succeeded admirably but could be treading on thin ice when it comes to what exactly caused the upheaval.

Drew Barrymore: I know what it's like to lose and work for things (IANS Interview)
'PM's intervention during foreign tours getting us our stolen artefacts' (IANS Interview)
  • 'PM's intervention during foreign tours getting us our stolen artefacts' (IANS Interview)(20:02)

    New Delhi, Nov 18 (IANS) Prime Minister Narendra Modi's interventions are helping India get back some of its priceless stolen artefacts, says Union Culture Minister Prahlad Singh Patel. "This could be made possible because Prime Minister Modi paid attention to these aspects during his foreign tours," Union Culture Minister Prahlad Singh Patel told IANS, beaming in the glory of three bronze idols of Lord Rama, Lakshmana and Goddess Sita, which are being brought back from Britain after being stolen from Tamil Nadu more than four decades ago, in 1978.

'More the citizens use RTI, stronger the Act gets' (IANS Interview)
  • 'More the citizens use RTI, stronger the Act gets' (IANS Interview)(11:46)
    By Vishnu Makhijani

    New Delhi, Nov 15 (IANS) Despite attempts to dilute the Right To Information Act (RTIA) the most recent being in 2019, the stronger it got as more and more citizens invoked it. Once a law hits the ground, it attains a life of its own and a constitutionally-granted right cannot be withdrawn but can only be "consciously blunted".

Akshay Kumar: Film on mobile doesn't have same charm as big screen (IANS INTERVIEW)
Lockdown inspired Sudha Murty relive her childhood with 'Grandparents' Bag of Stories' (IANS Interview) (November 14 is Children's Day)
My book will now be better understood: Malayalam author S. Hareesh (IANS Interview)
  • My book will now be better understood: Malayalam author S. Hareesh (IANS Interview)(12:44)
    By Vishnu Makhijani

    New Delhi, Nov 11 (IANS) Hindu fundamentalists had panned his book on the dual discrimination that Dalit women face in Keralas Kuttanad region and the interplay of caste and politics when it was first published in Malayalam as "Meesha", forcing its withdrawal. Now, with the Rs 25 lakh JCB Prize for Literature under his belt in its English avatar as "Moustache", author S. Hareesh is confident it would be viewed in its proper context and that too by a wider audience that translations reach out to with such works.

'Economic offenders choose vulnerable targets looking to make a quick buck' (IANS Interview)
  • 'Economic offenders choose vulnerable targets looking to make a quick buck' (IANS Interview)(14:32)
    By Zafar Abbas

    New Delhi, Nov 7 (IANS) From Housing scheme frauds to ponzi scheme frauds , white collar crime has been evolving new modus operandi to dupe people across the country. This amplifies the role of Economic Offences Wing of the Delhi Police to identify and arrest the accused after going through the digital footprints of fraudsters. In an exclusive interview with IANS Special Correspondent Zafar Abbas, Joint Commissioner of Police EOW O.P. Mishra elaborates on the new modus operandi of the criminals and precautions one can take to shield oneself from financial fraud.

Emirates board began IPL preparations in May: ECB secy (IANS Interview)
  • Emirates board began IPL preparations in May: ECB secy (IANS Interview)(18:40)
    By Qaiser Mohammad Ali

    New Delhi, Nov 4 (IANS) The Emirates Cricket Board (ECB) began preparations for the Indian Premier League (IPL) as early as May, after it became clear that the 13th edition of the tournament couldn't be played in India due to the Covid-19 pandemic and the resultant lockdown, its general secretary Mubashshir Usmani revealed to IANS in an exclusive interview.

Emissions from biomedical incinerators should be kept in check: UNIDO (IANS Interview)
  • Emissions from biomedical incinerators should be kept in check: UNIDO (IANS Interview)(18:32)
    By Aakanksha Khajuria

    New Delhi, Nov 3 (IANS) The United Nations Industrial Development Organization's (UNIDO) representative in India, Rene Van Berkel, on Tuesday pressed on the need to keep a check on the emissions from the biomedical incinerators, the instruments in which medical waste is burnt, amid the double whammy of raging Covid-19 pandemic and rising air pollution.

With 'The Fixer', it's yesterday once more (IANS Interview)
  • With 'The Fixer', it's yesterday once more (IANS Interview)(13:36)
    By Vishnu Makhijani

    New Delhi, Nov 3 (IANS) Hes lived in 12 cities around the world, including in El Paso, a lynchpin of the Mexican drug cartels. As a keen observer of human nature and the reasons why we make the decisions we make, its but natural that Suman Dubey should make what he terms "Aspirational Regret" -- in this case, that of a cricketer -- the theme of his debut novel "The Fixer" (Rupa) that lays bare the fictional world of a privately-owned league in a setting is similar to the IPL.

Aarogya Setu's active users plummet due to pandemic fatigue: MyGov CEO (IANS Interview)
'The Water Phoenix' author Rituparna Chatterjee is courage personified (IANS Interview)
  • 'The Water Phoenix' author Rituparna Chatterjee is courage personified (IANS Interview)(11:56)
    By Vishnu Makhijani

    New Delhi, Oct 23 (IANS) How many women have the courage to portray in graphic detail the sexual abuse they have suffered from age six? Rituparna Chatterjee grew up through the "sheer hell" of it -- and "healed and made peace with the demons" to write "The Water Phoenix" (Bloomsbury), a memoir that she describes not as a catharsis for her but one which she hopes will serve as purge for the many grownups who have never spoken out about their own horrors of being abused and who are already reaching out.

I will 100% return to cricket administration: Ruchir Modi (IANS Interview)
  • I will 100% return to cricket administration: Ruchir Modi (IANS Interview)(13:30)
    By Qaiser Mohammad Ali

    New Delhi, Oct 22 (IANS) Ruchir Modi, son of Indian Premier League founder Lalit Modi and till recently president of the Alwar District Cricket Association, is only taking a sabbatical from cricket administration and says he would be back "100 per cent" after a couple of years.

Hope KK Modi Family Trust dispute is resolved soon: Ruchir Modi (IANS Interview)
PM's farsightedness helped lessen corona severity in India (IANS Interview)