Never play for turn on turning pitches, rotate strike: Gaekwad (IANS Interview)
  • Never play for turn on turning pitches, rotate strike: Gaekwad (IANS Interview)(22:48)
    By Khurram Habib

    Ahmedabad, March 2 (IANS) Former India batsman Anshuman Gaekwad was considered a 'wall' during his playing days for his ability to bat with patience and determination, be at Sabina Park in Jamaica against a furious West Indies pace attack, or against Pakistan on a Jallandhar pitch where batting was difficult.

'Bhagat Singh's is a story that needs to be told & retold' (IANS Interview)
  • 'Bhagat Singh's is a story that needs to be told & retold' (IANS Interview)(12:24)
    By Vishnu Makhijani

    New Delhi, March 2 (IANS) Punjabi folklore is full of the brave deeds of the two 'Shaheeds' of Bhagat Singh and Udham Singh, who have legendary status, and as a young child, Satvinder Singh Juss grew up listening to stories about them from his grandfather. Upon arrival in the UK at the age of nine, he recalls the annual commemoration of them held by the Indian Workers Association in town halls across the country for the future of a free India and the unfulfilled promise that they came to represent.

India must play pro-active role on Indus Waters Treaty (IANS Interview)
  • India must play pro-active role on Indus Waters Treaty (IANS Interview)(12:14)
    By Vishnu Makhijani

    New Delhi, Feb 27 (IANS) The Indus Waters Treaty (IWT) brokered between India and Pakistan by the World Bank in 1960 has weathered three wars in 1965, 1971 and 1999 -- as also the September 2016 attack by four heavily armed terrorists that resulted in the death of 19 soldiers and the four attackers and was "the deadliest attack on security forces in Kashmir in two decades".

MediaTek chips to drive India's 5G, IoT dream (IANS Interview)
  • MediaTek chips to drive India's 5G, IoT dream (IANS Interview)(17:42)
    By Nishant Arora

    New Delhi, Feb 26 (IANS) As the government renews thrust on the Production-Linked Incentive (PLI) scheme to promote domestic manufacturing, MediaTek, which is the world's fourth-largest fabless semiconductor company, on Friday said the scheme will provide a much-needed impetus to the semiconductor manufacturing sector which currently faces several issues with a lack of funds, and the company is in a position to further strengthen its foothold in the country.

Combing nuances of poetry, music into Kangra's miniature paintings (IANS Interview)
  • Combing nuances of poetry, music into Kangra's miniature paintings (IANS Interview)(12:02)
    By Vishnu Makhijani

    New Delhi, Feb 26 (IANS) His keen interest in the 'riti genre of Hindi poetry (romantic works of the 18th-20th centuries) and classical music helps him understand the nuances of Rangmala paintings that depict variations of Indian musical modes. Today, art historian and art critic Vijay Sharma is widely recognised as a fine miniature painter and has travelled extensively in India and abroad, giving lecture demonstrations on the techniques of the Pahari paintings of his native Himachal Pradesh.

'I aim to provide a practical and sustainable approach to healthy eating' (IANS Interview)
  • 'I aim to provide a practical and sustainable approach to healthy eating' (IANS Interview)(11:34)
    By Vishnu Makhijani

    New Delhi, Feb 24 (IANS) Nandita Iyer, a doctor and a nutritionist, figured her way around the kitchen only in her late 20 as the rigours of medical college studies left her with little time for anything else. Her time-off for over a year in the US some 15 years ago was when she really got familiar with cooking and began a blog to record her culinary adventures. Her first book appeared in 2017 and her frustration with the "click-bait and oversimplified information" available on the internet has prompted a second book, "Everyday Superfoods" (Bloomsbury), that aims to provide a practical and sustainable approach to healthy eating.

Awakening your 'soulprint' to find happiness and success (IANS Interview)
  • Awakening your 'soulprint' to find happiness and success (IANS Interview)(11:28)
    By Vishnu Makhijani

    New Delhi, Feb 22 (IANS) It was a chance discovery of a book written 100 years ago by his great great grandfather that blended spiritual wisdom to aid decision-making that inspired writer and life coach Aditya Nath to delve deeper into the subject and pen his debut novel, "Awaken Your Soulprint - Discovering Your Own Special Path To Happiness And Success" that he believes can also provide the path ahead in todays pandemic times.

Understanding nuances of world cinema through 10th century Kashmiri philosopher Abhinavagupta (IANS Interview)
Sayajirao III: A Baroda ruler whose far-sighted reforms still resonate (IANS Interview)
  • Sayajirao III: A Baroda ruler whose far-sighted reforms still resonate (IANS Interview)(11:50)
    By Vishnu Makhijani

    New Delhi, Feb 16 (IANS) He was born in the family of a farmer who, though he bore the name Gaekwad, was considered to be to the cadet branch of the Baroda royal family or that of the younger sons of a previous ruler and thus not eligible to succeed to the throne. It was fate that decided his ascendancy as Maharaja Sayajirao Gaekwad III (1875-1939) and his reign of over 60 years is today remembered for an illustrious university that bears his name and a host of reforms in various spheres, including the economy, women's education, encouraging widow remarriage, abolition of child marriages and the purdah -- rather than creating edifices.

'When The Music Changes' culls out the power-play behind sexual abuse (IANS Interview)
  • 'When The Music Changes' culls out the power-play behind sexual abuse (IANS Interview)(11:00)
    By Vishnu Makhijani

    New Delhi, Feb 14 (IANS) Lakshmi Devy was born in New York and obtained a medical degree from India while simultaneously acting in Tamil and Malayalam films. A toxic relationship with a narcissist and the horrific increase in the number of rape cases in India prompted her to direct "When The Music Changes", a powerful and gut-wrenching film that portrays the nuanced aspects of emotional as well as physical abuse of women within a patriarchal society.

Want a Bill Gates to emerge from community: Transgender activist (IANS Interview)
  • Want a Bill Gates to emerge from community: Transgender activist (IANS Interview)(20:20)
    Arun Lakshman

    Kozhikode (Kerala), Feb 12 (IANS) Kalki Subramaniam is a transgender activist, artist and poet. She was one of the moving forces behind the Supreme Court judgment that gave rights to transgenders in the country. Subramaniam was in the city to participate in the 2nd edition of International Conference on Gender Equality (ICGE).

'Focusing on basics propelled M&M to top of India's utility vehicle market' (IANS Interview)
  • 'Focusing on basics propelled M&M to top of India's utility vehicle market' (IANS Interview)(11:30)
    By Vishnu Makhijani

    New Delhi, Feb 12 (IANS) A US aircraft manufacturer coined the term KISS -- Keep It Simple Stupid -- as it churned out bombers by the dozens at the height of the Second World War. An Indian company in the 1940s adopted the mantra and "concentrated on one simple diet of doing what they started with" by assembling Willys jeeps to grow into one of the countrys largest makers of SUVs, says a new book on the company and which is perhaps the first definite work on Indias automobile industry.

Nutritionist Lovneet Batra sticks to basics in pandemic times (IANS Interview)
  • Nutritionist Lovneet Batra sticks to basics in pandemic times (IANS Interview)(11:52)
    By Vishnu Makhijani

    New Delhi, Feb 8 (IANS) At a time when a multitude of manufacturers are pushing their largely synthetic products as boosting immunity during the pandemic, nutritionist Lovneet is steadfastly sticking to the natural way of doing things, saying traditional wisdom provides the best answer to staying fit.

Disinvestment aimed at growth, not to plug fiscal deficit: DIPAM Secy (IANS Interview)
  • Disinvestment aimed at growth, not to plug fiscal deficit: DIPAM Secy (IANS Interview)(18:30)
    By Rituraj Baruah & Subhash Narayan

    New Delhi, Feb 7 (IANS) As the Budget 2021 comes up with major thrust on privatisation of public sector enterprises, Disinvestment Secretary, Tuhin Kanta Pandey has said that the government's new disinvestment policy is aimed at economic growth and employment creation, rather than plugging the vast fiscal deficit.

Breaking stereotypes: What strong heroine should look like (IANS Interview)
Romancing the rich, ancient weaponry of Jodhpur (IANS Interview)
  • Romancing the rich, ancient weaponry of Jodhpur (IANS Interview)(14:12)
    By Vishnu Makhijani

    New Delhi, Feb 2 (IANS) He holds a DPhil from Oxford in Indian Anthropology, is a Fellow of the Society of Antiquaries and of the Royal Society; he ran an antique picture gallery in Sussex and restored a 15th century villa and garden in Florence before he found his true calling in chronicling the world of ancient arms and ammunition.

With eye on Olympic medal, Padma Shri Sudha 'shuns' family for glory (IANS Interview)
'Reinvention' explores the darker side of love, family, ambition (IANS Interview)
  • 'Reinvention' explores the darker side of love, family, ambition (IANS Interview)(11:42)
    By Vishnu Makhijani

    New Delhi, Jan 27 (IANS) Her first collection of poems, "Boundless", captured her search for her own identity in her twenties as she built her career and moved from India to London to California. Natasha Malpani Oswal, who, apart from being a poet, is also a content producer and podcast producer, wrote her latest book, "Reinvention" after moving back to India after ten years of living abroad as she grappled with the idea of 'coming home' and 'coming of age'.

Mamata is contesting from Nandigram as she is afraid: Kailash Vijayvargiya (IANS interview)
Downfall of the BJP govt has started with the farmers protest: Kisan Congress VP (IANS interview)
  • Downfall of the BJP govt has started with the farmers protest: Kisan Congress VP (IANS interview)(19:30)
    By Anand Singh

    New Delhi, Jan 18 (IANS) With the farmers agitation continuing for the 54th day and the crucial 10th round of talks of the farmers with the government scheduled on Tuesday, Kisan Congress Vice President Surendra Solanki on Monday said that the downfall of the Narendra Modi-led BJP government will start from this farmers agitation, as it is the first protest in 73 years of Independent India which has gone strong even during the Covid pandemic.

A priceless collection of 200 years of Indians writing prose and poetry in English (IANS Interview)
You'll see Cong makeover in Bihar soon: Bhakta Charan Das (IANS Interview)
People are terrified in the Mamata regime: Keshav Prasad Maurya (IANS Interview)
  • People are terrified in the Mamata regime: Keshav Prasad Maurya (IANS Interview)(15:26)
    By Vivek Tripathi

    Lucknow, Jan 11 (IANS) Uttar Pradesh Deputy Chief Minister Keshav Prasad Maurya, who is on a visit to West Bengal ahead of the upcoming Assembly polls, on Monday alleged that people are terrified in the state owing to the atmosphere of misrule, anarchy and hooliganism under a government led by chief minister Mamata Banerjee.

'Soumitra Chatterjee disdained stardom if it got in way of his beliefs as an artist' (IANS Interview)
  • 'Soumitra Chatterjee disdained stardom if it got in way of his beliefs as an artist' (IANS Interview)(12:14)
    By Vishnu Makhijani

    New Delhi, Jan 9 (IANS) Soumitra Chatterjee, the doyen of Bengali cinema who passed away on November 15, 2020 aged 85, leaving behind an oeuvre of over 250 films – a staggering 14 of them directed by Satyajit Ray - five books, four poetry collections, three dramas and an array of paintings, had once remarked that he would have become a carpenter had he not become an actor.

Home is where the union is (IANS Interview)
  • Home is where the union is (IANS Interview)(15:26)
    By Sukant Deepak

    New Delhi, Dec 25 (IANS) She was 14 when she joined the union after her father, who opposed the Khalistan movement was killed in 1991. When 43-year-old Harinder Bindu, President of the BKU (Ugrahan) Woman's Wing looks back at all these years, there is no regret.

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