'Brands increasingly self-aware of need for an authentic voice' (IANS Interview)
  • 'Brands increasingly self-aware of need for an authentic voice' (IANS Interview)(12:54)
    By Vishnu Makhijani

    New Delhi, Jan 17 (IANS) Beginning her career in Paris, refining her skills in New York, where she founded a hugely successful branding agency, Srimoyi Bhattacharya always wanted to move to India. On doing so in 2007 realised that the role of a publicist was still a nascent function and is today happy to note that brands "are increasingly self-aware of the importance of an authentic voice".

Parineeti Chopra explains why upcoming talent show is special to her (IANS Interview)
'Nambi Narayanan playing the martyr to cover up his own tracks in ISRO spy case' (IANS Interview)
Those who can't run party, can't run state: Pushkar Singh Dhami (IANS Interview)
'Uttarakhand polls contest between Harish Rawat and BJP's misrule' (IANS Interview)
People have trust in double-engine govt: Goa CM (IANS Interview)
'Architectural Ornamentation in Shrines & Mosques of Kashmir' brings alive an enduring legacy of the past (IANS Interview)
  • 'Architectural Ornamentation in Shrines & Mosques of Kashmir' brings alive an enduring legacy of the past (IANS Interview)(11:30)
    By Vishnu Makhijani

    New Delhi, Jan 10 (IANS) The excellence of the arts of Kashmir is generously reflected in the decorative and ornamental elements found in the architecture of its mosques and shrines, where attention is focused on the delicate details, innovative patterns and motifs that combine to create a unique style. With the motifs a blend of geometric and floral forms sensitively used to create a sense of unity of nature and creativity, they have for centuries addressed the spiritual and devotional urge and longing of worshipers and visitors.

Ram Charan explains the importance of big-ticket releases for film industry (IANS Interview)
How music & drama enthusiast Soham topped CAT (IANS Interview)
  • How music & drama enthusiast Soham topped CAT (IANS Interview)(09:16)
    By Ganesh Bhatt

    New Delhi, Jan 9 (IANS) Mumbai boy Soham Katkar, who is a music and drama enthusiast, topped the Common Admission Test (CAT 2021) with 100 percentile, even as he was enjoying the India vs New Zealand cricket series a few days prior to the examination.

I was ridiculed when attempting something different: Laparoscopy pioneer Tehemton Udwadia (IANS Interview)
  • I was ridiculed when attempting something different: Laparoscopy pioneer Tehemton Udwadia (IANS Interview)(12:50)
    By Vishnu Makhijani

    New Delhi, Jan 8 (IANS) His mentor taught that success is not a destination, but the journey. "And with such mentors," says Dr. Tehemton Erach Udwadia, the pioneer of laparoscopy or minimal invasive surgery in India, "my journey with all its stumbles, all the ridicule I faced when trying to do something different, has been an exciting, joyous roller coaster ride where Ive screamed when going down and laughed when going up."

'I've always wanted to pass on my knowledge to the next generation' (IANS Interview)
  • 'I've always wanted to pass on my knowledge to the next generation' (IANS Interview)(13:18)
    By Vishnu Makhijani

    New Delhi, Jan 6 (IANS) Some people just go on and on with a burning desire to pass on their knowledge to the next generation. After more than four decades in the corporate world, during which he rose to CEO of Tata Bearings, G.S. Rattan spent a decade in academics, has just published his debut book - at 74 - and says a "fourth career would be absolutely brilliant" but for now he is happy to settle into his role as an author.

BJP will win elections in 2022, form govt in 2024: Nitin Gadkari (IANS Interview)
'It was like I'd visited Uganda in a past life' (IANS Interview)
  • 'It was like I'd visited Uganda in a past life' (IANS Interview)(11:34)
    By Vishnu Makhijani

    New Delhi, Jan 4 (IANS) Neema Shahs parents and grandparents left India to make their homes in East Africa and later in London, where she was born and lives. Growing up, she read many novels about the British immigrant experience but they focused on those whod arrived on Britains shores, leaving a single country behind, one where they belonged completely.

This ranger guarded Himalayan biodiversity for 33 years (IANS Interview)
  • This ranger guarded Himalayan biodiversity for 33 years (IANS Interview)(12:40)
    BY VISHAL GULATI

    Shimla, Jan 3 (IANS) Like other park rangers, Roshan Chaudhary normally leaves for patrolling in the morning and returns at sunset. And when there is a tip-off on the movement of poachers for several nights at a stretch he has to camp for the conservation of Western Himalayan biodiversity.

Govt will remember all great tribal heroes: Arjun Munda (IANS Interview)
'I'm offering you a financial framework, plug in your own priorities' (IANS Interview)
  • 'I'm offering you a financial framework, plug in your own priorities' (IANS Interview)(11:16)
    By Vishnu Makhijani

    New Delhi, Dec 31 (IANS) An engineer by qualification, Priyanka Mashelkar has an MA in Public Administration, a diploma in Business Laws, and certifications in International Tax Law, and Private Equity and Venture Capital. She is a member of the Indian Revenue Service (IRS), is pursuing a law degree and just authored a book on 15 ways of mastering your own money and hitting the jackpot.

Impact of our action plans will be visible for next 25-30 yrs: Hemant Soren (IANS Interview)
Tovino Thomas, Basil Joseph discuss superpowers that led to origin of 'Minnal Murali' (IANS Interview)
'Odisha's Gajapati's personified an innovative experiment in statecraft' (IANS Interview)
Hybrid work is here to stay even if things turn normal: HP India Head (IANS Interview)
Oppn unity a myth: Dilip Ghosh (IANS Interview)
  • Oppn unity a myth: Dilip Ghosh (IANS Interview)(09:56)
    By Shashi Bhushan

    New Delhi, Dec 26 (IANS) Calling opposition unity a myth, BJP national vice president, Dilip Ghosh said that the opposition don't have a leader like Prime Minister Narendra Modi and there is a complete vacuum of leadership in the rival camp.

From weathering political storms, rebellions to managing Covid, Ashok Gehlot is a doughty fighter (IANS Interview)
  • From weathering political storms, rebellions to managing Covid, Ashok Gehlot is a doughty fighter (IANS Interview)(12:08)
    By Archana Sharma

    Jaipur, Dec 24 (IANS) The Congress government in Rajasthan recently completed three years in power. While it attracted many accolades for its Bhilwara model which helped check the corona spread, the state government equally drew criticism for infighting within its MLAs, rebellion among its workers and the ministers camping in five-star hotels to avoid toppling of the government. Further, the state also topped NCRB charts in rape cases.

Kitchens are where I feel the happiest: Michelin Star Chef Rohit Ghai (IANS Interview)
'Decoupled': Hardik Mehta and Manu Joseph open up on creative choices (IANS interview)
'Unique case of rabble-rouser being anointed chief minister' (IANS Interview)
  • 'Unique case of rabble-rouser being anointed chief minister' (IANS Interview)(14:14)
    By Vishnu Makhijani

    New Delhi, Dec 21 (IANS) The "unexpected" appointment of Yogi Adityanath as the Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister in 2017 was met with "outrage and disappointment in most quarters, other than the staunch right-wing groups that hailed the move to no end", writes veteran journalist Sharat Pradhan, a close observer of state politics for over four-and-a-half decades, who terms it a "unique case of a rabble-rouser suddenly being anointed" to the post.