Birthday Special: Five incredible performances by Randeep Hooda that made a mark on Indian cinema

When Randeep Hooda picks a script, one can see him get so absorbed in the character that what reflects on screen is pure magic. The actor started out on his Bollywood journey with Mira Nair’s Monsoon Weddings. Even though it took him some time to make his own mark as an actor, he stunned audiences … Read more

Supply of six nuclear reactors: Question mark on Russia inputs, India evaluates French push at Jaitapur

Amid mounting uncertainties over the civil nuclear partnership with Russia in the wake of the Ukraine war, there are indications of fresh progress on the much-delayed deal with French power utility EDF for the supply of six EPR (European Pressurized Water Reactors) nuclear reactors. The Department of Atomic Energy is actively examining a binding techno-commercial … Read more

Shahbaz Ahmed: Bengal’s crisis man from Haryana who has made a mark in IPL too

From not making it to the Haryana Under-19 team, pursuing engineering, moving to Kolkata and playing Ranji Trophy for Bengal despite being labelled an ‘outsider’, to making a mark in the Indian Premier League, Shahbaz Ahmed has seen it all. In 2015, Shahbaz, a third-year civil engineering student, told his father Ahmed Jan that he … Read more

Explained: Who are the Sinn Féin, and why their victory in Northern Ireland could mark a historic change in the region’s politics

Voters in Northern Ireland were voting on Thursday (May 5) in an election that could potentially mark a turning point in the region’s history. Opinion polls ahead of the elections predicted that Sinn Féin would win the majority of seats in the 90-member Northern Ireland Assembly and secure the post of first minister (who is … Read more

Muslims mark Eid al-Fitr holiday with joy, worry

For the Islamic holiday of Eid al-Fitr, the smell of freshly baked orange biscuits and powdered sugar-dusted cookies typically fills the air in Mona Abubakr’s home. But due to higher prices, the Egyptian housewife this year made smaller quantities of the sweet treats, some of which she gives as gifts to relatives and neighbors. The … Read more

At India Art Fair, sights and sounds attracting, compelling artworks make a mark: A roundup

The modernists are always in demand and it is no different at the art fair this year. So, at numerous places booth are on display with the contemporaries and at other places they dominate the entire space. While Dhoomimal Art Gallery is showcasing FN Souza, Amrita Sher-Gil and Jamini Roy, among others, at the DAG … Read more