Asma Jahangir envisioned Pakistan as a pluralist nation-state where democratic power structure is the basis of the federation.
She did whatever she did in order to adhere to her core principles – not to seek glory, not to benefit from adversity.
Jahangir was the first woman to serve as the president of the Supreme Court Bar Association of Pakistan.
Saqi Farooqi left a lasting impression; good or bad.
What Supriya Devi endured while fleeing Burma may have brought out the underlying pathos and dignity of her performances in Ritwik Ghatak’s ‘Meghe Dhaka Tara’ and ‘Komolgandhar’.
The accomplished actor was known not only for her glamorous on- and off-screen persona, but also for her realistic portrayals.
A strong female voice of dissent, the literary world is mourning one of science fiction’s greatest novelists.
The veteran trade unionist passed away in Pune on January 23, 2018.
South African trumpeter Hugh Masekela made an impact across the world during his decades-long musical career.
The 103 year old Latin American poet, who described himself as an anti-poet, was noted for his black humour, his sense of irony and his refusal to take poetry too seriously.
Masekela gained global recognition with his distinctive Afro-Jazz sound and hits such as ‘Soweto Blues’, a song which became synonymous with the anti-apartheid movement.
A personal tribute to the ‘firebrand’ writer, journalist, literary critic and theatre personality who passed away in Chennai recently.
Mohan, chairman of Mohan Meakin, passed away on Saturday following a cardiac arrest near Ghaziabad.
While the veteran actor gave some unforgettable performances, he did not always get roles that challenged him.
Shashi Kapoor made his debut as a leading man in the 1961 film ‘Dharmputra’ and went on to appear in more than 116 films during ’70s and until the mid ’80s.
The former Union minister had suffered a stroke in 2008 and was hospitalised since then.
Chandra asked his students to fight against the ideologies which advocated the cult of one people and one religion.
The Persian and Urdu translator has left a lasting mark on the community of scholars researching South Asia.
The energy that buoyed Girja Devi’s creativity as well as her magical execution of thumri and khayal emerged out of the mehfils.
Girija Devi’s incisive voice invariably rang strong and true when she took to the stage, carrying with it the wisdom and experience of a lifetime spent with music.
Girija Devi, one of the foundational figures of Banaras and Senia gharana died on Tuesday in Kolkata after a cardiac arrest.
In a culture where people seldom speak their minds to friends, the historian and international textile authority could be a fierce critic when she felt one was going astray.
Though Kundan Shah made other interesting movies and serials, the 1983 film – black comedy, satire, call it what you will – is the one that he will always be remembered for.
Shirin Vajifdar, who died on September 29, 2017, exhibited an unusual love for classical dancing from childhood and defied taboos to train in multiple classical dance forms.
Mohammed Cherif Bassiouni, international criminal law’s most prolific exponent, passed away on September 25 at the age of 79.
The Padma Shri awardee may have been “of American origin” but his ability to recite shairi in impeccable Urdu coupled with his memorable roles in several Hindustani and Urdu plays reflect that Alter was, in fact, a native.
The theatre, film and television actor had been suffering from skin cancer.
How will history judge the founder of Playboy? That the iconic magazine had good journalism is undeniable, but equally true is that it sold because of the nudity.
Journalists and writers like Arun Sadhu derive their strength not only from scholarship but leg work, and moving among common people and not just among top-ranking politicians.
In addition to his military and diplomatic achievements, Air Force Marshal Arjan Singh was a commander who worked for the well being of veterans.
Denying people a voice is violence, and it was this violence that the noted journalist stood against. And in return, she was given a violent death.
The state government has declared state mourning for two days and chief minister Pema Khandu has expressed shock and grief over Kena’s demise.
Shome Basu recollects the time he spent with photographer S. Paul, who passed away at the age of 88 at Max Hospital in Patparganj on Wednesday.
Falling under Moreau’s spell also meant falling under the spell of a particular kind of cinema, where images not only carried the narrative but could also transcend it.
Bhargava was the founder-director of Hyderabad-based Centre for Cellular and Molecular Biology.
Eunice De Souza lived her life in an uncompromising way and inspired generations of her students.
Eunice has been widely acclaimed as a poet, novelist and anthologist of 19th and 20th century Indian writing. She was also a critic, columnist and writer for children.
Bennington had a history of alcohol and drug abuse, and spoke openly in the past about his struggles to overcome his demons.
The death of Liu Xiaobo is both an occasion to mourn a man who fought for democracy and one to think about the nature of protest and dissent.
Biswamoy Pati’s passion for social change helped him envision a just and humane society, which he successfully passed on to many generations of students.