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.
For all his accomplishments as chancellor, Kohl’s life was tinged by controversy and personal tragedy.
She wrote on colonial Bombay and Goa with special emphasis on the ‘Portuguese Impress.’
The death of the NSCN (K) leader raises questions about the rebel group’s future strategy vis-à-vis both the Indian and Myanmar governments.
The Telugu legend had been admitted to the hospital earlier this year with kidney problems.
Noriega was a spy for the CIA, until the US invaded Panama, ending a criminal career that saw him working with drug traffickers like Pablo Escobar.
As a police leader, K.P.S. Gill was a disaster – one that others had to pay for.
A father of four, Mitsotakis retired from parliament in January 2004, but remained New Democracy’s honorary president.
Brzezinski helped Carter contend with several international issues, including the Iranian revolution that overthrew the Shah and the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan.
Moore was the quintessential stylish Englishman, always ready with a quip in his roles and in real life
His 12 years as James Bond, the British agent with a voracious appetite for danger and sex, made Moore a millionaire and a heartthrob the world over.
An RSS man at heart and in mind, Dave had replaced Prakash Javadekar as environment minister at the Centre in July 2016.
A former chief justice of the Himachal high court, she criticised the Supreme Court’s decision to recriminalise homosexuality.