“I could never tell her that the abstraction in her music was the most captivating element for me.”
In any man who dies there dies with him, his first snow and kiss and fight, it goes with him…. Not people die but worlds die in them. ~ Yevgeny Yevtushenko, ‘People’ In A Precocious Autobiography, the Russian poet Yevgeny Yevtushenko, who passed away on April 1, recounted […]
Amonkar’s performances were never bereft of brilliant passages. Because, as they say in cricket, form is temporary but class is permanent.
For those close to him and the whole legal community, Tehmtan Andhyarujina was our lodestar who guided us through choppy waters with his calm and composed demeanour.
The Tamil writer will be remembered for his views on communalism, the battle of the sexes and the Emergency, but also his silence on caste.
Chuck Berry influenced generations of musicians, including the Beatles and the Rolling Stones, acting as a bridge between the blues and rock and roll
His arrival on the political scene as an articulate Muslim leader was no ordinary event in the journey of the Indian republic.
His meticulous study is even today referred to by the Indian bar and bench.
He made original contributions to social choice theory, general equilibrium, growth theory, the analysis of discrimination against groups and healthcare, and remains the youngest economist to win the Nobel Prize.
Vitaly Churkin served his country for more than four decades, fiercely defending its interests, but with elegance and a calibrated touch of sarcasm.
The novelist who was refused his due credit managed to create his own niche and readership, proving wrong those who deny that one can earn a living writing Hindi literature.
With her erudite and cosmopolitan Aligarh background, Salma became the perfect foil to her urbane but quiet husband Krishan Chandar
For Adivasis in Dhantali, Srilata Swaminathan became a mentor in fighting for a decent life for themselves.
The famed producer, formidable actor and founder of Kohinoor Theatre, a leading mobile theatre company of the state, compelled all classes to pay heed to this unique theatre form.
Alexander Mikhailovich Kadakin spent over two decades working in India, which he described as both his karma-bhoomi and his prem-bhoomi.
Having covered conflicts like the Second World War, the wars in North Africa and Vietnam, Hollingworth was defying gender roles in a male-dominated field.
A tribute to a peerless art critic, storyteller and thinker who made generations believe that ways of seeing art translates into ways of being in the world.
The demise of the international jurist has left a void in the public international law scholarship that will be difficult to fill.
Sartsedt had one big hit, “where do you go to my lovely” which topped the British charts in 1969
In a country where classical music connoisseurs are dwindling and the demand for the genre is on a steady decline, Ustad Fateh Ali Khan kept the flame of his art alive with a robust vigour and peerless flair.
Om Puri may have been one of the greatest actors of his generation, but he remained under-utilised by Indian filmmakers.
From Bollywood to Hollywood, from independent to art films, the noted actor, known for his versatility, gave several acclaimed performances.
Scholar who knew the task of an economist is not just to measure inequality but to find ways to reduce and eliminate it.
Berger spoke to the viewer as an equal, taking us with him on a journey of captivating stories that made art theory come alive
In November, after a very cogent public speech on India’s rivers, he was completely exhausted and in pain. But that he came anyway showed his dedication.
An excerpt from the environmentalist’s Radiant Raindrops of Rajasthan.
A renowned economist, he had a deep understanding of the working of the Indian financial system and was an expert on the Chinese economy.
Knightley is best known for his investigative work on master spy Kim Philby, whose trust he managed to gain.
Never the prototype politician, Cho was an actor who thought and wrote on public affairs, built on his political relationships, and used his kalam and awaaz to create or even force change.
The professor’s life was an ethical-moral compass for many, as he embraced simplicity and actively stayed away from power.
What mattered to Jayalalithaa’s supporters was that she was always there for them, even if only in spirit – and that creation of the image of ‘Amma’ was a political masterstroke.
A reporter recalls her interactions with the late Jayalalithaa, including the chief minister’s encounter with former prime minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee over the Cauvery issue.
Over the years, Jayalalithaa perfected an idiom of governance that leveraged state-funded populism to fuel a cult of personality that had few parallels anywhere in India.
But she was also a pioneer of freebies and those came at a cost.
A fond memory of a man who loved the finer things in life and had a strong human side to him.
The revolutionary leader, who defied the US for over 50 years, has left behind in much of the world a feeling of inevitable, but nonetheless irreparable, loss.
Looking back on the life of the Cuban communist and revolutionary and the astonishing impact he had on not just Cuba or Latin America but the whole world.
He was a public intellectual and man of letters who steered the Times of India through crucial periods in India’s history
Padgaonkar was appointed one of the members of the three-member Interlocutors Group on Jammu and Kashmir, set up by the government after continuous unrest in the Valley in 2008.
The singer and composer’s every creation and rendition challenged notions of tradition, convention and classicism that the Carnatic music world had nailed and fixed.