Patti and Thatha, Aai and Dada—and Kedar: the warmest tributes for Pandit Jasraj come from lifelong friendships forged across India

Pandit Jasraj’s departure to a higher orbit—somewhere between Mars and Jupiter, along with Mozart, Beethoven and Pavarotti—has inspired some fabulous pictures, anecdotes and tributes in the newspapers.  Actually, that’s not hyperbole. As the Hindustan Times reminds us, …

42 years after Dr Raj Kumar’s ‘If you come today’—and 18 years after Rumsfeld’s ‘known unknowns’—has Shekhar Gupta beaten them (and ‘Swami’ Nityananda) at their own game?

*** It is not widely known that the Kannada movie legend Dr Raj Kumar won only one national award in his long and illustrious career, but it was not for …

Only the calm voice of a 93-year-old could have done justice to a wild state with 5 national parks, 5 tiger reserves, and 33 sanctuaries: Sir David Attenborough’s

It took 20 cameras and 1,500 days of shooting and production for Wild Karnataka, a 52-minute wildlife film, the first to be released in movie halls. The brains behind the …

It takes a PhD in environmental toxicology from Cornell University to serve up a nice number to those who love the fudge cooked up by Narendra Modi’s statistical chefs

Can’t beat UPA’s growth rate? Calculate the GDP rate differently. Can’t provide two crore jobs as promised? Stop tracking employment. Worst unemployment in 45 years? Bury the NSSO report. Can’t …