NEW DELHI: Robin K. Dhowan took over as chief of the Indian Navy nearly two months after D.K. Joshi quit the post in the wake of a series of mishaps. Admiral Dhowan, 59, who has been the acting Navy chief since Joshi's exit, has been appointed the Chief of Navy Staff superseding Western Naval Commander Shekhar Sinha. He will have a tenure of 25 months, retiring in May 2016. Sinha was the...
Five women from Rwanda, all awarded the Unesco peace prize in 1996, stood tall and with pride tinged with immense grief. I was there in Paris to perform my piece on violence, V For..., for the award ceremony. The ... »
Atal Bihari Vajpayee is increasingly becoming the silent mascot of the BJP campaign, with Narendra Modi invoking his governance model. Vajpayee is confined to his Delhi home because of old age illnesses and could ... »
Indira Gandhi and her father Jawaharlal Nehru were frequent travellers. They learnt to travel early. Jawaharlal began travelling as a child under direction of his father Motilal, who picked up the rather 19th century ... »
She was standing inside the secret garden—Frances Hodgson Burnett's "The Secret Garden" 1901There is no key. No ivy-covered door. But if you find the blue board, then its equivalent to Open Sesame. ... »