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Election Commission of India appoints actor Rajkummar Rao as ‘National Icon’


New Delhi: The Election Commission of India has appointed actor Rajkummar Rao as one of their ‘National Icons’ ahead of five assembly elections this year, and the 2024 Lok Sabha polls. The ECI’s move comes in the backdrop of the actor’s iconic role from a few years ago when he played a government employee on election...

HEROES OF AN INDIAN AMERICAN


By Basab Dasgupta   I have often wondered who my heroes are among all the great men I have studied about in history books and heard about from events during my lifetime. Who are the famous and successful people I not only admire but wish to emulate as role models, sitting here at the crossroad of...

‘Sherni’ produces slow-burn impact


"Sherni" tackles several diverse issues. The film is as much about sexism in the 'sarkari' workplace offices as it is about rapid erosion of forest land and the threat to wildlife in the name of development. It is about India's apathetic 'babu' culture as well as the self-seeking rich and mighty who thrive at the...

Christie’s to sell Isaac Newton’s notes for greatest work


Handwritten notes that show one of history’s greatest scientific minds in action are going up for auction in London. Pages containing Isaac Newton's jotted revisions to his masterwork, the "Principia," are expected to sell next month for between 600,000 pounds and 900,000 pounds ($850,000 and $1.3 million), auctioneer Christie's said Tuesday. Published in 1687, Newton’s Philosophiae naturalis principia mathematica Mathematical Principles...