2019 Cricket World Cup: Virat Kohli unveils ‘away’ kit for England match

“The contrast is good, the fit is great. For one game it’s fine. But I don’t think permanently we will be heading in that direction because blue is our colour and we are very proud to wear that.”

India tour of Australia 2020-21: Allan Border slams CA, BCCI on proposed change in schedule

“You can negotiate as much as you like but these are traditional dates that everyone knows have been in the calendar forever, so to start negotiating now… it’s a tough one. I wouldn’t be bowing down to it – we’ve got traditional dates, let’s stick with them.”

8 Books You Need to Read This September

Those Who Leave and Those Who Stay, by Elena Ferrante (Europa, September 2)My Brilliant Friend, and you’ll be caught up before the fourth and final installment makes its way into English.  The Bone Clocks, by David Mitchell (Random House, September 2)10:04, by Ben Lerner (Faber & Faber, September 2)Leaving the Atocha Station, but more mature. […]

Priyanka Chopra remembers her Miss World crowning moment: ‘20 years ago today, this happened’, see pic

Priyanka had an equally interesting story to narrate about winning Miss India title earlier that year. She said she was meant to return home and appear for her exams. On completing 20 years in entertainment business, Priyanka had shared a video from her Miss India winning moment in which she said how she was never […]

8 Books You Need to Read This August

Your Face in Mine by Jess Row (Riverhead; August 14)Soul Man, but Row is talented enough to pull it off. A man spots someone in the street who looks just like an old friend, only black. Martin Wilkinson (née Lipkin) has experienced the marvel of racial-reassignment surgery, and he wants his buddy to help tell the […]

Vidya Balan on how her characters aim to change women’s on-screen perception

During an interview with IANS, Balan said: “No, I don’t think it’s my responsibility at all, but I think it is something I veer towards because I get inspired by strong women stories.”

In charts: International Monetary Fund’s World Economic Outlook

In a few major economies, including India, growth in 2019 is sharply lower than in 2018, but is expected to recover in 2020. About India, the report said, “…Growth softened in 2019 as corporate and environmental regulatory uncertainty, together with concerns about the health of the nonbank financial sector, weighed on demand.”

How the Indian cricket team’s jersey has changed over the years

Since the 1980s, the Indian cricket team has been decked up in various shades of blue, from light blue to Oxford blue to azure and “contemporary blue” and so on. Kit changes were very frequent during the 1990s, almost on a series by series basis. The advent of kit sponsors Nike from the mid-2000s ensured […]

Dramatic moment Bengal tiger battles a 300lb bear dubbed ‘the deadliest in the world’ – but who do you think won?

“The tiger was able to sink his teeth into the bear and we thought the bear would die but the tiger soon became exhausted and let go. The bleeding sloth bear charged at the tiger and bit him on the leg.”

On World Aids Day, here are some lessons from fight against AIDS for combating Covid-19

“Just as with AIDS, we need a combination of medicines to treat this disease. The goal of the biotechnology and pharmaceutical industries now is to develop an array of highly potent and specific drugs, each of which targets a different function of the virus,” he told ANI.