First look at Star Wars’ John Boyega in new BBC drama Small Axe playing real-life cop who fought racism in the force

He discussed the series further, adding: “I felt these stories needed to be shared. I wanted to re-live, re-evaluate and investigate the journeys that my parents and the first generation of West Indians went on to deliver me here today calling myself a Black British person.

Gopalkrishna Gandhi on Mahatma Gandhi: The pulse of a legacy in an age of heroics

Idealism has gone through a make-over, emerging from the green room of contemporary political fashion in the shape and style of a ‘no-nonsense’ realism. Honesty, frankness, are of course the ‘nonsense’ that has been peeled off. This ‘realism’ sees human thought as a redundancy, human conscience a distraction. Truth — Gandhi’s obsession — is assailed […]

Sardar Patel, a shared inheritance

Under a big tentIn Gandhi’s words: “In as much… as I represent the Indian National Congress, I must clearly set forth its position. In spite of appearances to the contrary, especially in England, the Congress claims to represent the whole nation and most decidedly the dumb millions among whom are included the numberless untouchables who […]

Mahatma Gandhi 150th birth anniversary: Recovering Gandhi’s religious vision

Given the inescapability of deep religious diversity, he argued, “the need of the moment is not one religion for the whole of human kind, but mutual respect, equal regard and tolerance of the devotees of different religions.” This moral-practical attitude of equal regard for all religions is entailed by an epistemic grasp of the deeper, […]

President flags off Swachh Bharat drive at Kirnahar

The President said that government has accorded much more priority to cleanliness and has taken it up as a mission. Accordingly, the program is being launched on Thursday in 6 Lakh villages and a number of cities in the country. Enlisting hundred volunteers by each one who has taken Swachhta pledge today would go a […]

Red alert issued for Mumbai, nearby areas battered by heavy rain

The Mumbai Metropolitan Region (MMR) saw its deadliest spell of rain from Monday night to Tuesday morning, which claimed at least three lives in separate incidents. The downpour also caused an unprecedented landslide on the western express highway (WEH) in Malad.

Shots are called by a few interconnected families with a few rare exceptions: Ram Sampath

Two decades of working under deadlines took its toll on Sampath, who developed physical and mental health problems. He says it is important to not succumb to false perceptions. “Mental health is a silent epidemic. I think it’s crucial that we allow the next generation some room to breathe because the pressure to succeed is […]

Felt like I betrayed my country, called my girlfriend and cried a lot: Ishant Sharma recalls conceding 30 runs to James Faulkner

“I laugh about it now and I consider it a blessing in disguise. Sometimes you need a jolt to understand your passion. After the Faulkner incident, I went through major changes in my life. After 2013, I started taking things seriously. Before that, if I had a bad performance, people would come and tell me […]

Foster kitten may have mistaken itself for a towel. Netizens lose cool over its derpy ‘cattitude’

If you’re a feline parent, related to someone who is raising a kitty, or just a cat content enthusiast, then you may know that our furry little feline friends love to sit wherever they can fit. This feline seems to be no exception to that rule and is looking ultra cute while sitting on a […]

Weak U.S. manufacturing underscores slowing economic growth

By Lucia MutikaniWASHINGTON: New orders for U.S.-made capital goods fell more than expected in April, further evidence that the economy was slowing after a growth spurt in the first quarter that was driven by exports and a buildup of inventories.The report from the Commerce Department on Friday also showed orders for these goods were not […]