India will find win-win policies at UN climate summit: Erik Solheim (IANS Interview)
  • India will find win-win policies at UN climate summit: Erik Solheim (IANS Interview)(18:10)
    By Vishal Gulati

    New Delhi, Oct 25 (IANS) With less than a week to go for the pivotal UN Climate Change Conference (COP26) in Glasgow, where nations will submit fresh pledges to secure global net zero emissions and keep 1.5 degrees within reach, former UN Environment chief Erik Solheim on Monday hoped India would find all win-win policies at the summit that are good for economic development and creating green jobs.

All that Sanjeev Kumar cared about was the integrity of his performance' (IANS Interview)
  • All that Sanjeev Kumar cared about was the integrity of his performance' (IANS Interview)(12:06)
    By Vishnu Makhijani

    New Delhi, Oct 25 (IANS) They hail from diverse backgrounds. Mumbai-based Hanif Zaveri is an author, journalist, actor and playwright. New Delhi-based Sumant Batra is one of India's leading insolvency lawyers, rated amongst the top 100 globally -- and a film buff. The meeting of their minds has resulted in "An Actor's Actor" (Penguin/Ebury Press), the first authorised and authoritative biography of the personal and professional life of Sanjeev Kumar, an actor who remains a role model even 35-years after his death.

Oppn only wakes up during polls: Captain Abhimanyu (IANS Interview)
  • Oppn only wakes up during polls: Captain Abhimanyu (IANS Interview)(16:34)
    By Santosh Kumar Pathak

    New Delhi, Oct 24 (IANS) Expressing confidence of sweeping the 2022 Uttar Pradesh Assembly elections, BJP Uttar Pradesh co-incharge Captain Abhimanyu in an exclusive interview with IANS talked about the improved law and order situation in the state and good governance under the Yogi Adityanath government.

Ghalib's compassion, plurality is critical for our times: Najeeb Jung (IANS Interview)
Worst is not yet over, 100 cr vaccinations is a safety net: VK Paul (IANS Interview)
  • Worst is not yet over, 100 cr vaccinations is a safety net: VK Paul (IANS Interview)(19:46)
    By Avinash Prabhakar

    New Delhi, Oct 21 (IANS) "The worst is not over yet. We have created a safety net of 100 cr vaccinations but those who have not been vaccinated yet should come forward to get the vaccine to complete this safety net", said V.K. Paul, Member (Health), NITI Aayog, in an exclusive interview with IANS. He said that talks with WHO for Covaxin EUL approval are in the final stage.

Of films that critiqued the present and the pasts leading to it (IANS Interview)
'Muddled understanding of geo-politics has hounded us a nation' (IANS Interview)
  • 'Muddled understanding of geo-politics has hounded us a nation' (IANS Interview)(10:22)
    By Vishnu Makhijani

    New Delhi, Oct 15 (IANS) At a time when India is celebrating the 50th anniversary of the victory over Pakistan in 1971 that led to the creation of Bangladesh comes a definitive account of a war six years prior to that which also ended in a military victory but which came to naught with the hard-fought territory being returned without any political or diplomatic gains.

Exploring a dysfunctional family with depth and levity (IANS Interview)
  • Exploring a dysfunctional family with depth and levity (IANS Interview)(15:16)
    By Vishnu Makhijani

    New Delhi, Oct 11 (IANS) She's named after a bird and Parinda Joshi, born and raised in Ahmedabad and now based in the Silicon Valley, is flying high with her fourth novel, "A House full of Men" (HarperCollins), a tale about a loving Indian family that's also dysfunctional, people who can take a bullet for each other but can also be inconsiderate and selfish.

Examining the multiple nuances of internal security, disaster management (IANS Interview)
  • Examining the multiple nuances of internal security, disaster management (IANS Interview)(13:20)
    By Vishnu Makhijani

    New Delhi, Oct 8 (IANS) His own experience with cracking the Civil Services Examination (CSE) prompted Syed Waquar Raza, a serving IPS officer, to pen a one-stop guide on internal security and disaster management for future aspirants. In addition, his 14 years in uniform have given him an opportunity to closely study the security challenges about which there a general idea but cannot be delved deeper "in the dust and grime of everyday policing".

Singer Raashi Sood recounts how it was to work with Sonakshi Sinha for 'Mil Mahiya' (IANS Interview)
'Where you are, that's your home' (IANS Interview)
  • 'Where you are, that's your home' (IANS Interview)(11:12)
    By Vishnu Makhijani

    New Delhi, Oct 5 (IANS) Back in the 1960s, the national capital was a "quiet and safe place" where women were not harmed and you could sleep on your terrace "without locking the main house door". Then, "a nouveau riche class prospered" and outwardly, New Delhi today "is a beautiful city" but "beneath lies hunger, filth and diseases".

Nikhil Ramani's 'Seventeen' blend of bedroom pop, soft synths (IANS Interview)
Sonakshi Sinha decodes her latest music video 'Mil Mahiya' (IANS Interview)
'Manike Mage Hithe' first Sri Lankan song to go global: Yohani (IANS Interview)
India's vibrant botanical art returns home in lavishly illustrated tome (IANS Interview)
  • India's vibrant botanical art returns home in lavishly illustrated tome (IANS Interview)(10:26)
    By Vishnu Makhijani

    New Delhi, Sep 29 (IANS) Term it colonialism in reverse. A seminal book brings together the striking botanical art of Indian origin spanning a period of 300 years drawn mostly from original works held in the collections of the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew (London), that showcase the richness and variety of art commissioned from talented, mostly unknown, Indian artists who made a substantial contribution to the documentation of the flora of the Indian subcontinent.

Varun Sharma on hosting IPL: I feel blessed, it's super fun (IANS Interview)
Madhur Bhandarkar: I was, I am, I will remain an independent filmmaker (IANS Interview)
  • Madhur Bhandarkar: I was, I am, I will remain an independent filmmaker (IANS Interview)(14:44)
    By Arundhuti Banerjee

    Mumbai, Sep 28 (IANS) Back in 2001, on September 28, when the film 'Chandni Bar' hit the big screen, Madhur Bhandarkar, who was just two films old, could not imagine that this film would change his career. It went on to get four National Film Awards and eventually, Madhur found his signature style of realistic storytelling in the Hindi film industry.

'Misinterpretation of Constitution's basic structure needs to be prevented' (IANS Interview)
  • 'Misinterpretation of Constitution's basic structure needs to be prevented' (IANS Interview)(12:28)
    By Vishnu Makhijani

    New Delhi, Sep 27 (IANS) There is every reason to be proud of the basic structure of the Constitution of India but the "problem" lies in the way its "basic structure is often misinterpreted", says a veteran bureaucrat who had put in his papers as the Union Home Secretary and Secretary Justice in 1993 as "the last straw was the demolition of the Babri Masjid".

BJP will be a force to be reckoned with in Punjab: Arun Singh (IANS Interview)
'Book in Hindi will help counter 'WA varsity' on India's PMs' (IANS Interview)
  • 'Book in Hindi will help counter 'WA varsity' on India's PMs' (IANS Interview)(10:36)
    By Vishnu Makhijani

    New Delhi, Sep 24 (IANS) Rasheed Kidwai, a political commentator, author and journalist of three decades standing, generally writes in English but chose Hindi for his book on Indian Prime Ministers as he found it the ideal medium to not only to counter what the "WhatsApp University" has been purveying on social media but also to serve as a handbook for students of contemporary Indian politics.

'Indians at large need to know about The Battle of Rezang La' (IANS Interview)
  • 'Indians at large need to know about The Battle of Rezang La' (IANS Interview)(11:54)
    By Vishnu Makhijani

    New Delhi, Sep 20 (IANS) It was an epic battle that cost the lives of 110 valiant soldiers of the Indian Army who stood steadfast against a marauding force of 5,000 attackers and prevented a possible Chinese occupation of the entire Ladakh region during the 1962 Sino-Indian war. And yet, very little is known about it to Indians at large outside the villages of southern Haryana from where the soldiers hailed, prompting author Kulpreet Yadav, who served for 20 years in uniform, to bring its minute details onto a larger canvas.

Congress, SP, RLD weakened farmers' protest for personal gains: Sanjeev Balyan (IANS Interview)
Vengaboys: 'You could call us the Bharat Boys' (IANS Interview)
Aim to harness tech for everyone's benefit: Teen coder-author Paarth Arya (IANS Interview, Ld)
  • Aim to harness tech for everyone's benefit: Teen coder-author Paarth Arya (IANS Interview, Ld)(14:34)
    By Vishnu Makhijani

    New Delhi, Sep 17 (IANS) Hes all of 17 but his language is that of a Computer Science pro. He played chess at the national level in the Under-7 category, is disturbed at the "huge challenge" of the digital divide, hopes that his debut book on software programming for beginners is a "great way to start your coding journey" and in five years from now, aims to be in a position where he is "well-equipped to harness technology for the benefit of everyone".

I aim to harness tech for everyone's benefit: Teen coder-author Paarth Arya (IANS Interview)
  • I aim to harness tech for everyone's benefit: Teen coder-author Paarth Arya (IANS Interview)(12:42)
    By Vishnu Makhijani

    New Delhi, Sep 17 (IANS) Hes all of 17 but his language is that of a Computer Science pro. He played chess at the national level in the Under-7 category, is disturbed at the "huge challenge" of the digital divide, hopes that his debut book on software programming for beginners is a "great way to start your coding journey" and in five years from now, aims to be in a position where he is "well-equipped to harness technology for the benefit of everyone".