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'Hardest time of my life'

Published on 24-Jan-2015
pillars of support Santosh with his parents C Shivshankar and Chandrakala on his return from the Dakar Rally. DH PHOTO/ KISHOR KUMAR BOLAR

Even in the extremely daring world of rally racing where competitors cheat death in every race, the very mention of Dakar draws raised eyebrows...

Countdown to Constitution

Published on 24-Jan-2015

It used to be said about the British that they acquired their colonial empire in a state of absentmindedness...

The art of a kiss

Published on 24-Jan-2015
Square; Gustav Klimt's 'The Kiss'

"Haven't you finished yet?" "No, I have to take some more shots from some other angles." "Well, then I will go and have a look......

Taste of Bavaria

Published on 24-Jan-2015
Toast of the town Scenes from one of the 'biergartens'  in Munich. Photos by author

It was a beautiful, brisk morning and Munich was pulsating at a steady rhythm. Intent on a typical Bavarian breakfast, I walked...

Haunting tales

Published on 24-Jan-2015

There are many adjectives you can use to describe the fiction of French novelist Patrick Modiano, winner of the 2014 Nobel Prize...

The best of Bhatia

Published on 24-Jan-2015
unparalleled Music composer Vanraj Bhatia

"All I have wanted to say has been said through my music," says the veteran music composer Vanraj Bhatia.

Photo Gallery
A MiG-27 of the Indian Air Force (IAF) crashes in Barmer district in Rajasthan on Tuesday...

A MiG-27 of the Indian Air Force (IAF) crashes in Barmer district in Rajasthan on Tuesday...

Goods trucks waits on Srinagar-Jammu National Highway during fresh snowfall...

Goods trucks waits on Srinagar-Jammu National Highway during fresh snowfall...

Indian and Chinese army officials standing near a rangoli, made on the occasion of Republic Day...

Indian and Chinese army officials standing near a rangoli, made on the occasion of Republic Day...

Barack Obama and Michelle Obama meet with nobel laureate Kailash Satyarthi and his wife Sumedha...

Barack Obama and Michelle Obama meet with nobel laureate Kailash Satyarthi and his wife Sumedha...

Cartoonist R K Laxman being accorded state funeral in Pune on Tuesday...

Cartoonist R K Laxman being accorded state funeral in Pune on Tuesday...

Barack Obama and  Michelle Obama greet people as they board Air Force One at Air Force Station...

Barack Obama and Michelle Obama greet people as they board Air Force One at Air Force Station...

Services' bands perform during the rehearsal for Beating Retreat ceremony in New Delhi...

Services' bands perform during the rehearsal for Beating Retreat ceremony in New Delhi...

India's BSF soldiers ride camels as they rehearse for 'Beating the Retreat' ceremony in New Delhi...

India's BSF soldiers ride camels as they rehearse for 'Beating the Retreat' ceremony in New Delhi...

Barack Obama and PM Narendra Modi recording 'Mann Ki Baat' show in New Delhi...

Barack Obama and PM Narendra Modi recording 'Mann Ki Baat' show in New Delhi...

Barack Obama and Michelle Obama stand with Saudi Arabia's King Salman...

Barack Obama and Michelle Obama stand with Saudi Arabia's King Salman...

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