With 20 wickets, Pragyan Ojha was India's highest wicket-taker in the Test series against England, Anand Sachar interviews Pragyan Ojha.
Shahnaz Husain, chairperson and managing director of the Shahnaz Husain Group of Companies, is a pioneering Indian woman entrepreneur. She sparked a trend that drove the growth of the herbal beauty business in India. Excerpts from an interview:
21st century and both the Thackeray cousins need to evolve a fresh new agenda to keep the Marathi manoos from straying or walking straight into the arms of people like Maharashtra deputy chief minister Ajit Pawar, writes Sujata Anandan.
Why are we allowing people like Nandy to hijack literary fests for publicity? Last year in Mumbai, again at a literature festival, playwright Girish Karnad attacked author VS Naipaul for his views on Muslims in India.
The extradition treaty and visa agreement between India and Bangladesh are positive steps but not enough.
The RBI has surprised the street but still there is enough to spoil the party. The central bank has finally delivered what many in the government and the rest of the economy have been praying for — an interest rate cut.
Irresponsible building policies and soft handling of a dire necessity like rainwater harvesting are making Delhi unliveable, writes Shailaja Chandra.
Barack Obama’s inaugural address has thrilled many. But then hardly anyone believes that he can bridge the gap between rhetoric and reality, writes Rashmee Roshan Lall.
Headley should be tried in India: Washington should have extradited Headley to New Delhi and allowed us to try him in our courts. Headley, like Ajmal Kasab, the only surviving perpetrator of the attack, should have been awarded the death penalty.
The ban on Vishwaroopam in Tamil Nadu shows again that there is little acceptance of diverse ideas in India. Jeet Thayil very rightly said that there is “very tiny space left for art, for it to be reproduced and for it to live”.
Modi’s stature within the BJP is on the rise. This could mean fresh problems for the party.
All roads lead to 2014; the young Gandhi does seem to already have his finger firmly on the buzzer.
Rather than focus on the lowest common denominator within the party, the BJP would do better if it played to its strengths, writes Ashok Malik.
Artificial Limbs Manufacturing Corporation of India (ALIMCO) is a non-profit making organisation, under the ministry of social justice and empowerment. It was incorporated in the ministry in 1972 and started production in 1976. Its chairman and managing director G Narayan Rao spoke to Hindustan Times on a range of issues.
The sentencing of former Haryana chief minister and Indian National Lok Dal president Om Prakash Chautala and his son Ajay Chautala is a message for the political class and hopefully, the ruling will deter other politicians from indulging in such activities. To improve the situation, the government should also set up fast-track courts for cases related to corruption.