The jail notebook of freedom fighter Bhagat Singh will soon be available in the form of a coffee table book produced by the Gurgaon-based grandson of his younger brother Kulbeer Singh. Vishav Bharti
reports. Big ideas
India is home to around 12% of species in the world even though it accounts for less than 7% of the globe's geographical area. But only 30% of the species in the Indian wild is known to science because of inaccessibility of rich bio-diverse areas. Chetan Chauhan writes.
The rapist as the other, the sociopath or depraved migrant, is an illusion. In an urban milieu where violent patriarchy is the norm, brutal crimes against women are an everyday affair, often unnoticed behind closed doors. Aarefa Johari
writes. Too close for comfort
Quizzing now is not only seen as a prominent mind sport but also has big brand value. What's in your office inbox, in the pub, posted by friends on social media and can increasingly earn you big bucks? A: It's the quiz! Srishti Jha writes.
RJD chief Lalu Prasad sustained injuries in his head and face when the windshield of his vehicle accidently broke while he was going to Raghopur in Vaishali district late yesterday evening.
After what has happened to Sarabjit Singh I wonder what motivates and drives a man to undertake such missions for the country at such high risk for life and family, writes Sujata Anandan
. Dabs & Jabs
If there were assumptions that Mukesh Bhatt’s Aashiqui 2 would die unnoticed at the box-office due to the popular Hollywood franchise Iron Man 3, then trade analysts and exhibitors give a suprisingly different news on the business of the films, Legendary actress Mala Sinha who regaled generations of Hindi cineastes with her powerhouse performance in Guru Dutt's Pyaasa is at the moment very angry and upset with the committee that has just bequeathed the Dadasaheb Phalke Academy Award on her, A US company claims to have developed an incredible shirt that can be worn for 100 days straight without needing a wash or ironing.
Uttar Pradesh minister Azam Khan, who was briefly detained on Wednesday at a US airport, on Sunday accused external affairs minister Salman Khurshid of hatching a "conspiracy" to defame him outside India, Union agriculture minister and Nationalist Congress Party chief Sharad Pawar indicated yet again that the UPA government may collapse anytime, At least 210 bank accounts in 100 branches spread over several states, 150 acres of land and 35 vehicles — this may just be the tip of the Sudipta Sen iceberg that the cops are trying to melt.
Gujarat chief minister Narendra Modi, getting support from the saffron brigade of Hindu religious leaders, yet again tries to wash away the taints of the 2002 Gujarat communal riots, Anupama Chopra reviews the latest bollywood romance Aashiqui 2, broadcasting channel CNN-IBN and Hindustan Times join hands to celebrate womenhood through the channel's yearly series - Real Heroes and Sharayu Phalke Summanwar, the great grand-niece of the father of Indian cinema, Dadasaheb Phalke, as he is commonly known, is in the capital for the Centenary Film Festival. Here are some of the most read stories on hindustantimes.com.
The former Indian foreign secretary, Shyam Saran, gave a revealing speech on India's nuclear deterrent on April 24th. The speech was titled, somewhat vaguely, "Is India's Nuclear Deterrent Credible?" Pramit Pal Chaudhuri
The father of the five-year-old gang-rape victim has identified one of the two police officers who allegedly offered him Rs. 2,000 to keep the incident under wraps.
The global media has missed an interesting detail in the Sunday Times Rich List published this week. It is the remarkable rise in the fortunes of several Indian and Indian-origin entrepreneurs whose names ought to be much better known in the UK. Dipankar De Sarkar
writes. Dabs & Jabs
Mukesh Ambani said today that he will pay on his own for his security, amidst criiticism by parties like the Aam Aadmi Party, Google celebrated Earth Day 2013 today by doodling the change of seasons through another animated and interactive Google Doodle.
An aspect of Israel that goes largely unnoticed is that the fiercest critics of its policies are Israelis themselves. Alice Miller is one such Israeli, writes Zia Haq
. Mind's I
Sitting on a huge cash pile of nearly Rs. 83,000 crore, polyester-to-petroleum-to-retail conglomerate has earned close to Rs. 8,000 crore through its treasury operations - investments of surplus funds in financial markets - during last fiscal.