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Rosalind Elsie Franklin greatly contributed to research in structural virology.

Rosalind Elsie Franklin: Extraordinary pioneer of scientific research

PUBLISHED ON MAR 18, 2021 07:15 PM IST
This chemist and X-ray crystallographer’s work is integral to the study of molecular structures of DNA, RNA, coal and graphite.
Franz Kafka looked upon his writing as a means of redemption.
Franz Kafka looked upon his writing as a means of redemption.

Franz Kafka: Great novelist and titan of 20th century literature

PUBLISHED ON MAR 16, 2021 08:21 PM IST
German-language novelist Franz Kafka blended realism with fantasy. His stories evoke the anxieties felt by many in 20th-century Europe and North America.
KG Subramanyan is remembered for experimenting with reverse painting. Illustration: Gajanan Nirphale.d
KG Subramanyan is remembered for experimenting with reverse painting. Illustration: Gajanan Nirphale.d

KG Subramanyan: A luminous star on the Indian art horizon

PUBLISHED ON MAR 10, 2021 07:19 PM IST
Recipient of Padma Shri, this artist is known for his murals, terracottas, sculptures, toys and children’s books.
Anita Desai has written more than a dozen adult and children’s books, the most notable being Fire on the Mountain. Illustration: Gajanan
Anita Desai has written more than a dozen adult and children’s books, the most notable being Fire on the Mountain. Illustration: Gajanan

Anita Desai: Author whose word imagery evokes characters, moods

PUBLISHED ON MAR 04, 2021 06:44 PM IST
In 1978, author Anita Desai received the Sahitya Akademi Award for her novel Fire on the Mountain and in 1983 was conferred the Guardian Fiction Prize.
Ganesh Pyne's works reflected the tumultuous period of anger and despair in Bengal. Illustration: Mohit Suneja
Ganesh Pyne's works reflected the tumultuous period of anger and despair in Bengal. Illustration: Mohit Suneja

Ganesh Pyne: The painter who blended fantasy with play of light and dark

PUBLISHED ON MAR 02, 2021 05:42 PM IST
Renowned artist Ganesh Pyne developed an individual style of poetic surrealism, around Bengali folklore and mythology.
Ramkinkar Baij was the earliest artist to experiment with abstract, modern sculptural forms. Illustration: Biswajit
Ramkinkar Baij was the earliest artist to experiment with abstract, modern sculptural forms. Illustration: Biswajit

Ramkinkar Baij: Pathbreaking sculptor who scaled heights with passion

PUBLISHED ON FEB 24, 2021 04:36 PM IST
Renowned modern Indian artist, Ramkinker Baij, was a key figure of the school of contextual modernism. He was conferred the Padma Bhushan Award in 1970.
t the close of World War I, Robert Edwin Peary proposed a system of eight airmail routes,which became integral to the U.S. airmail system.
t the close of World War I, Robert Edwin Peary proposed a system of eight airmail routes,which became integral to the U.S. airmail system.

Robert Edwin Peary: King of expeditions to the Arctic and the North Pole

PUBLISHED ON FEB 18, 2021 01:10 PM IST
This remarkable American explorer is widely credited for having first reached the North Pole, though his ex-colleague Frederick Cook and several others since then had disputed Peary’s claim.
In her book titled The High Caste Hindu Woman, Pandita Ramabai Sarasvati highlighted social evils of the time such as child marriage, the plight of child widows and much more.
In her book titled The High Caste Hindu Woman, Pandita Ramabai Sarasvati highlighted social evils of the time such as child marriage, the plight of child widows and much more.

Pandita Ramabai Sarasvati: Pioneer of education and emancipation of women

PUBLISHED ON FEB 16, 2021 05:25 PM IST
Social reformer Pandita Ramabai Sarasvati tirelessly worked to promote education and emancipation of women during late 19th and 20th centuries.
During 1956, Raza was awarded with the prestigious French award Prix de la Critique. Illustration: Mohit Suneja
During 1956, Raza was awarded with the prestigious French award Prix de la Critique. Illustration: Mohit Suneja

Sayed Haider Raza: One of India’s most celebrated artists

PUBLISHED ON FEB 10, 2021 02:57 PM IST
One of the groundbreaking Indian painters of his generation, Sayed Haider Raza is known for rich and colourful abstracts in oil and acrylic, replete with icons of Indian cosmology as well as philosophy.
Starting his F1 stint impressively in 2007, Hamilton was second in the world drivers’ championship, with just a point separating him from the winner, Kimi Raikkonen of Finland’s Kimi Raikkonen, the winner.(Illustration: Mohit Suneja)
Starting his F1 stint impressively in 2007, Hamilton was second in the world drivers’ championship, with just a point separating him from the winner, Kimi Raikkonen of Finland’s Kimi Raikkonen, the winner.(Illustration: Mohit Suneja)

Lewis Hamilton: Among F1’s all-time great icons

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON FEB 13, 2020 12:56 PM IST
With six driver’s titles under his belt, this Formula One champion has the highest tally among the world’s best racers and is a step behind Michael Schumacher’s all-time record of seven titles.
Renowned author Saratchandra Chattopadhyay began writing from a tender age. His earliest stories, Korel and Kashinath, which he had penned as a teenager, are still widely read.(Illustration: Biswajit Debnath)
Renowned author Saratchandra Chattopadhyay began writing from a tender age. His earliest stories, Korel and Kashinath, which he had penned as a teenager, are still widely read.(Illustration: Biswajit Debnath)

Saratchandra Chattopadhyay: Literary Giant who is Timeless

By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON SEP 20, 2019 02:08 PM IST
Known for classics Devdas, Pather Dabi, and Srikanta, this 20th century author’s novels, novellas & short stories make him one of Bengal’s most prolific man of letters.
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