Category archives: Celebrity

6 million reasons why you should know this cancer scientist

Dr Manjiri Bakre’s OncoStem is revolutionising breast cancer treatment in India with a test that is faster AND cheaper than what is currently available in Europe and the US. And OncoStem just raised $6 million to do more! Payal Sharma, 40, was diagnosed with early-stage breast cancer. As a standard course of treatment, she would have got chemotherapy, which has side effects. While the tumour is not detrimental at a […]

Nobel Literature Prize awarded to Kazuo Ishiguro

Kazuo Ishiguro was revealed as the 2017 Nobel Prize in Literature on Thursday at a ceremony in Stockholm. In its announcement, the Academy praised the Japanese-born British writer as someone, “who, in novels of great emotional force, has uncovered the abyss beneath our illusory sense of connection with the world.” Ishiguro is the author of eight novels, as well as numerous scripts for film and television. He is known for […]

Meet this German gaurakshak, who houses hundreds of sick, abandoned cows

When she landed in India from Berlin in 1978 as a tourist, she had no inkling of the life destiny had in store for her. “I came as a tourist and understood that to progress in life, you need a guru. I went in search of a guru in Radha Kund,” she said while narrating her journey in Mathura. She then bought a cow at the request of a neighbour […]


Five instances why Lal Bahadur Shastri is the most modest prime minister India has ever seen

When the first prime minister of India Jawaharlal Nehru passed away, the one question that rang across the entire nation was who next. Two weeks later, the former minister of Home Affairs, Lal Bahadur Shastri, was made the second prime minister of India. Though a Nehruvian socialist in his ideology, Shastri’s personality was in stark contrast to that of Nehru. The soft spoken, demure man was known best for his […]

Mahatma Gandhi - A never-ending inspiration in the world of literature

Creativity and inspiration are the two defining factors for most writers and their craft. But while creativity is largely the process of generating original ideas, inspiration is random. Sometimes it comes from the simplest of things. Like the life of Mahatma Gandhi. Poetry, prose or drama; fiction or nonfiction — Gandhi is everywhere. There are indeed only a handful of iconic personalities who have caught the imaginations of as many […]

Microsoft's Satya Nadella has a message for you: Keep hitting the refresh button

What is striking about Satya Nadella is the almost yogic energy, intensity and confidence he exudes as he strides into his office at the Microsoft headquarters in Seattle, US. Wearing a casual black T-shirt, dark blue jeans and sneakers with padded heels, Nadella, 50, looks superbly fit as he settles down for a chat with India Today. Like his wiry frame, his jawline carries no excess baggage or bulge. With […]

Meet the Bengalure dentist who is all set to represent India at Miss Wheelchair World 2017

It’s been a busy few weeks for Rajlakshmi SJ. The 31-year-old from Bengaluru has been juggling her professions as a dental specialist and consulting orthodontist and an assistant professor, along with also having to follow a strict diet, workout, skin and hair care plan. After all, Rajlakshmi is all set to represent India at Miss Wheelchair World which will be held in Poland on October 7. This is three years […]

The Night One Russian Military Officer May Have Saved The World

He was often called “the man who saved the world,” and in some sense, he did. On the night of Sept. 26, 1983, in a period of Cold War tension, Stanislav Petrov, a lieutenant colonel on duty at a missile attack early-warning center south of Moscow, was jolted by an alarm of a U.S. intercontinental ballistic missile attack on the Soviet Union. What happened next offers lessons for today. They […]

Meet Narendra Modi's mother Heeraben, whose blessings the PM seeks on his birthdays

Over three years ago in Gandhinagar, 95-year-old Heeraben watched, teary-eyed, as Narendra Modi vowed to bear true faith and allegiance to India’s Constitution at a ceremony in New Delhi. Her age and health had prevented her from travelling to the Capital to watch her son become India’s fourteenth Prime Minister. But less than four months later, he would come to seek her blessings in person – on his 64th birthday. […]

Ram Jethmalani: 13 Things To know About India’s Most Famous Defence Lawyer

In 2004, I met Ram Boolchand Jethmalani for the first time. As a student of law, I remember the excitement at being able to meet and hear a lecture delivered by Ram Jethmalani. He was addressing a group of third-year law students about the importance of a legal concept called ‘Dying Declaration.’ That is the one concept I shall never forget. During the course of my legal education and later […]