Washington: As the US whistleblower accused President Barack Obama of worsening “abusive” practices, Obama defended extensive surveillance of US communications, saying it had disrupted multiple terrorist plots and had adequate checks and balances. Reacting to Edward Snowden’s charges that expanded surveillance programmes instead of curtailing them as he promised as a candidate, he asserted that [...]
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On September 2, 1973, the world lost one of its finest storytellers. But years on, JRR Tolkien’s novels continue to inspire writers, artists, film-makers and lovers of fantasy. Without him, literature would not have been the same. We bring his world to life once again.
Every year, thousands of couples and audience members from all over the world reach the city of Buenos Aires in Argentina to experience the Tango Buenos Aires Festival and Dance World Cup 2012. Argentine couples recovered their dominance of the world’s top tango dancing competition, sweeping both the Salon Tango and Stage Tango categories as the [...]
Fistful of Dreams is my ongoing project to foreground the issues of gender and racial discrimination in India. In the first year of project, I embedded myself into the lives of six-year-old Palguni and her family, with the hope that their story will contribute in building awareness and creating a strong wave of public opinion to safeguard the rights of girls in India.
With Simon West’s ensemble action film Expendables 2 set to release later this week, we take a look at some of the films that featured some of the finest actors of that era. More than the tag of being multi-starrers, it’s the thrill of watching all your favourite stars in one frame that made them [...]
When we see what they see through the lens, even the most ordinary sights become extraordinary. That’s photography for you. We list here some of the pioneers and exponents of this art. Henri Cartier-Bresson Henri Cartier-Bresson is considered the father of modern photojournalism. He helped develop “street photography” or “life reportage” style that has [...]
In the current peak-oil situation, building sustainable cities has become a necessity. While the world wakes up to this fact, Hyderabad’s cyber city area continues to grow in an unplanned manner. Cities bring to mind squalor, crowds and congestion. Existing urban spaces may have started out as planned areas, but rapid population growth and migration [...]
Here is a heartwarming story of street dog Baby and her current owner Mary Blackburn Ibach. It chronicles Baby’s journey from a dirt hole in Hyderabad to a home in Seattle Mary Blackburn Ibach I journeyed to India alone in search for a cure for the stage four cancer I have. My search landed me in [...]