This year more than 400 climbers and sherpas decided to try their luck at summiting Mount Everest during the spring climbing season. Tragically, at least four have died so far and more than 30 others are reported to be suffering from severe frostbite and other ailments caused by prolonged exposure to Everest's brutal conditions.
With unsteady voice, Surinder Pal Bhatia, 74, vented his absolute hopelessness on the NDTV Property Show: "Help me please to accomplish the last desire of my life - to breathe (my) last in my own house, with my ailing wife, before death, who is also bed-ridden."
Why is the government getting its knickers into a twist every month on the Employee Provident Fund? It just doesn't seem to learn from its mistakes: that irritating the trade unions and middle class is not a great political strategy, however brilliant the economic reasoning behind it may be.
The current Prime Minister decided to abandon the previous practice of inviting panchayat representatives to Vigyan Bhawan and share with central and state dignitaries, from the very platform used by Presidents and Prime Ministers, their perspectives and proposals.
Narendra Modi is completing two years in the government and without any exception, making efforts which have the potential to permanently change the fundamentals of the Indian system and its value structures.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi's trip to Iran is historic -for the first time in over a decade, an Indian premier has travelled to the oil-rich country. A huge deal has been scored - with nearly 500 million dollars as the first big investment, India will develop the Chabahar port, located just 60 miles from Pakistan's Gwadar port, which is being mod...
To resurrect itself, the Left has to come up with a brand of politics that is centred around the concerns of the millions of those who are in the informal sector (like AAP did in Delhi) and concrete welfare schemes for the poor that can compete with TMC's policies. Otherwise, there will be nothing left of it.
Maps should be matters of reference, and just as you would never think of rerouting a river or moving a mountain because its presence is inconvenient, there's no good reason why maps reflect political aspiration rather than reality.