Noted Carnatic musician Balamuralikrishna dead

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Chennai-- Carnatic music legend Mangalampalli Balamuralikrishna passed away here on Tuesday. He was 86 and was not well for some time. Apart from being a...

The great and glorious who left us in 2017

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By Vikas Datta New Delhi--It is the inevitable and unavoidable outcome of human existence but still death seems tough to countenance. Even when it beckons...

TN Chief Minister Jayalalithaa dead, leaders react

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Chennai--Chief Minister J. Jayalalithaa, one of India's most charismatic political leaders, died here on Monday night after a bitter 74-day battle for life, ending...

Opinion: Amma’s illness: Woes of a one-person party

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By Amulya Ganguli Like nature, politics abhors a vacuum. It is not surprising, therefore, that after several days of uncertainty, Tamil Nadu Finance Minister O....

Champion of Indian English Kachru Passes Away in Illinois

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New York-- Braj B. Kachru, an authority on English as a global language who passed away recently, championed the cause of Indian English as...

Noted Kannada actor, comedian Shankar Rao passes away

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Bengaluru--Noted Kannada actor and comedian Shankar Rao passed away at his home here on Monday. He was 88 and unwell for quite some time. Shankar...

Obituary: Mahasweta Devi wielded the pen to complement her activism

By Sirshendu Panth Kolkata--"All through my life, I've done whatever I felt like doing" -- this quote aptly describes the fiercely independent-minded Mahasweta Devi, the...

Obituary: Renowned artist Yusuf Arakkal passes away

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Bengaluru-- Renowned contemporary figurative artist and sculptor Yusuf Arakkal passed away here on Tuesday after prolonged illness, said a family source. He was 71. Arakkal...

Worried over visa status, Indian-origin man ends life in Australia

Melbourne--Worried over his permanent residency status in Australia, an Indian-origin man committed suicide in Melbourne last weekend, a media report said on Tuesday. In his...

Cho, a legend in Tamil cinema and literature, is dead at 82

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Chennai-- Comedian actor, political satirist and editor Cho Ramaswamy, a legend in his own right, died here early on Wednesday, just a day after...
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