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Deepa Venkatesan

  • 10 things you should know about India's new Army Chief Dalbir Singh Suhag

    General Dalbir Singh Suhag has taken over as the new incumbent as the Army Chief on July 31. The 59-year old's name was recommended by the Defence Ministry to the Appointments Commitee of Cabinet (ACC). His appointment had kickstarted a row by ex- Army Chief Gen VK Singh, who was against Suhag's...

    Thursday, 31 July 2014 - 2:30pm
  • Leadership through laddership triggers mass youth movement: Abhishek Thakore, the man behind Blue Ribbon movement

    The words describing Abhishek's expertise would be business strategist, consulting, analytical skills, start-ups, qualitative research, program management and entrepreneur. Known often as the man behind grooming efficient leaders, Thakore has worked with Deustche Bank, BCG and Hay group. He is a...

    Thursday, 31 July 2014 - 11:12am
  • Rustic Street Food Gourmet: Celebrating Eid at Mohammed Ali Road

    A stone’s throw away from Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus (CST), Mohammed Ali Road is known to serve as a transit route for workers and retailers. Nestled under the JJ Flyover, this road has more to look forward to during the month of Ramadan. It is this festive season when street food gains its right...

    Tuesday, 29 July 2014 - 11:16am
  • Vijay Divas: Army Chief visits Drass, pays tribute to Kargil heroes

    Army Chief General Bikram Singh visits Drass region on Friday morning to pay tribute to the martyrs of the 1999 Kargil War in Jammu and Kashmir. This year marks the 15th Anniversary of Kargil War and a special homage will be paid by the Army at the Drass War Memorial on July 25 and 26.  The war and...

    Friday, 25 July 2014 - 9:31am
  • Can Shiv Sena MPs please show some aggression in fulfilling their party manifesto before assembly elections?

    The Shiv Sena grabbed the limelight, this time not in Maharashtra, but in Delhi when one of its MPs, Rajan Vichare, tried to force-feed a Muslim staffer a chapati when he was actually observing the Ramadan fast roza. This incident happened on July 17, when 11 other MPs of the Shiv Sena stood...

    Thursday, 24 July 2014 - 3:15pm
  • Mumbai's mellow keytarist from 'The Other People' muses over life beyond the stage

    Music runs in his family blood. It all started when his grandmother, a musician from the Trinity College, started giving him Piano lessons when he was 9. Garth D’Mello’s blood and passion for music has earned him the fame of a musician today as a keyboardist and vocalist with a famous band - The...

    Tuesday, 22 July 2014 - 1:35pm
  • 10 things you should know about Ashok Khemka

    The Haryana Government had reportedly charge-sheeted Khemka recently for going beyond his jurisdiction as an IAS officer to cancel the land deals between real estate giant DLF and Sonia Gandhi's son-in-law Robert Vadra. Khemka has maintained that the state government was targeting him as he had...

    Tuesday, 15 July 2014 - 5:54pm
  • I put my life in danger, I am no envoy: Ved Pratap Vaidk over meet with terror mastermind Hafiz Saeed

    A photograph of the senior Journalist Ved Pratap Vaidk posed in a casual meeting with a terrorist mastermind Hafiz Saeed starked a controversial uproar in the Rajya Sabha on Monday.

    Monday, 14 July 2014 - 11:48am
  • Supreme Court hearing on IPS Archana Ramachandran's appointment row today

    The Supreme Court will hear the PIL filed by journalist Vineet Narayan, against woman IPS officer Archana Ramasundram on Monday who was earlier restrained from functioning from the post of Additional Director in CBI despite appointment. The PIL alleged that the Centre had bypassed the statutory...

    Monday, 14 July 2014 - 9:46am
  • Finance Minister Arun Jaitley: GST by year end

    Finance Minister Arun Jaitley made it clear in his maiden Budget speech that the long awaited Goods and Services Tax (GST) will be cleared by year end. The indirect tax procedure gets simplified by GST. All Indirect taxes levied on various goods come under one unified umbrella of GST ambit -...

    Thursday, 10 July 2014 - 11:52am