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Manisha Pande

  • Walking the Himalayan talk

    Continuing a tradition that began four decades ago, a committed band of activists and others are beginning a 45-day walk through the Himalayas with one motto in mind, 'Know your village, know your people'. Manisha Pande reports

    Sunday, 25 May 2014 - 7:25am
  • The Small Wild Goose Pagoda, by Irwin Allan Sealy

    Irwin Allan Sealy, one of India's finest writers, is out with a new book after a decade. It tells the story of India through the pagoda he was busy building in that interlude. Manisha Pande talks to the famously reclusive author

    Sunday, 25 May 2014 - 7:10am
  • Narendra Modi an unstoppable force, say astrologers

    As prime-time talking heads and political commentators argue ferociously on whether Narendra Modi's tenure will bode well for India, some of India's top astrologers are already prophesying great times ahead under his leadership. The PM-elect is an unstoppable force, according to most fortune-...

    Wednesday, 21 May 2014 - 6:10am
  • Newly-wed ND Tiwaris to begin their life watching poll results

    Their romance blossomed at a particularly difficult time for the Congress when the party suffered a humiliating loss in Uttar Pradesh, and across India, after the Emergency in the 1977 general elections. And culminated in holy matrimony again when the Congress is set to face one of its worst...

    Friday, 16 May 2014 - 6:20am
  • Goodbye to all that: It’s 3, Motilal for PM Manmohan Singh

    7 Race Course Road in Lutyens' Delhi is abuzz with action as it prepares to bid adieu to the country's longest-serving PM outside the Nehru-Gandhi clan. The current occupant, prime minister Manmohan Singh, is most likely to leave his residence of almost a decade on Thursday, just a day before the...

    Wednesday, 14 May 2014 - 6:05am
  • Meet the Roosevelt, Stalin, Adolf, Galileo, Lenin and Macbeth of India

    While a rose by any other name would smell as sweet, would Lenin to another man be as revolutionary? Team JBM meets a group of people with legendary names, with tales tall enough to suspend your disbelief

    Saturday, 10 May 2014 - 9:46pm
  • Narendra Modi floors Roorkee youth, takes aim at Rajiv Gandhi for 'gusse ki rajneeti'

    The Char Dham yatra may have started in the higher reaches of Uttarakhand, but it is the Litho Press Ground, in the plains of Roorkee, which appears to be the pilgrim spot. Thousands of followers gathered here on Saturday to get a glimpse of Narendra Modi, the political messiah they have been...

    Sunday, 4 May 2014 - 7:20am
  • Today's internet generation seeks bits of information

    Kavita Sharma stays "connected" through most of her waking hours, spending at least 10 hours a day on the Internet. The 20-year-old sophomore is hard-wired to be engaged, or constantly distracted, with the enormous range of information "out there". She uses Google for everything she needs to know...

    Sunday, 4 May 2014 - 6:20am
  • Will Baba Ramdev's remarks on Dalits hurt BJP?

    Yoga guru's distasteful remarks may undo the electoral gains the BJP would have reaped with Modi's OBC background

    Saturday, 3 May 2014 - 6:30am
  • Three women who can stop the Narendra Modi wave in Uttarakhand

    In a small tea shop near the sacred ghat of Har Ki Pauri, a group of young men sipping their evening chai joke among themselves: "This time around Haridwar will see three and a half women campaign for the Lok Sabha elections." They snigger and refuse to explain when asked why they perceive...

    Friday, 2 May 2014 - 7:00pm