Kancha Ilaiah


Indian students prefer US most

Chennai: Despite the falling rupee, which makes courses in the USA more expensive, Indian students, especially from Tamil Nadu, continue to see it as their dream destination for higher education.

FIPB clears Jet deal, with riders

The Foreign Investment Promotion Board on Monday approved the `2,050-crore FDI deal between Jet Airways and Abu Dhabi-based Etihad Airways subject to certain conditions.

It’s telly over films for Aruna

Veteran actress Aruna Irani has featured in some iconic films and has starred in some memorable TV shows too. She is currently seen on Sanskaar-Dharorar Apno Ki on Colors.

Fire in J&K civil secretariat annexe, no reports of injuries

A major fire broke out today inside the annexe of the Jammu and Kashmir civil secretariat complex in which the two-storey wooden structure was gutted but there were no immediate reports of injuries.

What in the world is a crossover?

Would you like a car that looks like it can go off road but can’t? Yes? Well, step right this way because I think we can help. To begin with, they’re called Crossovers.

Hindutva to Moditva

The Bharatiya Janata Party’s ideological position seems to be changing.

Awakening the conscience

At times the reason for our present problems lie in our subconscience mind, and without knowing this, we look for solutions everywhere. However, intuitive healing helps us solve our problems by awakening our conscience and clearing the blocks that cause pain or behavioural changes.

Musical journey picks up steam

She has the zeal, the youthful energy, the right attitude, great voice quality and some of the best music directors recording with her. Singer Shalmali Kholgade, who has several prestigious awards in her kitty, debuted with the blockbuster Pareshaan, followed by a string of chartbusters like Daru Desi, Aga Bai, Lat Lag Gayee and Rumani.

The ugly truth

Dear Ashis Nandy,

On the question of corruption — how to deploy that concept, and which section of the Indian society (not of the state) deserves to be deployed — it seems you displayed a deep diabolism at the Jaipur Literature Festival. With your statement the debate on corruption shifted from individuals to communities/castes.

2 Presidents, two views

AP.J. Abdul Kalam, as President of India, gave a new impetus to Indian education system by encouraging technocracy and modernity.

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I want to begin with a little story that was told to me by a leading executive at Aptech. He was exercising in a gym with a lot of younger people.

Shekhar Kapur’s Bandit Queen didn’t make the cut. Neither did Shaji Karun’s Piravi, which bagged 31 international awards.