Surendra Kumar

WASHINGTON D.C., June 8, 2019 (Xinhua) -- U.S. President Donald Trump speaks to reporters upon arrival at the White House in Washington D.C. June 7, 2019. Donald Trump said on Friday that his country has reached agreement with Mexico to avert the threat of tariffs on all Mexican imports next week. (Xinhua/Ting Shen/IANS)

Should the world succumb to Trump?

Most American Presidents have highlighted American Exceptionalism. Yes, the United States does have several exceptional features which have inspired millions...

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Nutan’s performances raised the stature of all her films

After the trinity of Bollywood’s unique divas of the 1950s, Nargis, Madhubala and Meena Kumari, the actress who enacted the...

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Sharmila Tagore: An actor always ahead of her time

Sharmila, distantly related to Rabindranath Tagore and married to the cricketer Mansoor Ali Khan Pataudi, has been a unique combination...

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Have we failed Mahatma Gandhi?

Celebrations for the commemoration of the 150th anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi have kicked off on 2 October. As in every...

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My memory of Kuldip Nayar, when he was India’s High Commissioner to UK

He was pleased that he was perceived as a people’s high commissioner unlike the stiff neck, snobbish, pompous excellencies.  ...

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Waheeda’s ethereal beauty and sublime performances

Waheeda Rehman is arguably one of the finest actresses in Bollywood from the generation that followed the trinity of Nargis,...

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Meena Kumari: The star performer as tragedy queen

In the 1950s, like the male trinity of superstars—Dilip Kumar, Raj Kapoor and Dev Anand—Meena Kumari, Nargis and Madhu Bala...