Marathi People

New Delhi

India's untouchables have only one hero: Bhimrao Ambedkar, who wrote the nation's constitution and spent his life fighting the cruelty of the Hindu caste system.

Sunday, 12 February, 2012, 12:00am

The essence of star power

As if singer Asha Bhosle wasn't legendary enough - and we don't use the term lightly - she received some extra heavy metal for her overcrowded trophy room this month. Not only was she honoured at the 10th Pune International Film Festival for her 'outstanding contribution to Indian cinema', but the Mumbai media house, Screen, also presented her with a lifetime achievement award.

29 Jan 2012 - 12:00am

India's middle-class rebels find their cause

Protests by India's middle class against the corruption sweeping the country are a pleasant contrast with the political apathy that has characterised it. For decades, members of that class have been happy to leave politics to the politicians while getting on with making money, buying gold jewellery and arranging their children's weddings.

22 Aug 2011 - 12:00am

Master batsman Tendulkar caught in political maelstrom

Two days before he completed a career of 20 years in international cricket early last month, Sachin Tendulkar met journalists in a Mumbai hotel in an informal gathering. After discussing the 36-year-old superstar's successful career, the native of Mumbai - capital of Maharashtra state - welcomed a question from the outfield.

13 Dec 2009 - 12:00am

Sports Quiz

1. With which team did Michael Schumacher win his first F1 world title?

2. Which footballer was known as Sniffer?

3. How many times has Barry Bonds won the NL MVP.

4. Who were the first NFL team to have two 1,000-yard rushers in the same season?

5. Who scored the first-ever try in a Rugby World Cup?

19 Dec 2004 - 12:00am

Cricket chiefs will take note of suggestions

I refer to the article by Alvin Sallay headlined 'Butani blasts Aussie 'old boys' and organisers' (South China Morning Post, November 15), regarding the purported remarks of Papu Butani in respect of the International Cricket Sixes at Kowloon Cricket Club.

21 Nov 2001 - 12:00am

Butani blasts Aussie 'old boys' and organisers

There should be no place in the Hong Kong Sixes for teams like the one Australia fielded last weekend, said Papu Butani yesterday. The founder of the popular event also hit out at the organisers for not ensuring the future success of the tournament by failing to invite senior officials from the International Cricket Council as well as the various cricket boards to the event.

15 Nov 2001 - 12:00am


Indian media yesterday condemned the dismissal of Sachin Tendulkar in the first Test.

'Shoulder before wicket: Sachin umpired out again,' screamed a front page headline in the Asian Age newspaper.

'Umpire bats for Aussies, declares Sachin out again,' said the Indian Express daily.

15 Dec 1999 - 12:00am

Underwear ad sparks battle of the bulge

A billboard advertisement featuring a well-built male model wearing nothing but a pair of skimpy underpants has feminists in New Delhi hot under the collar.

Furious protesters are considering launching a campaign against the billboard ads - for Rivolta underwear - which they condemn as unhealthy.

2 Aug 1996 - 12:00am

Gwalior comes alive for battle of the superstars

GWALIOR, a town more noted for its impressive Fort and palaces, prepared itself well for the first major encounter of the World Cup. The match between India and West Indies, apart from the being the meeting of two ex-champions, was billed mainly as the head-to-head between the two best batsmen of today - Sachin Tendulkar and Brian Lara.

26 Feb 1996 - 12:00am

Cultures meet on catwalk

FOR the first time in Hong Kong, India's top designers and supermodels are showcasing the latest East-meets-West fashion next month.

The Indian Arts Circle is staging the glamorous 'Eye On India' at The Regent on February 6.

India's most famous beauty queens - Miss Universe 1994 Sushmita Sen and Miss World 1994 Aishwaria Rai - are expected to attend.

26 Jan 1996 - 12:00am

HK Sindhis are victims

WE Hong Kong Sindhis are honestly grateful to Jonathan Braude in cautioning us on the reception Mr Bal Thackeray has in store for us in his frank article headlined, 'Little Hitler calls shots' (South China Morning Post, November 13).

8 Dec 1995 - 12:00am

Little Hitler calls shots

MOST profiles of Bombay strongman Bal Thackeray have him dressed in the saffron clothes of the Hindu sage and nationalist.

13 Nov 1995 - 12:00am

Flower pick of the bunch

OPENER Grant Flower scored 83 as Zimbabwe defeated a Victorian Country XI by 61 runs in a one-day cricket match in Yea yesterday.

The tourists batted first and hit 228 for five off their 45 overs and in reply Victorian Country mustered 167 for five.

Sunil Gavaskar, the 'Little Master' of Indian cricket, was sworn in as the Sheriff of Bombay yesterday.

23 Dec 1994 - 12:00am

India's maestro hits high note

INDIAN batting maestro Sachin Tendulkar, 21, slammed a career-best 179 to drive West Indian cricketers against the wall in the second Test at Nagpur.

3 Dec 1994 - 12:00am