Kerala's woman legislature secretary to retire with unique record

Thiruvananthapuram , May 28

P. Jayalekshmi recalls with pride how she had to call out the names of two former Kerala Chief Ministers V.S. Achuthanandan and Oommen Chandy and then of the present Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan in the state Assembly last year as 'secretary in charge' of the Legislature.

Conversation with a ghostwriter - on condition of anonymity

New Delhi , May 29 I was staring at the hundreds of people walking up and down the platforms as metro trains whizzed past the busy Rajiv Chowk station in the Capital when the humble voice of a middle-aged man brought my anticipation to an end.

An artist's tribute to his inspiration - nature

New Delhi , May 28

In a world dominated by urban sprawl with high-rises and rampant deforestation, birds and animals are suffering a loss of habitat which, in turn, adds up to a loss of inheritance. An exhibition here compels us to think about the present day human habits.

Retired Mumbai professor paints her way to good health

Mumbai , May 28 A rewarding but hectic four-decade-long academic career left Mangal Gogte, 65, with a slew of medical issues -- including silent killers like diabetes and hypertension -- and a daily intake of a fistful of medicines.

'Midnight Rider' Gregg Allman and his rock music journey

New Delhi In a nearly half-century career, both in a band and solo, his distinctive voice, inspired lyrics and energetic guitar work went to make Gregg Allman a musical legend as pioneer and practitioner of 'Southern Rock' - which brought together rock and roll with traditional blues, jazz, country music and other forms to create a unique and unforgettable sound.