POSTED BY Buzz ON Aug 22, 2014 AT 23:42 IST ,  Edited At: Aug 22, 2014 23:42 IST

Outlook archives: U.R. Ananthamurthy

Renowned historian Ramachandra Guha was one of the many leading public figures to pay rich tributes to U.R. Ananthamurthy today. Guha insightfully tweeted: UR Ananthamurthy had three simultaneous careers; as novelist, educationist, and controversialist: and he was influential in all. And true to form, controversy marked the Jnanpith awardee's death as well

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POSTED BY Buzz ON Aug 22, 2014 AT 23:42 IST, Edited At: Aug 22, 2014 23:42 IST
POSTED BY News Ed ON Aug 22, 2014 AT 20:44 IST ,  Edited At: Aug 22, 2014 20:44 IST

The parents of slain journalist James Foley have released the final email sent by Islamic State (Isis) militants a week before he was beheaded and a video of the killing was uploaded onto the internet.

They said they regarded the email as a hopeful sign they could negotiate with the Islamic militants.

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POSTED BY News Ed ON Aug 22, 2014 AT 18:31 IST ,  Edited At: Aug 22, 2014 18:31 IST

On the 94th birth anniversary of Ray Bradbury, best known for his dystopian novel Fahrenheit 451, here is a 1963 documentary on the writer by David L. Wolper -- Ray Bradbury: Story of a Writer which captures all the contradictions that the late writer embodied.

Happy Watching.

From archives, also see: Ray Bradbury (1920-2012), R.I.P.

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POSTED BY News Ed ON Aug 22, 2014 AT 18:31 IST, Edited At: Aug 22, 2014 18:31 IST
POSTED BY Buzz ON Aug 22, 2014 AT 14:15 IST ,  Edited At: Aug 22, 2014 14:15 IST

Finane minister Arun Jaitley has caused shocked anger at his callous remarks about the brutal gangrape and murder of a 23-year-old paramedical student in 2012.

While addressing a conference of state tourism ministers on Thursday, August 21, Jaitley said:

"One small incident of rape in Delhi advertised world over is enough to cost us millions of dollars in terms of lower tourism"

When a storm of protest broke over his shocking statement that seemed to trivialise the Dec 16, 2012 rape that shook India, the finance and defence minister merely said that he regretted his remark was misconstrued.

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POSTED BY Buzz ON Aug 22, 2014 AT 14:15 IST, Edited At: Aug 22, 2014 14:15 IST
POSTED BY Buzz ON Aug 21, 2014 AT 23:59 IST ,  Edited At: Aug 21, 2014 23:59 IST

Meerut. A man is riding a motorcycle. A young woman is riding pillion. The motorcycle brushes against a car. Five young men get out of the car and brutally attack the motorcycle rider. Onlookers watch. No one comes to the man's rescue. Finally, the young woman joins in and helps beat up the assailants.

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POSTED BY Buzz ON Aug 21, 2014 AT 23:59 IST, Edited At: Aug 21, 2014 23:59 IST
     
 
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