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Nelson Mandela
News  /  Published 09.05.22

Rabindranath Tagore’s music reaches Arabia, 3 songs in Arabic launched in Dubai

The journey had started with the visit of a Japanese dermatologist to their home. “While driving her to the airport, my father asked her to sing a Japanese song. I liked it so much that I picked...
By Sudeshna Banerjee

Opinion  /  Published 15.01.22

World’s conscience

I have been thinking a great deal about South Africa these past few weeks, in part because of the Test series being played there, but mostly because of Archbishop Desmond Tutu, with whose passing the ...
By Ramachandra Guha

World  /  Published 26.12.21

Bid to stop auction of Mandela’s cell key

South Africa has initiated urgent steps to halt the auction of the key to the jail cell on Robben Island where Nelson Mandela spent 18 of his 27 years as a political prisoner before becoming the count...
By PTI in Johannesburg

Opinion  /  Published 05.12.21

Leading in leather: Kim Jong-un

The secret of style is confidence. And confidence is something that Kim Jong-un, the Supreme Leader of North Korea, should be having oodles of. He may have been confident enough to ensure that most Ko...
By The Editorial Board

Opinion  /  Published 12.06.21

Freedom in chains: Writing from prison

Stone walls do not a prison make; or so wrote an incarcerated British poet years ago. While the mighty State may fetter the body, it often discovers that it is far more difficult to chain the mind. A ...
By The Editorial Board

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Opinion  /  Published 27.01.21

Poetry as medicine for a sick nation

One line you didn’t hear in Joe Biden’s big-hearted inaugural address was one of his favourite bits of Irish verse — a yearning for the rarest of convergences, when “hope and h...
By Timothy Egan

World  /  Published 11.09.20

Mandela’s lawyer George Bizos dead

Anti-apartheid crusader and Nelson Mandela’s personal lawyer George Bizos has died at 92, his family said Wednesday. He died of natural causes at home, the family said.  Bizos, who came t...
By AP in Johannesburg

World  /  Published 14.07.20

Mandela’s daughter Zindzi dead

Zindzi Mandela, daughter of former South African President and liberation hero Nelson Mandela, died on Monday, the Mandela family said. Zindzi Mandela, the youngest daughter of anti-apartheid activis...
By Reuters in Johannesburg

Books  /  Published 28.12.18

The year of stellar memoirs and biographies

Dare not Linger: The Presidential YearsBy Nelson Mandela and Mandla Langa, Published by MacmillanBased on Mandela’s own writings, this volume is a testimony to his commitment, vision and ideas. Howe...
By The Telegraph

World  /  Published 24.09.18

Mandela: A life of soaring symbolism, now harnessed by UN

Nelson Mandela’s South African journey from anti-Apartheid leader to prisoner to President to global statesman — the Long Walk to Freedom of his autobiography title — is one of the 20th century...
By AP in Johannesburg


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