ISRO puts HysIS, 30 satellites in orbit

Noorhanaz Khatoon The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) on Thursday, November 29, successfully launched the 45th Polar Satellite Vehicle and injected India’s first HysIS (Hyperspectral Imaging Satellite) and 30 foreign satellites into their designated orbits. The launch that took place from the Satish Dhawan Space Centre in Sriharikota at 9:58 am marked yet another victory... Continue Reading →

Filmmaker screens Gauri Lankesh docu-tribute

Sandya Sudhakaran BENGALURU: “I wanted to make and release Our Gauri as quickly as possible even if it wasn’t properly made. I just wanted people to know who she really was,” said filmmaker Pradeep Deepu of his documentary on writer, journalist and activist Gauri Lankesh, who was killed on September 5 last year. The 67-minute... Continue Reading →

Art forum decries govt action on building

Vani Vinod BENGALURU: “The government should respect and safeguard the space meant for artists for their artistic pursuits in the state,” said members of the Venkatappa Art Gallery (VAG) Forum — an artist community in Karnataka — at a press conference in Bengaluru on Wednesday November 28. The group was protesting against the recentlyannounced state... Continue Reading →

Fitness fads overtake gymming

Sanjana Srinath BENGALURU: A well-built man reaches for the ground as he starts imitating the movement of an alligator. Soon after, he is on all fours, with his torso lifted high from the floor as he starts walking like a tiger. No, he is not trying to amuse a child. He is, in fact, practising... Continue Reading →

WC spotlight gladdens hockey players

Kirthana S BENGALURU: As India hosts the 2018 Men’s Hockey World Cup this year in Bhubaneswar, hockey enthusiasts are happy that the sport is finally getting the recognition it deserves, especially with the Bollywood bigwigs endorsing the game. Members of the Karnataka State Hockey Association (KSHA), however, want more. “Playing for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics... Continue Reading →

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