U.R. Ananthamurthy (1932-2014), who inhabited a bilingual world, turned a searching gaze on the community in which he was born and remained committed to the idea of a secular and non-sectarian India. By VIKHAR AHMED SAYEED
Eduard Shevardnadze (1928-2014) will be remembered for his role, along with Gorbachev, in the dismantling of the Soviet Union and the socialist bloc. By JOHN CHERIAN
WHEN a demurely beautiful young Bengali lady, Sonali Dasgupta, left her husband and her elder son to elope with the great Italian filmma...
Mukul Sinha (1951-2014), the lawyer who tirelessly pursued cases relating to the 2002 riots, may not have lived to see the end of his fight, but his work touched hundreds of lives. By ANUPAMA KATAKAM
Granville Austin (1927-2014) decisively paved the way for Indians to understand the meaning of their Constitution through two outstanding, groundbreaking books. By ARVIND ELANGOVAN
As a young girl in the conservative milieu of Lahore in the 1920s, Zohra Sehgal dreamt of becoming an actor. That dream not only came true but lasted almost 80 years, leaving us with performances that will be cherished for a long time. By SOHAIL HASHMI
Gopinath Pandurang Munde (1949-2014) was a simple man comfortable in his rural roots. A stranger to Machiavellian political machinations, he owed his success to sheer determination. By LYLA BAVADAM
Russi Mody (1918-2014), one of the most iconic and colourful figures of Indian business, bows out. By SUHRID SANKAR CHATTOPADHYAY