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The ‘meaningful life’ of Wole Soyinka

Soyinka was born in the Nigerian town of Abeokuta on July 13, 1934. After his schooling in Ibadan he studied Literature in Leeds University, where his tutors were Wilson Knights and Bonamee Drobree.

Karnataka speaker Ramesh Kumar: The man who holds the cards amid political crisis

The role of the Speaker becomes key given the fact that the crisis is all about numbers. He will decide on whether and when to accept a demand for a floor test.

DK Shivakumar: Congress’ crisis man and eternal troubleshooter

Shivakumar has lived his political life with the 'troubleshooter' image ever since he hosted Congress MLAs from Maharashtra in Bengaluru as the Vilasrao Deshmukh-led government faced a similar crisis back in 2001.

Jeffrey Epstein: A man of means, mysterious ways and powerful pals

Epstein, 66, is at the center of a case involving sex-trafficking and conspiracy charges. He was charged Monday with bringing girls as young as 14 to his homes in Manhattan and Palm Beach, Florida, for sex.

Who is Krishnamurthy Subramanian?

Dr Krishnamurthy Subramanian is a leading expert in banking and economic policy. He is a prominent name in the Indian banking sector. He has served on the expert committee on governance of banks for The Reserve Bank of India.

Who was Basant Kumar Birla?

The Birla patriarch also headed the Krishnarpan Charity Trust and was a patron to nearly 25 educational trusts and institutes, including the famed private engineering university— BITS Pilani.

Who is Mahua Moitra?

“In a country where ministers cannot produce degrees to show they graduated from college, you expect dispossessed poor people to show papers to show that they belong to this country,” Mahua Moitra said in the Lok Sabha Tuesday in an apparent reference to the NRC debate.

Akash Anand: Political greenhorn now BSP’s national coordinator

Mayawati had begun hand-holding Akash, the son of her younger brother, since his return from London in early 2017.

Who was Jamal Khashoggi?

Khashoggi, a Washington Post columnist and critic of Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, was killed in the Saudi consulate on October 2 last year. The CIA and some Western countries believe the Crown Prince, Saudi Arabia’s de facto ruler, ordered the killing, which Saudi officials deny.

Who is Om Birla, Speaker of 17th Lok Sabha

The NDA has proposed 56-year-old Om Birla for the post of Speaker — he took charge on Wednesday

Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury: From Congress’ go-to man in Bengal to leader in Lok Sabha

Born on April 2, 1956, in Berhampore, Chowdhury shot into the political limelight after he won the seat in 1999 against all odds as it had not been won by the Congress since 1951.

Everything you need to know about Egypt’s former president Mohamed Morsi

His death has also raised doubts over the 'torturous' condition under which he was kept in the prison. Voices of several human right groups and individuals have called for an impartial investigation into his death.