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Remembering the Blues maestro: Here are some of BB King's rare musical gems

May 16, 2015 at 10:25 | Source: FirstPost

"I started to like the blues, I guess, when I was about 6-7 years old. There was something about it, because nobody else played that kind of music" - BB KingNobody else still plays like the blues singer BB King, who passed away on Thursday ...

Remembering the Blues' maestro: Here are some of BB King's rare musical gems

May 15, 2015 at 18:33 | Source: FirstPost

"I started to like the blues, I guess, when I was about 6-7 years old. There was something about it, because nobody else played that kind of music" - BB KingNobody else still plays like the blues singer BB King, who passed away on Thursday ...

The King is Gone: Blues Legend BB King dies at 89

May 15, 2015 at 16:29 | Source: FirstPost

Las Vegas: B.B. King believed anyone could play the blues, and that "as long as people have problems, the blues can never die."But no one could play the blues like B.B. King, who died Thursday night at age 89 in Las Vegas, where he had been...

Brewing storm: Crisis snowballing in rural India as govt response slow, slam experts

May 15, 2015 at 11:45 | Source: FirstPost

Just one year after taking office, Prime Minister Narendra Modi is facing a challenge that could come to haunt him - the farm sector that sustains three-fifths of the population is in deep trouble, and he is being blamed for not doing enough.Promisin...

'I kept pestering Anurag': Bombay Velvet co-writer Gyan Prakash speaks about how the film got made

May 15, 2015 at 10:15 | Source: FirstPost

Had it not been for historian Gyan Prakash's book Mumbai Fables, there would have been no Bombay Velvet. The lavish film, set in 1960s' Mumbaiis not just based on the research that Prakash undertook for his book on Mumbai, but it was Prakash who appr...

Foodgrain output to fall by 5% to 251 MT in 2014-15

May 13, 2015 at 20:18 | Source: FirstPost

New Delhi: India's foodgrains production is estimated to have declined by 5.25 percent to 251.12 million tonnes in 2014-15 crop year due to poor monsoon and unseasonal rain in past two months.The country had registered a record foodgrain production o...

El Nino threat looms over Asia, India braces for poor monsoon, bad harvest

May 12, 2015 at 14:59 | Source: FirstPost

Sydney: In 2009, the El Nino brought the worst drought in four decades to India. It razed wheat fields in Australia and damaged crops across Asia. Food prices surged. A closely watched forecast by Japan on Tuesday confirmed its return this year.A str...

Monsoon may hit Kerala on 1 June; govt gearing up to deal with weak rains

May 11, 2015 at 08:50 | Source: FirstPost

New Delhi - Monsoon is expected to arrive on time this year, hitting Kerala on June 1, but rainfall may remain below normal, prompting the government to put in place a contingency plan and push crop insurance for farmers.The contingency plan would co...

Are farmer suicides up or down? Depends on which number you want to believe

May 01, 2015 at 16:33 | Source: FirstPost

How serious is the problem of farmers suicides? Well, it all depends on which figures you want to see.You can go by the governments reply to a Parliament question. Going by that, there has been a sharp 26 percent increase in farmers suicides in 2014 ...

Rahul Gandhi's 'cures' for farm distress may be little better than snake oil

Apr 29, 2015 at 22:34 | Source: FirstPost

Rahul Gandhi, who boarded a train to Punjab to see how its farmers are faring, has clearly decided that the issue of farm distress will be his route to political relevance in the Modi era. After his suit-boot ki Sarkar jibe, which pitted poor farmers...

Rahul Gandhi's 'cures' for farm distress may be no better than snake oil

Apr 29, 2015 at 21:28 | Source: FirstPost

Rahul Gandhi, who boarded a train to Punjab to see how its farmers are faring, has clearly decided that the issue of farm distress will be his route to political relevance in the Modi era. After his suit-boot ki Sarkar jibe, which pitted poor farmers...

Rahul Gandhi's 'cures' for farm distress may be slightly better than snake oil

Apr 29, 2015 at 18:15 | Source: FirstPost

Rahul Gandhi, who boarded a train to Punjab to see how its farmers are faring, has clearly decided that the issue of farm distress will be his route to political relevance in the Modi era. After his suit-boot ki Sarkar jibe, which pitted poor farmers...

Maharashtra govt bans sale and use of 'manja' kite strings

Apr 23, 2015 at 21:37 | Source: FirstPost

Nashik: The Maharashtra government has issued a circular banning the sale and use of sharp kite strings called 'manja' which injure and kill birds as well as people.The circular under Section 5 of Environment (Protection) Act 1986 was issued after a ...

Arnab Goswami, cotton suits and cutting chai: what if The Avengers came to Mumbai?

Apr 23, 2015 at 07:18 | Source: FirstPost

A storm is coming, Marvel. And it's an Avengers sequel like never before.Three trailers have been released ahead of the film, and the buzz for The Avengers: Age of Ultron is catching on like the common cold.Following in the footsteps of franchises li...

Kisaan Virodhi, PM Modi? Land Bill may be political suicide for government

Apr 22, 2015 at 18:23 | Source: FirstPost

(The story was first published on 23 March 2015)There are millions of taxi drivers in India's major metros who come from Uttar Pradesh and Bihar and they invariably visit their families in the rural belt during sowing or harvest season. A constant st...

Cotton suits, Arnab Goswami and cutting chai: what if The Avengers came to Mumbai?

Apr 22, 2015 at 14:00 | Source: FirstPost

A storm is coming, Marvel. And it's an Avengers sequel like never before.Three trailers have been released ahead of the film, and the buzz for The Avengers: Age of Ultron is catching on like the common cold.Following in the footsteps of franchises li...

Gold demand muted on Akshaya Tritiya, buyers hope for lower prices| Reuters

Apr 21, 2015 at 23:30 | Source: FirstPost

MUMBAI (Reuters) - Gold purchases in India started slowly on Tuesday, a festival day, despite a fall in local prices, as hard times in rural areas have hit demand and many buyers are holding back because they expect prices to fall even further. India...

Less shrill and more articulate: An opening win for Rahul Gandhi at farmers' rally

Apr 20, 2015 at 09:21 | Source: FirstPost

New Delhi: The verdict: Rahul Gandhi is a much more confident leader now.The grouse: Why didnt he stand this firm earlier?The expectation: He will make our fight his own.The vice president of the Congress Rahul Gandhi has emerged with many pluses in ...

An opening win: More articulate, less shrill Rahul scores big at farmers' rally

Apr 20, 2015 at 07:30 | Source: FirstPost

New Delhi: The verdict: Rahul Gandhi is a much more confident leader now.The grouse: Why didnt he stand this firm earlier?The expectation: He will make our fight his own.The vice president of the Congress Rahul Gandhi has emerged with many pluses in ...

Kisaan rally: Rahul cuts pause, tempers aggression and comes a winner

Apr 19, 2015 at 17:13 | Source: FirstPost

New Delhi: The verdict: Rahul Gandhi is a much more confident leader now.The grouse: Why didnt he stand this firm earlier?The expectation: He will make our fight his own.The vice president of the Congress Rahul Gandhi has emerged with many pluses in ...

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