Vadodara to Dallas: Lord Ganesha Arrives

Rediff readers from across the world have been sending us interesting photographs of Ganeshotsav celebrations.You can share yours too! Yogendrakumar Pandya sent us this adorable photograph of happy children welcoming Lord Ganesha at the Madupuri society in Dahanukarwadi, Kandivali west, north west Mumbai.   Sanjay J Bhosle from Vadodara says: ‘We have been celebrating the […]


USA’s Jaskaran is the latest to hit 6,6,6,6,6,6….

31-year-old Jaskaran Malhotra is the fourth batsman to achieve the feat after Herschelle Gibbs, Yuvraj Singh and Kieron Pollard. Jaskaran Malhotra powered himself into cricket’s record books on Thursday after hammering six sixes in an over in the second One-Day International against Papua New Guinea, in Oman, on Thursday. Representing the United States, the Indian-origin […]


American Lora Webster: 5 months pregnant and after 5th medal

The sitting volleyball player is expecting her fourth child. This is the second Paralympics in which she's been pregnant, and the third time during a competition. The volleyball phrase “bump, set, spike” has a special ring for American Lora Webster. She’s a sitting volleyball player at the Tokyo Paralympics, and for her, the bump, refers […]


NATO urges Taliban to allow evacuations

Several countries have mounted missions to airlift their nationals and local allies to safety. NATO on August 20 called on the Taliban to allow people being evacuated to leave Afghanistan, and vowed that the allies would remain in "close coordination" while operations continue. The joint declaration by NATO’s 30 member countries was made following an […]


Tokyo Olymics | U.S. women finally strike gold

Brazil loses way when it matters; bronze for Serbia. They struck gold, finally! After winning three silver and two bronze medals from the previous nine Olympics, the United States women took the volleyball gold on Sunday. The US beat Brazil 25-21, 25-20, 25-14, in an hour and 22 minutes. It was also sweet revenge for […]


US airstrikes in Afghanistan could be a sign of what comes next

Pentagon and White House officials say the current air campaign can blunt the Taliban’s momentum by destroying some of their artillery and other equipment, and lift the sagging morale of Afghan security forces. Written by Helene Cooper, Thomas Gibbons-Neff and Eric Schmitt The White House authorization of one more bombing campaign in Afghanistan, just weeks […]


Who are the unvaccinated in America? There’s no one answer

With cases surging and hospitalizations rising, health officials are making progress in inoculating this second group, who surveys suggest account for less than half of all unvaccinated adults in the United States. Written by Julie Bosman, Jan Hoffman, Margot Sanger-Katz and Tim Arango As coronavirus cases rise across the United States, the fight against the […]


Four people shot outside baseball stadium in U.S. capital

Several bursts of automatic gunfire could be clearly heard in the stadium in footage of the game posted on social media. Four people were shot outside a baseball stadium crowded with thousands of spectators in the U.S. capital on July 17, causing the game to be abruptly halted as fans were ushered out. Police said […]