Compassion

  • Watch: Final journey of Nelson Mandela December 15, 2013

    Big guns fired a salute in the rural village where Nelson Mandela grew up and military servicemen marched stiffly behind his casket on a winding dirt road on Sunday as South Africa said goodbye for the last time to the man who reconciled the country in its most vulnerable period. ...
  • Piyush Jha's Compass Box Killer is a cracker of a thriller July 31, 2013

    There are times when you just want to read a cracker of a thriller. With work taking its toll on me, I wanted to read something that really makes me sit straight and finish the book in a single go. Thanks to Piyush Jha's Compass Box Killer, I got what...
  • Extract: Compass Box Killer by Piyush Jha July 5, 2013

    Compass Box Killer book is a crime thriller, set in the by-lanes of Mumbai. One muggy afternoon, a senior police officer is found murdered at his desk. When Inspector Virkar from the Crime Branch arrives at the scene, he finds a cryptic note that spills out of a student's compass...
  • India Positive: Stories of courage, creativity and compassion June 2, 2013

    Watch the show for positive stories from across the country. ...
  • Common People Show that Uncommon Courage Wins December 23, 2011

    Who is an idol? If we look at the question the way a celebrity-obsessed, media-driven culture wants us to, its answer becomes simple: an idol is somebody we know ('we' here standing for the urban middle class which has set a certain standard for its idols, and those fitting in...
  • Hollywood films on TV in Hindi and Telugu now October 24, 2011

    Mumbai: UTV has entered into a deal with Warner Bros. International Television Distribution to bring popular Hollywood movies dubbed in Hindi and Telugu on the small screen. Through the exclusive long-term telecast rights deal, the company's primary action movie channels UTV Action and UTV Action Telugu - will have access to...
  • Depressed? Be kind, compassionate July 31, 2011

    Washington: Rather than taking anti-depressants, people suffering from depression have an inexpensive way out - practising acts of kindness and compassion, new research claims. Acts of kindness or compassion might serve as an effective treatment for depressed people, say researchers from the University of California, Riverside, and the Duke University Medical...
  • S Africa searches for Mandela's moral compass July 19, 2011

    Jahannesburg: South Africa celebrated Nelson Mandela's 93rd birthday on Monday with songs by millions of children and calls for public service, but the nation he led out of apartheid is divided by poverty and his ANC movement seems to many to be losing its moral compass. A frail but still active...
  • Kind hearted mums motivate kids to act similarly July 14, 2011

    Sydney: Children whose mothers have a compassionate outlook are more likely to act in a similar way. New research from the Telethon Institute and the University of Western Australia shows that parents have an important role to play in teaching their children to understand another person's feelings and point of view. "We...
  • One hundred years of Mother Teresa August 26, 2010

    On the birth centenary of Mother Teresa, we pay tribute to the deeds and words of the Albania-born nun who took Indian citizenship and became one of the world's greatest symbols of love and compassion. ...
  • Your emotions: Too 'hot' to handle? November 10, 2008

    Working with hot passions is a difficult thing. To be engulfed by flames of rage, jealousy, fear, lust or grief is to be at the mercy of our raging emotions and to lose any sense of equanimity. The strength of our emotion can trigger actions that we later regret. The...
  • Economic meltdown stalls Hollywood flick sequels October 21, 2008

    New York: Two planned sequels of the movie The Golden Compass have become Hollywood's first major victims of the current economic crisis, with their production being put on hold indefinitely. Produced by New Line studio, The Golden Compass that starred actors Nicole Kidman and Daniel Craig was the first of author...
  • No bull: Cows know which way is north, do you? August 26, 2008

    Washington: Somehow, cattle seem to know how to find north and south, say researchers who studied satellite photos of thousands of cows around the world. Most cattle that were grazing or resting tended to align their bodies in a north-south direction, a team of German and Czech researchers reports in Tuesday's...
  • Dalai Lama expresses grief over SF torch protests April 11, 2008

    Seattle: The Dalai Lama arrived in the United States on Thursday for the first time since the recent turmoil in Tibet, serenaded by fellow Tibetans as he prepared to anchor an ambitious conference on compassion. The exiled Tibetan spiritual leader came here a day after demonstrators disrupted the Olympic torch run...
  • Movie Review: The Golden Compass is a visual delight January 5, 2008

    Cast: Nicole Kidman, Daniel Craig, Dakota Blue Richards Direction: Chris Weitz Even if you’re not a fan of fantasy dramas like the Harry Potter movies or the Lord of the Rings films, you still might want to check out The Golden Compass for the sheer visual experience it offers up. Set in...
  • First day, first show: Movie releases this Friday January 4, 2008

    No Bollywood biggie is hitting your screens this Friday, but James Bond star Daniel Craig and Nicole Kidman team up for The Golden Compass. Also hitting the screens this Friday is action comedy Balls of Fury. The Golden Compass An adaptation of Phillip Pullman's controversial fantasy series, The Golden Compass follows Lyra,...
  • China launches navigation satellite June 16, 2007

    New Delhi: China has launched a new navigation satellite in the Sichuan Province as a part of the "Compass" navigational system. The satellite, which is intended mainly for public security, is also expected to be helpful in tracking petroleum prospects and forest fires, and improving disaster management programs. The satellite...