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  • World Cup: India can beat Australia if bowlers continue form, says VVS Laxman March 20, 2015

    Melbourne: Former batsman VVS Laxman feels that India can beat Australia in the semi-final of the ongoing cricket World Cup on March 26 if their bowlers continue their impressive form. Laxman said Australia's batting line-up has not been in the best of form so far and Indian bowlers can put pressure...
  • World Cup 2015: Team India has strength in all departments, says VVS Laxman March 15, 2015

    New Delhi: With most of the Indian batsmen striking form in the ongoing cricket World Cup, former India player V V S Laxman believes that the team's batting line-up was primed to do well in the knock-out stage. India rode Suresh Raina's unbeaten 110 to chase down a 288-run target against...
  • Sunil Gavaskar, VVS Laxman advise Virat Kohli to end row with journalist March 5, 2015

    Perth: Not too impressed with Virat Kohli's abusive behaviour towards a journalist recently, former Indian cricketers Sunil Gavaskar and VVS Laxman on Thursday called on the star batsman to resolve the row amicably with the concerned scribe. Gavaskar and Laxman admitted that dealing with the media was never easy but they...
  • World Cup: Happy to see Chris Gayle back in form, says VVS Laxman February 24, 2015

    Mumbai: Former Indian batsman VVS Laxman on Tuesday expressed his delight after West Indian Chris Gayle bludgeoned 215 runs against Zimbabwe to return to form during a World Cup Pool B game. Gayle scored the highest World Cup score by smashing 215 runs against Zimbabwe at the Manuka Oval in Canberra...
  • Indians have got what it takes to beat South Africa: VVS Laxman February 17, 2015

    New Delhi: Notwithstanding India's winless streak against South Africa in World Cups, VVS Laxman feels the 'Men in Blue' can beat the Proteas as confidence levels are high after the victory against Pakistan and the batting line-up has enough depth to take on Dale Steyn and company. "Even though the results...
  • Sunil Gavaskar, VVS Laxman criticise World Cup format February 12, 2015

    Sydney: Legendary players Sunil Gavaskar and VVS Laxman on Thursday lambasted the format of the upcoming Cricket World Cup, saying that the inclusion of the ICC Associate members could reduce the intensity of competition. Gavaskar and Laxman said making the showpiece event a 14-team affair with the inclusion of the likes...
  • VVS Laxman awarded honorary doctorate February 4, 2015

    New Delhi: Former cricketer VVS Laxman was awarded an honorary doctorate at the seventh convocation ceremony of TERI University here on Wednesday. Three others also received the honour -- former president of East Timor José Manuel Ramos-Horta, Unilever CEO Paul Polman, and Hitachi chairman Hiroaki Nakanishi. Accepting the doctorate, Laxman said: "I...
  • Immortalising R K Laxman: Neelabh Banerjee January 31, 2015

    From the surge of emotion and empathy at the passing of RK Laxman, one thing is clear: The Common Man is a national asset worthy of being immortalised. But who will do it is the question to which Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Phadnavis provided a part answer when he announced his...
  • Watch: Did you know that RK Laxman drew all the cartoons for Guru Dutt in 'Mr and Mrs 55'? January 28, 2015

    Cartoonist RK Laxman, whose 'You Said It' cartoon featuring the 'Common Man' lampooned India's powerful for half a century, died on Monday aged 93. Watch this video where you can see that the hand that drew the cartoons in 'Mr and Mrs 55', belonged to Laxman. ...
  • My father was a very informal man, says RK Laxman's son January 28, 2015

    Legendary cartoonist RK Laxman's son Srinivas Laxman on Tuesday said that his father was very informal man and was very open with them. Laxman, creator of the iconic 'Common Man', died at the age of 94 in a private hospital in Pune on Monday evening after a brief illness. ...
  • Remembering RK Laxman and his 'Common Man' January 27, 2015

    Legendary cartoonist RK Laxman, creator of the iconic "Common Man", died at the age of 94 in a private hospital in Pune on Monday evening after a brief illness. ...
  • RK Laxman's doodles during family conversions remain unpublished January 27, 2015

    Kolkata: Although his cartoons are well known, many of legendary RK Laxman's doodles that revealed a more personal aspect of the creative genius are still lying unpublished in his family's collection. When the 'Shakespeare of Indian cartooning' came on holidays to Mysore and Bangalore during 1975-1991, he sketched hundreds of doodles,...
  • ISRO pays tribute to RK Laxman, tweets his last cartoon on Mangalyaan January 27, 2015

    The Indian Space Research Organisation on Tuesday paid tribute to legendary cartoonist RK Laxman by tweeting his last cartoon on Magalyaan. Laxman, creator of the iconic "Common Man", died in a private hospital after a brief illness, his family said. He was 94. In a tweet, ISRO said, "Tribute to...
  • Manoj Bajpayee, Anil Kapoor, Anupam Kher mourn death of 'Common Man' RK Laxman January 27, 2015

    Mumbai: India has lost its morning smile, said Bollywood stars like Anupam Kher and Anil Kapoor on the demise of legendary cartoonist R.K. Laxman, creator of the iconic "The Common Man". Here's what they tweeted: Anil Kapoor: Saddened to hear about the demise of #RKLaxman Had the privilege to be sketched...
  • Legendary cartoonist RK Laxman accorded state funeral, tributes pour in January 27, 2015

    Pune: Eminent cartoonist RK Laxman, who died at the age of 94 after suffering multi-organ failure, will be cremated in Pune on Tuesday. The Maharashtra government has announced that Laxman will be accorded a state funeral. Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis will attend the last rites of Laxman, who will be...
  • India @ 9 with Zakka Jacob January 26, 2015

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  • Being RK Laxman: Legendary cartoonist, creator of 'Common Man', passes away January 26, 2015

    Legendary cartoonist RK Laxman, creator of the iconic "Common Man", died in a private hospital on Monday evening after a brief illness, his family said. He was 94. ...
  • President, PM Modi pay rich tributes to RK Laxman January 26, 2015

    New Delhi: President Pranab Mukherjee and Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday paid rich tributes to legendary cartoonist RK Laxman, who died in Pune, describing him as a genius who brought smiles with his wit and humour. "In death of Laxman, India will miss the genius who...
  • Sad day for Times of India and the Indian nation: Dileep Padgaonkar January 26, 2015

    New Delhi: Legendary cartoonist RK Laxman, who immortalised the hapless 'Common Man' with his devastating swipes at politicians but without malice, died on Monday at a private hospital at the age of 94 after suffering multi-organ failure. Former Times of India editor Dileep Padgaonkar expressed grief over Laxman's death. He said,...
  • Legendary cartoonist RK Laxman dies at 94 in Pune January 26, 2015

    Pune: Legendary cartoonist RK Laxman, creator of the iconic "Common Man", died in a private hospital on Monday evening after a brief illness, his family said. He was 94. Laxman, brother of late novelist RK Narayan, is survived by writer wife Kamala, retired journalist son Srinivas and daughter-in-law Usha. He was...
  • RK Laxman no more - why India loves Laxman Rekha January 26, 2015

    New Delhi: Who is the greatest Mysorean of our times? Difficult question, given that Mysore has produced some of the best minds in India, and the world. Two names that come to everybody's mind are RK Narayan and his younger brother RK Laxman. Rashipuram Krishnaswamy Iyer Narayanaswamy, better known as RK Narayan,...
  • Cartoonist RK Laxman still in critical condition January 20, 2015

    Mumbai: The condition of the noted cartoonist RK Laxman, who is undergoing treatment at a Pune hospital, remains critical, doctors said. The Dinanath Mangeshkar Hospital at Pune said in a statement this evening that Laxman is on "mechanical ventilator, on drugs to maintain his blood pressure". "Currently his medical condition is critical...
  • India @ 9 with Zakka Jacob January 19, 2015

    Catch the day's top stories with Zakka Jacob on India @ 9. ...
  • Cartoonist RK Laxman critical, suffered multiple organ failure January 18, 2015

    Pune: Eminent cartoonist RK Laxman, who created "The Common Man", has suffered multiple organ failure and his condition was "critical" late on Sunday, family sources said. The 95-year-old Laxman, a current employee of The Times Of India, was admitted to a private nursing home here on Friday due to some kidney...
  • Harbhajan, Laxman worried about India's death bowling at World Cup January 10, 2015

    Test stalwart VVS Laxman and 2011 World Cup winner Harbhajan Singh have questioned India's ability to bowl at the death in limited-overs cricket and feel India's title defence in Australia and New Zealand will depend on how the bowling holds up in the final overs of an innings. Talking to The...
  • Murali Vijay credits his feat against Aussies to past Indian greats December 17, 2014

    Brisbane: His four Test hundreds out of five career tons have come while playing against the Australians and Indian opener Murali Vijay on Wednesday attributed his special liking for the Aussies to the inspiration he got from the great knocks of legendary cricketers like Sachin Tendulkar. Vijay scored 144 runs on...
  • For India, slip catching as important as scoring runs in Australia December 8, 2014

    While a lot of us talk about batting, great bowling or a brilliant piece of fielding, most of us even forget to credit a slip fielder for taking a catch. Just like there are no free lunches in this world, there are no easy slip catches and what makes it...
  • Will India find their next 'Fab Four' in Australia? December 7, 2014

    You never know the value of what you have till you lose it. Similarly, we only got to know how blessed our country was to have gems like Sachin Tendulkar, Rahul Dravid, Sourav Ganguly and VVS Laxman to be playing at the same time till they called time on their...
  • Pankaj Advani enters World Snooker quarters November 27, 2014

    Maintaining his winning streak, Indian ace Pankaj Advani stormed into the quarterfinals of the Seaways IBSF World Snooker Championship at Kanteerava Indoor Stadium on Thursday. Advani decimated England's Ryan Causton 5-0. One of the tournament favourites, the Bengaluru cueist finished the match in an hour and 35 minutes. The 12-time world champion...
  • Ganguly was an emotional captain, Dhoni is not: VVS Laxman November 23, 2014

    Indian Test legend VVS Laxman said former India captain and teammate Sourav Ganguly was a good leader who identified match-winners. Laxman, who was known for his elegant and skillful wrist-play, heaped praise on Ganguly's captaincy at the 'Hindustan Times Leadership Summit' in New Delhi on Saturday. "A good leader identifies match-winners...