Rakesh Sharma

  • 'Anupam Kher either has verbal diarrhoea or the Alzheimer's: documentary filmmaker Rakesh Sharma lashes out at the actor April 23, 2014

    New Delhi: An old documentary film on the Gujarat riots of 2002 has brought Anupam Kher and filmmaker Rakesh Sharma at loggerheads. The film 'Final Solution' was a documentary feature on the 2002 riots that shook Gujarat. During a TV debate on CNN-IBN, documentary filmmaker Anand Patwardhan accused Kher (who...
  • Journalist allegedly shot dead in Etawah August 24, 2013

    A journalist with a Hindi daily was shot dead in Etawah, home district of Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Akhilesh Yadav. Police said the incident took place in the Bakewar area as he was returning home after the day's work. Rakesh Sharma, 50, had just reached home late on Friday when a...
  • April 3, 1984: when the first Indian went to space April 3, 2012

    Exactly on April 3, 28 years back, IAF Squadron Leader Rakesh Sharma strapped himself inside a Soyuz T11 mission capsule. As the rocket, essentially a gigantic intercontinental ballistic missile, carrying the 6850kg spacecraft, blasted off from its launch pad in Baikonur in Kazakhstan, Sharma became the first Indian cosmonaut, the...
  • Rakesh Sharma was India's Yuri Gagarin April 12, 2011

    New Delhi: India's first space traveller, Rakesh Sharma, is still a hero to many of his countrymen who remember him as the man who established as early as in the 1980s, India's growing influence in international space research. Sharma took his maiden space flight aboard the Soviet Soyuz T11 spacecraft...
  • Weekend Edition: Mission moon | Team India best? November 16, 2008

    It has been a big week for Indian space research. Indeed that is really our image of the week. Amidst all the terror and the disappointments over our politicians, allegations of cash for sale, India is on the moon. A series win also against Australia. In that sense, it has...
  • China questions mission Chandrayaan's capabilities November 15, 2008

    New Delhi: Indias mission to the moon Chandrayaan's flight has become symbolic of India's rise as a space power. However, someone is out there to pull it down. China has pressed the panic button. It is the only nation to have criticized India's moon mission. It has even gone to the extent...
  • ISRO's come of age with Chandrayaan: Rakesh Sharma October 23, 2008

    New Delhi: Squadron Leader Rakesh Sharma is the first Indian to go into space. He went in to the space on April 3, 1984, aboard USSR's Soyuz T11 from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan. Squadron Leader Sharma was honoured with the highest USSR decoration 'Hero of the Soviet Union'....