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Dylan should have won the Nobel Prize a few years back: Valentine Shipley
A veteran in the Indian rock circuit, Valentine Shipley was in Kolkata to enthrall the audience in the seventh season of Harley Rock Riders. IBNS correspondent Sudipto Maity caught up with the rockstar before the concert as they discussed Bob Dylan, Indian rock music and bikes. Excerpts:
My dad has always been my idol: Alberto Del Rio
Alberto Del Rio is one of the most energetic performers in the WWE (World Wrestling Entertainment) today. What prevented him from making an Olympic appearance, also paved a way for his successful pro-wrestling career. In Kolkata as a WWE ambassador to promote the company, IBNS-TWF correspondent Sudipto Maity engages in a chat with him. Excerpts :
Vandana Gopikumar and her organization, ‘The Banyan’, help those dealing with homelessness, mental illness and poverty. SPAN magazine writer Michael Gallant meets Gopikumar to discuss her ideas and work field
At 90, eminent Gandhian scholar Narayan Desai sees ‘hope’ in the Aam Admi Party. He is the son of Mahatma Gandhi’s personal assistant Mahadev Desai and the chancellor of Gujarat Vidyapeet— founded by Mahatma Gandhi. Yet, unlike Mahatma Gandhi’s grandson Rajmohan Gandhi, who has formally joined AAP, Desai, instead, prefers mobilising Gandhians’ support for AAP. In an exclusive interview to journalist and filmmaker Deepak Parvatiyar, Desai talks about AAP, Narendra Modi, the Congress, and the issues concerning him and other Gandhians. Excerpts:
MIT Technology Review named India born Sarbajit Banerjee as one of the world’s top innovators under the age of 35. SPAN writer Jason Chiang reports