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'May the Fourth be with you!' Fans celebrate Star Wars Day

May 4 is the official ‘unofficial’ holiday for Star Wars aficionados. A cosplayer dressed as "Star Wars" character Yoda looks at a mobile phone at a Star Wars Day fan event which is......

Rediff Archives: 'When a problem arises, become the captain of the problem and defeat it!'

  Once, during his Presidency, President A P J Abdul Kalam received a letter from a student shocked with his class 12th mark-sheet. He had secured 10 per cent in Maths and Physics, whereas......

The two places all Indians must go to

The Cellular Jail and the Viper Island are two places in the Andaman and Nicobar Islands that should be like a pilgrimage for all Indians, says Bishnu Pada Ray, the two-time BJP MP from the Andaman......

Bhutan's fledgling democracy goes to the polls on Tuesday

Political discourse has widened in Bhutan, as candidates are raising key issues like development, increase in income gap, and increasing unemployment among the youth, reports Shubha Singh.......

Year-end 2012: The year that was for West Bengal

The love-hate relationship between Congress and Trinamool Congress finally ended with Mamata Banerjee walking out of the UPA and Congress pulling out its ministers from the West Bengal government......

Nike runs to seal the bond with young adults

Nike is trying to make the most of the respite provided by the stock-taking that Reebok, the leading sportswear brand in the Indian market, has had to do in the wake of an alleged financial fraud......

The puppet masters of viral marketing

He woke up in a pool of sweat, with bruises on his arms, his ankle badly swollen. He'd had another terrifying blackout, the kind he'd been experiencing ever since he began beta-testing Sega's......

Alibag lures Mumbai's rich

One hundred and ten kilometres from the megalopolis that is Mumbai is Alibag, likened by some to Martha's Vineyard with its weekend homes for the privileged. You can drive for miles in Alibag (used......

Durga puja can be a global crowd puller

Durga puja's approach sends nervous shivers down some Calcutta spines. But though acutely aware of the inconveniences associated with the orgiastic festivity, I can see why, properly handled, this......

The Next Big Horror film after Blair Witch?

Paranormal Activity, which stands at number five on the American and Canadian box office charts, may be arguably the biggest success of the decade.The movie, which cost an unbelievably low $15,000......

Chhetri, Bala Devi named AIFF Player of Year

Sunil Chhetri, Indian football captain. Photograph: AIFF Media National football team captain Sunil Chhetri and Women’s national team striker Bala Devi, were named the 'AIFF 2014 Player of......

Not much separates India, Aus young footballers: Grassroots coach

Indian football is heading in the right direction, with focus now shifting heavily on grassroots football. In order to nurture young talent, the Western India Football Association organised a......

Eight teams debarred from FIFA festival

Bengal is one of the eight teams debarred from FIFA'S Boys (U-13) Football Festival for fielding over-aged players in the team.For the festival starting in Chennai on Saturday, teams from Jharkhand......
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Celebrating innovation and entrepreneurship across craft, engineering and science

While PM Narendra Modi lures foreign investment in home-grown manufacturing, the organisers of an event that kicks off this week are also keen to... ...
If you want to visit Mumbai, visit it during Ganesh Chaturthi festival!

I'm not a born Mumbaikar as I originally hail from Odisha. But Mumbai has its own extraordinary magnetism to make everyone feel like home while... ...
Chipko Champion of Western Ghats

Tucked away in Sirsi forest in Karnataka, a man toils away to introduce fuel-efficient driers to reduce firewood usage in the Western Ghats through... ...
Baichung Bhutia

Currently, the AIFF or the state body organises grassroots festivals once or twice a year in most cities in the country, but Bhutia said that's not... ...
Visaaranai Wins Laurels in Venice With Amnesty Stamp

CHENNAI: Director Vetrimaran's Visaaranai, which has the distinction of being the first Tamil film to have ever been screened at the Venice... ...

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