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Maharashtra, Haryana record brisk polling as voters make last-hour dash

Maharashtra registered over 64 per cent voter turnout while a record 76 pc polling in Haryana, which witnessed stray incidents of violence, in the first eight hours of polling on Wednesday in the......

They don't make the likes of M V Kamath anymore

'If you are a professional journalist, don't ever think that your work is going to bring in revolution or that you are going to change the world. That job is best left to the revolutionaries,' M V......

Happy landings, Empee!

M P Anil Kumar, the distinguished Rediff.com columnist and an inspiration to millions, lived in the Paraplegic Centre in Pune for 26 years before he passed away earlier this year. On Air Force......

'There is no joy this Eid in Jammu and Kashmir'

Mukhtar Ahmad walks down the flood ravaged streets of Srinagar and finds that it will be a lack-luster Eid for hundreds of families. Days before the Eid festival, shopkeeper Mehmood Ahmad would be......

'Kashmir is not going back to what it was'

'By the time the ground dries up, considering that the homes are still submerged, winter will be here. By the end of October, it is going to be very, very cold. By the end of November, it will be......

Missed the bull run? Here's what you can do

More often than not, investing decisions are based on fear and greed, rather than knowledge and wisdom. As markets rise and fall, an investor swings between exhilaration and panic. This may lead to......

Chandilya's grand plans to make AirAsia top airline in India

Former model and entrepreneur Mittu Chandilya wants to make AirAsia India's leading airline. Does he have it in him?   Image: AirAsia India, CEO Mittu Chandilya (centre) with actors Shah Rukh......

Startup mania: Are we looking at the next internet bubble?

It's Saturday morning, when most people would either lounge at home or, if they're particularly energetic, head out for brunch or to crawl one of the many malls in Bangalore. Yet, the auditorium on......

Is Fiat Punto better than Hyundai Elite and Volkswagen Polo?

Fiat Punto Evo. Photograph: Kind Courtesy, Fiat Markets have come a long way from being value-for-money family vehicles to stylish, spacious and even powerful alternatives to a sedan so long as a......

Modi keen to revive India's 'zombie factories', not abandon them

At British India Corporation's textile factory in Kanpur, four men sit in a control room watching computerised gauges eight hours a day. When they are done, another group takes over, and then......

Aishwarya's favourite city? Click here to see!

'The hotel room number can never total up to 8.' 'I fly First Class and won’t take a pre-9am flight.' Bollywood's travel fetishes. Movie stars travel very frequently, on work and......

Shahid: I have made many wrong choices in my career

'I have honestly never gotten so much appreciation in my career ever,' Shahid Kapoor reveals. Shahid Kapoor has earned a lot of praise for his work in one of his toughest roles till date, in......

Class and Crime in India in Zurich's Top 10 Films

Kanu Behl's Titli is one of the best films from India in recent years, says Aseem Chhabra from the Zurich film festival. Ten years ago, two enterprising Swiss nationals decided to bring some films......

Review: Haider may be Vishal Bhardwaj's best film

Vishal Bharadwaj's Haider is one of the most powerful political films we've ever made, a bonafide masterpiece that throbs with intensity and purpose, says Raja Sen.Something is rotten in the state......

Sonali Bendre: I never thought of doing a fiction show

'My mother- in-law thinks I'm more beautiful than all the other faces around. She keeps encouraging me to take up more work.' Sonali Bendre on making her acting debut on television with a fictional......

Sports Shorts: Murray fights back to clinch Vienna Open title

Andy Murray (2nd left) with his team after winning the Vienna Open title on Sunday . Photograph: Andy Murray/Facebook Andy Murray clinched the Vienna Open title on Sunday with a 5-7, 6-2, 7-5......

'Indian cricket's colourful story is still being written'

'What is true khadoos? Stubborn? Dogged? Unyielding? Relentless? Or something in between that? Or all of it together?' 'Just like you can't translate it, you can't teach a kid to be khadoos either.......

'India have always missed a bunch of bowlers who can take 20 wickets'

Bhuvneshwar Kumar of India (right) celebrates with teammates the wicket of Jason Holder of West Indies during the fourth one-dayer at Dharamsala. Photograph: BCCI India's success in the......

Sports Shorts: Platini criticises Blatter, says he is not serving football anymore

FIFA President Sepp Blatter speaks with UEFA President Michel Platini (left). Photograph: Darren Staples/Files/Reuters UEFA president Michel Platini hit out at FIFA chief Sepp Blatter on Friday,......

I'm convinced that ISL will take off in India: Wenger

Atletico de Kolkata and NorthEast United FC players walk out to the middle. Photograph: Reba Kumar Borah Indian Super League has been a hit as far as the initial matches are concerned and the......
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Q. Will poorer voters elect more rich MPs this time?
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Sunil Kumar
Q. Is he flirting with me or am I over thinking?
Sunil Kumar:  A. Yes ! This happens only in India......I 've seen in my locality ..... most poor ppl leaving their staple profession have stood in long queue to...... more

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Q. is it advisable to put drop of cows butter or ghee in to eyes? any adverse effect?
Dhanpal:  A. not all of us are natural-born flirts. But the good news is that every girI has an inner flirt just battling to get out. And despite what you might...... more

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Q. how do we bring smiles and happiness to the face of our parents ?
Angel:  A. A method of hypnotism can help you. This method called TRATAK. Light a candle or ghee "MILK FAT" lamp in your meditation room or...... more

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Q. why is it so that motorcycles make a lot of noise while cars are very much silent
Girish Deshmukh:  A. we all know that laughter, hope and optimism make life more enjoyable, but some of us seem to be wired for seriousness, sobriety and pessimism...... more

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Dargah gets richer by Rs 2 crore after donation from Singapore's richest NRI

JAIPUR: The dargah committee of Ajmer has received a donation of Rs 2 crore from Singapore-based NRI Dadi Balsara, who died in June 2014. Balsara... ...

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Keep your pets safe from crackers during Deepavali

The Deepavali season, with all the joy and cheer it brings, can be quite taxing for animals. The firecrackers, whether they are the ones that make... ...

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Control rooms with no bosses, hotline turned cold

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E-W Metro on track, but stares at three posers

KOLKATA: Armed with the high court order, Kolkata Metro Rail Corporation (KMRC) has resumed work of the East-West Metro project and... ...

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