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How tribal factions are causing states across West Asia to unravel

When I was a young lecturer at the University of Oxford’s ChristChurch, the eminent British historian Hugh Trevor-Roper befriended me. In one of our conversations, on being asked......

Election 2014: Modi versus Macaulay's ghost

The post-mandate comments that ‘darkness has descended on India’ show the kind of opposition Narendra Modi has to overcome. It is this aspirational India that is attempting to throw......

Harvest of Modi's personality cult has yet to be reaped

'Narendrabhai is India and India is Narendrabhai.' Is this the chorus that will greet us a few years hence, asks Vivek Dehejia. The great Italian political philosopher Antonio Gramsci wrote in his......

Indo-Americans bag top 4 ranks at National Geographic Bee

Indian-American students have swept the prestigious National Geographic Bee, bagging the top four positions of this year's tough national competition, where United States President Barack Obama......

When I met Uncle Pai, the master story-teller

Akshata Udiaver remembers Anant Pai, the man who made history and mythology interesting for her and millions of other Indian childrenThey say, to write is to live forever. This holds true for Anant......

Pill pushers flock to foreign language classes

It was Charlemagne, the "emperor of the Holy Roman Empire", who said that to have another language is to possess a second soul. That's not surprising, because he never knew how to read or write.But......

Why Samir Arora got a clean chit

It used to be said in the Middle Ages that the Holy Roman Empire was neither Holy nor Roman nor an Empire any longer. The same can be said about the impugned transactions in the context of......

COLUMN: India's love affair with gold

India does not regard gold merely as an investment, it is also the preferred form of hoarding tax-evaded wealth, writes Shreekant Sambrani. I had recently recounted in this space stories of Arjun......

Of global crisis and geo-political consequences

The downward global economic spiral continues apace. Meanwhile, governments have promised to spend unimaginable sums in stimulus packages. Billions have been replaced by trillions.To put these......

Dynasties of the billionaires

Albert von Thurn und Taxis has a fortune of $2.3 billion. His holdings include miles of German forest, a tech company and the family castle. And the 24-year-old has a royal title to go along with......

Read this before you watch Elizabeth

Before the British Raj, before hill-stations and the Jallianwala Bagh Massacre, before Gandhi and an empire on which 'the sun never set' -- there was Queen Elizabeth I of England. She ruled for......

Ash is fun to watch in Last Legion

Towards the end of director Doug Lefler's The Last Legion, Aishwarya Rai is fighting a mean looking bald, heavyweight Goth, who has scary tattoos on his face.The Romans are in Britain having been......

Want to know more about the Crusades?

Ridley Scott is probably wondering why he didn't opt for a sequel to Gladiator. Picking Kingdom of Heaven has, apparently, led some critics to label his work 'complete fiction', and others to......

The axed emperors of Chelsea's Roman empire

Chelsea sacked Andre Villas-Boas on Sunday after less than nine months in charge. Speculation over the 34-year-old's future had been doing the rounds in the British media for weeks following a......

Nine years of managerial Blues under Roman

Following the sacking of manager Roberto Di Matteo on Wednesday, we present a list of Chelsea managers and the trophies won since Russian billionaire Roman Abramovich bought the Premier League......

Chelsea not ready to crumble

The talk has been of a crumbling empire at Stamford Bridge this season but the Chelsea old guard showed they are not ready to be consigned to the scrapheap after a thrilling win over Napoli in the......

BCCI questioned about role of cheer girls

How do cheer girls promote the cause of cricket? Why are players auctioned like "gladiators" in IPL system of cricket?These were some of the questions members of the Parliamentary Standing......

Russian billionaire says no buyer for Arsenal

Russian billionaire industrialist Vladimir Potanin dismissed on Sunday a British press report that he was in line to buy into premier league soccer club Arsenal.The Independent on Sunday said......

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Samit Bhanja
Q. Who was Johann Rudolf and what he did in the year 1648?
Samit Bhanja:  A.  more

http://qna.rediff.com/questions-and-answers/who-was-johann-rudolf-and-what-he-did-in-the-year-1648/28014849/answers/

babu ji
Q. Origin of football was amazing in fact it was time pass of injured roman soldiers who were camped n sent back to Iberian peninsular for healing , but today no roman empire but football has become favourite n most decorated sports of world , is their any other theory related to the origin of football
Babu Ji:  A. He was a Swiss diplomat and one-time mayor of Basel, who achieved Swiss independence from the Holy Roman Empire in sixteen forty eight more

http://qna.rediff.com/questions-and-answers/origin-of-football-was-amazing-in-fact-it-was-time-pass-of-i/27516912/answers/28014854

harpreet
Q. why first april is also known as fool's day?
Harpreet:  A. no clue boss... more

http://qna.rediff.com/questions-and-answers/why-first-april-is-also-known-as-fools-day/27271911/answers/27516918

PRINCE RAJ
Q. who discovered soap and when?
PRINCE RAJ:  A. April Fools' Day, sometimes called All Fools' Day, is one of the most light hearted days of the year. Its origins are uncertain. Some see it as a...... more

http://qna.rediff.com/questions-and-answers/who-discovered-soap-and-when/26863585/answers/27271917

sudhakar kuruvada
Q. Danube river? can you identify it?
Sudhakar Kuruvada:  A. Legend says that soap was first discovered on Sappo Hill in Rome when a group of Roman women were washing their clothes in the River Tiber at the...... more

http://qna.rediff.com/questions-and-answers/danube-river-can-you-identify-it/25567861/answers/26863598

  Web results for Roman Empire
Be Safe Towers Over The Rest

Major Srinivas Nargolkar (Retd.) In the nine horse field for the ABV Nucleas Indian 2000 Guineas, Gr.1, Be Safe (Holy Roman Empire -... ...

http://www.indiarace.com/FullReview.aspx?ReviewId=3934
A Diocletian error

Greek history records Diocletian as the ruler of the Roman empire from 284 AD to 305. Historians and economists observe that the only noteworthy... ...

http://www.financialexpress.com/article/fe-columnist/a-diocletian-error/20828/
Armenia, the old world

Author :Apoorva Prasad Charm and antiquity meet in this unexplored slice of southern Caucasus, where all are welcome to stay and join. Start from... ...

http://www.outlooktraveller.com/article/Armenia-the-old-world-1006846
Cemetery with million mummies unearthed in Egypt

Many of the mummies date to the time when the Roman or Byzantine Empire ruled Egypt, from the 1st century to the 7th century AD. NEW YORK:... ...

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Politics of conversion

One of the curious things about the debate on the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) affiliates going aggressive on converting Muslims and... ...

http://www.dnaindia.com/analysis/column-politics-of-conversion-2044864

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