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From the Raj to Azadi, how I saw India change

As a child in British India, Bharati Dutt, now 81, lived a privileged and sheltered life in an extended joint family of civil servants, doctors, engineers and Gandhians. Between the ages of seven......

Timeline: 1885 to 1947

Some major events that occurred from 1885, when the Indian National Congress was formed, till August 15, 1947, when India achieved Independence.   1885: The Indian National Congress is......

Justice CS Karnan arrested in Coimbatore

Absconding former Calcutta high court judge C S Karnan was on Tuesday arrested in Coimbatore, more than a month after the Supreme Court sentenced him to six months imprisonment for contempt of......

'My objective was to resurrect Kasturba, not to demolish Gandhi'

'This book is really the story of the woman whose destiny takes her onto the path of an inordinately iconic man whom the world reveres as God!''It is the day-to-day demolition of her dreams that......

Modi, Erdogan and the dismantling of legacy

Ataturk and Nehru, two liberal secular modernisers, are in peril of being disowned by their successors, says Sunanda K-Datta Ray. Narendra Modi cannot but sympathise with the dilemma Turkey's......

SE Rly defaults on property tax

The headquarters of the South Eastern Railway, Calcutta Improvement Trust and Calcutta Telephones in the metropolis have been identified by the Kolkata Municipal Corporation as among the 500......

The fall of the turnaround tycoon

Industrialist Pawan Ruia's (think Dunlop and Jessop) arrest this month for cheating and criminal breach of trust marked a new low, but the tide had been turning against him for a while now. Ishita......

Why Xiaomi's India head hires people who are smarter than him

Manu Kumar Jain, India head, Xiaomi, tells Sangeeta Tanwar how the Chinese smartphone maker won over the Indian market. IMAGE: Manu Kumar Jain. The meeting with Manu Kumar Jain, India head of......

When it comes to business, he's Quickr!

Quikr founder & CEO Pranay Chulet tells Raghu Krishnan and Bibhu Ranjan Mishra why money has never been an issue for Quikr and that someday he will make a romantic comedy. An eight-year-old firm......

Nothing can kill Mallya's appetite for fun

The last few years may have been turbulent for Vijay Mallya but that didn’t stop him from having fun, says Raghu Krishnan. Image: For his 60th birthday in December, Mallya flew in Enrique......

How Monsoon Wedding became a musical

Going behind the scenes with director Mira Nair.Monali Sarkar reports. Monsoon Wedding: The film that charmed critics from Toronto to Venice IMAGE: In May 2017, 16 years after its......

'I was too foreign looking for Bollywood'

'My children have seen clips of Sultanat and Loha. They laugh.'The gorgeous Karan Kapoor will be back in India soon. Very soon!Rediff.com's Ronjita Kulkarni speaks to the former actor and......

'Yash Chopra said, "Tumne haste, haste, sub kuch keh diya"'

'The new Indian cinema has still not found its voice and identity. It's trapped under the deadwood weight of Bollywood and popular Indian cinema.' IMAGE: Rahul Bose as Agastya Sen in English......

Exclusive! Saving the Apu Trilogy

The journey of the digitally restored version of The Apu Trilogy is packed with dark stories and years of near detective work by those determined to preserve some of Satyajit Ray's finest works.......

Soumitra Chatterjee: I don't have much faith in awards

'No other actor in India was as lucky as me,' Soumitra Chatterjee tells Indrani Roy/ Rediff.com   The brilliant actor Soumitra Chatterjee turns 80 today, January 19. On this occasion, we......

Majola recalls South Africa's 1991 India tour

Cricket South Africa (CSA) chief executive Gerald Majola citied how Indian people lined the streets of Calcutta in 1991 to welcome the South Africa team as it undertook its first tour of the......

Which Indian has the best average in the 4th innings?

Rajneesh Gupta presents all the numbers from the first Test in Rajkot. IMAGE: It may be difficult to believe, but Virat Kohli has the highest batting average in the fourth innings of Tests among......

5 memorable Indian wins against England at home

Starring Mankad, Bedi, Siva, Azhar and Sachin. IMAGE: Captain Virat Kohli, right, celebrates with teammates after India's victory in a Test in Sri Lanka. Photograph: Dinuka Liyanawatte/Reuters The......

Noteworthy statistics from first-class and Ranji Trophy

Maharashtra’s Swapnil Gugale and Ankit Bawane set a new record in the Ranji Trophy championship against Delhi, by adding 594 runs for the third wicket without being separated. This is now the......

Celebrating 500th Test: India's most memorable wins at home

As India gets set to play its 500th Test, Rajneesh Gupta presents India's memorable Test victories at home. IMAGE: V V S Laxman, left, congratulated by Adam Gilchrist after scoring a double......
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4 unsolved murder mysteries that shook India

There are so many cases across the globe that remain unsolved due to lack of evidences or some other reasons. Such unsolved cases turn out to be... ...

http://www.catchnews.com/national-news/aarushi-to-sunanda-pushkar-4-unsolved-murder-mysteries-that-shook-india-85783.html
After 'Thithi', it's now 'Mojo' creating ripples in film circuit

'Mojo', the first-ever pre-cognitive thriller of Sandalwood is creating ripples in the international film circuit. On Wednesday, the film won the... ...

http://www.deccanherald.com/content/637559/after-thithi-its-now-mojo.html
Fire at Kolkata chemical factory

A fire broke out in a South Kolkata chemical factory on Wednesday, police said.There were, however, no reports of any casualty or injury.Smoke was... ...

http://www.prokerala.com/news/articles/a779369.html
India poses to grow as world's golf tourism hub

The sport of Golf is gaining momentum in India with a breezy pace. Bounded by natural prettiness with green grass all around, the country boasts... ...

http://www.catchnews.com/other-sports-news/india-poses-to-grow-as-world-s-golf-tourism-hub-84830.html
If it's Durga Puja, it has to be Kolkata. No other city comes even close

Durga Puja or Pujo as its popularly known in West Bengal, commenced on 26 September with much gusto and celebration. The ten-day festival runs... ...

http://www.catchnews.com/india-news/in-photos-pujo-in-kolkata-is-no-match-for-anywhere-else-in-the-country-83288.html

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