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The king who made his own calendar

Wajid Ali Shah, the last Nawab of Awadh, was not just a poet, playwright, dancer and patron of the arts, says Payal Mohanka. He was a royal who hand-created his personal calendar. Wajid Ali Shah,......

Desi appointed dean of top US college

Physicist Kanwal Singh appointed dean of Sarah lawrence College, the first Indian American to head a leading liberal arts college in the US. Aziz Haniffa/Rediff.com reports from Washington, DC. Dr......

The Leela Samson interview 'I live the life of a Hindu'

'Is the nation interested in the arts? Do political parties care about the arts? Is there a pride in budgeting for the arts? No.' 'That is the bottom line. No one really cares... Culture is always......

Man Booker International Prize 'reconfigured'

The new Man Booker International Prize will complement the Man Booker Prize, the central fiction award which pre-dates the international version, in that the judges will select a longlist of 12 or......

Islamic heritage founded on principle of love, devotion: PM in Kazakhstan

On the second leg of his trip to Central Asia, Narendra Modi makes quite an impression in Astana, as he talks about terror and trade, films and the future PM Modi delivers a lecture at the the......

Uber to invest $50mn in Hyderabad; set up biggest global office

  Taxi-hailing app Uber will invest $50 million in Hyderabad over the next five years to establish a facility that will house hundreds of its employees and would be its biggest international......

Buy a retirement home five years in advance

These homes offer services that help lead a smooth retired life. They can be bought, leased or taken on a pure rental basis.   Dr Sharad Apte, in his early 80s and a Mumbai resident, decided......

Tax, penalty to be levied at market price under black money law

Undisclosed overseas assets such as immovable property, jewellery, shares and art works will be valued at fair market price for the purpose of tax and penalty under the new black money law.......

Govt notifies rules for asset valuation under black money law

  Government has notified the rules for calculating overseas income and assets under the stringent foreign black money law that came into force on July 1. The value of the overseas assets,......

Things other than the new metro that Chennaiites take pride in

Image: A metro train runs on the tracks after Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa flagged off Chennai Metro Rail Limited’s passenger services between Alandur and Koyambedu, in Chennai......

Dev Patel, Eddie Redmayne to join Academy of Motion Picture Arts

Actors Eddie Redmayne, Emma Stone and Dev Patel are invited by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences to be its new members of 2015. After adding 271 people last year, the......

Say hello to Dr Vidya Balan

Another feather in Ms Balan-Roy Kapur's cap!Vidya Balan received a Doctor of Arts Honoris Causa degree from Ahmedabad-based Rai University for her contribution to Hindi cinema. The......

'I worked in a dhaba, selling omelettes, before I signed All The Best'

'I loved doing Bunty Aur Babli. I love working with Rohit Shetty. I just shot for Dilwale. Kuch bhi karva leta hain mujhse (he makes me do anything)!' 'I worked in Jolly LLB for free. It was......

'I feel girls don't like me'

'I went to the Siddhi Vinayak temple in Mumbai, and a lady starting cursing me.' 'A man in Shirdi temple asked why I had come there when my conduct in Balika Vadhu was wrong! It's not easy.'......

Bollywood's half-yearly report card: The good stuff

Raja Sen looks back at the good things that happened in Bollywood in the first half of 2015.  Half of 2015 has flown by, and it’s a good time to take stock of Hindi cinema and its latest......

Wimbledon: Massaged Murray bites back to reach last 16

Great Britain's Andy Murray receives treatment to an injury during his third round match against Andreas Seppi. Photograph: Clive Brunskill/Getty Images Andy Murray reprised his familiar role of......

In comeback bid, Gambhir has 'burning desire to excel'

India's Gautam Gambhir during a India nets session at Trent Bridge in Nottingham on July 7, 2014. Photograph: Matthew Lewis/Getty Images Gymnastics and mixed martial arts do not come naturally to......

Avian star 'Rufus' patrols the skies during Wimbledon

Imogen Davis poses for a photograph with Rufus, a Harris Hawk used at the Wimbledon Tennis Championships to scare away pigeons. Photograph: Eddie Keogh/Reuters Male tennis players from the United......

Serve and volley: Back to the future as moribund tactic is revived

Stefan Edberg of Sweden makes a backhand volley. Photograph: Simon Bruty/Getty Images The yellowing obituaries are looking premature as serve-and-volley tennis creeps, with a few tweaks, towards a......

Gambhir working with Langer in Perth to revive India career

Gautam Gambhir feels Justin Langer is someone who can understand his game. Photograph: BCCI India discard Gautam Gambhir is training in Perth under former Australia Test batsman Justin Langer to......
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Counselling for PG

KOCHI: Counselling for admission to the MSc Environmental Engineering (general category-2) and MSc Environmental Biotechnology (general category-1,... ...

http://www.newindianexpress.com/cities/kochi/Counselling-for-PG/2015/07/08/article2908688.ece
Galex Service to be Launched at ICTT

KOCHI: Giving a ray of hope to the beleaguered International Container Transshipment Terminal (ICTT) at Vallarpadam, Emirates Shipping Line has... ...

http://www.newindianexpress.com/cities/kochi/Galex-Service-to-be-Launched-at-ICTT/2015/07/08/article2908665.ece
Panel looks for sabotage attempt proof

The panel is investigating whether the motorman who entered later touched the emergency brake, panel keys and pneumatic brakes, said officials.... ...

http://indianexpress.com/article/cities/mumbai/mumbai-panel-looks-for-sabotage-attempt-proof/
Connoisseurs' Delight

Cabbage Kebab Cabbage Kebab is actually a pretty deceptive title for a rare variety of keema kebabs, lest it is mistaken for the vegetarian kind.... ...

http://www.newindianexpress.com/cities/hyderabad/Connoisseurs-Delight/2015/07/08/article2907675.ece
Baahubali Makers Prepare to Take on Pirates

HYDERABAD: Three days before SS Rajamouli's much-awaited magnum opus Baahubali hits screens across the country, the makers launched a tirade... ...

http://www.newindianexpress.com/cities/hyderabad/Baahubali-Makers-Prepare-to-Take-on-Pirates/2015/07/08/article2907611.ece

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