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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......

She saw Goddess Durga surrounded by sadness

Wiccan and corporate lawyer Deepta Roy Chakraverti talks to Chandrima Pal about her book that chronicles her psychic investigations into what she says are unnatural occurrences in familiar places.......

A P J Abdul Kalam: All human beings carry divinity inside themselves

'This can lift us out of confusion, misery, melancholy and failure, and indeed guide us when it is contacted.' 'For us to ignite our spirituality, we need to look inward and transcend our egos. We......

What makes these 10 companies the best to work for in India

Image: RMSI is India’s best company to work for. Photograph, courtesy: RMSI     Companies come in all kinds. There are some who keep a hawkish eye over its employees, banning......

Muktangan empowers poor women to become teachers

As the teachers began gaining confidence, it also drew the attention of other women in the community, leading to greater demand for teaching jobs, finds Ranjita Ganesan.   Image: Muktangan......

An ideal mining policy & how it will impact the economy

Unlike today, in the mid-2000, mining was the sunshine sector. India was digging for minerals like there was no tomorrow, notes Sunita Narain. There is a science and an art to policymaking. In......

Big question from the Greece crisis: Do history and geography trump economics?

How did Greece, the country of Archimedes and Socrates and Plato and Pythagoras, come to such dire straits, asks Ajit Balakrishnan. Like any Indian schoolboy, or should I say any schoolboy......

Black money: When disclosure is easier said than done

The government has provided a 90-day compliance window to declare undisclosed foreign assets Those using the 90-day compliance window under the new law on black money to declare hitherto......

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......

Drishyam, Talaash: Bollywood's best investigations?

Looking at Bollywood's best-known crime movies. Crime doesn’t pay but it makes for a fascinating study on screen. Almost every single story in Bollywood pits good against evil. But it’s......

Why this Grammy winner is miffed with Indian government

Bengaluru-based music composer Ricky Kej may have won a coveted Grammy for his new-age album Winds of Samsara, but India seems to be far from impressed.Disappointed that the......

'How can we go back to FTII without our demands being met?'

I&B ministry refuses to respond to striking FTII students, who insist that Gajendra Chauhan has to go. Harishankar Nachimuthu, president, FTII students association, speaks to A Ganesh......

Karmakar wins women's vault bronze at Asian Championships

Ace Indian gymnast Dipa Karmakar clinched the women's vault bronze medal at the 6th Senior ART Gymnastics Asian Championships in Hiroshima, on Monday.Chinese Yan Wang defended her title with 14.988......

Hitler-built stadiums hosting Europe's biggest Jewish sports event

Jewish athletes will compete in European Maccabi Games, hosted by Germany for first time People walk in front of the Olympic Park during preparations for the 14th European Maccabi Games in Berlin.......

This 'Pole' dances to kabaddi's beat

Michal Spiczko has not even stepped on the kabaddi mat is is already making waves. 'Aaradhya is very excited about Pro Kabbadi League' This Pole not only plays American (gridiron) football but is......

PHOTOS: Hot and sexy at the ESPY

Image: Caroline Wozniacki (left) with skier Lindsey Vonn at the 2015 ESPY Awards, at Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles, California. Photograph: Twitter. Barcelona's star footballer Lionel Messi was......

Barcelona star Neymar makes a splash in UFC pool party

Barcelona's Neymar with UFC Octagon girls in Las Vegas. Photograph: UFC/Instagram Stars of the UFC gathered in Las Vegas as anticipation hit fever pitch ahead of Conor McGregor's featherweight......
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Karmakar wins women's vault bronze at Asian Championships

Ace Indian gymnast Dipa Karmakar clinched the women's vault bronze medal at the 6th Senior ART Gymnastics Asian Championships in Hiroshima, on... ...

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CS asks officials to prepare a report for development of tourist infrastructure

Ranchi, Aug 3 (UNI) Jharkhand chief secretary Rajiv Gauba today instructed the officials to prepare a detailed report for the development of basic... ...

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Opulence in Style

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Gather Round and Take a Knee! Jellyvision's ALEX Unveils the Ultimate Open Enrollment Communication Playbook

From the Wires New eBook From SaaS Benefits Communication Leader Gives HR Professionals a Roadmap for Effective Open Enrollment Communications... ...

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NIKA Appoints Stephen White as Chief Marketing Officer

From the Wires Aug. 3, 2015 10:30 AM ROCKVILLE, Md. , Aug. 3, 2015 /PRNewswire/ --NIKA, a global provider of architecture, engineering,... ...

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