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'Swapan Dasgupta is not untouchable for me'

'I have no problem with people from the right wing who speak with a certain integrity of position,' journalist Hartosh Singh Bal tells Syed Firdaus Ashraf/Rediff.com After the Narendra Modi......

After the Obama visit: India, the Swing State

'As in the Panchatantra tale of the cat and the monkeys, it is possible for the clever swing State to play off the two competing powers,' argues Rajeev Srinivasan. It was a single phrase that......

Of commoners and crows: The genius of R K Laxman

'No one took umbrage at his depictions, and the subjects least of all, because they knew that Laxman had no malice in him.' One had to meet him but once and his ever twinkling eyes blew away any......

J&K polls: 7 ministers, 8 ex-ministers in fray for 1st phase

A total of 123 candidates, including seven ministers of Congress-National Conference coalition, eight former ministers are in fray for the Jammu and Kashmir's first phase of elections scheduled......

'Only Khushwant could say: There's no condom for a pen. And prove it'

President Pranab Mukherjee and Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Thursday paid rich tributes to renowned author and journalist Khushwant Singh, describing him as a "fearless intellectual" and a......

All about Greece and other shaky economies

Earlier it was companies that were going bankrupt, now countries are turning belly up. The latest crisis in Greece threatens world's financial stability at a time when many countries are slowly......

Mumbai's water crisis: Maha to desalinate seawater

To overcome Mumbai's water crisis, Maharashtra government will help the Bhrihanmumbai Municipal Corporation in setting up a desalination plant within six months for treating sea water, chief......

Indian IT firms lift lid on hiring

For the whole of the last financial year, Indian IT companies had canned hiring. They're back in action now and majors like Infosys Technologies and Wipro are understood to have begun approaching......

'Wish prices were kept low for the common man'

For Ashok Upadhyay, a taxi driver from Varanasi, Uttar Pradesh, who makes his living in Mumbai, there are concerns more pressing than the Budget. Namely, he says, prices for even basic......

Mumbai's Bandra-Worli sea link to open shortly

The countdown has begun for the inauguration of Mumbai's much awaited Bandra-Worli sea link -- an ambitious, eight lane, twin carriageway -- built over the Mahim Creek of the Arabian......

Why Bollywood LOVES reincarnation dramas

They make good money, of course!Reincarnation tales have been often told in Hindi cinema, and most of them have been quite successful. Sunny Leone will bring us yet another such tale, in her......

PIX: Stars attend prayer meet for Priyanka Chopra's late father

Priyanka Chopra's father Dr Ashok Chopra succumbed to cancer at Kokilaben Dhirubhai Ambani hospital on June 10 . He was 62.The who's who of Bollywood came together for the prayer meeting......

Bollywood demands justice

Stars mourned the deaths of Keenan Santos and Reuben Fernandes, who were stabbed while trying to protect the women they were with, who had being eve-teased by drunks. Minissha Lamba tweeted:......

GR8 women steal the show

The ninth GR8 Women Achievers Awards felicitated 24 top women achievers for their contribution to their respective professions. The glittering function was held at ITC Grand Maratha on February 26......

The man behind a thousand tunes

4,000 songs. 500 Hindi films. One creator.If there's a popular tune running through your mind at some point this week, chances are the lyrics spring from a quiet man called Sameer. Considering the......

Rajasthan-Bangalore IPL Eliminator promises royal battle

Rajasthan Royals and Royal Challengers Bangalore are locked 7-7 on the head-to-head count, but Wednesday's IPL Eliminator in Pune battle carries the weight of a title dream for both sides......

Rajasthan Royals seek revenge in Bengaluru

Rajasthan Royals players (from left) Ajinkya Rahane, Steven Smith, Tim Southee, James Faulkner and Chris Morris. Photograph: BCCI Humiliated in their previous face-off this season, table toppers......

IPL: Can RCB end slump against table-toppers Rajasthan?

Players from Royal Challengers Bangalore. Photograph: BCCI Pushed to the bottom of the heap after three successive losses, it will take an extraordinary effort from Royal Challengers Bangalore to......

Ranji Trophy round-up: Imran Haroon ton brings a point for J&K

Round up of the Ranji Trophy matches being played in different parts of the country. Bengal bowlers again failed to provide decisive blows as debutant Imran Haroon's century helped Jammu......

Jayawardene, Afridi will be most experienced players at 2015 World Cup

Australia and Ireland submit provisional squad for the tournament Down Under, but do not release names. The UAE's Khurram Khan, at 43, will be the oldest player (born 21 June 1971) while Yodhin......
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India needs to pull itself up by the bootstraps

By Ashok Malik What does China's hard landing mean for India? Of all the major world economies, the Indian economy is perhaps the least linked... ...

http://blogs.economictimes.indiatimes.com/et-commentary/why-india-needs-to-pull-itself-up-by-the-bootstraps-rather-than-waiting-for-global-recovery/
After Patel, now Jats community demand reservations, threatened a massive nationwide protest

While Gujarat continues to burn after members of the influential Patel community, demanding quotas in government jobs, clashed with the police and... ...

http://www.siasat.com/news/after-patel-now-jats-community-demand-reservations-threatened-massive-nationwide-protest-824227/
35 Delhi Police, DANIPS officers shuffled

or reshuffle, as many as 35 IPS officers are transferred. The names of those transferred are as follows: AK Ojha, a 1998 batch IPS officer, has... ...

http://egov.eletsonline.com/2015/08/35-delhi-police-danips-officers-shuffled/
OROP protest on, ex-Army chief urges PM to talk directly

NEW DELHI: The agitation demanding implementation of 'One Rank, One Pension' scheme for ex-servicemen continued for the 68th day on Friday, which... ...

http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/india/OROP-protest-on-ex-Army-chief-urges-PM-to-talk-directly/articleshow/48591654.cms?from=mdr
Words worth

Main akela chala tha jaanib-e-manzil magar Log saath aate gaye, karavaan banta gaya. (I had started on my journey alone/ But people joined along... ...

http://www.filmfare.com/features/words-worth-10261.html

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