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After writers, over 50 historians rise against intolerance

After writers, artists, filmmakers and scientists, over 50 historians on Thursday came out strongly against Prime Minister Narendra Modi for not making any reassuring statement following concerns......

Scientist Bhargava to return Padma Bhushan to protest 'attack on rationalism'

Eminent scientist Pushpa Mittra Bhargava on Thursday said he is returning his Padma Bhushan award alleging that the National Democratic Alliance government was trying to make India into a......

Cong protest stalls debate on GST Bill in RS again

Vociferous protests by the Congress on Wednesday once again stalled discussion in Rajya Sabha on the constitution amendment bill for the Goods and Services Tax, even as the chair asked protesting......

Nitish to take oath as Bihar CM on February 22

Janata Dal-United leader Nitish Kumar will take oath as chief minister of Bihar on February 22, ending weeks of political uncertainty in the state. Kumar, who held half an-hour long meeting with......

Modi and the VHP will be shocked to read this

The Sangh Parivar forgets that not only is there no scriptural prohibition, venerable authorities in India held beef as both a desirable and an essential food, says Sunanda K Datta-Ray Narendra......

What explains steep poverty fall in India from 2004 to 2011?

Ashok Kotwal, Editor-in-Chief, Ideas for India, interviewed Pronab Sen on the recent poverty figures that show a steep decline in poverty in India between 2004 and 2011. According to him, the shift......

'Public investment to be main fuel for India's growth'

The report by Thought Arbitrage Research Institute added pension and insurance funds should be used increasingly for projects Increased public sector investment will be one of India’s biggest......

Meet the new team of the 14th Finance Commission

Y V Reddy, (see left) the chairman of the 14th Finance Commission is an Indian Administrative Service (IAS) officer of the 1964 batch. He is best known for his tenure as the 21st governor of the......

Of PMs and their pet economists

Economists who get too close to prime ministers eventually come to grief after their boss is defeated, say T C A Srinivasa-Raghavan If you look at the list below, not one of the economists who......

Too little too late, auto firms say on RBI rate cut

Automobile manufacturers on Thursday termed the RBI's decision to reduce interest by 25 basis points as "too little, too late" although they hoped that it would lead to softening of lending rates......

'Missed Ashok Mehta in every film that we didn't work in'

Aparna Sen, who worked with late cinematographer Ashok Mehta in three films -- 36 Chowringhee Lane, Paroma and Sati -- pays tribute to the legend.When Aparna Sen started her career asa filmmaker......

Bollywood loves to holiday in Goa!

A look at all the times Goa played Bollywood's favourite getaway on screen. Image: Rajshri Deshpande, Pavleen Gujral, Anushka Manchanda and Sandhya Mridul in Angry Indian Goddesses......

Thank God, Amitabh couldn't say no to Hrishi-da

'Hrishi-da often voiced his disenchantment with Bachchan's Angry Young Man persona -- the 'maara-maari', the growth of sidelocks; he even said directors were killing Amitabh the actor and turning......

Why we must start a culture of spoiler-shaming

A headline or a tweet or a status update should not, in a civil world, be allowed to contain a spoiler, rants Raja Sen. Like in Game Of Thrones, nobody's innocent. We've all casually -- or......

Review: Mr X is an unwatchable piece of trash

Mr X is a stupid, slow mess that could still have been made entertaining with an interesting protagonist, says Raja Sen. What is the worst thing a tacky filmmaker can do? Overblown dialogue, corny......

Ranji Trophy round-up: Bengal grabs three points despite Sehwag 50

Owing to their first innings lead, Bengal grabbed three crucial points against Haryana after their Group A Ranji Trophy match ended in a draw at the CH Bansi Lal Cricket Stadium, Lahli in......

Warner, Gayle the key in Hyderabad-Bangalore Top 4 race

Sunrisers Hyderabad: 14 points from 12 games ' Royal Challengers Bangalore: 13 points from 12 games. Sunrisers Hyderabad opener David Warner. Photograph: BCCI/Reuters An upbeat Sunrisers Hyderabad......

Roddick loses cool, exits French Open

Russian qualifier Teimuraz Gabashvili swatted sixth seed Andy Roddick aside 6-4, 6-4, 6-2 in the third round of the French Open on Saturday as the American let his temper get the better of him.......
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Has the Science Nobel lost its way?

That the Nobel prize has been the most consistently prestigious accolade of the 20th century, particularly in science, is in no doubt. Despite the... ...
Bollywood loves to holiday in Goa!

A look at all the times Goa played Bollywood's favourite getaway on screen. Image: Rajshri Deshpande, Pavleen Gujral, Anushka Manchanda and... ...
10 must-visit vada pav joints in Mumbai

If you’ve lived in this city even for a day, there’s no way you cannot fall in love with the street food that defines Mumbai -- vada... ...
Training for diabetes docs from Dec 12

800 doctors from across the State and outside would be imparted training by international-level diabetes specialists at a two-day workshop to be... ...
Feeling out of place

We are not intolerant, we screamed and swiftly attacked Aamir Khan for speaking his mind. Go to Pakistan, we yelled. Traitor, we shrieked, we made... ...

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