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When I met the Queen of England
Dancer-choreographer Astad Deboo met Queen Elizabeth, William and Kate at Buckingham Palace on Monday at the launch of India-UK year of Culture. He tells Archana Masih/Rediff.com that the Queen......
When Queen Elizabeth tried dance mudras
Queen Elizabeth II had an impromptu lesson in Indian dance mudras, or ritual hand gestures, when the 90-year-old monarch met celebrated dancer and choreographer Arunima Kumar at the Buckingham......
No-nonsense EC makes TN polls a drab affair
With the Election Commission keeping a hawk's eye on affairs, the usually flamboyant campaigns for Tamil Nadu polls have turned somewhat colourless, finds A Ganesh Nadar In southern Tamil Nadu,......
Politicians beware! EC has found new ways of watching you
The Election Commission has decided to set up call centres across the five poll-bound states -- Kerala, West Bengal, Tamil Nadu, Assam and Puducherry -- which will operate round the clock.......
Is Cameron willing to take a risk with India?
A new India-UK relationship would need to include an annual strategic dialogue, cooperation on counter terror and enlarging the role of the G-20, writes Rahul Roy-ChaudhuryWithin three months of......
What to do if your debit card fails you
Debit cards may have made it easy for us to forgo carrying any cash. Only, these cards have transactional hazards and are known to have let down their users on occasions. Hitesh Vora, an......
Demand for H-1B visa falls as US software scene changes
The scene for H-1B visas, issued by the US government to bring in temporary skilled workers to meet the domestic shortage, appears to have undergone a change. This is a matter of importance to......
Corruption: How it corrodes Brand India
For a civilisation that prided itself throughout its history on being rooted to dharma, the current state of affairs prevailing in the country is indeed appalling. Within six decades of......
TCS to hire 37,000 freshers next fiscal
IT major Tata Consultancy Services plans to hire 37,000 professionals for its domestic and overseas markets through campus placements in the next fiscal. "We plan to hire 37,000 professionals......
How the fault lines between politics and business grew sharper in 2010
"The Goldilocks view of India is over," said an FII Indophile from Wall Street on business TV, unwinding his 'long only' positions in the Indian equity markets. Usually, one watches market news......
It's shakalaka time in the US!
Ayesha Dharker's hip-swaying song and dance number Shakalaka baby is a huge attraction in Bombay Dreams on Broadway.But unlike on Broadway, where the ticket costs $64, millions of Americans and......
Ayesha Dharker, star of Broadway!
The first of thereviews are out forBombay Dreams, the superhit London musical helmed by Sir Andrew Lloyd Webber, directed by Steven Pimlott, with the music scored by A R Rahman,thatreleased on......
Ayesha Dharker loves wearing provocative costumes!
Bollywood was not a viable option for Ayesha Dharker, 26, as she did not think it to have real characters and stories.Yet, in the musical extravaganza Bombay Dreams, she plays a flashy Bollywood......
When SRK checked out SRK!
Here's what your favourite celebrities have been up to. Trust Dabboo Ratnani to bring in the New Year in style. The photographer launched his 2011 calendar featuring Bollywood's......
10 must-see Hollywood movies this fall
It is difficult to think of any film this fall that is more eagerly awaited than Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, the seventh film in the world's most successful franchise. The......
Twenty20 comes of age in Caribbean feast
Twenty20 cricket came home with England's impressive World Cup win on Sunday and the game, which began as a crowd-pleasing thrash, really came of age over the past three weeks in the Caribbean.......
China's crushed 'Golden Flowers' to bloom again
China's hopes of a first grand slam finalist were crushed by two of the greats of the women's game on Thursday but Li Na and Zheng Jie's brilliant Australian Open run marked another step in the......
Tamim resists India with blistering knock
Tamim Iqbal's blistering 151 exposed India's bowling frailties as Bangladesh batted out of their skin to put up some resistance in the second and final cricket Test at Mirpur on Tuesday.......
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