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Bhutanese make an exception for Modi, clap after address

Bhutanese members of parliament on Monday deviated from the custom of not clapping when they broke into applause after Prime Minister Narendra Modi ended his extempore address in Hindi to a joint......

Abdullah Abdullah emerges front-runner in Afghan poll

P B Chandra reports from Kabul on the Afghan presidential election, that has entered a run-off stage for the first time. The battle now is between the two frontrunners Abdullah Abdullah and Ashraf......

A debacle for the Congress and NCP in Maharashtra

N Suresh on the factors that led to the rout of the Congress-NCP ruling alliance and what lies ahead for the BJP, Shiv Sena, MNS and AAP in the state. The Lok Sabha election results have been a......

Elections in Marathwada more about personalities than issues

Congress candidate Ashok Chavan, BJP’s Gopinath Munde, NCP’s Padmasinh Patil and All India Youth Congress chief Rajeev Satav cash in on their charisma and image. Sanjay Jog Election......

A diplomat ahead of his times

'His negotiations with Idi Amin and his men for compensation for the Indians, who left Uganda, were particularly tough. Apparently, Amin warned him that the body of the British negotiator, who came......

Transfer shares via the off-market route

For many long-term investors who own stocks of blue-chip companies, shares are a matter of legacy to be passed on from one generation to another.Just like Anandakumar and his wife Srilekha. They......

200 amazing years of rail transport

First electric locomotive. Photograph: Siemens Two hundred years after George Stephenson built the steam-powered Blucher, Open Knowledge pays tribute to 200 years of rail transport. ......

Microsoft may cut Windows prices

Just eight months after launch, software giant Microsoft is reportedly planning to cut prices of the Windows 8.1 operating system by over 70 per cent for makers of low-cost computers and tablets.......

Diageo stirs USL in bid to shake Indian market

Diageo may have got FMCG veteran Anand Kripalu to run United Spirits and appointed 3 directors on its board, but the road ahead is strewn with problems Diageo, the global spirits major, is on a......

Hotels offer freebies amid demand blues

Expecting the slowdown to continue through the next year, the hotel sector is gearing up for tough times ahead. Hotel majors say the discount offers and freebies being offered this summer are......

Review: Matru Ki Bijlee Ka Mandola is confusing

Aseem Chhabra feels Matru Ki Bijlee Ka Mandolastarts off on apromising note but falterstowards the end.In Matru ki Bijlee ka Mandola -- directed and written by the very talented Vishal Bhardwaj......

Your favourite Disney Princess? VOTE!

Majestic castles, resplendent gowns, charming princes and picture-perfect first kisses.  You'd think the life of a Disney Princess can't be too hard given it all begins with 'Once upon a......

Has Ra.One been inspired from this?

Often Hindi films rely on Hollywood for innovation or larger-than-life ideas. This tendency is augmented further if the genre happens to be sci-fi fantasy. So if Hrithik Roshan's Krrish bore......

Has Ra.One been inspired from this?

Often Hindi films rely on Hollywood for innovation or larger-than-life ideas. This tendency is augmented further if the genre happens to be sci-fi fantasy. So if Hrithik Roshan's Krrish bore......

Black 'n' white films we'd love to see in colour

K S Asif's Mughal-E-Azam surprised us with colour. Naya Daur didn't work as well. Dev Anand's Hum Dono was an absolute delight. And now Dharmendra's Haqeeqat is apparently making it's way to......

London Olympics will help to revive sports legacy: Tony Blair

Former British Prime Minister Tony Blair, on Wednesday, said Twenty20 cricket is a good advertisement for the game since more people are watching the sport with the advent of the slam-bang format.......

Prolific Falcao heads Porto to Europa League glory

Porto deservedly beat Braga 1-0 to win the Europa League after a superb header by Colombian striker Falcao decided the first all-Portuguese final of a European competition on Wednesday. Falcao......

Afridi on the cusp of joining the great Imran

A month ago, any suggestion that Shahid Afridi could emulate the achievements of Pakistan's most famous sporting hero Imran Khan would have sounded ridiculous. But within minutes of Afridi leading......

Images: Ivanovic and Murray on fire, Roddick ousted

A relaxed Ana Ivanovic stormed into the third round of the US Open on Wednesday and said she finally feels like she is playing top-level tennis again. The former world number one, who has dropped......

Serbia will be no pushovers against Germany

Serbia know there is little room for error after losing their first World Cup match and have warned Germany they will be no pushovers when they meet in their next Group D game on Friday. Germany......

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Q. today ,as we remember the genius of Sachin Dev Burman,on his Birth Anniversary,I am tempted to ask this question here He created genres,with his kind of genius,we cant just call his work mere contributions...they were milestones,which paved way for the composers,musicians,singers to come,including his son,who carried the legacy so marvellously ahead. What do you think of the same,can you throw light on the various genres he developed in the field of music,singing and composing?
:  A. S.D Burman is from the Royal family of Tripura(Agartala) of undivided Bengal.I have nothing to add more than what is in Wikipedia ,but would like...... more

http://qna.rediff.com/questions-and-answers/today-as-we-remember-the-genius-of-sachin-dev-burmanon-his-b//answers/15890353

shintsie
Q. a European woman,fighting cancer,was finally out of it at 86,when asked any childhood wish she wanted to fulfill,she said she wanted to learn KATHAK in India,she came to our country,and learnt it to make her wish come true...do you harbour any such wish,which you would one day fulfill?
Shintsie :  A. Many. But one among all is still haunting me. The exploration, participation in an expedition to find out what it is still unknown to mankind. I am...... more

http://qna.rediff.com/questions-and-answers/a-european-womanfighting-cancerwas-finally-out-of-it-at-86wh/15890149/answers/13475941

shintsie
Q. which is better BJP or Congress.. in INDIA...?
Shintsie :  A. Neither. BJP was bragging about protecting India & Swades and all of a sudden, farmers & agrarians- the majority of the population in this country-...... more

http://qna.rediff.com/questions-and-answers/which-is-better-bjp-or-congress..-in-india.../13462389/answers/4488990

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Q. John Creasey wrote 560 books; under how many German Emperor
Shivprasad Murkibhavi:  A. A character called The Toff was the hero of a series of thrillers written from 1938 onwards by John Creasey. (Those from the 1950s and '60s might...... more

http://qna.rediff.com/questions-and-answers/john-creasey-wrote-560-books-under-how-many-german-emperor/4472198/answers/3613319

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The Dancing Path of The Goddess

The crescendo of drums reaches a deafening roar drowning the excited chatter of thousands of people assembled in this forgotten corner of the... ...

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Governments have wrong notion on development, says Medha Patkar

Activist and Narmada Bachao Andolan leader Medha Patkar said "the governments have perverted vision on development. Whenever they want, they raise... ...

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Body-conscious Banarasis

An Anupamaa Dayal georgette Banarasi sari for Ekaya. These are anywhere saris which lend themselves to multitasking but I wouldn't call them... ...

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Picturesque Pisa, Fab Florence

Leaning Tower of Pisa With abundant medieval architecture and stunning sights, italy is a beautiful passage of time travel Driving through Italy is... ...

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Teresa R. Martin Seeks to Offer Families Her Top Tips on Self-Directed Retirement

Self-directed retirement takes the guesswork out of having enough money to comfortably retire. New York, NY - Most people have no idea where to... ...

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