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'God doesn't want a child to shed blood'

'Is it not a crime to physically harm children?''Piercing children with needles is a crime.' IMAGE: One ritual that is part of the Pongala festival is Kuthiyottam, in which an iron hook is pierced......

55 years ago: They fought to the last man for India

On November 18, 1962, 114 soldiers of the 13th Kumaon fought till the last man, and last bullet, in sub-zero temperatures, to beat back the huge Chinese army. We salute the Heroes of Rezang La.......

Som's right: Foreigners built the Taj

How much do you know about Shah Jahan, Mumtaz Mahal and the Taj Mahal? Setting off a controversy comes naturally to Sangeet Som, the Bharatiya Janata Party legislator from Sardhana, Uttar Pradesh.......

'I'm a bit Muslim because I'm a real Hindu'

'Nobody is killing you in Kerala because you are Hindu unlike in North India where Muslims have been killed only because they are Muslims and were carrying some meat.'Illustration: Dominic......

Indian on the outside, Swedish on the inside

Born and abandoned in Mumbai, reborn in Sweden, Erika Sandberg says she is Indian on the outside, but feels Swedish on the's Vaihayasi Pande Daniel narrates her tale.Illustration:......

'Indians' love for social media is driving sale of cameras'

'As people crave for better quality in their pictures, they are going for DSLR, which is driving sales.' Nikon India MD Kazuo Ninomiya shares his plans for how the camera giant plans to clock sales......

This CEO used to wash dishes as a young boy!

In Asian societies, young employees don't talk back to senior managers. In Silicon Valley, it is the young people who are driving the show since they have strong views. This is my second meeting......

What we dearly miss as modern gadgets rule our lives

For people like me, all these fast-moving gadgets are not only costly and confusing but emotionally barren as well notes Barun Roy.  Image: 920s Underwood typewriter with Swedish layout.......

Pilots' strike will not see another day: HC

The Delhi high court on Monday asked striking Air India pilots to take a decision to resume work, saying "this strike will not see another day." "You call off the strike, we will press the......

PHOTOS: Kolkata iconic trams are slowly fading out

It was quarter to nine on a cold December evening at the Kalighat tram depot in south Kolkata. A row of tramcars stood like ghosts under an iron shed. At the corner of one coach an elderly man......

Thank you for that smile, Shashi Kapoor

'He personified the kind of debonair charm, sublime sensuality and unabashed romance women fantasise about,' says Sukanya Verma. IMAGE: Shashi Kapoor in Sharmilee. Only last week I wished Aseem......

'Didn't he hear her screams?'

'The 17-year-old boy, who pulled out Nirbhaya's intestines, should have got the harshest punishment because he was not human at the time.''Instead, he was given a sewing machine and some money to......

Review: Moonlight is more a poem than a film

'It is a wish and a dream, telling us that nothing in life -- and indeed, no life -- is beyond bliss, and that all it takes is a bit of jukebox serendipity and, most important of all, the right......

Rocky showed up at The Golden Globes -- and she won!

Minutes before Stallone and Carl Weathers walked out, however, viewers were treated to what, for Raja Sen, was the sight of the night. Can there please be a whole show made up of cutaways featuring......

'If anyone has the voice of god, it is Mohammed Rafi'

'People say my father was scared of Kishore Kumar. That is untrue. There are so many songs that my father told the composers to let some other singer sing because they too are good.' Shahid Rafi,......

Ali's legend floats like a butterfly through a hometown festival

IMAGE: A memorial to honor Muhammad Ali, the former world heavyweight boxing champion after he died at the age of 74 on Friday at the Louisville Islamic Center. Photograph: John Sommers......

Can India make it a 'Perfect 10' at the World Cup?

Rohit Sharma, left, and Virat Kohli during a practice session at the Eden Park Stadium in Auckland, New Zealand, on March 13, 2015. India will play against Zimbabwe on March 14. Photograph: Vipin......

Is Lee Si-young too pretty to box?

When romantic actress Lee Si-young swapped her glamorous roles in South Korean dramas for boxing gloves in a bid to win an Olympic medal, her victories triggered a storm of protest that has......

Prior leads England to series-saving NZ draw

Wicketkeeper Matt Prior produced a belligerent century to ensure England saved the series-deciding third Test against New Zealand at EdenPark on Tuesday, despite Kane Williamson taking two late......

Ferguson asks Manchester Utd fans to avoid personal hatred

Manager Alex Ferguson has written to Manchester United fans attending Sunday's match against Liverpool, urging them not to let the rivalry between the clubs turn into "personal hatred". The Premier......
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