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CPI-M will win, but by a narrow margin: Biman Bose

Alimuddin Street, off Lower Circular Road, one of the busiest thoroughfares in Kolkata, is more a Byzantine lane, cobbled in parts, than a street. Decrepit, nondescript houses with peeling paint......

The real reason for Margaret Alva's exit

Is Margaret Alva a sacrificial lamb in the byzantine politics of the Congress party? It is always sad when a person responsible for imposing discipline in a party has to explain charges of......

Why I am disillusioned with religion

Seven hundred years after words Byzantine Emperor Manuel II Palaeologus wrote about Prophet Mohammed in 1391 are suddenly famous because Pope Benedict quoted them in a speech in Germany on......

Stay tuned to Moscow!

India must develop structured multilateralism to its defence buys, says Ajai Shukla. During my visit to Russia last week (due disclosure: at the invitation of Rostec, the umbrella agency that......

Action Man Putin is back. This time in a mini-submarine

Another summer, another trip to the bottom of a sea for Russia’s adventure-loving president. Vladimir Putin climbed into a three-seat submersible craft on Tuesday to check out an ancient......

India: A fuel-starved nation

If you consider the politics surrounding international gas pipelines to be Byzantine, then you would be hard put to find the right words for pipeline politics at home. With competing interests at......

5 reasons why FT sale holds this big significance

It remains to be seen if Nikkei has a sensible plan to leverage the FT brand, amidst the shifting sands of the global media industry. The $1.3 billion acquisition of the Financial Times by Japan's......

Rohan Murty, the master of many trades

Over home-cooked food, Murty tells Rahul Jacob how he is fascinated by history and ancient texts, and about his efforts to measure productivity in software companies, such as Infosys. Image:......

3 solid reasons why GST will get delayed despite Cabinet nod

The National Democratic Alliance has displayed admirable speed in chivvying India’s 29 states and seven Union Territories into some sort of agreement for the goods and services tax (GST),......

Too many regulators bad for the economy

The proliferation of sectoral watchdogs has created competing and overlapping jurisdictions. The process urgently needs to be streamlined for the government to deliver policy reforms effectively,......

Yeh kya hua, kaise hua, kyun hua...

To understand Rajesh Khanna's maniacal craze, one needed to have been born in the 1960s. What you see today in television re-runs is a mere rewind into shredded fading memories. It was sheer......

What do you think of the Delhi Belly trailer?

The trailer of Aamir Khan's new production Delhi Belly is out. Starring Imran Khan, Shenaz Treasuryvala and Vir Das, the film has been directed by Abhinav Deo. Check out the trailer and tell......

The Bollywood Tweet Diary

Looks like Arbaaz Khan has finally managed to convince brother Salman Khan onto Twitter. His first tweet: "Arbaaz ne kaha ke tweet kar toh banta hai boss." Arbaaz Khan also posted a picture of......

Babusivan on his Tamil directorial debut

Any Vijay film is a much anticipated event as the Tamil actor has a huge fan base. The excitement is all the more for Vettaikaran (Hunter) releasing on December 18 as it is Vijay's 49th......

Bollywood mein aaj chand niklaa

Bollywood is always open to inspiration. But one thing that has remained constant is its love affair with the moon. And that's reflected in the songs. The latest film to have a song sung to......

Bolt pulverises world record to win 200 gold

Jamaica's triple Olympic champion Usain Bolt tore his own 200 metres world record to shreds in Berlin on Thursday, clocking 19.19 seconds in the final to complete a breathtaking sprint double at......

T20 WC teams: SWOT analysis

INDIA (defending champions) Strengths: Confident side under the assured leadership of Mahendra Singh Dhoni. The team are experienced and an average age of 25 means vastly improved fielding with......

Anand checkmates Bulgaria

Indian Grandmaster and World2 Viswanathan Anand started 2004 with a convincing victoryat the Corus chess tournament at Wijk Aan Zee, The Netherlands. It was followed by a high profile visit to......
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Past and Future Collide in This Gorgeous ISS Photo of Athens

This web of lights is one of the most ancient cities in the world, seen from 249 miles above the Earth. Athens, Greece, is the ancient home of... ...
Malgudi days are over

A wise quotation, which I found tucked away in some magazine article, from Nassim Taleb's famous book, The Black Swan — Never ask a barber if you... ...
Prabhu gets rap for rail slow motion

Suresh Prabhu appears to have received a rap across the knuckles for failing to crank up the pace of the Indian Railways' lumbering locomotive with... ...
E-commerce hype masks heavy losses

Bangalore: The lack of concern about the absence of profits in e-commerce is alarming. From the market leaders such as Flipkart and Snapdeal to... ...
The (Un)Civil Society

India has steadily been growing as a modern state. However, we are still far from becoming a country that our forefathers had once visualized, a... ...

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