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'The end is in sight, the TMC is fast losing its credibility'

'There is no discipline here -- only autocracy. The state is not governed by any democratic ideology. Democracy has ceased to exist here.' Jadavpur University Professor Ambikesh Mahapatra, inset......

Stop! Tales of a village telegraphist

Telegrams were, once upon a time, the lifeline of Indian villages. Urgent news reached the tiniest hamlets through Morse machines. How will the closing of the telegraph office affect a small......

Stop! Tales of a village telegraphist

You want to send a telegram?” The village postmistress at my gaon, Panickanadarkudieruppu, in the deep south of Tamil Nadu, looked sceptical. I patiently explained to her that I wanted to......

Our intellectuals are in a state of denial

After 800 odd years of Islamic and British rule, the Indian elite and intellectuals are copybook examples of the Fanon phenomenon: Living, breathing purveyors of a sordid ideology, says Jay......

The Muse, stilled forever

Rajaneesh Vilakudy salutes a great poet's memory At least in Death, Kerala bid Madhavikutty aka Kamala Das aka Kamala Surayya a befitting farewell. Eulogies poured in, fellow-writers paid glowing......

Sahara sues journo for Rs 200 cr, gets stay on book

In the midst of its bloody battles with the Supreme Court and Sebi, Sahara group gets the Calcutta high court to issue a stay order on the publication of the book, Sahara: The Untold Story, by......

Stamp with Victoria's head upside down for sale

A rare 159-year-old four-anna Indian stamp, with an image of Queen Victoria's head upside down due to a printing error, is expected to fetch 70,000 pounds at an auction in London.During the first......

'I carry Prahalad's intellectual curiosity in my heart'

Dr Venkatram Ramaswamy, Hallman Fellow of Electronic Business and Professor of Marketing at the Ross School of Business, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, USA, is in India to speak at Guruspeak,......

IIT faculty turn to 'Gandhigiri' for pay hike

Following a "raw" deal by the Union Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD), which issued a notification on September 16 that deprived them of an immediate pay rise and ignored other demands......

Phishing, vishing: Great tips to be safe

Many of us would have heard about the scam where a fake e-mail is sent to a user's e-mail account posing as a bank or credit card provider. The number of such e-mails is rising at a shocking rate:......

Sudhir Mishra to direct Chameli

Sudhir Mishra, whose Calcutta Mail released Friday, will now step into the late Anant Balani's shoes to direct Chameli.Soon afterthe Pritish Nandy Communicationsproduction, starring Kareena Kapoor......

Why Deven Varma retired from the movies

Deven Verma passed away into the ages on December 2. We re-publish an interview done with the veteran actor on July 23, 2013. At 76, Deven Varma looks very fit and active sitting in his......

Veteran actor Deven Verma passes away

Veteran Bollywood actor Deven Verma passed away today, December 2, early morning in Pune due to kidney failure. He was 78. The actor has worked in 149 films and was known for his comic timing in......

Khoya's Mishra chats with fans

Hislast film, Hazaaron Khwaishein Aisi, opened to rave reviews. He even playeda villain in Madhur Bhandarkar's Traffic Signal.Meet director Sudhir Mishra, whose latest film, Khoya Khoya Chand is......

Shonali Bose, on making Amu

Her first feature film Amu, based on a street playShonali Boseco-wrote on the 1984 Delhi riots --in which some 5,000 Sikhs were killed following the assassination of then Indian prime minister......

Bedridden Olympian and Dronacharya awardee Salam facing dire times

Former India footballer and hero of the 1956 Olympic team, Syed Abdus Salam is bed-ridden and facing a financial crisis. The 75-year-old has been bed-ridden for the last three years and is on......

Oldest hockey Olympian Galibardy dies

Joseph Galibardy, the oldest living hockey Olympian who donned India colours at the 1936 Berlin Olympics, passed away on May 17 in Walthamstow, England. He was 96.The funeral is on May 31, 12 noon,......

Bradman in India

ThoughBradman only played Test cricket abroad in England during his 20-year career, the Australians would traditionally make a stopover in Colombo. It was on one of these trips in 1948 that the......

Dalmiya masterminded Ganguly's exit: Bindra

Seeking to give a new twist to the ouster of Sourav Ganguly from the Indian cricket team, former BCCI president I S Bindra has accused Jagmohan Dalmiya of masterminding the exit of the former......

BCCI AGM adjourned for two months

The Board of Control for Cricket in India's Annual General Meeting, including election of its office-bearers, has been adjourned two months.A decision to this effect was taken by the Sharad Pawar......
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