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India has no plan to upgrade education!

Until fifty years ago there were several world class universities in India: Allahabad, Bombay, Calcutta, and Delhi are names that come to mind. Some of the world's greatest scientists of the......

The unfair witch-hunt of Hamid Ansari

'Hamid Ansari was not talking of reservations for the whole religious community to which he happens to belong. Yet, sections of the media chose to put words in his mouth and then subjected him to......

'China does not consider India as equal to itself'

  'It is a pattern of behaviour of the Chinese that whenever a Chinese leader visits India or an Indian leader visits China, some incidents take place.' 'When Modi visits China, we should......

'Reports of Netaji's death should leave no doubt in anyone's mind'

‘There is no evidence that it was Nehru who ordered this surveillance (on Netaji’s kin). It was a very low-level Bengal-based operation.’ ‘Netaji’s grandnephew Sugata......

'Only a nation that respects its women can become a global power'

'Where have we failed, as parents, teachers and leaders, that our children have forgotten all tenets of decent behaviour and respect for women?' President Pranab Mukherjee asks the nation on the......

How India Inc can change the lives of others

A new book may help companies in getting corporate social responsibility right, notes Ajit Balakrishnan. Corporate India is girding its loins to get involved more directly into the lives of......

Modiji, not just Teesta, talk of transit, transhipment, please!

Although India is projecting Modi’s forthcoming visit as an effort to focus on trade and mutual cooperation, issue of transit corridor is likely to top his agenda. After reaping huge social,......

'Achche Din not here but we are moving in the right direction'

'Continuation of tax terrorism, which we witnessed under the UPA, is driving away investors' 'Modi's biggest achievement is bringing inflation under control' Land reforms and environmental......

Indian-American to be business dean of Michigan State varsity

An Indian-origin expert in accountancy has been recommended to become the new dean of the business school of a leading US university after a national search. Sanjay Gupta is set to become the dean......

The 10 highest paid Indian-American CEOs

Satya Nadella is the highest-paid CEO in the US. So how do the other Indian-American executives fare? Image: Satya Nadella with Bill Gates. Photograph, courtesy: Microsoft     Rs 525......

'Byomkesh Bakshy is too honest to exist today'

'The problem of 2015 is not who did it but how we should punish the guy who did it. The judicial system in our country is hugely inadequate.' Dibakar Banerjee talks about his new film Detective......

'If I don't get a film, I will start a canteen in Film City'

'I don’t know about being superstar, but one day if I become like Shah Rukh Khan, I will not mind that.' 'If I get the kind of films that I really want to do, and if I manage to survive in......

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......

SOTY gives every teen a chance to live a fantasy

Karan Johar's Student Of The Year seems to work quitewell with the younger generation. Meghatithi Banerjee, 21, from Kolkata, also gives her thumbs up.A dazzling combination of love, friendship,......

When Bollywood stars adopted

He may not have married but he may just make a great father. In keeping with his paternal instincts, Karan Johar will soon adopt a kid and become a sort of kunwara baap. Brownie points for such a......

Eden Gardens to stage match with pink balls, under floodlights

In a first of its kind in India, the Cricket Association of Bengal will stage the four-day final of the S K Acharya memorial tournament (Ranji Trophy pre-season tourney) with pink balls and under......

Images: Bangladesh rally to shock England

Bangladesh relied on their tail-enders to return from the dead and pull off a sensational two-wicket upset victory over England in a World Cup Group B match to keep their quarter-final hopes alive......

World Cup buzz? No sign yet in Mumbai or Delhi

Cricket's biggest showpiece, the World Cup final, will be staged in India's financial capital Mumbai in little over six weeks but the sport-crazy citizens and casual visitors were hard-pressed to......
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Plethora of documentaries

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