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Cursed Indian diamond on display in UK

A rare black diamond, removed from an idol in India two centuries ago, has gone on public display for the first time in Britain. The so-called Black Orlov or 'Eye of Brahma' stone has taken its......

Nirbhaya to Jisha: Nothing really changes, does it?

I have outraged too much in the past like many others, which hasn’t gotten us anywhere. Rapes have merely become statistics in our country, best meant for research reports and discussions at......

Kohinoor diamond gifted to UK, not stolen: Centre tells SC

The government on Monday told the Supreme Court that Kohinoor diamond was neither ‘forcibly taken’ nor ‘stolen’ by British rulers but given to the East India Company by the......

A flight to Pakistan: Old world charm in a modernising State

'The Pakistan government, we were told, has a plan to renovate several Hindu temples and Buddhist sites, which over the years have fallen into disrepair.''The aim is to create a pilgrimage circuit......

Iconic ancient city in Islamic State clutches

The fate of the UNESCO world heritage site of Palmyra seems to be tragically sealed as the Islamic State militia gained control of the Syrian city. Image: The Temple of Bel is pictured with the......

Demographic dividend or impending catastrophe?

No country has grown without educating its people. India's shameful lag in primary and secondary education has persisted for several decades, and the crisis in higher education is now threatening a......

Drought dents India gold demand; prices still appealing

Anantha Padmanabhan is offering deep discounts and giving freebies to attract customers to his gold bangle festival in southern India, but he is still struggling to sell in a region where monsoon......

COLUMN: How India should reform its trade?

India has not kept pace with the changes in the global trade scene -- increasing emphases on linking with global and regional supply chains, and diversification into new areas of services trade,......

A 'divine' timepiece for Rs 27 lakh

It has an image of Lord Venkateshwara carved in enamel and its manufacturers say it would make time-tracking a divine experience. However, to own this luxury watch, you have to pay Rs 27 lakh (Rs......

COLUMN: Utterly butterly Indian ads

A recently published book, Ad Katha, is not just a trip through the golden age of Indian advertising, but also an enquiry into how many of the cultural symbols that we now see as "Indian" came......

Birthday Special: The 25 Moods of Lata Mangeshkar

Happy birthday, Lataji! Every time she breathes, she makes music and the applause follows. For more than half a century, the beautiful, lilting, hearty quality of Lata Mangeshkar's singing has......

'I cannot make a film in Hollywood'

Once upon a time, not too far away, Zhang Yimou made movie gems like Raise The Red Lantern, Red Sorghum and Ju Dou.His last two films, House Of Flying Daggers and Hero, were made on a lavish......

Classic Revisited: Bimal Roy's satirical gem, Parakh

In Sukanya Verma's special series re-visiting great Hindi film classics, we look back at 1960's Parakh, starring Sadhana, Motilal, Nazir Hussain and Durga Khote. In a year of opulent dramas like......

The Brilliance of Pran

Millions of kids and young adults were terrified of Pran and believed him to be a villain in real life, writes Arthur J Pais, in his tribute to the legendary actor who passed away on July 12. In......

The Top 25 Dialogues of Hindi Cinema

Film buff Sukanya Verma presents some of the most iconic Hindi film dialogues of all time.Mr Gable stands corrected. I do give a damn. A largely silent film may have swept top honors at the recent......

Celebrating 500th Test: India's most memorable wins at home

As India gets set to play its 500th Test, Rajneesh Gupta presents India's memorable Test victories at home. IMAGE: V V S Laxman, left, congratulated by Adam Gilchrist after scoring a double......

IPL 9: 5 memorable moments from Week 4

Featuring Yusuf Pathan, Virat Kohli, Rishabh Pant, Marcus Stoinis, Ashish Nehra. The Indian Premier League has entered an interesting phase. All the eight IPL teams are fighting it out to stay in......

7 batsmen you can't afford to miss in World T20

There are some batsmen reputed, respected and feared for what they are: Destructive!They are the game-changers. It is not bats, but bludgeons that they wield.Haresh Pandya picks the swashbucklers......

Rohit Sharma: Dynamite in disguise

'Is there any other batsman in the world who can hold a candle to Rohit Sharma in purely aesthetic terms?' asks Haresh Pandya. IMAGE: Rohit Sharma celebrates his century in the first ODI against......

PHOTOS: AB's baby, parents witness his landmark 100-Test in Bengaluru

‘We are overwhelmed with the love AB is getting from the people’ IMAGE: AB de Villiers’s wife and son at the M Chinnaswamy Stadium, in Bengaluru, on Saturday. Photograph: Harish......
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Keezhadi excavation points to Vaigai river civilisation in sangam period

Sivaganga : The unearthing of thousands antiquities at Keezhadi in SIvaganga district pointing to an ancient civilisation that was thriving on the... ...

http://www.deccanchronicle.com/nation/in-other-news/011016/keezhadi-excavation-points-to-vaigai-river-civilisation-in-sangam-period.html
India's most memorable wins at home

As India gets set to play its 500th Test, Rajneesh Gupta presents India's memorable Test victories at home. IMAGE: V V S Laxman, left,... ...

http://www.rediff.com/cricket/report/celebrating-500th-test-indias-most-memorable-wins-at-home/20160922.htm
Top of the charts in a roller-coaster journey

BATTING Laxmans 281 (vs Australia, Kolkata, 2001) Ranked sixth in the Wisden top 100 innings, Laxman's 281 is easily the best innings played by an... ...

http://www.deccanherald.com/content/571752/top-charts-roller-coaster-journey.html
Obama to consider easing Myanmar sanctions as Aung San Suu Kyi visits

[USA], Sept. 14 (ANI): United States President Barack Obama will today host Myanmar State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi in the Oval Office, where he... ...

http://www.sify.com/news/obama-to-consider-easing-myanmar-sanctions-as-aung-san-suu-kyi-visits-news-international-qjokKhecfcigi.html
Education goals

Going by the current trend, India will be half a century late in achieving its global education commitments and the country needs fundamental... ...

http://news.statetimes.in/education-goals/

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