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Charles Dicken's letter calling dad 'jackass' to fetch 3k

English writer Charles Dickens branded his own father a "jackass" for his recklessness with money, according to a newly discovered letter.The 172-year-old, unpublished letter is expected to sell......

Thank you for all the stories, Mr Dickens!

Folks, pick up a Charles Dickens' classic today. What better way to wish the Great Man on his 200th Birthday! Today is the 200th birth anniversary of one of the greatest storytellers of all......

Churchill 'pigheaded', Dickens 'arrogant'

Britain's prime minister during World War II, Winston Churchill, was "pigheaded", 19th century writer Charles Dickens was "arrogant" while noted philosopher Karl Marx was a "difficult" person who......

Melania's White House Christmas decorations are magical!

Do your Christmas decorations come with dancing ballerinas? If your answer is no, then look no further because the White House has totally put everyone else holiday efforts to shame.   United......

At Davos, China's Xi warns against trade wars

Globalisation is a "double-edged" sword" but cannot be blamed for the world's problems, Chinese President Xi Jinping said on Tuesday while pushing for greater role for emerging economies in......

Highs and lows mark 2010 India

It is difficult to describe India in 2010 without invoking Charles Dickens. The year that will be over this Friday has seen the best of times, as also the worst of times. If the economy revived......

How Information revolution differs from Industrial Revolution

There is mounting evidence that the Information Revolution may mean the end of large-scale vertically integrated businesses whose guiding principle, “economies of scale”, was the......

The pain of innovation

The power to cause societal pain, at least to some segments of society, is intrinsic to the nature of technological innovation, says Ajit Balakrishnan. Whenever the talk about innovation bubbles up......

Indian tycoon seals hotel deal at London's Old Scotland Yard

The Kerala-born businessman is the latest in a slew of foreign buyers who have shaken off mounting fears of a 'Brexit' from the European Union Indian tycoon Yusuffali M A (bottom, left) has sealed......

Narayana Murthy on how to be a successful entrepreneur

If you want to succeed in the marketplace today, you have to bring differentiation: N R Narayana Murthy N R Narayana Murthy, founder-chairman of Infosys Technologies, has had his share of failure.......

Top 25 Bollywood Scenes That Made Us Cry

Cinema has the incredible power to dictate our emotions. Moreover, like the great Charles Dickens once said, 'We need never be ashamed of our tears.' And so when a viewer connects with a character......

We Indians love binge-watching!

Indians may have come late to the binge-watching party a little later than the West, but we're making up for lost time, says Shuma Raha. New reports suggest that we are the fastest in the world......

Bollywood's half-yearly report: The BAD STUFF!

Raja Sen analyses the year so far. Six months of 2016 are almost up, and as tradition dictates, it is time to take stock. Here I step back and take a look at what’s worked and what......

Why Fitoor went horribly wrong

'Fitoor was never meant to be Katrina Kaif and Aditya Roy Kapur's story. In Gattu's screenplay, the dramatic conflict centred on the characters played by Tabu and Katrina.' Now......

Spotted: Deepika, on the sets of xXx

The top posts on social media from your favourite Bollywood celebrities: Deepika Padukone has started shooting for Vin Diesel starrer xXx: The Return of Xander Cage in Toronto. She posted a......

'On form pick Yuvi ahead of Sourav'

In the first of a series of weekly chats on cricket, Prem Panicker appeared on the rediff Chat at 1300 EDT/1000 PDT. Following is a transcript of the chat.Also see Prem's blog:......
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Dev Patel to star in David Copperfield film

Indian-origin British actor Dev Patel is set to play David Copperfield in the new retelling of Charles Dickens' story -- "The Personal History of... ...
A fashion show inspired by Charles Dickens

What transpires when a novel inspires fashion! Designer Bibhu Mohapatra, who is known for his dramatic collections, chose to go down the creative... ...
The New Global Literary Star

LEILA SLIMANI’S LULLABY (Faber; 240 pages; Rs 850) is not a novel that lulls. From the very first sentence, ‘The baby is dead,’ she has the... ...
Disney ropes in Danny Strong to pen 'Oliver Twist' film

Disney Studios has hired Danny Strong to write the script for its modern musical take on Charles Dickens' "Oliver Twist" . ...
Read Charles Dickens books aloud to your children as the author intended, Simon Callow urges

is unlikely to top the list. But Simon Callow, the actor and Dickens expert, believes that is because they are reading Dickens' words, but not... ...

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