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his own father a "jackass" for his recklessness with money, according to a newly discovered letter.The 172-year-old, unpublished letter is expected to sell......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

Here all in silence, let them sleep their sleep

Right in the midst of bustling Kolkata lies what might be the most prominent population of Britons in India.Vaihayasi Pande Daniel/Rediff.com walks through the South Park Street Cemetery. IMAGE:......

Can Rahul give the Congress a winning idea for Election 2014?

'Some in the Congress believe the party should, somewhat brazenly, claim the cause of fighting corruption as its own. But the Congress's idea of fighting corruption is nothing but tinkering with......

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......

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.......

Tattered infrastructure: How Indian cities can become world class!

It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, it was the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishness, it was the epoch of belief, it was the epoch of incredulity, it was the season of......

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......

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......

First look: Emraan Hashmi as Mohammad Azharuddin

The top posts on social media from your favourite Bollywood celebrities: Cricketer Mohammad Azharuddin celebrates his 53rd birthday today and Emraan Hashmi had a surprise in store for him.......

'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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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... ...

http://www.rediff.com/movies/report/bollywoods-half-yearly-report-the-bad-stuff/20160630.htm
Feeling for snow

The first time I saw snow was on a school trip to Tawang, in Arunachal Pradesh. Our night bus gasped its sloping way up at dawn, over a sea of... ...

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Theatre as teacher

There was a time when we used to watch stage adaptations of Charles Dickens novels full of vitality, powerful characterisations with universal... ...

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&pictures HD premiere Fitoor on 18 June

MUMBAI: &picturesHD constantly strives to offer its audience a distinct and unmatched movie viewing experience. Its unique offering&HD Exclusive... ...

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England vs Wales preview

A pleasant hello from Sarlat-la-Canéda. It is a medieval fortress town of imperious beauty set in the heart of the Dordogne; its sedateness is in... ...

http://www.ibtimes.co.in/euro-2016-england-vs-wales-preview-682708

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