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his own father a "jackass" for his recklessness with money, according to a newly discovered letter.The 172-year-old, unpublished letter is expected to sell......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

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......

The Aussie who took on the British for Rani Laxmibai

John Lang represented Rani Laxmibai in her legal battle against the East India Company to stop the annexation of her kingdom of Jhansi.Rediff.com's Archana Masih profiles the maverick Aussie who......

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......

Of Dickens, mice and kids

Cinekids, a touring film festival for kids, comprising a package of award-winning animation movies from the UK, will be held at IMAX Adlabs, Wadala, central Mumbai, from December 1-6.More on......

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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Jurist Soli Sorabjee on love for reading

Eminent jurist Soli Sorabjee may very well be known to the world for his legal acumen, but talk about poetry and there is Shakespeare on his lips.... ...

http://www.business-standard.com/article/pti-stories/jurist-soli-sorabjee-on-love-for-reading-117020600568_1.html
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... ...

http://www.rediff.com/news/report/at-davos-china-xi-warns-against-trade-wars/20170117.htm
Corrected - In Davos, Xi makes case for Chinese leadership role

(Removes quote attributed wrongly to John Kerry) By Noah Barkin and Elizabeth Piper DAVOS, Switzerland (Reuters) - Chinese President Xi Jinping... ...

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The Aussie who took on the British for Rani Laxmibai

John Lang represented Rani Laxmibai in her legal battle against the East India Company to stop the annexation of her kingdom of Jhansi.Rediff.com's... ...

http://www.rediff.com/news/special/the-aussie-who-took-on-the-british-for-rani-laxmibai/20161226.htm
As Greece spars with lenders, Christmas card recalls stingy Scrooge

ATHENS (Reuters) - Greece's finance ministry took a page out of Charles Dickens' "A Christmas Carol" classic to have a dig on Friday at the... ...

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