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Why Hinduism never developed a concept of blasphemy

'While India's 'secularism' is a matter of cultural values rooted in Hinduism, the Western concept became one of rights rooted in legal rights.' 'India would be secular with or without Article 25......

Of commoners and crows: The genius of R K Laxman

'No one took umbrage at his depictions, and the subjects least of all, because they knew that Laxman had no malice in him.' One had to meet him but once and his ever twinkling eyes blew away any......

Lessons from the Charlie Hebdo episode

'Where does one draw the line? At what point does your right to free speech cross the limit of civilised discourse and provoke me to take offence?' 'And if you have the right to offend, what about......

Suryanelli rape: 'I saw Kurien in Thiruvalla around 5 pm'

K S Rajan, the current Bharatiya Janata Party Kerala state secretary, was one of the persons whose testimony helped Rajya Sabha Deputy Chairman Prof P J Kurien dodge probe in the Suryanelli case.......

US forces have killed Osama bin Laden, declares Obama

Osama bin Laden, the world's most wanted terrorist, was killed early on Monday by United States special forces in a helicopter-borne operation at Abbottabad, near the Pakistani capital, climaxing a......

The world's 10 cheapest cars

Car makers across the world have been manufacturing cheaper cars to woo more buyers. India, a booming market for passenger cars, manufactures 4 of the world's cheapest cars. Check out 10 cars......

No hike in passenger fares; freight rates

For the third successive year, the Railway Budget for 2011-12 spared the passengers of any increase in fares and proposed no hike in freight rates while introducing 56 new trains, including nine......

Mukesh Ambani will have to apply again for SEZ

Mukesh Ambani and Anand Jain would have to approach the Board of Approval afresh with a new special economic zone proposal in Maharashtra. This is required after the Maharashtra government......

New diesel variant of Chevrolet Beat by June

General Motors India will introduce a diesel variant of its popular Chevrolet Beat hatchback in the country by June, 2011, a top company official said on Monday. "Beat with a one-litre diesel......

Energy security: Mani Shankar Aiyar slams UPA for bowing to US

Paranjoy Guha Thakurta on Mani Shankar Aiyar's belief that India should secure its energy supplies by engaging with neighbours in Asia. In a recent public lecture that was hardly reported by the......

Sonam Kapoor sizzles in red!

The top posts on social media from your favourite Bollywood celebrities: Sonam Kapoor took a break from promoting her latest film Neerja to shoot for a cosmetic brand at Mehboob......

Review: Celluloid is compelling

Paresh C Palicha says Celluloid gives life to J C Daniel who is also known as 'Father of Malayalam Cinema'. We as a society have little regard for our artistic heritage, or respect for the pioneers......

Dear Bollywood, gay jokes are NOT FUNNY!

Rohit Shetty's new film Bol Bachchan may be drawing in large crowds but it commits one of the biggest Bollywood crimes, reinforcing gay stereotypes that Dostana popularised a while ago, writes......

An Army film starring Girish Karnad, Shruti

After playing onscreen mother, actress Shruti is all set to play a grandmother. The actress is said to have set aside her apprehensions about playing an older character as she was getting......

M F Husain: You cannot compare Madhuri with Anushka

For M F Husain, Band Baaja Baaraat is the new Hum Aapke Hain Koun..! And the three-film old Anushka Sharma the new Madhuri Dixit.   Or is it?   Though the painter, who characterises......

ISL auction: Chhetri, Lyngdoh fetch a crore!

Ten of the country’s finest footballers went under the hammer at the Indian Super League Player Auction in Mumbai on Friday Sunil Chhetri, India’s captain, bagged the highest......

Four years on, lustre fades from IPL

For a show it was hard to beat: A DJ blasted Bollywood songs, fans decked out in the colours of the home side danced in the aisles, and the wife of the billionaire team owner perched on an......

Nuclear radiation threatens devastated Japan

Japan's second nuclear reactor in the quake-stricken north experienced serious troubles on Sunday after its emergency cooling system failed, triggering a fresh radiation threat, a day after a blast......

Accept we are no longer No 1, Warne tells Aussies

Instead of panicking and making knee-jerk changes after losing the Ashes to England, spin legend Shane Warne feels Australia should accept that it is no longer the top Test side it used to be and......

Who will be the Best Young Player of the World Cup?

FIFA's Technical Study Group (TSG) on Friday shortlisted Germany's Thomas Mueller, Mexico's Giovani Dos Santos and Ghana's Andre Ayew for the Hyundai Best Young Player award, which is......
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Shraddha Kapoor gets 10m Instagram followers, greets fans from Shillong

One of Bollywood's favorites, Shraddha Kapoor garnered 10 million followers on Instagram today and elated with that, she sent her fans a special... ...
'Spectre' actress Lea Seydoux expecting her first child

'Spectre' star Lea Seydoux has confirmed she is expecting her first child. The 31-year-old actress showed off her baby bump recently while... ...
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