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China elevates Xi as 'core leader', on par with Mao, Deng

President Xi Jinping was on Thursday elevated as the "core leader" of China's ruling Communist Party, conferring on him a status similar to that of party founder 'Chairman' Mao Zedong that dilutes......

Modi is prepared to stake his personal reputation when national interests so dictate

'The book has immense value because it reveals the inner workings of the think-tank which appears to provide facts and insights to Modi, though he himself takes the final decisions and articulates......

Like Nalanda, India must remain a melting pot of civilisations

Universities must be the bastions of free speech and expression. It must be the arena where diverse and conflicting schools of thought contend. There should be no room for intolerance,......

China's plans: Time for India to wake up

Nearly two decades ago, then defence minister George Fernandes said: 'China has built roads up to the border, while there has been negligence on India's part.'Since Fernandes uttered these brave......

The Man Who Changed India Forever

IMAGE: Prime Minister P V Narasimha Rao: Would India be what it is had he not backed liberalisation?       25 years ago today -- June 21, 1991 -- P V Narasimha Rao became prime......

Start-ups must learn corporate ayurveda

  Older companies can teach them five lessons that do not assure success but do not backfire either On a recent visit to China, I noticed that Premier Li Keqiang wanted 'mass......

Martin Sorrell on how effective is Modi's media strategy

The drive from One Indiabulls in Mumbai's Lower Parel district to the newly-renamed Palladium (now St Regis Mumbai) - a distance of 2.5 km - ought to take approximately five-seven minutes in sane......

Modi must change rules of the game for 'Make in India'

Along with the US and China, India could be a big enough force in global manufacturing to shift the relative price of manufactures against itself, notes Suman Berry. In a column earlier this year,......

Will BRICS bank break the monopoly of IMF, World Bank?

The formation of the New Development Bank by the Brazil Russia India China South Africa nations along with the formation of the Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank will break the monopoly of the......

What China learned from Lee Kuan Yew... and India didn't

Lee deserved to lead a bigger country than Singapore, the city of 5 million he ruled for three decades, says Rahul Jacob. One of the asymmetries of history is the lack of correspondence between the......

Seeing DOUBLE of Kangana, Bipasha, Sunny!

Playing it two times over! Bollywood has given us some fantastic double roles. And heroines have contributed a great deal to this. This Friday, Kangana Ranaut will add to the list, as she......

One dozen Priyanka Chopra, please!

If variety is the spice of life, Priyanka Chopra sure has good taste.The Fashion star sports not one or two but a good twelve looks in Ashutosh Gowarikar's lighthearted, What's Your Raashee?The......

Romance tips, from Yash Chopra

No other filmmaker understands the pulse of romance better than Yash Chopra. Their compatibility is legendary. The multi-coloured shades of Kabhi Kabhie, Silsila, Chandni, Lamhe or Veer-Zaara......

Conte's straight talk after rumours of move to Inter make rounds

The champion coach to stay and improve Chelsea next season IMAGE: Antonio Conte. Photograph: Scott Heppell Livepic/Reuters Chelsea manager Antonio Conte said he wants to stay at StamfordBridge......

First female coach to lead a men's soccer club hopes to inspire other women

IMAGE: Coach Chan Yuen Ting of Eastern SC (HKG) reacts during the ACL Asian Champions League match. Photograph: Power Sport Images/Getty Images Chan Yuen-ting, the first female coach to lead a......

Figo: Ronaldo can make a difference in France

Having played for Barcelona, Real Madrid and Inter Milan, Luis Figo has among his achievements four La Liga titles, an equal number of Serie A triumphs and a Champions League winners' medal. For......

Players unhappy with 'supermarket' WC ball

Spain goalkeeper Iker Casillas complained the official World Cup ball was better suited to the beach than to the finals in South Africa after his side's 3-2 warm-up win against Saudi Arabia. "It's......

Beijing marks 100-day countdown to Games

Beijing on Wednesday marks the 100-day countdown to the Olympics with songs, a mass run and even prayers, hoping to put behind it the tumultuous events of the past month which have taken much gloss......
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The many roles of Farah Khan

On May 22, 25 years ago, Jo Jeeta Wohi Sikander , Jatin-Lalit’s first signed film as a composer duo, hit the screen. Their song, ‘ Pehla Nasha... ...

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Conte's straight talk after rumours of move to Inter make rounds

The champion coach to stay and improve Chelsea next season IMAGE: Antonio Conte. Photograph: Scott Heppell Livepic/Reuters Chelsea manager... ...

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Gold prices hit six-week low on rate hike expectations

By Marcy Nicholson and Pratima Desai NEW YORK/LONDON (Reuters) - Gold prices fell to the lowest in more than six weeks on Thursday, on expectations... ...

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Every drop counts

Climate change brings about dramatic catastrophes. One of our problems is, of course, to be alert to the facts of history. The dinosaurs were... ...

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China to launch own encyclopaedia to rival Wikipedia

China plans to launch its own online encyclopaedia next year, hoping to build a "cultural Great Wall" that can rival Wikipedia as a go-to... ...

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