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The uncommon creator of that Common Man

Eminent cartoonist R K Laxman has died at a Pune hospital at the age of 94. Back in 1997, we had carried an excerpt from Past Forward, an autobiographical book which carried anecdotes of eminent......

The uncommon creator of that Common Man

Eminent cartoonist R K Laxman has died at a Pune hospital at the age of 94. Back in 1997, we had carried an excerpt from Past Forward, an autobiographical book which carried anecdotes of eminent......

At the Sangam: Is that the Saibaba I see?

Images from the Sangam in Allahabad. Text and photographs: Rajesh Karkera/Rediff.com The Sangam is where the Ganga, Yamuna and the legendary Saraswati meet. Considered holy by millions of Hindus,......

Tight security as Chhath begins in Bihar

Millions of devotees, particularly married women, took a dip in the rivers, ponds and makeshift water bodies and offered prayers as the four-day-long Chhath began amidst tight security on......

'Kashmir is not going back to what it was'

'By the time the ground dries up, considering that the homes are still submerged, winter will be here. By the end of October, it is going to be very, very cold. By the end of November, it will be......

The inspiring story of a rags-to-riches entrepreneur

Not many people remember the long, lonely miles Asia's richest man had to travel before he arrived where he is today, notes Barun Roy. Image: Li Ka-shing is Asia’s richest man.......

It's the population, stupid!

India is poorer than the world average and so naturally has a greater percentage of poor people and a lower percentage of rich people. Yet using absolute numbers, India has more of almost......

Three factors that can derail India's growth

Climate change, water, land won't be the only obstacle to India's growth prospects; water and land have an almost equal potential to derail things, says Chandra Bhushan. The last two years have......

India's rivers, agriculture under threat: Al Gore

Former American Vice President and Nobel Laureate Al Gore has warned that the black carbon emissions in the subcontinent -- from kerosene lamps and cooking stoves -- and use of biomass fuels can......

The Peter Principle lives

The Peter Principle, about to be reissued in a 40th anniversary edition, was a best seller when it was first published.A satiric treatise on workplace incompetence, it touched a nerve with readers......

'People like me got limited roles'

I was born in a sprawling house by the Yamuna River in Delhi. When I was a few minutes old, Grandmother welcomed me into the world by writing 'Om,' which means 'I am' in Sanskrit, on my tongue......

TV Gossip: Who's dumping whom & more

Can't get enough of television? Grab your weekly gossip from the industry right here.If someone asks you what's cooking at Sa Re Ga Ma Little Champs, you should take it literally. Not only were the......

Return Of The King is king of the Oscars!

* Return Of The King joins Ben Hur (1959) and Titanic (1997) in sweeping 11Oscars! Barrie M Osborne, Fran Walsh and Peter Jackson win the Best Film of the 76th Annual Academy Awards.The awardwas......

Novel film ideas!

Come to think of it, my favorite book-to-movie adaptations are: Mario Puzo's Godfather, which I have re-read a few dozen times and Francis Ford Coppola's film, which I have seen ditto the same......

Ajit in driver's seat

Tamil star Ajit is now in Malaysia to participate in the 2003 Asia Formula Renault Championship on March 22 and 23. The actor met with an accident in February while shooting forJana and had to......
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Threats and borders did not stop Iraqs Adil from dancing to glory

As a boy in pre-war Baghdad, Adil Faraj dreamed of becoming a dancer, inspired by a Michael Jackson performance he watched on DVD. For over a... ...

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City gods, forest deities

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Man accused of setting partner on fire ends life

Bhavesh Tanwani, the man who allegedly set 33-yearold Meena Parmar afire, committed suicide on Tuesday night by jumping into the Sabarmati river.... ...

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5 things you should know about flood insurance

Following torrential rain showers that caused flooding in Roscoe, Ill., in August 2010, residents began the long clean-up process. Photo: Patsy... ...

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Chef Ranveer Brar goes on a street food trail in Lucknow

Having been born and raised in Lucknow, almost all my childhood memories are embedded in the city. Growing up in the outskirts, I remember the city... ...

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