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The Jaya you didn't know

'We spoke of everything but politics.''She was well-versed in the Eng. Lit. canon of Dickens and Austen, but had also read Oscar Wilde's famous epistolary tract from jail, De Profundis.'Sunil Sethi......

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his own father a "jackass" for his recklessness with money, according to a newly discovered letter.The 172-year-old, unpublished letter is expected to sell......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

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......

A week of Dickensian paradoxes

The last week's headlines have captured the contrasts and contradictions within India in all their starkness, and sharpness. On the one hand, you have villagers protesting violently against the......

Now, poor nations too score at WEF

The debate on the global economic situation, at the World Economic Forum's annual meeting at Davos this year, is almost Dickensian: it is the best of times, it is the worst of times. But unlike the......

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......

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......

We Indians love binge-watching!

Indians may have come late to the binge-watching party a little later than the West, but we're making up for lost time, says Shuma Raha. New reports suggest that we are the fastest in the world......

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......

'My destiny was to write about the game'

'That has always been my ambition -- to take the reader behind the scenes, to the places he was not allowed to visit, but which I had the privilege of entering.'Haresh Pandya remembers Ted Corbett,......

Pakistan on firm footing

ScorecardSalman Butt uses his left hand in a vice-like grip on the bottom of the handle, very close to the splice, and uses that bottom hand and snappy wristwork to get punch into his shots -- 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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Sabyn Javeri

Nobody Killed Her , the title of Pakistani author Sabyn Javeri's debut novel, can either be read as a statement or a question in the context of its... ...

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'My destiny was to write about the game'

'That has always been my ambition -- to take the reader behind the scenes, to the places he was not allowed to visit, but which I had the privilege... ...

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Embarrassing Charles Dickens apostrophe blunder costs taxpayers  

A Charles Dickens apostrophe blunder has cost taxpayers £1,000 Credit: Getty ...

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Inevitable, but irreversible too?

Title: The Retreat of Western Liberalism; Author: Edward Luce; Publisher: Little, Brown/Hachette India; Pages: 240; Price: Rs 599"It was the best... ...

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What is poverty?

Very often, we wonder, sitting in the quiet of our homes, while the TV blares intermittently, how people out in the streets start turning violent.... ...

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