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First Look: Mumbai's crumbling heritage

One person was killed and four people were injured as part of Mumbai's famous Esplanade Mansion, formerly known as Watson Hotel, an endangered world heritage building, collapsed on Friday.Firemen......

'Why do we need to be in a mad rush all the time?'

In an Independence Day Special series, Rediff.com celebrates India through the lives of her people. Today: Ashok Kumar Mondol, who drives the tram, a timeless Kolkata classic. Kolkata is the only......

Saif Ali Khan: Court refers brawl case for mediation

A local court on Thursday referred the 2012 assault case involving Bollywood actor Saif Ali Khan for mediation. “The metropolitan magistrate has referred the case for mediation. Khan has......

Reconverted protestors still unsure about saving their homes

Having even taken recourse to changing their faith to save their houses from being razed, the residents of Rampur's Valmiki Basti now hope better political sense prevails. Dhruv Munjal reports......

Mean machines: Obama's 'Beast's vs Modi's BMW

When Barack Obama lands in Delhi for the Republic Day celebrations, he will be taken along the city’s prime esplanade in a vehicle fitted with a special night-vision system,......

In Bengal's industrial wasteland, retail offers hope

The 100-year-old Metropolitan Building in Esplanade has an illustrious history. Till the 1950s, it used to house a huge foreign departmental store called Whiteway & Laidlaw that closed down......

Kingfisher House can be seized by banks: Court

The Karnataka High Court has rejected a petition by Vijay Mallya-led Kingfisher Airlines Limited challenging the move by a consortium of banks to take possession of its "Kingfisher House" property......

Ashok Soota on starting from scratch at age 69

Ashok Soota's house overlooks one of the best maintained parks in Bangalore's upmarket Koramangala area. I go there to say hello to his three dogs - both of us are dog lovers - and then we walk......

Ashok Soot on starting from scratch at age 69

Ashok Soota's house overlooks one of the best maintained parks in Bangalore's upmarket Koramangala area. I go there to say hello to his three dogs - both of us are dog lovers - and then we walk......

What Mamata has in store for Bengal

Mamata Banerjee led Trinamool Congress has released its election manifesto on Monday promising to bring all round development in West Bengal with special emphasis on industry and agriculture. It......

When Rani faced the music!

Here's what your favourite celebrities have been up to.   Rani Mukerji is spotted in this rather kitschy ensemble at the Uninor Mirchi Music Awards 2010 in Mumbai, on...

Directing India's best children's film

Mumbai-based P N Ramachandra won this year's prestigious National Award for the best children's film Putaani Party. The director, who earlier won laurels for his Tulu film Suddha, talks......

Old theatres make way to grand multiplexes

It's probably a little late to be talking about the death of single-screen theatres. Multiplexes have become so ubiquitous these days that we forget that it was only a decade ago that standalone......

Top Telugu actresses of 2009

Heroine-centric Telugu films don't get made very often, and actresses usually have to make do with inconsequential, glam-doll roles. But this year, there were three heroine-centric films......

'It's justified if women want to dominate men'

Harman Baweja was all set to be the next Bollywood star. But a dismal debut, Love Story 2050, crashed his hopes of becoming an overnight sensation. His next release Victory sank his career even......

ICC to announce 2015 World Cup fixtures

The International Cricket Council will announce the fixtures of the 2015 World Cup, to be jointly hosted by Australia and New Zealand simultaneously in Melbourne and Wellington, on Tuesday. "The......

Bookie Shobhan Mehta sent to six-day police custody

A big-time bookie Shobhan Mehta, arrested in connection with the Indian Premier League betting scandal, was on Saturday remanded to Mumbai Police custody as investigators said they want to probe......

Ganguly reveals kidnap threat on daughter

Former India captain Sourav Ganguly on Tuesday confirmed media reports that his familyreceived letters threatening that his daughter Sana would be kidnapped.Beginning of the end for Fab Four?"This......

China leaps on world stage in style

Opening ceremony images Resurgent China opened the Olympics on Friday with a burst of fireworks at a spectacular ceremony that wove ancient Chinese history with modern wizardry and aimed to draw a......

Paris protesters force Olympic torch onto bus

Protests over China's crackdown on Tibet forced organisers in Paris to put the Olympic torch on a bus on Monday to protect it from demonstrators. A police source said the torch was placed aboard a......
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Kolkat's yellow taxis join app-cab fleet

KOLKATA: More than 1,000 yellow metered cabs in Kolkata joined app-based taxi aggregator Ola on Friday, opening the doors to a trend that could... ...

http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/kolkata/Kolkats-yellow-taxis-join-app-cab-fleet/articleshow/48718348.cms?from=mdr
A slice of home on foreign shores

The fourth edition of Samarpana — The Asian Festival of Classical Dance — was held recently at Esplanade-Theatres, Singapore. It started off... ...

http://www.thestatesman.com/news/marquee/a-slice-of-home-on-foreign-shores/85982.html
With Camera as Conqueror

A collection of vintage photographs from arguably the world's oldest studio, Bourne and Shepherd, showcases an India of the past. Shipping in the... ...

http://indianexpress.com/article/lifestyle/life-style/with-camera-as-conqueror/
Met forecasts moderate rain

The Esplanade area on Tuesday. Picture by Sanat Kr Sinha Calcutta received widespread rain in two phases on Tuesday. The wet phase will... ...

http://www.telegraphindia.com/1150826/jsp/calcutta/story_39155.jsp
Wheels of change in need of check

A brand new bus terminus near Santragachhi station is waiting to accommodate buses from Calcutta and ease congestion. Spread over 11.5 acres,... ...

http://www.telegraphindia.com/1150826/jsp/calcutta/story_39157.jsp

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