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When mother tongue is used for political vendetta

Given India’s political scenario, where parties seek votes on the basis of caste and religion, the issue of using mother tongue in schools is more of a political vendetta, says Devanik Saha.......

Return of the Rahul Congress

The Queen has retired, the bosses have left, long live the prince as king, says Shiv Visvanathan. Often, as Narendra Modi turns predictable and his economics sounds as if it appears from a common......

'It is great to focus on the PM's personality and vision, but...'

'We cannot ignore the role of public institutions in driving development... I don't see much focus on institutional renewal.' Sunil Khilnani, director, India Institute, King's College, London, and......

Why it need not be Japan or China for India

Narendra Modi and his government should look at the emerging geo-politics realistically and not get sucked into having to make a choice between China and Japan. India has enough economic space for......

Working to set up rape crises centers in every district: Maneka

Union Minister for Women and Child Development Maneka Gandhi says her ministry is working on four core areas of “safety, education, employment and confidence building,” which are......

Four lessons of change from Tata Communications CEO

Unlike many of his peers in corporate houses, Kumar doesn't have an MBA but says that hardly matters, as he has been lucky to have got great on-the-job experience, such as during his stint in Asia......

Innovation lessons for India from Isarel

Israel is an incredibly innovative nation. It ranks the highest in the world in the per capita number of patents filed, notes R Gopalakrishnan. One response to my last InnoColumn was......

Success mantras HCL Tech chief follows to get things done

Next month, Anant Gupta, 49, will complete two years as the CEO of HCL Technologies. When Gupta took over from Vineet Nayar, under whose tenure (from 2007) the company's revenues grew five times......

Peru Summit: Over 190 nations negotiate historic climate deal

The 12-day meeting has to agree on a draft agreement which would form the cornerstone of a historic deal to be signed in Paris in December 2015 and take effect by 2020. Image: Street performers......

Tata Bolt: The best hatchback in its segment

Tata Bolt will be the best value for money premium hatchback. When you are pushed to a wall, there is nowhere to go but forward. With declining market sales and fierce competition, Tata Motors saw......

Review: The Hobbit 3 is the most unspectacular film of the series

The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies will perhaps be best enjoyed by those who have not yet read JRR Tolkien's prequel to the Lord of the Rings series, says Paloma......

Review: Madhuri Dixit dazzles with Dedh Ishqiya

Raja Sen feels Dedh Ishqiya is a genuinely smart film.Public recitation is as fine an art as poetry itself, and -- like in a magic trick -- so much depends on the reveal, on teasing the audience......

Review: Kumki is brilliant

A film about the emotional bond between a mahout and his elephant, Pavithra Srinivasan says that Kumki is an unforgettable ride through the wilds of Tamil Nadu's virgin forests.Director Prabhu......

Ishaqzaade, Wasseypur, Shanghai at the Toronto film fest

The Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) stopped traffic in the Canadian city last year when it brought Bollywood stars such as Amitabh Bachchan, Shah Rukh Khan, Aamir Khan, Priyanka Chopra,......

'Problem with teaching and acting is same as sex'

Theatre guru Satyadev Dubey passed away into the ages on December 25. We bring back an interview with the legend done earlier this year for those who may have missed it. Theatre's maverick......

Chappell's Fierce Focus: 'Fallout with Sachin biggest regret'

India's controversial former cricket coach Greg Chappell claims the biggest regret of his tumultuous three-year stint was the fallout with senior batsman Sachin Tendulkar with whom he simply failed......

Leverkusen beat second-string Bayern 2-0 to go third

Bayer Leverkusen's Hakan Calhanoglu (centre) shoots to score a goal on freekick against Bayern Munich during their Bundesliga match in Leverkusen on Saturday. Photograph: Kai Pfaffenbach/Reuters......

Dhoni switched to Plan B: Take the pace off the ball and the oxygen out of the game

'For all practical purposes, the game ended at the break. The Irish bowlers had neither the pace nor the skill to compete against the Indian line-up; the lack of swing further blunted any edge they......

Bouchard to focus on support staff after Melbourne mauling

Eugenie Bouchard of Canada wipes her face during her quarter-final on Tuesday. Photograph: Hannah Peters/Getty Images Eugenie Bouchard was unable to match the semi-final appearance from her maiden......

'Fan coach' helps Serena focus on way to quarters

Serena Williams reacts to a point in her fourth round match. Photograph: Clive Brunskill/Getty Images Serena Williams took some coaching advice from a fan sitting in the Rod Laver Arena terraces......
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