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Exclusive Interview/Somnath Chatterjee

'The President is the First Citizen of India. To me, he is the First Servant. The essence of politics is serving the people,' former Lok Sabha Speaker Somnath Chatterjee tells Rediff.com's......

Quraishi, the first Muslim CEC

Low-profile Shahabuddin Yaqoob Quraishi, brings with him rich experience as a thoroughbred civil servant of more than 35 years to become the first Muslim Chief Election Commissioner of India.......

Mother Petra takes first step towards sainthood

Mother Petra, founder of Deena Sevana Sabha, set up for the destitute and unprivileged, has been ordained as a 'Servant of God'.Declaration of a faithful as 'Servant of God' is the first step for......

Kerala priest on road to sainthood

Late Geeverghese Mar Ivanios, the first Metropolitan of Syro Malankara Catholic (SMC) church, was on Saturday declared 'Servant of God,' marking the first step in the process of conferring......

Tamil Nadu sans Amma: A state interrupted?

Inaugurations and foundation-stone laying ceremonies might have been low-key but that doesn't mean Tamil Nadu stood still while J Jayalalithaa was out of office, Aditi Phadnis opines......

What states must ideally do to boost the broader economy

States can better spend their extra share of taxes on a fiscal stimulus than can the Centre, says Andy Mukherjee. Image: Indian states will spend 60 per cent more this year than the central......

Air India continues to sink, when will the govt wake up?

The Union government has no 'Buy India' policy, but has a 'Buy Air India' policy, notes Rathin Roy. Image: AI has me of the highest paid employees in the public sector, with the lowest......

Was Mahatma Gandhi India's first corporate agent?

Gandhi and Birla, in spite of their well-publicised closeness, too differed - frequently and strongly, explains Bhupesh Bhandari. Arundhati Roy recently called Mahatma Gandhi India's first......

Jet-Etihad deal documents among those leaked: CBI

The CBI probe into alleged sale of confidential documents from Finance Ministry has revealed that most of the records related to controversial Jet-Etihad deal were allegedly leaked with the help of......

2 things Jaitley can do to better the lives of common Indians

There is a total disconnect between the vast majority of Indians and their elected rulers and their minions in the executive and judiciary, says Sudip Mazumdar. Image: A grocery shop in a slum in......

'Discussion about death penalty is happening worldwide'

After a hiatus of six years, National award-winning director S P Jananathan is back with a brilliant political thriller titled Purampokku Engira Podhuvudamai which released last week.  An......

The Pakistan that India loves!

The ordinary life lived in Pakistan is now a part of the Indian imagination thanks to the popularity of Pakistani television serials in India, says Mohammad Asim Siddiqui. Image: Mahira Khan,......

Why Deven Varma retired from the movies

Deven Verma passed away into the ages on December 2. We re-publish an interview done with the veteran actor on July 23, 2013. At 76, Deven Varma looks very fit and active sitting in his......

And then one day, the actor wrote...

Naseeruddin Shah sets the gold standard as a master memoirist. In the West, there is a long and rich tradition of actors and movie stars telling their stories, most captivatingly, in their own......

Review: Sin City: A Dame to Kill For falters with its script

Sin City 2 doesn't quite illicit the same response as the film film, says Paloma Sharma.Robert Rodriguez and Frank Miller co-directed sequel to Sin City has come so late that we've almost already......

'Trevor's appointment a reminder that this Ashes will be a tough contest'

Australian head coach Darren Lehmann reacts while talking with captain Michael Clarke. Photograph: Michael Dodge/Getty Images There was general consensus in Australia on Wednesday that retaining......

Figure out why Blatter will remain FIFA boss...

‘He is powerful, he is untouchable, he is, I would say, the Pope of Football’ ‘He is an incredibly intelligent man, he knows everything, and everybody and knows how everything......

He runs 147 km non-stop in a day!

Image: Ultra marathoner Arun Bhardwaj. Photograph: Facebook 'After 8 to 10 hours of running, when my body starts paining, I keep thinking about the pain and sacrifice of my mother and it makes my......

No knighthood for Boycott over domestic assault conviction

Geoffrey Boycott was reportedly denied knighthood by officials over his conviction nearly 20 years ago for assaulting his former lover. A campaign to honour the cricket legend was backed by Home......

I'm just a servant of football, says Blatter

FIFA chief Sepp Blatter. Photograph: Arnd Wiegmann/Reuters FIFA president Sepp Blatter is a mere servant at the service of football, he said on Friday as he re-stated his intention to run for a......
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Karnataka govt. seeks clarification from A-G

In what could be termed as a delaying tactic for filing an appeal in the Supreme Court against the High Court of Karnataka's verdict of acquitting... ...

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Solution in Laos

A look at the front page of The Indian Express, published on May 28, Forty Years Ago. An agreement to end the siege of the American Aid compound... ...

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life after divorce

While politicians will play games, the people of Andhra Pradesh and Telangana would like the economy to regain momentum. For this, both Chief... ...

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Green Realty’s eco village in Kolkata

Buoyant over the response to its initial campaign of the concept, Ahmedabad-based India Green Reality, which has a number of projects in West... ...

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A question between citizen and state

The AAP government would have cracked a very old riddle even if the exercise does not necessarily lead to full statehood for Delhi, which even the... ...

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